Avanti OCT

Batlle Compression



Gunnar Optiks


Lash Advance

Diagnostic Technology
Anterior and Posterior OCT

Optovue introduced the cross-functional spectral-domain Avanti Widefield Enface OCT.

Avanti provides an all-in-one solution for posterior and anterior high-resolution OCT imaging at 70,000 A-scans per second, with widefield 3D motion correction and 3 micron digital resolution. In addition to fast and accurate imaging, Avanti offers simultaneous multi-layered assessment of peripheral retina pathology; deep choroidal imaging; fovea location recognition; pachymetry mapping; and optic disc, RNFL and ganglion cell complex assessment. Optovue says the device was designed as a scalable platform with next-generation OCT in mind.

Visit www.otopvue.com.

Patient Care
Meibomian Compressors
Compress your patients’ eyelids with greater comfort and efficiency with Rhein Medical’s Batlle Eyelid Compression Forceps.

These forceps, developed in coordination with Juan Batlle, MD, are designed with a mirror-polished paddle on one side and a mirror-polished round appendage on the other. Insert the paddle into the inside of the eyelid, and the round appendage on the outside of the eyelid. When compressed, the instrument forces meibium to be expressed out of the glands.

Visit www.rheinmedical.com.

Lacrimal Dilation
Achieve true dilation of the lacrimal duct with FCI Ophthalmics’ now FDA-approved OphtaCath catheter. This tool is designed to rapidly and effectively treat the symptoms of epiphora, the company says, and is considered a less-invasive alternative to incisional procedures like dacryocystorhinostomy.

OphtaCath comes packaged in sterile 2mm or 3mm kits with one or two balloon catheters and an easy-to-use disposable inflation device. The catheter’s tapered tip and low profile are designed for easy insertion and removal.

Visit www.fci-ophthalmics.com.

Custom Sunglasses
The first of Costa Sunglasses’ 2014 line kicks off with Hamlin, durable-style lenses featuring co-injected nylon molded frames and no-slip nose pads and temple tips. The extra-large fit features a wrap shape to protect incoming glare.

Hamlin is available in Costa’s patented 580 lens technology, which blocks yellow light from entering the eye, creating razor-sharp color enhancement and high polarization levels, the company says. The style is named for legendary angler Capt. Ron Hamlin, and all Costa sunglasses are custom-built and hand assembled with a lifetime warranty.

Visit www.costadelmar.com.

Those who lead a high-performance, active lifestyle could benefit from Maui Jim’s Switchbacks.

This eyewear offers the unique ability to switch lenses at the touch of a button through the company’s proprietary interchangeable lens system. When light conditions change, the lenses change with them. Switchbacks are available in a modified rectangle shield frame with a form-fitting design and non-slip temples and nose pads.

Visit www.mauijim.com.

Advanced Gaming
Time to level up, gamers. An all-new line of glasses has been unveiled by Gunnar Optiks, maker of computer and gaming eyewear.

The Intercept Color Collection is a new assortment of colored frames that deliver a personalized, multi-chromatic touch to the retro-infused, high-tech optics of Gunnar’s existing collection, according to the company. The collection was designed with hardcore gamers, creative designers and technophiles in mind. The wide lens design gives gamers a visually enhanced, unobstructed view of game worlds, and the proprietary lens design allows for longer play, the company says.

Visit www.gunnars.com.

A new online retailer has launched in the market with several signature frames, including the Brittany, Rio and Village.
Spiffy Society says it will offer unique, bold, handmade, vintage-retro eyewear that serves as a “counterpoint to staid classics.” Their spiffy styles feature rounded curves and textures, and favor jewel tones and bold colors over neutrals. The retailer, which offers augmented Virtual Mirror Try-On, also has sunglasses available, including their signature Marigot, a bold acetate frame for the quintessential trendsetter.

Visit www.SpiffySociety.com.

Eyelash Thickener
For patients interested in the appearance of fuller, more aesthetically pleasing eyelashes, brows or eyelids, non-prescription Lash Advance offers a unique blend of natural, cosmeceutical ingredients in a clear gel that will not irritate eyes, according to MediNiche, Inc.

Lash Advance works as a lash plumper under mascara and tightens wrinkled skin. According to the company, Lash Advance can be used safely with contact lenses, and by those who have undergone refractive surgery.

Visit www.lashadvance.com.

Low Vision
Task Specific Spectacles

Not all spectacles are created equal, according to Tech-Optics International. The company, which touts its history of innovation in low-vision spectacles, offers Task-Vision high plus aspheric lenticular and microscopic spectacles with optical quality CR-36 lenses.

The lenticulars and microscopics are scratch-coated, accurate and bench-aligned with a line of alloy frames in contemporary colors like ebony, coffee, burgundy, gunmetal blue, platinum and gold, and Fullvue frames in demi-amber and crystal. The company also offers blackout and frosting at no additional charge.

Visit www.techopticsinternational.com.