Nidek OPD-Scan Receives FDA 510(k) Approval

April 11, 2001 Posted by Optical Dispense News


The US FDA has approved Nidek’s OPD-Scan diagnostic system. The optical path difference scan combines dynamic skiascopy and Placido disk topography to create power maps that show the total optical system aberrations in each patient eye. The OPD-Scan also incorporates…

Ciba Vision Survey Results

April 11, 2001 Posted by Optical Dispensing News


According to CIBA Vision, a recent company-sponsored, e-mail survey of over 500 eyecare practitioners indicated that nearly 75% reported increasing demand for soft bifocal/multifocal contact lenses. The survey showed that 64% reported fitting success rates of 50% or greater with…

Paragon Discontinues Fluoroperm ST Bifocal Contact Lens

March 28, 2001 Posted by Optical Dispensing News


According to Fused Kontacts, Inc., Paragon Vision Sciences has discontinued the Fluoroperm ST bifocal contact lens. Paragon recommends that practitioners replace this product with the Tangent Streak Translating Bifocal contact lens, manufactured from Paragon HDS material by Fused…

Brainbreaker Solution

March 19, 2001 Posted by Renée Ong


This is the solution to the brainbreaker that was published on page 9 of Global CONTACT issue 27.

Where the heck is the other hundred dollar?

The other $100 is not missing!
The illusion is that the text guided us to think that we must add everything up to get $3,000. In fact the…

New MD Diamond Tools Group

February 15, 2001 Posted by Diamond Tools Group B.V


As per January 1st , 2001 Mr. Eelo Gitz has been appointed Managing Director of Diamond Tools Group B.V. to succeed the founders of this group of manufacturers of precision diamond tools, Mr. Maarten Koopman and Mr. Menno Witteveen.
The head office of Diamond Tools Group has moved to a new…

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