When will Silicone Hydrogel Torics be available in the US?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Patster, Feb 6, 2005.

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    Patster Guest

    Does anyone know when or if silicone hydrogel toric will become available in
    the US? Which manufacturer will be offering them? Thanks!
     
    Patster, Feb 6, 2005
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    LarryDoc Guest

    Ciba O2Optix perhaps "any day now", B&L Purevision around beginning of
    April.

    --LB, O.D.
     
    LarryDoc, Feb 6, 2005
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    Charles Guest

    Any silicone hydrogel multifocals comming soon?
     
    Charles, Feb 6, 2005
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    LarryDoc Guest

    That IS my dream. I don't know of any real info that speaks to that.
    There is absolutely no reason why any one of the manufacturers couldn't
    make one tomorrow. It's all about making money and sadly, too many of my
    colleagues don't actively fit multifocals.

    But add J&J's Acuvue Advance to the list of torics in the "very soon"
    category.

    LB, O.D.
     
    LarryDoc, Feb 6, 2005
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    Dom Guest

    Ciba have a patent for a multifocal version of their Night & Day lens. This
    means they have it in mind, but who knows when they'll decide to release it.
    I'm sure the timing will be based on commercial factors rather than
    technical. I don't even know whether they've done any early testing, or
    whether it's just a design in a computer somewhere.

    Dom
     
    Dom, Feb 7, 2005
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    Charles Guest

    I figure silicone hydrogel multifocals will be made someday. I was just
    hoping maybe sooner rather than later.
     
    Charles, Feb 7, 2005
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