CooperVision updates its OptiExpert app
Toric calculator added to digital tool for practitioners to aid contact lens recommendations
14 March 2016
CooperVision has launched a toric calculator to its OptiExpert app, the second major upgrade.
The free app is available to download for iOS and Android devices and provides initial diagnostic contact lens suggestions from CooperVision’s product families – Avaira, Biofinity, Biomedics, Clariti and Proclear.
The new toric calculator offers an efficient way to calculate a suggested initial diagnostic toric contact lens for each patient. The practitioner simply inputs the patient’s most recent spectacles prescription and the app suggests the toric contact lenses that may result in fitting success.
OptiExpert also takes into consideration back vertex distance adjustment and on-eye orientation, whilst supporting any refinement required, based on the practitioner’s observation of the toric axis location marker.
The latest addition to the app complements the existing multifocal calculator, which is used by practitioners seeking to transition their presbyopic patients to multifocal contact lenses. Again, the patient's most recent spectacles prescription is simply entered into the calculator to receive initial diagnostic lens suggestions from CooperVision's range of daily disposable and monthly reusable silicone hydrogel and hydrogel products.
CooperVision’s european professional services manager, Elizabeth Lumb, said: “We’re very proud of this latest addition to our successful OptiExpert app and are confident that the toric calculator will be extremely useful and beneficial to both practitioners and patients alike.
“When we launched the app, we made a promise to deliver a truly multi-functional digital pocket tool and this latest upgrade demonstrates our continued commitment to support the eye care professional who wants to make the initial diagnostic lens selection process as comprehensive as possible.”
Alongside the recent multifocal and toric calculator updates, the app’s original functionality converts the Efron Grading Scales into a digital tool that is designed to be easier to use. It enables practitioners to grade patients against 16 sets of images and covers the key anterior ocular complications of contact lens wear.
The app also includes the ability to securely store images of the patient’s eye condition for easier comparison to other images on the scale. Practitioners are able to add their own comments following each patient evaluation, allowing a record to be compiled of each patient and any treatment prescribed.
OptiExpert is available in 14 languages and 33 countries. To download the app, practitioners should speak to their CooperVision business development manager to obtain a password and then visit the App Store or Google Play Store.
For more information, visit the company’s website.