Contact Lenses 

New Toric Option

Patients with astigmatism can also consider CooperVision’s MyDay toric daily disposable contact lenses, which are designed to optimize oxygen permeability with a lens that is only 4.4% silicone, the company says. The new lenses have a base curve of 8.6mm, a diameter of 14.5mm and are currently available in sphere powers from plano to -6.00D (0.25D steps), and -6.00D to -10.00D (0.50D steps), according to the company. 


Daily Disposables

SynergEyes, through a partnership with Tangible Science, is adding daily disposable soft contact lenses to its portfolio. As part of the partnership, the lenses will also include Tangible Science’s Hydra-PEG coating, which has reduced contact lens discomfort for patients wearing gas permeable lenses, the company says. The lenses will be available later in 2018, according to SynergEyes.


Unlimited Scleral Exchanges

Clinicians who fit Atlantis scleral lenses from X-Cel Specialty Contacts now have a warranty structure that includes unlimited exchanges for 90 days and true paperless returns, according to the company. In addition, all standard, toric and large diameter Atlantis scleral designs now have a single price structure.


Diagnostic Technology


Those thinking of upgrading their office’s optical coherence tomography (OCT) can consider Topcon’s DRI OCT Triton Series, which recently received FDA 510(k) clearance. The instrument features a 1µm, 1,050nm light source with a scanning speed of 100,000 A-scans/second and a built-in retinal camera with eye tracking for selected scans. It also combines color, red-free, FA and FAF imaging with swept-source OCT and wide-field scanning, according to the company.