Eyeleve is the first and only compress clinically proven to increase comfortable contact lens wear time by up to three hours daily. “End-of-day discomfort is considered the primary reason for contact lens dropout and continues to cost the optical industry hundreds of millions of dollars per year,” says Stan Joseph, vice president of sales and marketing for Bruder. “Proactively offering solutions like Eyeleve by Bruder can be an effective way to extend time to dropout and enhance overall patient satisfaction.”
Features: The Eyeleve Contact Lens Compress delivers consistent, therapeutic moist heat that alleviates symptoms of meibomian gland dysfunction and contact lens-related dry eye. By stimulating glands and increasing oil production, Eyeleve helps stabilize the ocular surface to reduce dryness and extend comfortable wear time of contacts. A clinical study at the School of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that subjects using Bruder masks with MediBeads technology had significantly improved meibomian gland scores and experienced steeper declines in their overall Eye Discomfort Assessment scores. They ultimately increased comfortable wear time of their contact lenses by up to three hours by using the compress. Contact lens wearers have three times the usual levels of certain bacteria than the eyes of nonwearers. For this reason, the Eyeleve Contact Lens Compress utilizes silver ion MediBeads and an anti-microbial EyeOnic fabric. EyeOnic material has anti-microbial threads woven into the fabric of the compress, reducing the risk of infections. Together these features help address eyelid hygiene and reduce the risk of corneal infection in contact lens wearers. Finally, Eyeleve features a patent-pending ergonomic pod design and a contoured comfort stitch to alleviate pressure off the eyes.
NuEyes e2 is an all-in-one virtual reality headset for people with low vision. The device, which pairs NuEyes’ proprietary software with Pico Interactive’s macular degeneration, enables people with glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa and other vision conditions to read, watch movies, see loved ones’ faces and enjoy a better quality of life.
Features: The NuEyes e2 features a 3K display (1440 x 1600 screen resolution at 90 hz refresh rate), 101-degree field of view, HD camera and Qualcomm 835 snapdragon processor. Utilizing the high-definition camera, NuEyes has optimized its functionality and autofocus, which offers the consumer true color visualization and powerful magnification up to 18x. The NuEyes software will also offer three contrast settings, optical character recognition/text-to-speech, brightness settings as well as an easy three-button configuration for convenience, flexibility and ease of use. The NuEyes e2 will retail for about $2,995.
The VisoPOCKET folding magnifier features an ultra-thin lens, 2.5x (6D) magnification and a built-in leather case. Its large 2.9-inch x 1.9-inch diffractive aspheric lens provides a wide field of view and is extremely lightweight, making it ideal for quick viewing tasks such as reading menus, maps, bills, prescriptions and more.
Features: The VisoPOCKET is available in three different colors (black, brown and bordeaux) and includes a cutout tab on the corner of the case which allows for the lens to be pulled out quickly and folded back in when not needed. Its compact design makes it lightweight and discrete, so it is easy to carry in a pocket or purse. The VisoPOCKET comes with a limited lifetime warranty, and a countertop display is available for showcasing it in an office.eschenbach.com
Topcon Medical Systems and M&S Technologies have entered into a partnership where M&S Technologies will exclusively provide the M&S Smart System software to Topcon Medical Systems for incorporation into the Topcon CV-5000S Automated Vision Tester.
Features: The complete integration of the M&S Smart System software in the CV-5000S will improve office workflow by providing the ability to digitally document 100 percent of the eye exam and have a one-touch wheelchair chart distance setting. “We are very excited to announce an expansive integration of the M&S Smart System software into the CV-5000S Automated Vision Tester. The combination of M&S Technologies Smart System software, the first name in computerized vision testing systems, with the CV-5000S will enable users to directly select the comprehensive M&S Smart System tests and protocols from the CV-5000S Controller without a remote. Now, users of the CV-5000S can utilize completely randomized charts including pediatric tests using the LEA Symbols and Numbers, numerous contrast sensitivity tests and protocols such as Sine Wave Gratings, Stereopsis, Low Vision Tests and even a Glare Testing Option,” says Robert Gibson, vice president of product planning and management for Topcon Medical Systems.
Vital Stats: The M&S Smart System software is imbedded in the CV-5000S and can be used with the Topcon PC-50S Visual Acuity Chart or connected to current M&S Smart System 20/20 users to provide a complete digital refraction experience without the need for a remote.
The Ocutech VES Falcon Autofocus Bioptic Telescope is like a miniature binocular mounted to the top of eyeglasses. Designed and manufactured in Chapel Hill, N.C., it is the only device of its kind and can help individuals with vision loss from macular degeneration, Stargardt’s disease, albinism, nystagmus, glaucoma and many other acquired and genetic disorders that reduce central vision.
“The Falcon was designed to provide the most natural magnified vision possible. Wherever the user looks, the image will be clear immediately—just like normal vision,” says Henry Greene, OD, at Academy Eye Associates in Durham, N.C. Greene, an optometrist and low vision expert, is a co-founder of Ocutech and former ophthalmology faculty member at the University of North Carolina. “This new version uses state-of-the-art technology that wasn’t available when the original device, funded with grants from the National Eye Institute of the NIH was developed. It’s smaller, lighter and focuses faster and more smoothly.”
Features: Ocutech is a technology-driven company dedicated to the development of advanced high-quality telescopic low vision aids for the visually impaired. Founded in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1984, the company’s innovative bioptic telescopes are prescribed by low vision specialists throughout the world.ocutech.com
OptiSource International is introducing its new all-in-one silicone Duo Pad. This new nosepad is designed with a universal post that fits both snap-in and screw-in pad arms. The Duo Pad reduces frame parts inventory and simplifies repairs.
Features: These new silicone nosepads are available in oval, teardrop and round shapes with sizes ranging from 9 mm to 17 mm to accommodate most frames.
For nearly 25 years, OptiSource International has been a leading provider of lens processing consumable supplies and consumer eyeglass accessories. Their extensive product line includes exclusive products such as: ThinOptics reading glasses, Snapit patented frame screws, Cobalt King blocking pads, All-Off progressive marking ink remover, OptiPets eyewear holders, Peeper Keepers eyewear retainers and The Clear View family of personalized lens cleaning products.