Product Spectrum: Multifocal Scleral Lenses Available
Issue: March 2012
|Acculens has released two new scleral multifocal lenses, Maxim Plus and Comfort SL Plus. Both new multifocals incorporate center-near add technology with aspheric zone blend... (more)|
Acculens has released two new scleral multifocal lenses, Maxim Plus and Comfort SL Plus. Both new multifocals incorporate center-near add technology with aspheric zone blend. Maxim Plus will correct presbyopia while managing corneal distortion, according to Acculens.
Comfort SL Plus is indicated for normal corneas and is a great alternative to soft toric lenses, according to the company.
Both new multifocal designs are available in custom parameters and are manufactured in Boston XO2 (Bausch + Lomb). Maxim's 20-lens trial sets are available free of charge. No fitting set is needed for Comfort SL or Comfort SL Plus-simply call in K readings, prescription, corneal diameter, and pupil size to Acculens. Call (800) 525-2470.
Acculens Licenses Mediphacos
Issue: October 2011
|AccuLens announced that an agreement has been reached for the licensing of their Maxim and Comfort SL branded scleral lens designs to Brazilian company Mediphacos... (more)|
AccuLens announced that an agreement has been reached for the licensing of their Maxim and Comfort SL branded scleral lens designs to Brazilian company Mediphacos. The agreement is currently set to open the Brazilian market to the Acculens scleral designs during the fourth quarter of 2011 and is optioned to expand into all of South America, Central America, and Mexico.
Acculens Expands Scleral Lens Design
Issue: August 2011
|Earlier this year, Acculens announced the release of extended parameters for its Maxim Scleral lens. Specifically, the lens is now available in diameters of 16.0mm and 17.5mm... (more)|
Earlier this year, Acculens announced the release of extended parameters for its Maxim Scleral lens. Specifically, the lens is now available in diameters of 16.0mm and 17.5mm.
"With the addition of our new 17.5mm lens, practitioners will now be able to manage severe keratoconus, excessively steep bulging transplants and pellucid patients more efficiently," said Accu-lens CEO Bill Masler.
The Maxim Scleral lens is indicated for managing corneal distortion and dry eyes. It is available in custom parameters manufactured in Boston XO2 material (Bausch + Lomb). Twenty-lens trial lens sets are available free of charge. For more information contact Acculens at (800) 525-2470 or visit www.acculens.com.
AccuLens Announces SureFit Method to Dispense Multifocal GP Lenses on Day 1
September 14, 2008
|AccuLens announces the availability of Clarity Plus Extended Add in the patent-pending SureFit GP Delivery System from... (more)|
AccuLens announces the availability of Clarity Plus Extended Add in the patent-pending SureFit GP Delivery System from Paragon Vision Sciences. SureFit provides practitioners a single-use, 2-to-3-lens fitting and dispensing system for Clarity Plus Extended Add, a presbyopic gas permeable design. According to the companies, this new system will ensure a high probability of day 1, first fit success with GPs. The companies further state that the SureFit selection of predetermined and highly predictable lens parameters, offered exclusively in Paragon HDS material, will simplify fitting, minimize chair time and dramatically improve patient convenience by reducing office visits. Practitioners can order Clarity Plus Extended Add in SureFit from AccuLens using corneal, spectacle measurements and pupil diameters.
"SureFit is on the cutting edge of product fitting philosophy and takes GP fitting to a standardized and simplistic level. With practices forecasting increased profit-per-patient, Clarity Plus Extended Add with the SureFit GP Delivery System provides a seamless way to achieve higher profit margins while minimizing chair time. It's clear, as the GP market focuses on specialty modalities like presbyopia, SureFit will enable a practitioner to meet the demands of the growing specialty GP market in an extremely efficient manner," said Bill Masler, President of AccuLens.
For additional information, call 800-525-2470.
Comfort with Clarity at All Distances
Vision Care Product News, July 2008
|Accu Lens' newest aspheric multifocal GP contact lens, Clarity Plus, allows for an alignment fit without sacrificing sharp stable... (more)|
Accu Lens aptly named its latest introduction Clarity Plus Extended Add Gas Permeable (GP) Multifocal Contact Lens to sum up the features the lens addresses: clear vision and comfort in a useful multifocal design with an extended add range.
