The company’s latest generation hybrid contacts made with this new technology will feature SynergEyes’ MaxVu rigid gas permeable material in the central optic zone, surrounded by its new Flex2O silicone hydrogel material, which transmits significantly more oxygen to the front of the eye than conventional soft lens materials.
SynergEyes plans to market the new hybrid contact lenses under its new Duette brand, and will soon be releasing two lenses: the Duette hybrid contact lens for astigmatism (currently available in limited release) and the Duette multifocal lens for presbyopia.
Both lenses are approved for daily wear to correct up to 20 diopters (D) of nearsightedness or farsightedness and up to 6.0 diopters of astigmatism, according to the company.
“Duette hybrid contact lenses represent a significant advancement in the contact lens industry and give eye care professionals an innovative product that delivers an unprecedented combination of visual acuity and comfort to a broad range of patients,” said Jim Ham, CEO of SynergEyes, in a press release issued by the company.
The company is planning a nationwide launch of the Duette hybrid lens for astigmatism and a limited release of the Duette multifocal hybrid lens for presbyopia in early 2011.
For more information about hybrid contact lenses, contact your eye care professional or visit the SynergEyes website.