GULDEN OPHTHALMICS" THREE NEW ASPHERIC ACRYLIC LENSES are high-quality 20-D, 50-mm diameter magnifiers. The lenses are recessed and scratch-coated to protect them from getting scuffed up or marred during use or when stored away. The low-cost, lightweight and durable 5-X magnifiers come in three configurations: a stand (for patients with unsteady hands); finger held ring (for the pocket) and hand held (with convenient handle) designed to fit most vision impaired magnification needs. To find out more, call 1 (800) 659-2250 or visit guldenophthalmics.com.
OASIS MEDICAL"S FORM FIT PUNCTAL PLUGS ARE NOW packaged one pair to a box. Form Fit is made of a hydrogel material that conforms to fit all patients with a single plug solution. Once the plug comes in contact with the tear film it expands into a soft, pliable material, taking approximately 10 minutes to become completely hydrated and fill the vertical canalicular cavity. Form Fit is easily removed by simply flushing saline solution through the punctal opening.
In its dry state the plug measures 3 mm in length and 0.3 mm in diameter and when hydrated expands to 20 times in volume of its original size. Form Fit comes pre-loaded on a user-friendly inserter. For more information call 1 (800) 528-9786 or (909) 305-5400.
New Ocusoft Lid Scrub Pre-Lathers
CYNACON/OCUSOFT HAS INTRODUCED LID SCRUB FOAM, an instant foam liquid that produces a pre-lathered foam immediately upon depressing the control tip pump. The company developed the new formula to enhance patient compliance with lid hygiene programs. Ocusoft also offers Lid Scrub Pre-Moistened pads for patients with limited manual dexterity or who find the application of eyelid clea-nsers to be difficult or bothersome. For more information call 1 (800) 233-5469 or visit ocusoft.com.
Two New CL Products From Vistakon
VISTAKON ANNOUNCES ACUVUE ADVANCE SILICON HYDROGEL daily wear contact lenses for astigmatism in a full range of parameters. These lenses are now available in 2,190 different parameters including plano to -6 D in 0.25-D steps (Cylinders: 0.75, -1.25, -1.75; Axis: 10º to 180º in 10 steps); -6.50 D to -9 D in .50-D steps (Cylinders: -1.25, -1.75; Axis: 90° and 180°, +20, no obliques); and, +0.25 D to +6 D in 0.25 steps (Cylinders: -0.75, -1.25, -1.75; Axis: 90° and 180°, +20, no obliques).
The company says its stabilizing technology directs the natural pressures of the blinking eye to balance the lens in place and realign the lens if it moves out of position, so patients with astigmatism can now attain consistent, all-day vision and comfort. The lenses also offer the highest level of UV-blocking available, obstructing more than 90 percent of UVA rays and 99 percent of UVB rays.
Vistakon has also introduced Acuvue Oasys contact lenses with Hydraclear Plus, designed to alleviate the dry, tired feeling wearers complain of in challenging environments. Oasys is made from senofilcon A, a new silicone hydrogel material that Vistakon says is 50-percent smoother than the other available silicone hydrogels lenses. For more information call 1 (800) 843-2020 or visit ecp.acuvue.com.
Derungs Medical Lighting's new Omnivue magnification task light is designed with an extra large, fully pivoting, 6.5-inch x 4.25-inch three-dimensional lens with 1.75-X magnification power and a 13.3-inch focal distance. The fully rotational head with an attached ball joint offers precise positioning of the lens for movement directly where it is needed to magnify and diagnose specific areas. Two light levels—1,200 lumens (18-watts) of side-to-side lighting or 1,800 lumens (27-watt) lighting from top and both sides of the magnifier are achieved by flipping the switch of the 9-watt, compact fluorescent 5000K lamp, providing lighting for both stand inspection applications and more detailed viewing. Two Add-X lenses are available for additional magnification from 7 to 16 D including a 4 D (2X) and 4 D+ 12 D (2X + 4X) lens. For comprehensive medical lighting information visit derungslicht.com.
Amcom Cabinet Swings and Locks
The new Swing and Lock open shelf file cabinet from Amcom holds medical records and other personal information in secure storage. The cabinet swings closed like a book and offers locking of two shelving sections with one key. Designed to fit flat against a wall, in workstation configurations, or at a right angle in a corner, the cabinet opens to the left or right. Additional features include adjustable shelves, moveable file dividers, and an optional pullout shelf. Cabinet standard color in light gray; other colors are also available. Call 1 (800) 845-9010 or visit ancom-filing.com.