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351 - Optics: eye examining, vision testing and correcting

351041000 - SPECTACLES AND EYEGLASSES

351159000 - Ophthalmic lenses or blanks

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20110285958ORTHOKERATOLOGICAL CONTACT LENSES AND DESIGN METHODS THEREFOR - The present invention provides an orthokeratological contact lens to be worn on a patient's cornea and methods for prescribing the same. The contact lens comprises a parabolic lens having an inner surface configured to face an epithelium of the patient's cornea, wherein the parabolic lens is adapted to reshape the cornea by way of epithelium tissue growth. In a pre-treatment configuration, an outer surface of the epithelium does not conform to the contours of the inner surface of the parabolic lens such that there exits a gap comprising a hypertrophy volume that is disposed between the epithelium and the parabolic lens.11-24-2011
20090122260Biomedical Devices - Biomedical devices are provided herein which are formed from a polymerization product of a monomeric mixture comprising (a) one or more esterified aminoalcohol monomers; and (b) one or more biomedical device-forming monomers.05-14-2009
20100118260PIXELIZED OPTICAL COMPONENT WITH NANOWALLS - An optical component comprises a transparent network of cells juxtaposed and separated by walls parallel to a surface of the component, each cell being hermetically sealed and comprising at least one substance with an optical property, and all or part of the surface of said component comprises walls less than 100 nm thick. The optical component is thus pixelized by a cell network, the cells being separated by walls which may themselves be pixelized. Such an optical component is particularly useful for making optical elements such as ophthalmic lenses.05-13-2010
20100118261METHACRYLATE-BASED BULKY SIDE-CHAIN SILOXANE CROSS LINKERS FOR OPTICAL MEDICAL DEVICES - Novel polymers for biomedical use, especially rigid gas permeable contact lenses that are based on bulky side-chain siloxane cross linkers. The siloxanes, either alone, or as copolymers with bulky and non-bulky mono-functional polymerizable siloxanes, fluoro monomers, such as hexafluoroisopropyl methacrylate, and hydrophilic monomers, result in transparent, high oxygen permeable polymers possessing excellent lathing and milling characteristics.05-13-2010
20090303432Contact Lens and Method of Producing Contact Lens - A contact lens of novel structure that can be produced with enhanced production efficiency and that has an enhanced water retainability on the lens surface so as to realize a superior wear feeling. At least one of convex lens anterior surface (12-10-2009
20090091704CONTACT LENSES - The invention provides silicone hydrogel contact lenses that exhibit reduced back surface debris and reduced incidence of superior epithelial arcurate lesions.04-09-2009
20090268154SYSTEM AND METHOD TO TREAT AND PREVENT LOSS OF VISUAL ACUITY - A system and method for treating and preventing loss of visual acuity. The system comprises a vision correcting lens, such as a contact lens, having a material with a regular pattern of orientation of polarizable molecular bonds, so as to create a birefringent effect. Off-axis light rays are refracted through the contact lens so as to focus in front of the retina, whereas on-axis light rays pass through the contact lens without refraction, such that their focal point on the fovea is unaltered. In an exemplary embodiment, a contact lens of the present invention is capable of independently altering the refractive state of the eye in relation to fovea and peripheral retina so as to simultaneously correcting visual acuity while minimizing the signal for axial growth and hence myopic progression.10-29-2009
20080218686LENS CARE SOLUTIONS FOR USE WITH CONTACT LENSES OR CONTACT LENS CASES THAT CONTAIN SILVER - Contact lens care solutions that are formulated for disinfecting or packaging contact lenses that comprise silver, or for disinfecting or storing contact lenses in contact lens cases that comprise silver.09-11-2008
20100171923LACTAM POLYMER DERIVATIVES - Lactam polymers has been modified with sodium borohydride (NaBH07-08-2010
20090168013Trimethylsilyl-Capped Polysiloxane Macromonomers Containing Polar Fluorinated Side-Chains - A method for reducing the modulus of polymer siloxane hydrogel compositions by employing monomeric polysiloxanes endcapped with trimethylsilyl to reduce the crosslinking density of the hydrogel. The synthesis consists of a single vessel acid catalyzed ring opening polymerization and may be employed to produce copolymers useful as hydrogel contact lens materials.07-02-2009
20090141235Control of Myopia Using Contact Lenses - Devices and methods for controlling myopia are provided. The devices and methods relate to the inventors discovery of the relationship between near work, the forces applied to the eye by the eyelids and myopia. The devices include a contact lens comprising a region that disperses force applied to the eye by an eyelid. The devices also include a device designed by measuring first wavefront aberrations of an eye before pre-near work and measuring second measured wavefront aberrations of the eye post-near work. The methods include a method for controlling myopia including identifying optical changes associated with near work and correcting the optical changes with an optical device.06-04-2009
