Johnson & Johnson have recently released the first silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lens. It combines the health and convenience of a daily disposable lens with the oxygen delivery and comfort benefits of an entirely new silicone hydrogel material. TruEye also offers the best UV protection in its class. Now available in 8.5 and 9.0 fittings, with an extended power range of 6.00 to -12.00. Trial fittings are available at both our Branches.
Coopervision have extended the range of their Proclear monthly disposable contact lenses from 20.00 to -20.00. Made from Omafilcon A II 2, a biocompatible material showing reduced dehydration characteristics, Proclear lenses provide enhanced comfort for the dry eyed Patient.
Bausch and Lomb have released their successful soft mutifocal contact lens in Purevision material. This unique material allows a natural amount of oxygen to the eyes, while helping to prevent protein build-up. Currently available in powers ranging from 6.00 to -10.00 with reading adds up to 2.50. Trial Multifocal fittings are available at both our Masons Avenue and Holborn Practices.
A recent Japanese study investigated the residual effects of Orthokeratology contact lenses on the cornea after 1 years wear. Orthokeratology contact lenses are tailor made for each eye to eliminate myopia up to -4.50D by the re-shaping of the corneal profile. In every case the effects were completely reversible, resulting in the same quality of vision,spectacle prescription and level of corrected distance detail seen prior to lens wear. Orthokeratology trial fittings are available at our Masons Avenue branch.
British Company, Sauflon, have released the Clatiti 1 day disposable toric contact lens made from silicone hydrogel material. Currently available for myopia up to -8.00D and astigmatism up to -1.25D, this lens complements their award winning Clariti spherical silicone hydrogel contact lens. Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are currently the healthiest available, allowing increased oxygen transmission to the cornea, resulting in greater comfort and longer wearing times.
Diabetics may soon be able to wear contact lenses that continuously alert them to variations in their glucose levels, by changing colour. Developed by Prof. Jin Zhang at the University of Western Ontario, the lenses contain nanoparticles that react with glucose molecules in the tears to show variation in colour.