I’ve spent the last decade writing contact lens calculators, cataloguing contact lenses, and writing code to search and display contact lens information. After all the nights and weekends hunched in front of my computer, and despite the fact that I’m proud of what I’ve created, you might be surprised to hear what I say next: I wish there was less need for EyeDock. Yup, you heard me. I feel that a site like EyeDock should be a little superfluous.
I’ve felt this way since our clinic switched to an EMR 5 years ago. Mind you, I’m not using one of the cool optometry-specific EMRs that a lot of you are using. My EMR is Epic, which does cardiology, oncology, pretty much everything else, and eye care. I actually think it’s good for what it is, but it’s not tailor-made for ODs.
If you still have patients wearing Acuvue Colours you'll want to know the supplies are starting to decline. Vistakon is discontinuing these lenses and other older products. The following lenses are already unavailable.
Pleasanton, CA, October 21, 2013— CooperVision, Inc. today announced the launch of its Biofinity® XR contact lens brand. This is
an extension to its popular Biofinity (comfilcon A) silicone hydrogel technology, allowing practitioners to confidently fit a greater number of monthly replacement lens patients, including those with significant hyperopia and myopia.
Every day, countless people who suffer from severe near- and far-sightedness are faced with less than optimal choices to correct their vision. Thick glasses can create distortion and upend fashion sensibilities. Older contact lens materials limit “breathability,” with less oxygen reaching the eye. And the latest high performance lenses have only covered a limited range of prescriptions.
The Biofinity XR lens is the first of its kind that combines high oxygen permeability with all-day comfort characteristics required for wearers with more demanding prescriptions. With Biofinity XR, more people can enjoy the benefits of modern contact lens material and design, helping them live life without the hassle of glasses.
“The availability of Biofinity XR gives eye care practitioners another reason to make it a monthly lens of choice, whether transitioning Proclear® wearers, upgrading from a competitive lens, or introducing a broader span of spectacle wearers to soft lenses,” said Dr. Juan Carlos Aragon, senior vice president, Global Professional & Clinical Affairs, CooperVision. “The same outstanding vision, fit and comfort properties that the eye care community has come to expect from Biofinity are now available with Biofinity XR lenses.”
Biofinity XR is the only extended range monthly contact lens brand with Aquaform® Technology. This technology makes the lens material highly breathable so more oxygen reaches the eyes, helping keep them clearer and whiter with less irritation. It also ensures that the lenses are naturally and uniformly wettable for smoothness and comfort, and maintains softness and flexibility for more gentle wear from the first day to the last.
Biofinity XR lenses are now available in powers from +8.50 to +15.00 (0.50 steps) and -12.50 to -20.00 (0.50 steps). The current Biofinity line continues to be available in +8.00 to -12.00 powers.
Hello EyeDock users,
I’ve been working on a new version of EyeDock’s soft lens searches for quite a while now, and think it’s finally time to show you the result. I’m excited about the new features and I hope you’ll find them useful in your practice.
I’m considering this a beta version for a short while, at least until all of you get a chance to put this through it’s paces. As a solitary developer (who spends most of his time examining eyeballs) it’s difficult for me to test EyeDock on every OS, browser, etc., so I need you all to help me out. So it goes without saying, let me know if you run into any problems. When I feel it’s ready I’ll more completely integrate it into EyeDock.
See below for a description and a video describing some of the highlights of the new searches.
<——click Soft Contact Lens Searches to use the searches!
Todd M Zarwell OD FAAO
I made a number of changes to simplify the interface, yet keep the searches robust . However, the feature that I’m most excited about is the search by refraction feature.
In the “old days”, searching for a lens by power used to take multiple steps: Vertexing. Transposing (at least for some of us). Filling out numerous fields on a form. Picking a lens. Finding out the -2.25 cyl doesn’t come in axis 50. Picking a different lens.
Now, this can be done with a single step. Type (or paste in) your refraction:
EyeDock will then:
1) Vertex the refraction to establish the ideal contact lens power (and show the results on an optical cross)
2) Find all appropriate lenses
3) Search within each lens’s parameters to find the best powers available for that lens
4) Calculate a theoretical VA for each lens to help compare and contrast your options