Contact Lenses
New Daily Disposable for Presbyopia
Patients with presbyopia can now consider switching to 1-day Acuvue Moist Multifocal contact lenses. The new lenses address the natural variation in pupil size and are designed according to age and refractive error ranging across 61 distance powers and three add powers, according to Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.  

The lenses come in powers from -9.00D to +6.00D in 0.25D steps, with low add powers from +0.75D to +1.25D, mid add powers from +1.50D to +1.75D and high add powers from +2.00D to +2.50D.


Extended Depth of Focus Contact Lenses
Presbyopia patients now have a new contact lens option with Brien Holden Vision’s (BHV) extended depth of focus (EDOF) contact lenses, which recently received FDA clearance. BHV’s new generation of EDOF contact lenses uses higher-order aberrations to improve retinal image quality over a wide range of distances from far to near while minimizing ghosting and haloes, the company says. 

The lenses, available at the end of 2015, perform relatively independent of a patient’s natural aberrations and variation in pupil size and are designed to meet the vision needs of emerging presbyopes, middle aged and older people, the company says.


New Plus Powers and Packaging
More patients now have the option to use Miru 1day Menicon Flat Pack. Its expanded powers range from  +0.50D to +4.00D in 0.25D increments. They are available in trial six-packs, 30-packs and 90-packs. 

The lenses also come in new packaging made from recycled molds with parameter information laser etched on the case, ensuring legible text that cannot be damaged or worn down over time, the company says.

A rebate of up to $110 on an annual supply of lenses is available to qualifying patients, the company says. 


Contact Lens Technology 
Practitioner Advice for CL Success
A new series of interviews may help you better understand the ins and outs of Duette contact lenses, according to SynergEyes. In 48 new videos, eight optometrists answer questions on topics such as: advice for new fitters, patient education, practice implications, product comparisons, and insertion and removal tips. 

Through these short videos, ODs explain how Duette has had a positive impact on both patient satisfaction and their businesses, SynergEyes says.

The lens features an 84Dk silicone hydrogel skirt around the 130Dk center. A patient’s initial pair of Duette lenses can be designed empirically based on refraction and corneal curvature measurements.


Lid Hygiene
Lid Scrub
Patients with blepharitis have a new lid scrub that may help increase moisturizing throughout the day, according to OcuSoft. The company’s OcuSoft Lid Scrub Plus Platinum contains 0.2% phytosphingosine, a water-binding agent that mimics the natural lipid layer of the outer epidermis for increased moisturizing, it says. 

OcuSoft Lid Scrub Plus Platinum is an extra strength leave-on eyelid cleanser containing surfactants plus a moisturizer and preservative blend. According to OcuSoft, the lid scrub eradicates seven different strains of bacteria commonly found on the eyelids, including MRSA and Staph. epidermidis


Practice Management
Guaranteed ROI Program
Practices can now evaluate the ROI they can generate with an OCT before purchasing. Optovue’s Guaranteed ROI Program lets practices try an iVue, iFusion or iScan SD-OCT for up to 60 days. The company installs the instrument at no charge to the practice and provides an in-practice training session as well as ongoing support from a practice implementation consultant.

At the end of the evaluation period, the company will provide an ROI report detailing the practice’s ability to generate revenue with the OCT. The practice may then purchase or return the instrument.