Contact Lenses

Astigmatism Correction

Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism, by Vistakon, is made of senofilcon A and features the proprietary Accelerated Stabilization Design and Hydraclear technology.

The lenses block more than 96% of UV-A rays and 99% of UV-B rays, the company says. It is available in an 8.6mm base curve and 14.5mm diameter.

From plano to -6.00D in 0.25D steps, this lens is offered with cylinder powers of -0.75D to -1.75D in -0.50D steps and axes from 10 to 180 in 10 steps. Or, this lens is offered with a cylinder of -2.25D and axes of 10, 20, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 160, 170 and 180.

A high minus lens is available between the powers of -6.50D and -9.00D in 0.50D steps, cylinder powers of -1.25D and -1.75D and axes of 10, 20, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 160, 170 and 180. Or, the high minus lens is available with a cylinder power of -2.25D and axes of 10, 20, 90, 160, 170 and 180.

A plus lens is available in powers from 0.25D to 0.60D in 0.25D steps and cylinder powers of -0.75D, -1.25D and -1.75D, with axes of 10, 20, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 160, 170 and 180.

Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism is indicated for daily wear or one-week overnight wear, as directed by the managing eye-care practitioner, and two-week disposal.
Call 1-800-843-2020, or go to  


Diagnostic Technology

Stereopsis Tests and Projector Slides

New Stereopsis Tests from Vision Assessment Corporation now include Lea symbols. And, monocular cues have been eliminated, which, the company claims, makes these tests more accurate when examining stereopsis. These tests are indicated for amblyopia and strabismus, and they evaluate gross to fine stereopsis for preschoolers through adults. Each test includes the adult and pediatric polarized viewer at no extra charge.

Vision Assessment Corporations Standard and Vectographic Projector Slides are designed for use in all manual chart projectors. The set includes 16 slides that feature letters, numbers, Landolt Cs, Tumbling Es, the Allen test and Lea symbols.
Call 1-866-887-9692, or go to  


Practice Management

Integrative Technology

System Link, by M&S Technologies, is new software for use with the M&S Smart System line of Visual Acuity, Contrast Sensitivity and Video Display Systems. System Link assists in the integration of several brands of exam room equipment (e.g., Marco, Topcon, OfficeMate and Eyemaginations).

The software also includes a dual input feature, which allows for simultaneous operation and control of various pieces of equipment that are linked into the system. Call 1-877-225-6101, or go to  


What"s New on the Web
Gas-Permeable Lens Fitter Locator

The Gas-Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI) is now offering a GP Fitter Locator on its Web site. This searchable database allows eye care practitioners to make referrals to GP fitters across the United States.

Eye-care professionals are asked to submit their information (including fitting expertise) for inclusion in this database.
To sign up, go to

Vol. No: 145:06Issue: 6/15/2008