silicone hydrogel torics availability to U.S. market?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by AJ, May 3, 2005.

  1. AJ

    AJ Guest

    Is the JJ A Advance Toric the only silicone toric lens on the market
    right now? Also wondering about release dates for:

    Purevision Toric - June?
    O2Optix Toric - ?
    Others?

    Being a toric lens wearer, I'm excited about lenses that would
    "potentially" be more comfortable with less drying...and hopefully be
    more stable. Not too much to ask right? I use the Biomedics toric right
    now and it's the best lens I've used but I still can't use them
    comfortably with acceptable vision for everyday use..just sports, etc.
    I would love to find a lens that would give me the stability, vision
    and comfort to wear everyday.

    Thanks
     
    AJ, May 3, 2005
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  2. AJ

    LarryDoc Guest

    A good question, for which there is no answer. The companies are not
    disclosing their plans for releasing lenses in expanded parameters.

    My guess is that Ciba will be making some kind of announcement the last
    week of May. If I were to guess, and as I am telling my patients, I
    suspect Ciba will have a toric June, perhaps B&L. By September I would
    think J&J will have expanded their currently very limited toric
    parameters and by then Purevision, O2Optix and Advance will all be in
    the race to garner market share. And what about Coopervision?

    And the winner is......................

    LB, O.D.
     
    LarryDoc, May 3, 2005
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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    I hear from both Ciba and Purevision that June is the date. They more
    or less have to meet the Acuvue Advance challenge.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, May 4, 2005
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  4. AJ

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    I've fit two patients already, and so far I am impressed with the
    performance.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, May 4, 2005
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