ABB OPTICAL GROUP Now Manufacturing Gas Permeable Contact Lenses in Contamac Line of Materials with Tangible Hydra-PEG™ Surfaced Coating

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ABB OPTICAL GROUP Now Manufacturing Gas Permeable Contact Lenses in Contamac Line of Materials with Tangible Hydra-PEG™ Surfaced Coating
Revolutionary coating technology improves patient comfort

 

ALAMEDA, Calif. (January 3, 2019) – ABB OPTICAL GROUP announced that its specialty lens lab has been approved by Contamac to manufacture gas permeable contact lenses in the Optimum® line of GP materials with Tangible Hydra-PEG™ surfaced coating technology.

Tangible Hydra-PEG is a novel contact lens coating technology that encapsulates the Optimum GP material in an ultra-thin layer of a PEG-based polymer (polyethylene gylcol), creating a lens surface with improved wettability and lubricity. Specifically designed to prevent lens discomfort, Tangible Hydra-PEG is the only FDA-cleared GP coating of its kind.

"Tangible Hydra-PEG is truly an innovation in specialty contact lenses and a real game-changer for ECPs," said Andy Jackson, director, specialty contact lenses, for ABB OPTICAL GROUP. "We are proud to partner with Contamac to bring this exciting technology to our customers for the benefit of their patients, who can expect increased wear time, less irritation and overall improved comfort."

Martin Dalsing, director of global strategy and new business development at Contamac, added, "ABB is providing practitioners with a valuable tool to improve the contact lens wearing experience and overall patient satisfaction by offering this, revolutionary coating. With ABB's long-standing reputation for excellence in GP manufacturing, we are thrilled to be adding them to our approved network of laboratories."

ABB OPTICAL is offering customers one pair of Hydra-PEG coatings for free through January 31, 2019. Costs of lenses still apply. Hydra-PEG is only available for lenses manufactured in Contamac materials.

All ABB OPTICAL GROUP custom-manufactured GP lenses are backed by a 90-day guaranteed fit program for spherical lenses and a 120-day guaranteed fit program for specialty lens designs. Additionally, highly-trained GP consultants, knowledgeable in lens designs, fitting trends and materials, are available to assist eye care practitioners in fitting patients with specialty lenses.

To place an order for GP lenses, call 1-800-772-3911 and select option 3, or visit ABBOptical.com, which also features a live chat option for consultations. To speak with a fitting consultant by phone, call 800-772-3911 and select option 4.


ABOUT ABB OPTICAL GROUP
ABB OPTICAL GROUP is a leading distributor of optical products in the United States. The company supplies nearly two-thirds of eye care professionals across the country with brand-name contact lenses, specialty contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses and more. ABB OPTICAL also provides business-building services for its customers such as pricing strategy tools, as well as performance dashboards through its Glimpse software division and practice management solutions through Primary Eyecare Network. ABB OPTICAL's DIGITAL EYE LAB Network utilizes cutting-edge technology to produce eyewear that is personalized to patients' needs and lifestyles. For additional information, visit ABBOptical.com.

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