CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc., has had a presence at Hacienda since November 2004; it acquired Hacienda-based Ocular Sciences in 2005. The company has announced the nationwide availability of expanded parameters for its Avaira Vitality Toric two-week contact lenses, which now include plus powers, high minus powers, and a -2.25D cylinder. The company has begun an initial rollout, and the full range will be available to all eye care professionals in the United States in January 2018, according to a company news release.
"Through our partnerships with eye care providers, we have repeatedly heard that there is still a place for two-week contact lenses in today's practices," said Michele Andrews, OD, Senior Director of Professional and Academic Affairs, North America, CooperVision. "Now, practices across the United States will have access to all parameters of Avaira Vitality Toric, making the latest advancements in two-week contact lens technology available to an even greater number of astigmatic wearers. CooperVision continues to offer the broadest, most comprehensive contact lens portfolio in the industry."
Made from a new silicone hydrogel material (fanfilcon A), Avaira Vitality Toric delivers the best of Avaira Toric with a higher water content (55%) and high level of oxygen permeability and transmissibility, resulting in a healthier lens-wearing experience, according to the company. It notes that UV protection has also been improved to Class I - the top rating - which means the lenses now block more than 90% of UVA and 99% of UVB rays.
Avaira Vitality Toric maintains CooperVision's unique Optimized Toric Lens Geometry, which helps to provide the same consistent visual acuity that eye care professionals and their patients have appreciated in Avaira Toric, ensuring an easy refit. A uniform horizontal ISO thickness improves lens stability and reduces rotation and a large toric optic zone provides clear visual acuity. An optimized ballast toric design provides a stable, comfortable fit, while its smooth, continuous ballast maximizes comfort during eyelid interaction.
"The ease of fit and stability of vision, combined with exceptional patient comfort and office profitability has made Avaira Vitality Toric a winner for my patients and my practice," said John C. Zelazowski, OD, who owns Alle-Kiski Eye Care in Cheswick, Pennsylvania.
CooperVision is one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The company produces a full array of monthly, two-week, and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric, and multifocal products available, according to the company. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers.
For more information about CooperVision, visit coopervision.com.