SAN RAMON, CALIF., November 3, 2021—CooperVision Specialty EyeCare today announced the launch of Optimized Pupil Optics (OPO) for its Onefit™ MED and Onefit™ MED+ scleral contact lenses to eye care providers (ECPs) in the United States and Canada. The new high precision design option—which is supported by a user-friendly online fitting tool—enables ECPs to reposition the multifocal optics to align with the visual axis, which is key to achieving superior results and subjective vision.
OPO lenses incorporate several markings, including a six o’clock dot indication to help patients orient the lens correctly on their eye, a circle of eight small dots at 6 mm to indicate the new center of the optics for pupil centration, plus toric hash marks notating the flat meridian as seen in other Onefit™ MED toric haptic designs.
“The shape of a patient’s sclera—paired with the tension of their eyelids—can often cause scleral lenses to decenter down and out. This moves the optics out of ideal alignment and impacts their quality of vision, including creating higher order aberrations for multifocal wearers,” said Justine Siergey, OD, FSLS, Manager of Professional Affairs – Irregular Cornea at CooperVision Specialty EyeCare. “With the new Optimized Pupil Optics’ design option, practitioners are able to dramatically improve the patient’s visual outcomes and their satisfaction.”
“Part of our role as an industry partner is to continually improve and build upon our broad portfolio of innovative scleral lens designs,” said Marie-Christine Blanchard, Global Lead, Irregular Cornea, CooperVision Specialty EyeCare. “Our commitment to supporting the increasing number of ECPs who fit specialty lenses starts by providing innovative technologies that address their patients’ evolving needs, and ultimately, grow their practice.”
For more information on the new lens design and the fitting philosophy, please visit blcalculator.com/tools/multifocal.
CooperVision Specialty EyeCare develops, manufactures, and provides access to an unmatched portfolio of industry-leading soft custom and rigid gas permeable lens designs—including orthokeratology and scleral lenses—to address segments such as myopia management, scleral and irregular cornea, and presbyopia management. Its ongoing research and innovative products and services play a leading role in expanding eye care worldwide. CooperVision Specialty EyeCare is comprised of industry-leading companies including Blanchard, GP Specialists, Paragon, Procornea, Soflex, and No 7.
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CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of contact lenses. The company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly soft contact lenses that feature advanced materials and optics, and premium rigid gas permeable lenses for orthokeratology and scleral designs. CooperVision has a strong heritage of addressing the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, childhood myopia, and highly irregular corneas; and offers the most complete portfolio of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.
CooperCompanies ("Cooper") is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE (NYSE:COO). Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to developing a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical is committed to advancing the health of women, babies and families with its diversified portfolio of products and services focusing on medical devices and fertility & genomics. Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., Cooper has a workforce of more than 12,000 with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.
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