SynergEyes Launches New Duette Lens for Presbyopes

CARLSBAD, Calif.—SynergEyes, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of the Duette and UltraHealth families of contact lenses, has launched its newest lens, the Duette Progressive, designed to deliver exceptional vision at all distances for presbyopes from emerging to advanced, the company said.

“This is a very exciting addition to our Duette line of lenses,” said James K. Kirchner, OD, SynergEyes’ president and CEO. “My colleagues are going to be thrilled with the excellent visual outcomes and all-day comfort this lens will deliver. They’ll also appreciate the ease of empirical ordering and the intuitive fitting approach. Making this lens a routine part of the practice is going to be a no-brainer.”

Kirschner added, “Data shows that there are currently 50 million people between the ages of 40 and 60 who need vision correction. The Duette Progressive lens is designed to give them an exceptional contact lens experience through the combination of GP optics and soft lens comfort that only a hybrid lens can deliver. This is not just a lens for the hard-to-fit patient. Any presbyope interested in contact lenses is a candidate for this lens.”

Duette Progressive features a dual-aspheric optic design, which includes a center-near add zone with a choice of three add powers to give the practitioner greater control over the visual outcome. The lens also features an 84 Dk silicone hydrogel skirt around the 130 Dk center, which is made of UV-blocking materials.

The Duette platform delivers all-day tear exchange and lens movement to make it an extremely comfortable and healthy lens option. The lens is fit with a straightforward, empirical fitting approach that minimizes the amount of chair time required and practitioners are reporting successful outcomes with very few follow-up visits.

Duette Progressive lenses are now available nationwide and are available only through the independent eyecare professional. The empirical fitting approach enables practitioners to begin fitting Duette Progressive lenses with no investment in fitting sets while delivering a much improved first lens experience for the wearer, the company said.

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