Biomedics EP, by CooperVision, is a two-week disposable contact lens designed to accommodate emerging presbyopes. It is made of omafilcon A and has a 60% water content. The lens features a center spherical distance zone with a progressive aspheric zone for near and intermediate vision.
Biomedics EP is available in powers of -6.00D to +4.00D (0.25D steps), up to +1.50D add, a base curve of 8.7mm and a diameter of 14.4mm. The lens comes in packs of six. Call 1-800-341-2020, or go to www.coopervision.com.
AMD Risk Assessment
QuantifEYE, by ZeaVision, LLC, is a three-part program for monitoring a patients risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The program entails a risk assessment of the patients history (Part I), measurement of the patients macular pigment using heterochromatic flicker photometry (Part II) and a retinal exam (Part III).
QuantifEYE lets you monitor macular pigment density levels as part of a comprehensive eye exam, the company says.
Call (314) 628-1000, or go to www.zeavision.com.
The B-Scan Plus and B-Probe, by Accutome, links directly to a laptop or desktop PC via a USB port. The B-Scan features smooth zoom technology and provides zoom capabilities of 2x and 34-second film loops, with resolution of 0.015mm. The accompanying software also includes a user-friendly interface and report templates.Call 1-800-979-0200, or go to www.accutome.com.
The Multi-DM (deformable mirror), by Boston Micromachines Corporation, is used for wavefront imaging and correction and retinal imaging. The mirror utilizes 140 independently controlled actuators and features a 6mm aperture and 3kHz frequency capability. Combined with 6 of stroke, the mirror provides up to 12 of wavefront correction, the company says. Call (617) 926-4178, or go to www.bostonmicromachines.com.
Progressive Addition Lenses
Accolade and Accolade Freedom progressive addition lenses, by Essilor of America, Inc., are customized to the eye shape of the patient through Essilors Harmonix technology.
Accolade Freedom lenses feature a digitally surfaced backside that takes into account the shape of the chosen frame and incorporate Essilors Crizal anti-reflective coating.
Accolade and Accolade Freedom lenses have fitting heights of 17mm and 15mm, respectively. Call 1-800-843-3937, or go to www.essilorusa.com.
Direct-to-Consumer Eyecare Plan
A new direct-to-consumer vision-care plan, from VSP, focuses on consumers who do not have vision coverage through their employers. Coverage options include member-only plans, member-plus-one plans or family coverage. Yearly exams and lenses will be covered, the company says.
HIPAA-Complaint Claim Form
An updated version (08/05) of the CMS1500 Health Claim Form is now available from Ancom Business Products. This HIPAA-compliant form, which includes the National Provider Identifier (NPI), was updated due to new NPI reporting requirements.
Beginning April 1, 2007, providers may only use the revised form. The old form (12/90) will be discontinued, even for those cases in which rebilling is necessary; these cases now require the revised form. Call 1-800-845-9010, or go to www.ancom-filing.com.
Ophthalmic Lens Care
Lens Cleaning Fluid
Purosol Optical, by Origin Laboratories, LLC, is an enzyme-based cleaning product for the lenses of eyeglasses, cameras, microscopes, telescopes, binoculars and gun sights. The organic fluid does not contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), detergents or solvents. It is non-toxic and hypoallergenic and has anti-static properties, the company says. Call (626) 568-1100, or go to www.purosol.com.
Contact Lens Care
Lens Cleaning System
Clear Care, by CIBA Vision, is a hydrogen peroxide-based cleaning and disinfecting system for soft contact lenses. The system includes both the solution and a case with neutralizing disc. Lenses must be soaked in the case for six hours prior to wear, and this solution is not for quick rinses, the company says.
The solution bottle features a red tip and collar to remind patients that it is not intended for direct insertion into the eye. Call 1-800-875-3001, or go to www.cibavision.com or www.clearcaresolution.com.
Lubricant Eye Drops
Optive Lubricant Eye Drops, by Allergan, are artificial tears for the relief of dry eye symptoms. These drops hydrate the ocular surface of the eye and help protect the corneal epithelial cells from hypertonic stress, the company says.
Periocular Skin Therapy
OcuDerma, by MediNiche, Inc., is an ocular skin therapy serum that contains mild alpha-hydroxy acids, herbal and flower extracts, moisturizers and vitamins. This serum is designed to soothe, protect and tighten the skin around the eyes without irritating the eyes or clouding contact lenses.
