Bausch & Lomb (B+L) has launched Zenlens, a new range of scleral contact lenses designed to tackle vision problems associated with corneal irregularities.
The contact lens manufacturer explained that scleral lenses can be used for the correction of eye conditions, such as keratoconus and keratoglobus, or following corneal transplant, traumatic injury and refractive surgery.
The new lenses are available in diameters of 16mm and 17mm, prolate and oblate designs and a 28-lens diagnostic set.
B+L has designed Zenlens using its SmartCurve technology, which allows the modification of specific parameters to create a bespoke lens.
Business unit head at B+L UK and Ireland, Amy Rothwell, said: “Scleral lenses are the fastest growing sector in specialty contact lens fitting and the launch of the Zenlens underscores B+L’s commitment to excellence and innovation in this important market. We are very proud to offer the widest range of specialty lenses available in the UK.”
The launch of the contact lens is also being supported by an educational forum, which will focus on the issues around corneal irregularities and include a demonstration of the product.
Technical and scientific manager, Richard Smith, will lead the forum, which has been setup by B+L as part of its support for professional development.