Contact Lens Solution
Miraflow has been re-released after a four-year absence from the market. The company says it's the only extra-strength cleaner that removes mucus and protein that builds up on lenses. Patients achieve this by gently rubbing the lens in the solution in the palm of their hand. After that, the patient should rinse the lens with an all-inone cleaner or sterile saline solution.
The cleaner works for soft, silicone hydrogel, toric, hard, bifocal and scleral lenses.
Contact Lens Convenience Packs
You can help contact lens wearers learn the value of daily lens care with an appropriate multipurpose solution if you package the lenses and an MPS sample together. Practices that stock Bausch + Lomb's Ultra contact lens can use new convenience packs that combine Ultra lenses with samples of Biotrue multipurpose solution. When you purchase an inventory of Ultra lenses, you'll receive:
- 24 convenience pack boxes.
- 24 Biotrue multipurpose solution samples, each 10oz., with contact lens cases.
- One pad of Ultra consumer rebates (a $60 rebate with the purchase of an annual supply of Ultra contact lenses).
Practitioners can then give patients a handy takehome pack at the dispensing visit. The packs also feature a built-in business card holder and referral reminder so patients can refer friends and family to your practice.
Contact Lenses Enhance Limbal Rings
A new contact lens, the 1-day Acuvue Define, already popular in Asia, enhances the natural beauty of the eye, says manufactuer J&J Vision Care. The lenses are designed to look like an iris, only darker. The dark limbal ring creates contrast between the iris and sclera and the inner translucent light effects pattern adds depth and definition, according to the manufacturer.
The lenses do not change the eye's natural color. J&J says researchers have found that more pronounced limbal rings are associated with a healthy and youthful appearance. The lenses come in +1.00 to -9.00 with a base curve of 8.5 and diameter of 14.2 mm in three styles, including Natural Sparkle, Natural Shine and Natural Shimmer.
90-day Packs for Presbyopes
CooperVision announced increased convenience to patients with new 90-day packs of Proclear 1-day multifocal contact lenses. Patients can purchase a threemonth supply and have new lenses every day. Proclear dailies are still available in 30-day packs, the company says.
Online Contact Lens Complication Guide
Alcon is providing its free online Guide to Clinical Contact Lens Management to help you manage and treat contact lens complications.
The online resource stocks continuously updated images, videos and treatment suggestions for signs, symptoms and management options of anterior segment and contact lens-related conditions.