SynergEyes Insight covers sclera shape and toricity, how shape influenced SynergEyes VS scleral lens and Tangible Hydra-PEG on UltraHealth.
Insight Newsletter
May 10, 2017
SynergEyes VS<sup>TM</sup> Scleral Lens

A Lens Designed to Fit True Sclera Shape

By Amy Hellem

In the past, most researchers and clinicians assumed that, like the cornea, the sclera features a curved shape. But, as they looked more closely at maps and molds of the eye, they discovered that, from the peripheral cornea onward, the sclera often continues in a straight line, meaning it's tangential. Research data also suggests that toricity is more pronounced in the scleral area than in the limbal area, irrespective of the toricity of the cornea.

Recognizing that sclera shape has a tremendous impact on lens design, SynergEyes partnered with NKL (a Menicon subsidiary) and Visser Contact Lens Practices in the Netherlands to bring a bi-tangential scleral lens to the United States.

The SynergEyes VS™ lens is an innovative scleral lens with a distinctive toric periphery that may be precisely controlled in both the flat and steep meridians. This fully vaulting scleral lens takes into account the curvature of the cornea, limbus and sclera. The unique linear scleral landing zones follow the linear (rather than curved) shape of the sclera. This article includes an overview of the new SynergEyes VS scleral lens. It covers:

  • Design Origins: The Impact of Sclera Shape on Lens Design
  • Lens Properties: Design Elements of SynergEyes VS lens
  • The History of Scleral Shape and Contact Lenses
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How To Remove A Slippery Hybrid Lens

How To Remove A Slippery Hybrid Lens

The same properties that make hybrid lenses so comfortable can also make them a challenge to remove at times. This new video provides techniques and tips for removing a slippery hybrid lens.
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Step Your (Scleral) Game Up!

Step Your (Scleral) Game Up!
By Melissa Barnett, OD

If you're an experienced scleral lens practitioner who is fitting scleral lenses with success, this article is for you. However, sometimes we all run into scenarios where the scleral lens fit could be improved. This is how to step your scleral game up!

Contact Lens Spectrum: Scleral Lens Monthly, April 2017

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ANNOUNCING Tangible Hydra-PEG on UltraHealth!

ANNOUNCING Tangible Hydra-PEG
on UltraHealth!

Lubricious Tangible Hydra-PEG is now available on both UltraHealth and Duette hybrid lenses!

During the month of May, receive a FREE Tangible Hydra-PEG upgrade on every Duette and UltraHealth order placed by your practice.*

*Offer Valid in US onl

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Upcoming SynergEyes Events

Join SynergEyes at one of these upcoming events and learn more about providing advanced technology contact lenses to transform your patients' vision!

North Carolina 2017 Spring Congress
June 9 - 10, 2017
Myrtle Beach, SC

AOA Optometry's Meeting
June 21 - 25, 2017
Washington, DC
Booth #243

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$100 Gift Card Drawing

$100 Gift Card Drawing

Tell us about your Duette or UltraHealth with Tangible Hydra-PEG experience and be entered into a monthly $100 gift card drawing!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER DRAWING
 
SynergEyes Cornea and Contact Lens Residents Job Finder Program

Introducing the SynergEyes Cornea and Contact Lens Residents Job Finder Program

The objective of the Job Finder Program is to connect Specialty Contact Lens practices with Cornea and Contact Lens Residents utilizing our website.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW IT WORKS
 

FREE UPGRADE TODAY!

Receive a FREE Tangible Hydra-PEG upgrade on every
Duette and UltraHealth order placed by your practice between
April 24 – May 31, 2017.*
*Offer valid in the US only

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