THE GENTLE LENS
Proven to be structurally more durable than comfort-based soft contact lens, GP lenses have a lot to offer including long lens life expectancy and being constructed of a material that is known to be very "kind" to the eye. How can a contact lens be "kind?"
Accu Lens uses the patented Paragon Vision GP material that incorporates Fluid Edge Technology, which combines a dual system aspheric posterior curve with a thin profile design and an Aqua Wet plasma treatment. Paragon's GP high Dk lens material allows for an exceptional tear flow on and around the lens surface, adding to the improved comfort as well as the health of the cornea.
Surface wettability is crucial for the stability of vision when wearing contact lenses. It is well known that the more silicone a lens has, the more oxygen permeability occurs. Using Aqua Wet technology allows for an increase in tear flow and oxygen transmissibility (Dk).
In addition to making the lens eye-friendly, Fluid Edge Technology and the Aqua Wet plasma technology, teamed with Paragon's GP lens material, also creates a GP lens that is comfortable on the eye.
The Clarity Plus Extended Add Gas Permeable Multifocal Contact Lens is a dual aspheric design that "acts" like a translating multifocal lens. The pupil of the eye alternates between the distance vision and the near vision zones, depending on whether the gaze is up or down. The eye adapts to looking through these two systems and will choose the appropriate power that it needs for that visual task.
Indicated for presbyopes with corrections up to +3.50D add, the lens' proprietary dual aspheric enables the practitioner to use an alignment fit. This eliminates the need to fit excessively steeper than flat K. Its aspheric multifocal design makes the zones easy to find and easy to use. And the +3.50D extended add range means that just about any presbyope can be fit with this lens.
When you add all its features together, the Clarity Plus Extended Add Gas Permeable Multifocal Lens provides all the necessary tools to serve all your GP patients, no matter what their add may be.
Dianna E. Graves, COMT, is a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist and Clinical Services Manager at St. Paul Eye Clinic in Woodbury, MN.
Improve GP Tear Flow
Issue: November 2007
|AccuLens, Inc. has released its new single vision lens called AquaFlow, a GP lens that incorporates a new... (more)|
AccuLens, Inc. has released its new single vision lens called AquaFlow, a GP lens that incorporates a new "Fluid Edge Technology." This new system combines a dual aspheric posterior curve with a proprietary thin harmonic profile design and "Aqua-Wet" plasma treatment. According to AccuLens, when manufactured in a high- or hyper-Dk material such as Boston XO or Boston XO2 (both Bausch & Lomb), Fluid Edge Technology will allow for exceptional tear flow on and around the lens surface for improved corneal health and comfort. For more information, call (800) 525-2470.
August 19, 2007
|AccuLens recently introduced its Clarity Plus Extended Add aspheric GP multifocal lens. It is indicated for high presbyopic... (more)|
AccuLens recently introduced its Clarity Plus Extended Add aspheric GP multifocal lens. It is indicated for high presbyopic prescriptions from 2.25D to 3.50D add power and is recommended in Paragon GP material. The company is offering a promotion, through which, practitioners who fit three new patients with any pair of Clarity Plus Extended Add lenses in Paragon material will receive a $25 Visa gift card.
Product Spectrum: New GP Lens and Surface Treatment
August 19, 2007
|Accu Lens Inc. recently launched its Clarity Plus dual aspheric GP multifocal contact lens for patients who need... (more)|
Accu Lens Inc. recently launched its Clarity Plus dual aspheric GP multifocal contact lens for patients who need up to +2.50D add. According to Accu Lens, its proprietary dual optics allow for an alignment fit without sacrificing sharp stable vision at all distances.
Accu Lens also now offers the Aqua-Wet Plasma Treatment, a cold gas plasma energetic process that uses oxygen and electrical energy to transform the molecular structure of a GP lens surface. Lenses treated with Aqua-Wet have enhanced wettability to improve patient comfort, according to Accu Lens. The company recommends the treatment for patients who have dry eyes or oily tear films or who are new GP lens wearers. Call (800) 525-2470 for more information.