SynergEyes iD lands in the UK
The new contact lenses are designed to the wearer’s measurements and feature a multifocal element supported by an EDOF design from the Brien Holden Vision Institute
02 October 2021
Positive Impact has announced the UK launch of SynergEyes iD, which uses a custom-made approach for what the company has described as “the next generation of hybrid contact lenses.”
The contact lenses are individually designed to each patient’s ocular measurements, utilising keratometry and horizontal visible iris diameter (HVID) readings, as well as refraction.
The patient’s corneal diameter and curvature are also used in the lens design, with new skirts following the linear shape of the sclera, which the company suggests means there is no need to choose between fixed skirt or base curve options.
The SynergEyes iD also feature a multifocal element, supported by a proprietary extended depth of focus (EDOF) design from the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI).
Professional services lead for Positive Impact, Phil Thompson, said: “iD stands for individual design and builds on the successful Duette lens, enhancing this design by using a more custom-made approach to get the optimum fit.
“For example, there are now four times the number of skirt designs alone, yet at the same time, the lens is even easier to fit, with no need for fitting sets,” he explained.
The new lenses are empirically fitted, which the company suggests removes the need for multi-use diagnostic fitting sets and trial lens application – reducing chair time. The SynergEyes iD Patient Application and Removal Resources also support patient success, Positive impact suggested.
Thompson continued: “Our Early Access Programme for UK practitioners is already achieving great results, in line with our US colleagues.”
SynergEyes iD’s base curve is available from 7.10 to 8.30mm in increments of 0.01mm. The skirt is available to accommodate a HVID range of 10.0 to 13.0mm.
The single vision lens power range is -15.00D to +10.00D. The multifocal lenses range from -10.00D to +5.50D, with the EDOF lens available in three designs for low, medium and high add powers.