“This is going to mean more time fitting new patients, less time doing refits on your current patients, and less time on your staff with contact lens returns.”
– Dr. Casey Hogan, Advanced Eye Care Professionals, IL
Comfort isn’t just a problem for “problem” patients.
Hydrophobic lens material, a patient’s own tear film composition and anatomy can make fitting challenging. Even patients that profess comfort may still require frequent cleanings for fogging, use rewetting drops, or remove lenses early. (can work in the 20% wherever makes sense, no citation needed)
What if you could improve comfort for all of your patients, all day long, while eliminating the inconvenience? Say hello to Tangible Hydra-PEG.
About Tangible Hydra-PEG
Tangible Hydra-PEG is a first-of-its-kind coating permanently bonded to custom contact lenses designed to solve the problem of custom contact lens discomfort and dry eyes by:
Minimizing deposits and lens fogging
Increasing lens surface water retention
Tangible Hydra-PEG makes custom contact lenses more comfortable and convenient for many patients.
Dry Eye Sufferers
Patients with Scleral Fogging
Patients Adapting to Corneal Lenses
Patients with Comfort Issues
The Science Behind Tangible Hydra-PEG
The 90% water coating is designed to fill the microscopic pits inherent in contact lens material and build up into a lubricious, wettable layer that encapsulates the lenses.
It is permanently bonded to the surface of the lenses and effectively shields the tear film from the hydrophobic lens material so that the only thing exposed to the eye’s surface is a surface that closely matches the eye’s natural environment.
How to Order Tangible Hydra-PEG
Most custom contact lenses are now available with Tangible Hydra-PEG coating and most labs that make custom contact lenses offer it.
It does not affect lens DK, design or fitting requirements.
Next time you order a lens from your lab, just ask them to add Tangible Hydra-PEG coating…that’s it!
While Tangible Hydra-PEG is permanently bonded to lenses and designed to last the lifetime of the lenses, various factors may impact the durability of its benefits.
These can include:
A patient’s tear composition (i.e., “heavy depositors”)
Use of incompatible cleansers or rewetting drops
Vigorous rubbing of lenses during cleaning
Use of tap water
Storing lenses dry, without solution