Ciba Vision recently announced that the company has discontinued manufacturing its SoftPerm brand of hybrid contact lenses. The hybrid contacts were designed for daily wear and yearly replacement.
Hybrid contact lenses have a central optic zone made of rigid gas permeable contact lens material, surrounded by an outer fitting zone made of soft contact lens material. The lenses are designed to offer contact lens wearers the best of both worlds: the crisp, aberration-correcting optics of gas permeable contact lenses, combined with wearing comfort comparable to that of soft contact lenses.
The company has advised eye doctors who have fitted patients with SoftPerm lenses to refit these patients with hybrid lenses offered by SynergEyes, a specialty contact lens manufacturer based in Carlsbad, California. SynergEyes offers a variety of hybrid contact lenses, including multifocal contacts and contacts for individuals with keratoconus.
Consumers can learn more about SynergEyes hybrid contacts at www.synergeyes.com.