Menicon has announced its programme of education for practitioners attending this year’s British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) Clinical Conference and Exhibition (ACC, Liverpool, 9–11 June).
As part of the gold sponsor showcase (10 June), research and development optometrist at NKL Contactlenzen, Sander Sterk, will deliver a presentation on Menicon Z Night. Described as the only ortho-k lens made in Menicon Z material, it is the world’s only hyper Dk GP material approved by the FDA for up to 30 days continuous wear.
Menicon’s UK and export sales manager, Gill Narramore, told OT: “The lenses are worn overnight to effectively flatten and sphericise the cornea, resulting in excellent vision in the daytime without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Lenses are fitted using a corneal topographer combined with ‘easy fit’ software (installed free of charge), which removes the need for a fitting set, reduces chair time and enhances the patient experience.”
This lens will also be featured during the Introduction to Ortho-K symposium held on 9 and 10 June.
Additional seminars include a workshop from Dr Paul Rose, the inventor of the Rose K lens design, entitled Are soft lenses a viable option for the irregular cornea?
While in most cases of irregular cornea, rigid lenses will give better overall results when compared to soft lenses, the presentation will assert how there are some patients, particularly those who are intolerant of rigid lenses, and early irregular corneas, who prefer soft lenses to a rigid lens design. The workshop will include live fittings on patients, featuring the Rose K2 soft design.
At the Pavilion Presentation on 9 June, Menicon’s professional services manager, Josie Barlow, will introduce the new Miru designs. These include the Miru 1month Multifocal and Miru 1day Toric Flat Pack.
Ms Narramore told OT: “Miru 1 month Multifocal seamlessly blends the advantages of silicon hydrogel material with an ‘innovative dual balanced design,’ so the largest number of presbyopic patients can be fitted. The introduction of a toric design to the Miru 1day Flat Pack offers even greater choice for astigmatic patients, while reducing bulky lens storage and the risk of contamination due to the groundbreaking packaging.”