SynergEyes, Inc. announced that it has introduced a new advanced lens design for keratoconus patients. ClearKone takes advantage of the best features of the hybrid platform, providing centration, superior visual acuity, stability, and all-day comfort. The design is patent-pending and is optimized to vault the predominant irregularities of the keratoconic cornea, thus effectively restoring vision to many of irregular cornea patients, without compromising eye health or comfort, even in the most challenging cases. The product is available in limited release in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada.
SynergEyes lenses are FDA-cleared hybrid contact lenses intended for correction of keratoconus vision.
SynergEyes recognized the need to develop a hybrid contact lens design that could fit a much broader spectrum of keratoconus patients, including oval cones, highly advanced central cones, decentered cones and depending on the specifics of the case, globus keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration, says Kellie Kaseburg, Vice President of Global Marketing for SynergEyes. The ClearKone lens does just that and will allow many more keratoconus patients to experience the benefits of hybrid technology.
The ClearKone lens, based on hybrid technology, offers patients an excellent visual clarity of a high-oxygen rigid gas permeable contact lens and the all-day comfort and convenience of a soft lens. The difference between ClearKone lens and other SynergEyes lenses is the design of the lens itself and the technique used to fit it.
The ClearKone hybrid contact lens gives keratoconus patients wearing RGP lenses or a piggyback system a new way to have clearer, more stable vision and better comfort, says Dr. Morris Sheffer of Charlotte, North Carolina. The design of ClearKone enables the lens to center very well on irregularly shaped corneas, to provide crisper vision than any other contact lens we have tried. Since the lens is designed to ‘vault’ over the peak of the cornea, the comfort is also greatly improved. Our patients love the improvement in comfort and vision they get with ClearKone!