KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES, United Kingdom -- Bausch + Lomb today are launching a new Toric
Eye-App calculator, designed to help eye care practitioners across
Europe fit toric lenses efficiently and effectively, resulting in less
chair time for the patient. Available as an application for the iPhone,
iPod Touch and as an online tool through the Academy of Vision Care
the calculator offers support to eye care practitioners in calculating
which toric contact lens to fit when correcting specific astigmatic
The highly interactive tool calculates which initial trial lens should
be used with a given spectacle prescription. Additionally, if the lens
when fitted to the patient rotates off axis, the new axis direction for
lens trial/order is also calculated. The user is able to calculate the
adjusted axis by simply rotating the lens on the interactive device to
simulate any lens rotation on the eye. It also features a Back Vertex
Distance Calculator to assist when calculating the lens for
prescriptions over +/-5.00.
The new Eye-App calculator is a free download through the Bausch + Lomb Academy of Vision Care
web site at www.academyofvisioncare.com
and through the iPhone App store.
Dr Philip Morgan, director of Eurolens Research, senior lecturer in
optometry at The University of Manchester, and co-developer of the
calculator, welcomes its availability. “This convenient, easy‑to-use
tool will simplify the initial lens selection and allow eye care
practitioners to rapidly identify a starting point for the toric lens
selection and to calculate quickly and easily the new lens that
compensates for any axis rotation.”
The tool involves three simple steps. The first is to set the spectacle
refraction, which results in recommendation for trial lenses. The next
step is to adjust any lens rotation seen during the trial on the tool,
and finally, if required, the back vertex distance. The tool will
instantly provide a list of recommended lenses as well as the calculated
theoretical power at the corneal plane.
Bausch + Lomb’s multilingual Academy of Vision Care
provides eye care professionals with free, generic accredited
continuous education and professional development in the field of
contact lenses and vision care to ultimately enhance patient care.
Developed in collaboration with eminent industry experts, the Academy of Vision Care
initiative helps eye care professionals stay at the forefront of
today’s technological and scientific breakthroughs and provides them
with support to address day-to-day practice and business challenges. The
content is currently available in English, Flemish, German, Norwegian,
Spanish and Swedish.
The Bausch + Lomb Academy of Vision Care™ was first introduced in the U.K. in spring 2008, a first step towards a
pan-European commitment to provide eye care professionals with generic
accredited continuous education and professional development in the
field of contact lenses and vision care, to ultimately enhance patient
care. Developed in collaboration with eminent industry experts, this
initiative helps eye care professionals stay at the forefront of today’s
technological and scientific breakthroughs and provides them with
support to address day-to-day practice and business challenges.
About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb is dedicated to bringing visionary ideas to eye health.
Its core businesses include contact lenses and lens care products,
ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments, and ophthalmic
pharmaceuticals. The Bausch + Lomb name is one of the best-known and
most respected healthcare brands in the world. Founded in 1853, the
company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and employs more than
10,000 people worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100
countries. More information is available at www.bausch.com.
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