CooperVision has changed the name of its multifocal contact lens for emerging presbyopes, Biomedics EP, to Proclear EP. Only the name is changing. There will be no changes made in the lenses’ manufacturing, parameters, or price.
“The Proclear name is synonymous with comfort, and our PC Hydgrogel lens material offers many advantages to patients with presbyopia,” said Doug Brayer, marketing manager, CooperVision. “By changing the name of the lens to Proclear EP, the material advantages associated with the lens will stay top of mind, and practitioners will be better positioned to discuss the unique benefits of the material with their patients. It will also allow practicioners to transition them more easily into Proclear Multifocal lenses—and keep them in the same brand—as their condition progresses.”
Proclear EP lenses are made with the same omafilcon A material as Biomedics EP, the only lens material with an FDA-cleared indication associated with improved comfort for contact lens wearers who experience mild discomfort or symptoms relating to dryness during lens wear. Proclear EP lenses are also a part of CooperVision’s PC Hydrogel family of daily-wear lenses. All feature patented PC Technology, which helps keep lenses moist and comfortable throughout the day.
The lens is easy to fit for patients with up to +1.25 ADD. Eye care practitioners need only the patient’s manifest refraction information in order to fit Proclear EP lenses. There is no need to compensate for ADD power or to determine eye dominance. The parameters of Proclear EP lenses will remain the same, featuring sphere powers of +6.00D to -8.00D in 0.50D steps after -6.50D, an 8.7mm base curve, a 14.4mm diameter, and 60 percent water content.