The What to Expect brochure series, by Transitions Optical, Inc., provides information and statistics on vision problems that may arise during each stage of life.
These brochures are available in English, French and Spanish. The latest brochure, Adult Eyes, presents information on UV and glare exposure and information geared toward early adult, mid-life and later-life stages. It complements a child-friendly brochure, Kids Eyes, released earlier this year.
Call 1-800-848-1506, or go to www.transitions.com.
The Morcher Ring Caliper, by FCI Ophthalmics, is a surgical device that helps the surgeon create a precise anterior capsulorhexis. Made of PEMA (polyethyl methacrylate), the ring calipers are available in two types. Type 5, with an inner diameter of 5mm, forms a capsulorhexis of 4.75mm. Type 6, with an inner diameter of 6mm, forms a capsulorhexis of 6.0mm.
The ring calipers can be positioned using an Osher manipulator or Kuglen hook.
Call 1-800-932-4202, or go to www.fci-ophthalmics.com.
Disposable Spray Caps
Disposable Spray Caps, by Gulden Ophthalmics, are replaceable caps for standard ophthalmic drop bottles. They allow you to convert an ophthalmic drop bottle into a spray bottle to facilitate dispensing. These caps can be used for nearly any ophthalmic drop, as well as mydriatic or anesthetic drops, the company says.
The caps are sold in packs of 12 (one per month), and include expiration date labels. Call (215) 884-8105, or go to www.guldenophthalmics.com.
OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Plus Extra Strength, by Cynacon/Ocusoft, is an anti-bacterial lid scrub that combines a low-level preservative with a moisturizer. It is recommended for patients with moderate to severe eyelid conditions, and showed a 5.5 log reduction in S. epidermidis 60 seconds after use in clinical trials. Available in pre-moistened pads or in a foam pump, the scrub is suggested for use in prepping eyelids for surgery or for patients with cases of moderate to severe blepharitis.
Call 1-800-233-5469, or go to www.ocusoft.com.
ClearSight 1-Day disposable soft contact lenses, by CooperVision, feature a thin lens design and 52% water content. The lenses have a base curve of 8.7mm and a diameter of 14.2mm, and are offered in sphere powers of -5.00D to +4.00D in 0.25D increments, and +5.00D to +6.00D and -5.00D to -6.00D in 0.50D increments. The lenses are available in packs of 30 or 90.
Call 1-800-341-2020, or go to www.coopervision.com.
The Month-to-Month modular whiteboard calendar, by Magnatag, allows a practice to see at least the next three months, while rotating the modules to keep the current month first. The calendar comes in three sections; each is two feet wide and two, three or four feet high. An optional magnet kit and write-on tools are available.
Call 1-800-624-4154, or go to www.magnatag.com/monthtomonth.
Optical Buying Group
The Red Tray Buying Group allows members to obtain frames and lab services at a discounted rate. Members pay at least a 1% monthly administrative fee and may order products or services from Red Trays partner labs and frame dealers.
Call 1-800-416-7676, or go to www.redtrayoptical.com.
Optical Coherence Tomograph
The Stratus OCT, by Carl Zeiss Meditec, provides in vivo cross-sectional views and quantitative analysis of a patients retinal features. It also measures the patients retinal nerve fiber layer and macular thickness and compares them to an age-standardized database.
The images taken by the Stratus can help diagnose and/or evaluate glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, macular holes, macular edema and other retinal pathologies, the company says.
Call 1-877-486-7473, or go to www.meditec.zeiss.com.
The RT-7000, by Tomey, is a three-in-one autorefractor, keratometer and topographer. It utilizes two charge-coupled device (CCD) cameras to provide measurement data, including diameter measurement of the cornea and pupil.
Its features include touch-screen alignment and a built-in printer. When using the keratometry feature, the new indices of KAI and KRI are displayed in three levels. Absolute and normalized color maps may also be viewed for orthokeratology contact lens fitting.
Call 1-888-449-4045, or go to www.tomeyusa.com.
Slit Lamp Filter
The Slit Lamp Yellow Filter, by Gulden Ophthalmics, is a Wratten #12 yellow filter that can give your current slit lamp the ability to enhance the viewing of fluorescein corneal staining and RGP fluorescein patterns. The recessed filter is encased in a plastic frame, and an optional case that can be attached to a slit lamp table is available.
Call (215) 884-8105, or go to www.guldenophthalmics.com.
Nike by Marchon
Marchon introduces the Sport Culture Womens collection of sunwear by Nike. This collection includes:
Arc Angel, a square zyl sunglass that features milled color graphics and the Nike swoosh on the temples. This frame is available in size 61/11-115; frame colors mink, black horn, brown horn, anthracite, linen, cappuccino, olive and deep burgundy; and lens colors purple/pink gradient, gray, brown, brown gradient, olive gradient and crimson gradient.
