SynergEyes, Inc. (SynergEyes), has expanded the launch of ClearKone contact lens for keratoconus patients. The product is based on the hybrid technology, providing superior visual acuity, centration, stability, and all-day comfort. Its design is optimized to vault the predominant irregularities of the keratoconic cornea. Thus even in most challenging cases ClearKone effectively restores vision, without compromising comfort or eye health. The product is available in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

SynergEyes lenses are FDA-cleared hybrid contact lenses specifically designed for keratoconus vision correction.

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 utilizes hybrid technology to give keratoconus patients the very best technology has to offer, the visual clarity of a high-oxygen rigid gas permeable contact lens and the all-day comfort and convenience of a soft lens. What makes the ClearKone lens different from 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. Since the lens is designed to vault over the peak of the cornea, the comfort is also greatly improved.