The Duette Multifocal hybrid contact lens by SynergEyes will be available nationwide soon, with the rollout beginning this month. The company says the Duette Multifocal is the first silicone hydrogel hybrid contact lens designed just for people with presbyopia. Read more…
Nine of 10 eye care practitioners who prescribe new Duette hybrid contact lenses say the vision they provide is superior to that of toric soft contact lenses for patients with astigmatism, according to SynergEyes (Carlsbad, Calif.), maker of the lens.
Unlike toric soft contact lenses for astigmatism, Duette hybrid contacts are unaffected by rotation of the lenses on the eye during wear, which can cause blur, inconsistent vision and less-than-optimal night vision, according to SynergEyes. Read more…
Duette hybrid contact lenses for astigmatism are now available nationwide.
SynergEyes (Carlsbad, Calif.) announced this week that its second-generation Duette brand silicone hydrogel hybrid contact lenses are now available from eye care practitioners across the United States. The announcement follows the initial release of Duette hybrid contacts in select markets late last year.
The design of the new FDA-approved hybrid lenses eliminates common problems associated with soft toric contact lenses for astigmatism correction, such as less-than-optimal vision, night vision problems and instability on the eye, according to the company. Read more…
SynergEyes’ ClearKone hybrid contact lens is specially designed for keratoconus treatment.
SynergEyes, Inc. (Carlsbad, Calif.) recently announced that people suffering from keratoconus are receiving the life-changing gift of clear and comfortable vision this holiday season thanks to the company’s Sharing Vision Grant Program.
The program was created to bring hybrid contact lens technology to patients with keratoconus or other eye diseases who otherwise might not have access to the sight-changing treatment. Read more…
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. Read more…
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. Read more…
SynergEyes, Inc. (Carlsbad, Calif.) recently received a CONNECT Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Award for 2009 for its patent-pending ClearKone hybrid contact lenses designed for people with keratoconus.
CONNECT is a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining the growth of innovative technology and life sciences businesses in the San Diego area.
The MIP Award finalists were selected from approximately 100 entries representing a broad range of companies within eight categories. The SynergEyes ClearKone hybrid contacts won the MIP Award in the Life Science – Medical Products category.
ClearKone hybrid contact lenses are designed specifically for people with moderate to advanced keratoconus who characteristically have poor vision with eyeglasses. The patent-pending hybrid lens design is optimized to vault the irregularities of the keratoconic cornea, thereby restoring visual acuity to a vast majority of patients without compromising comfort or eye health, according to the company.
“It is a great honor to receive an award recognizing SynergEyes as a technology leader among the medical device companies in San Diego,” said Kellie Kaseburg, Vice President of Global Marketing, in a press release issued by SynergEyes, Inc.
Since the market release of ClearKone hybrid contact lenses in May 2009, approximately 2,500 keratoconus patients have been prescribed the lenses, the company says.
To learn more about SynergEyes hybrid contacts and to find an eye doctor that prescribes ClearKone lenses for keratoconus, visit TreatKeratoconus.com.