New astigmatism video

May 25, 2011

SynergEyes Inc. has added a new patient-focused video about astigmatism to two proprietary video libraries for eye-care professionals (3D-Eye Office and LUMA, Eyemaginations).

Carlsbad, CA-SynergEyes Inc. has added a new patient-focused video about astigmatism to two proprietary video libraries for eye-care professionals (3D-Eye Office and LUMA, Eyemaginations).

The video explains the condition and discusses the features of the company’s second-generation silicone hydrogel hybrid contact lens (Duette) compared with other modalities such as soft toric contact lenses and rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contact lenses.

Cleared for marketing by the FDA, the silicone hydrogel lens incorporates new materials for both the RGP center and the soft lens skirt. The high-modulus RGP (MaxVu) has a Dk of 130 and incorporates a class II ultraviolet ray blocker, and the high-Dk, low-modulus silicone hydrogel skirt has a Dk of 84 and is 32% water. A patent-pending surface treatment (HealthyEyes) is designed to increase wettability and resist protein deposits to maximize comfort. The lens is available in sphere powers of +6 to –15 D and is offered in five base curves and three skirt curves.

“[The lens] represents the movement of hybrid contact lens technology from treating irregular corneas to providing a soft toric lens alternative for [patients with normal corneas who] walk into the office every day looking for better vision,” said Kellie Kaseburg, vice president of global marketing for SynergEyes. “Adding information about [the lens] to the . . . libraries allows practitioners to educate their patients on this exciting new contact lens technology before they even [set] foot in the exam lane.”

Practices that use 3D-Eye Office will find the new video in their media library under the vendor media section or by searching for the company name in their media library homepages. Users of LUMA will be able to access the video the same way in their media libraries after the next software update occurs in June.