was Biomedics Toric redesigned?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Tomlev, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. Tomlev

    Tomlev Guest

    As far as I understand, Biomedics Toric exists in the market for about
    4 years.

    Recently, Ocular Sciences was purchased by Coopervision, and (thus?)
    its Biomedics55 lens have had some changes in the design, edge in
    addition to the fact that it became an aspheric lens.

    My question is: have the Biomedics Toric gone through the some
    changes, like edge design, (or something else)...? (or the biomedics
    toric is the same lens as it was 4 years ago when it was launched)

    regards, TOM.
    Tomlev, Jun 25, 2005
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  2. The Biomedics Toric, as it is now and has been for 4 years, is a
    knockoff of the B&L 66 toric. (Different plastic, different
    parameters, but same design) It is now subject to litigation, so
    Coopervision has "inherited" the lawsuit when it bought the company.
    So, we get to guess whether the "pwers that be" at Cooper will sit on
    the current lens to help deny B&L's claims, or whether they'll bury it.
    doctor_my_eye, Jun 25, 2005
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  3. Tomlev

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    If I had thought it sufficiently important, I would have asked my
    Cooper representative when I saw her at the AOA convention today. She
    was formerly with Biomedics. She is a great rep who calls on my office
    frequently, and my trial set is never full of holes. She has never
    said anything about a redesign. Since I use the B&L66 toric and the
    Biomedics toric in equal numbers, I have never thought that they even
    remotely resembled each other in design. This entire thread is rather
    "odd" and without much substance, IMO.

    Dr. Leukoma, Jun 26, 2005
  4. Tomlev

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    At least for the time being.

    Dr. Leukoma, Jun 26, 2005
  5. Tomlev

    The Real Bev Guest

    If I email you a copy of my letter to the president of Cooper (no
    acknowledgment received) which includes a copy of my email to the Cooper
    customer service department (no acknowledgment received), would you be willing
    to print it out and pass it on to the Cooper rep next time you see her?

    My optometrist (cog in a wheel) is probably going to fit me with Ocular
    Sciences lenses, but I'm really afraid to order them with no guarantee that
    bad/strange ones will be replaced...

    Cheers, Bev
    "He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already
    earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by
    mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."
    -- -Albert Einstein
    The Real Bev, Jun 27, 2005
  6. I don't like the whole "innovation by lawsuits" mentality that is going
    thru this industry, but we have to acknowledge that the behavior of
    even the best corporate citizen is different while it is being sued. I
    like the Biomedics much better than the B&L 59, and I never thought of
    mentioning them in the same sentence until
    B&L filed their lawsuit.
    doctor_my_eye, Jun 27, 2005
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