Contamac launches new benchmark breaking 200Dk GP lens material

January 16, 2019 Posted by Contamac


Contamac has expanded its class-leading range of Optimum contact lens materials with the launch of Optimum Infinite, a gas permeable (GP) material with the highest combination of oxygen permeability and flexural modulus on the market. Independent tests, conducted by Joe Benjamin (OD MS PhD) of Material Performance Assessments LLC, showed Optimum Infinite as having an oxygen permeability value of 200.4Dk, while internal tests determined a high flexural modulus of 1341Mpa, breaking the high-Dk-low-flexural modulus convention. 

This breakthrough material is stable, wettable, scratch-resistant and easy to handle by both practitioners and patients. Optimum Infinite’s unique properties make it ideally suited for scleral lenses, while its versatility ideally matches the requirements of corneal and ortho-k lens designs. 

Optimum Infinite has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a full range of indications, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and aphakia.

Contamac has been quick to share credit with others for this latest innovation, which it claims is the direct result of continuous feedback received at its own Key Opinion Leader meetings, as well as regular lab panel discussions.

Rob McGregor, Contamac’s managing director says, ‘Optimum Infinite is the product of highly innovative thinking on the part of our in-house chemists, but ultimately it was sparked by leading industry professionals telling us what they wanted – for which we’re grateful. It’s a worthy top-of-the-range addition to the Optimum family of GP materials.’

Optimum Infinite includes UV blocker, is compatible with Tangible Hydra-PEG™ and is available in customisable larger diameter sizes.

For more details visit Contamac at GSLS, booth #209.

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