Doll Face, an oval zyl sunglass that features milled color graphics and a chrome Nike swoosh on the temples. This style is available in size 61/11-115; colors black horn, brown horn, cappuccino, olive, deep burgundy, mink and anthracite; and lens options gray, black, brown, crimson gradient, olive gradient, brown gradient and purple/pink gradient.
Precocious, a modified square injected nylon sunglass that features contrasting metal inlay and the swoosh at the temples. This style is available in size 60/12-130; colors red mahogany, black, brushed gold, tortoise and gloss black; and lens colors gray, amber/silver flash and brown.
Scene Stealer, a teardrop-shaped co-injected plastic sunglass that features contrasting metal detailing and the swoosh at the temples. This style is available in size 61/13-130; colors tortoise, black, brushed gold and red mahogany; and lens colors brown, gray and amber/silver flash.
Each frame includes Nikes signature ventilated rubber nose bridge and wrap temples.
Call 1-800-645-1300, or go to www.marchon.com.
Climate Control Series by Wiley X
Wiley X introduces the unisex Climate Control Series, which consists of six ANSI-certified wraparound frames made of grilamid nylon. Each frame features a removable foam gasket eye cup and adjustable strap to protect the eye from environmental factors.
The series includes:
JP-2, which is available in size 61/21-125. This frame includes a gloss black frame with blue ice, light-adjusting, polarized copper or polarized green lenses.
AirRage, which is offered in size 60/19-120. This style is available with a crystal bronze frame/bronze lenses, crystal metallic frame/polarized silver lenses or gloss black frame/light-adjusting lenses.
Blink, which is available in size 61/18-120. It is offered in an aluminum gloss frame/silver flash lenses, matte black frame/polarized copper lenses or metallic black frame/light-adjusting lenses.
Ink, which is offered in size 60/18-120. Ink is available with a gloss black frame/sunburst lenses, metallic black frame/light-adjusting lenses, matte black frame/polarized silver lenses or gloss black frame/smoke lenses.
Top Jimmie, which is available in size 64/15-125. This style comes in gloss black frame with smoke lenses, sunburst lenses or light-adjusting lenses and a matte black frame with polarized smoke lenses.
Brick, which is offered in size 62/19-120. It is offered in a crystal metallic frame/silver flash lenses, gloss black frame/polarized smoke lenses or metallic black frame/light-adjusting lenses.
Call 1-800-776-7842, or go to www.wileyx.com.
ViVA Eyewear by Viva International
Viva International introduces two new groupings by ViVA Eyewear: American Eyedol and Ladies in Waiting.
American Eyedol is a womens group of three metal ophthalmic frames that includes:
220, a soft rectangle-shaped frame. It is available in size 50/19-140 and in colors brown, pink and gunmetal.
221, a geometric oval-shaped frame. This style is available in sizes 47/19-135 and 49/19-140, and in colors brown, burgundy and pink.
222, a semi-rimless bowtie-shaped frame. It is available in sizes 48/20-135 and 50/20-140, and in colors brown, blue and pink.
Each style in the American Eyedol grouping features an open-worked metal corner accent on the temple, metal temple tips, spring hinges and adjustable nose pads.
Ladies in Waiting is also a womens metal grouping. It includes:
223, a soft oval-shaped frame. This frame is available in sizes 47/19-135 and 49/19-140, and in colors brown, pink and violet.
224, a pillow-shaped frame. This style is available in sizes 48/19-135 and 50/19-140, and in colors brown, gold/blue and pink.
225, a semi-rimless modified oval frame. It is available in sizes 48/19-135 and 50/19-140, and in colors coffee, gold and pink.
Each frame in the Ladies in Waiting collection features detailing on the temples, plastic temple tips, adjustable nose pads and flex hinges.
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 ophthalmic frames include:
RL 5003, a semi-rimless modified oval frame that features streamlined temples and the Ralph Lauren logo on the temple tips. This gunmetal frame is available in sizes 47/20-145 and 49/20-145.
RL 5008, a rectangular metal and acetate frame that features the Ralph Lauren logo engraved onto the temples. This bronze/brown frame is available in sizes 51/14-135 and
RL 6001, a rectangular acetate frame that features the Ralph Lauren logo engraved on wide temples. This black/crystal frame is available in sizes 50/16-130 and 52/16-135.
RL 6006, an oval frame that features double rivets on the endpieces. This Tokyo tortoise frame is available in sizes 45/20-140 and 47/20-140.
RL 6008, a modified geometric frame that features streamlined temples. This red tortoise frame is available in sizes 46/19-135 and 48/19-135.
Call 1-800-434-3800, or go to www.luxottica.com.