OcuDerma is available is single bottles or in counter display units. Call
1-888-325-2395, or go to http://www.mediniche.com/.
Nike by Marchon
Marchon introduces the Sport Culture Mens collection of sunwear by Nike. This collection includes:
Auto Manic, a modified oval Monel frame that features a double-bar bridge and acetate temple tips. This frame is available in size 65/15-125 and in colors matte gunmetal with gray lenses and clear acetate temple tips, matte black with gray lenses and red acetate temple tips, and brushed gold with brown lenses and brown acetate temple tips.
Supreme Court, a modified rectangular zyl frame that features the Nike logo engraved in chrome on the temples. This style is available in size 63/15-120 and in colors black marble with gray lenses, olive marble with olive lenses, blue graphite with blue gradient lenses, boulder (brown) with brown lenses, redwood with gray gradient lenses and cappuccino with brown lenses.
Punk Jock, a modified rectangular injected nylon frame that features the Nike signature ventilated nose bridge. It is available in size 62/13-130 and in colors matte black with gray/green lenses, black with gray lenses, brownstone with brown lenses, olive fade with gray/green lenses and terra cotta with brown lenses.
Guard Rail, a modified square metal frame that features a double bar bridge and acetate temple tips. This frame is available in size 64/15-125 and in colors brushed gold with brown lenses and brown acetate temple tips, matte black with gray lenses and red acetate temple tips, and matte gunmetal with gray lenses and white temple tips.
Self Central, a modified square zyl frame that features a chrome Nike logo treatment on the temples. This style is available in size 63/15-120 and in colors olive marble with olive lenses, black marble with gray lenses, cappuccino with brown lenses, blue graphite with blue gradient lenses, boulder with brown lenses and redwood with gray gradient lenses.
Diverge, a semi-rimless modified rectangular injected nylon frame that features the Nike signature ventilated nose bridge. It is available in size 64/13-125 and in colors brown riptide with brown lenses, black with gray lenses,
Call 1-800-645-1300, or go to www.marchon.com.
Tommy Hilfiger by Viva International
Viva International presents a new collection of metal frames by Tommy Hilfiger. This collection includes:
TH 7227, a unisex modified aviator sunglass that features open temples and the Hilfiger flag logo as a temple accent. This frame is available in size 68/09-115 and in colors black with gray lenses, brown with brown lenses and ivory with brown lenses.
TH 3182, a womens modified oval frame that features the Tommy Hilfiger logo on the temple with rhinestone accents. This style is available in size 50/17-135 and in colors blue, black, brown, lilac and peach.
TH 3183, a womens updated rectangular frame that features a rhinestone Tommy Hilfiger logo treatment on the temples. It is available in size 49/17-135 and in colors black, brown, green, light blue and purple.
TH 3184, a womens modified rectangular frame with plastic temples. It is available in size 49/17-135 and in colors black, brown, burgundy/red and gunmetal blue.
TH 3185, a womens modified oval frame with plastic temples. It is available in size 49/18-135 and in colors blue, black, burgundy/hunter and purple.
Call 1-800-345-8482, or go to www.vivagroup.com.
Ralph Lauren by Luxottica
Luxottica introduces a new womens collection by Ralph Lauren. The sunglasses include:
RL 7005, a shield-shaped metal sunglass that features flattened rims and slim temples with the Ralph Lauren logo engraved on the endpieces. This shiny silver frame is available with gray gradient lenses.*
RL 7002, a modern metal aviator with plastic temples. This silver frame has white temples and gray mirror lenses, and it comes in size 63/14.**
RL 8001, an upswept rectangular injected nylon frame that features the RL logo hinge. This dark tortoise/honey frame is available with brown gradient lenses, and it comes in size 61/15.**
RL 8018Q, a modified rectangular zyl frame that features alligator-embossed leather temple coverings with the RL logo plaque. This Tokyo tortoise frame is available with black leather and gray/green lenses and comes in size 62/16.**
RL 8004, an oval wrap injected nylon frame that features gold RL hinges. This pearl white frame is available with brown gradient lenses, and it comes in size 67/17.**
Call 1-800-434-3800, or go to www.luxottica.com.
* Sizing not currently available.
** Temple length not currently available.