SynergEyes Insight includes industry articles on hybrid contact lenses, the SynergEyes VS scleral lens, and Tangible Hydra-PEG.
Insight Newsletter
June 20, 2017
Keeping Hybrids In Focus

Keeping Hybrids In Focus

By Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAO, & Robert Davis, OD, FAAO

Published in Contact Lens Spectrum: June 2017

With the advent of new research in keratoconus and new technology in diagnostics and contact lenses, our knowledge of how to treat keratoconus has blossomed. It is no longer sufficient to use only corneal rigid GP lenses. Now, we have a continuum of care in which custom soft toric lenses, corneal GP lenses, piggyback lens systems, hybrid lenses, and scleral lenses all have their places. Each of these strategies aims to prevent mechanical trauma to the apex of the cone while at the same time optimizing vision.

Perhaps the most misunderstood type of lens from that list are hybrid lenses. Hybrids do not function like corneal GP lenses, nor do they function like soft lenses. They have their own intricacies that, when well understood, can be wonderfully life-changing for patients and easy to troubleshoot for practitioners. This article covers tips for successful fitting of:

  • Hybrid Lenses for Normal Corneas
  • Hybrid Lenses for Irregular Corneas
More SynergEyes and Industry News

SynergEyes Announces 
Addition of Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO
Vice President of Professional Affairs

SynergEyes is pleased to announce that industry veteran,
Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO is joining SynergEyes as Vice President of Professional Affairs. In this position, Dr. Sclafani will be responsible for working with thought leaders and professionals in the ECP global eye care professional community to develop strategies and programs that will increase the company’s value within the profession.

A Lens Designed to Fit True Sclera Shape

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.

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.


White Paper:
Tangible™ Hydra-PEG: A Novel Custom Contact Lens Coating Technology Designed to Improve Patient Comfort and Satisfaction
By Christine W. Sindt, OD, FAAO 

The most frustrating aspect of contact lens practice is not the determination of fit or the power, but rather dealing with a non-wetting lens. Inadequate wettability decreases comfort, diminishes visual clarity, and affects a patient’s overall lens wearing experience.

This article explores the potential of Tangible Hydra-PEG (developed by Tangible Science LLC, Menlo Park, CA, USA) a novel coating technology designed to enhance CL comfort and
satisfaction by virtue of its ability to improve lens wettability, lubricity, deposit resistance and tear film breakup.

ANNOUNCING Tangible Hydra-PEG  on UltraHealth!

on UltraHealth!

Lubricious Tangible Hydra-PEG is now available on both UltraHealth and Duette hybrid lenses and you can try the new coating for Free.

You have until the end of June to receive a FREE Tangible Hydra-PEG upgrade on every Duette and UltraHealth order placed by your practice.*

*Offer Valid in US only. Good for orders placed by June 30th, 2017.

Upcoming SynergEyes Events

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!

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

Colorado Vision Summit
July 15, 2017
Denver, CO
Booth #40

FOA Annual Convention
July 20 - 23, 2017
Orlando, FL
Booth #41

$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!



Receive a FREE Tangible Hydra-PEG upgrade
on every
Duette and UltraHealth order placed
by your practice between
April 24 – June 30, 2017.*
*Offer valid in the US only