SynergEyes Insight this month covers HVID and Skirt Curves, Duette Enhanced Profile and Vision Expo East.
SynergEyes Insight
April 6, 2016
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DUETTE: Using HVID Measurements to Determine Skirt Curve

As we know with soft lenses, Horizontal Visible Iris Diameter (HVID) plays a role in lens sagittal depth. Analysis shows the same to be true with the Duette family of lenses. Previously, all initial Duette diagnostic lenses were provided in flat (8.4) skirts. Moving forward, for average corneal diameters, flat (8.4) skirts will continue to be recommended. However, for patients having HVID of 11.8mm or larger, medium (8.1) skirts are recommended. Medium (8.1) skirts provide the increase in sagittal depth needed for larger diameter corneas, allowing for better first lens success.

The on-line Duette Empirical Calculator has been updated to enable HVID inputs. HVID measurements can also be included in orders submitted through Customer Care or Consultation. If no corneal diameter or HVID is available when an order is placed, flat (8.4) skirts will be provided.

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Duette Product Enhancement

New Enhanced Profile Option Addresses Lens Flexure

An Enhanced Profile (Center Thickness) option is now available to improve vision for those patients who experience lens flexure that cannot be optimized through other lens adjustments. The enhancement is a 90 micron change to the lens center thickness. The Enhanced Profile products are available on Duette and Duette Progressive and are MTO (made to order), for only an additional $10 “add-on” fee per lens.

 
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Article from In Focus

The Tipping Point: When To Move Beyond Commodity

Whether you’re fitting a specialty lens on an irregular cornea or putting a standard silicone hydrogel on a healthy, active teen, the goal is always the same—to offer excellent vision with a lens that meets the patient’s ocular surface needs and wearing habits. It sounds so simple, but as prescribing trends over the past several decades illustrate, it is exceedingly complex.

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Come Visit SynergEyes at Vision Expo!

April 15-17, New York City, SynergEyes Booth MS6520

Join Dr. Kirchner, CEO of SynergEyes, and his colleagues from Alcon, Cooper Vision, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and Bausch + Lomb on The State of the Contact Lens Industry in 2016. Hear the panel of clinical and industry experts weigh in on where contacts are in 2016, the challenges, and the future innovations in contact lenses.

April 14, 2016, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM - Located in Room 1E15

Stop by SynergEyes Booth MS6520 to find out about the UltraHealth Vision Expo Show Special.

PANEL INFORMATION
 

ICD-9 to ICD-10 Coding Guide for Medically Necessary Contact Lenses

Do you have a specialty contact lens practice?  Is it taking too much time to look up the new ICD-10 codes?  If so, download the Coding Cross-Over Reference Sheet developed by SynergEyes to help independent eye care professionals who prescribe medically necessary contact lenses to their patients. 

Download the ICD-9 to ICD-10 Crossover Reference Sheet
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