20110299028METHOD OF MAKING A SOFT CONTACT LENS - Disclosed is a method of designing a soft contact lens to correct a visual defect in the eye of a human subject caused by abnormal corneal topography, the method comprising the steps of: (a) defining the posterior topography of the lens over at least a central optic zone to conform to that of the subject's cornea as previously determined; (b) defining the posterior topography of the lens over an outer portion to provide a flatter curve than that of the cornea, whilst retaining the previously defined topography over the central optic zone of the lens; (c) using empirical or theoretical data to predict or model the path of light rays passing from the cornea into the contact lens, and thereby adapting the topography of the anterior surface of the contact lens, over at least the central optic zone, to cause the light rays passing through the lens to conform to a desired wavefront (typically planar); and (d) defining the anterior surface of the contact lens over the outer portion to join the anterior optic zone to the posterior outer portion, the anterior surface over the outer portion conveniently comprising one or more thickened regions to confer rotational and/or translational stability on the lens in ocula.12-08-2011
20110299029Method for correcting vision problems - A method for causing visual images on the foveas of a patient to be differentially displaced from their default position by determining an optimal amount of displacement for each eye to maximize visual acuity while maintaining binocular vision, and fabricating lenses to achieve the determined differential displacements by use of two prisms of different dioptric strength. Optical devices, including eyeglasses and contact lenses, displace the images on the foveas of a patient by an amount sufficient to mitigate problems caused by non-fully functional foveas.12-08-2011
20090153793SURFACE MODIFIED BIOMEDICAL DEVICES - A method for making a surface modified biomedical device is disclosed, the method comprising contacting a surface of a biomedical device with a copolymer which is the reaction product of one or more polymerizable polyhydric alcohols and one or more polymerizable fluorine-containing monomers.06-18-2009
20110170055CONTACT LENS WITH VISUAL INDICATOR - A contact lens is provided with an indicator that is visible when placed in contact with a solution, but substantially transparent when removed from that solution. The indicator may be of the type to designate whether the contact lens is to be worn on the right or left eye.07-14-2011
20100060849CONTACT LENS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A novel method for manufacturing a contact lens in which wearing comfort and stability in the circumferential direction that are aimed at can be achieved consistently with a high degree of accuracy irrespective of a profile of an optical zone. An optical zone provided in a center of a lens has a concave rear surface optical zone substantially matching a surface profile of a cornea and has a convex front surface optical zone imparting required spherical diopter power and geometrical center thickness, and a face of either the rear surface optical zone or the front surface optical zone is designed to impart thereto cylindrical power and axial angle required for a toric surface. Furthermore, a junction thickness is established in a joint zone that connects the optical zone with a peripheral zone at multiple sites in a circumferential direction about a geometrical lens center axis of the optical zone. Position of the joint zone is determined on the circumference from profiles established on the rear surface optical zone and the front surface optical zone so as to connect points satisfying the junction thickness thusly established.03-11-2010
20080291392SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MARKING AN OPHTHALMIC LENS - A system and method for providing a discernable marking within a contact lens including forming a marking section substantially simultaneously with the formation of a bulk section of said lens. The marking section may be formed entirely during formation of the bulk section or may include preformed elements and may be extruded, inlaid, embedded, injected, or dyed within the bulk section. The bulk section may be formed as a rod, a sheet, or as an injection molded lens. The marking section extends substantially from the front to back surfaces of the lens.11-27-2008
20110228213LAMINATED COMPOSITE LENS - The present invention is directed to a composite lens, comprising an anterior rigid gas permeable layer, and an annulus of soft material bonded to a posterior surface of the anterior rigid gas permeable layer, wherein a central zone of the composite lens is rigid and without a soft layer, wherein a peripheral zone of the composite lens is generally rigid in its anterior aspect and soft in its posterior aspect.09-22-2011
20090021692SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASING THE DEPTH OF FOCUS OF THE HUMAN EYE - A method and apparatus for increasing the depth of focus of the human eye is comprised of a lens body, an optic in the lens body configured to produce light interference, and a pinhole-like optical aperture substantially in the center of the optic. The optic may be configured to produce light scattering or composed of a light reflective material. Alternatively, the optic may increase the depth of focus via a combination of light interference, light scattering, light reflection and/or light absorption. The optic may also be configured as a series of concentric circles, a weave, a pattern of particles, or a pattern of curvatures. One method involves screening a patient for an ophthalmic lens using a pinhole screening device in the lens to increase the patient's depth of focus. Another method comprises surgically implanting a mask in the patient's eye to increase the depth of focus.01-22-2009
20100238399OPHTHALMIC DEVICES CONTAINING HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR THEIR PRODUCTION - This invention relates to ophthalmic devices and methods for their production where the ophthalmic device contain a polymer and at least one heterocyclic compound comprising at least one N—Cl and/or N—Br bond.09-23-2010
20100118262Scleral Contact Lens with Grooves and Method of Making Lens - The present invention provides a scleral lens which includes channels on its posterior bearing surface that improve the flow of tears between the bearing surface of the device and the underlying scleral eyes tissue into the space between the optic of the lens and cornea. The channels are disposed on the inside surface of the lens and extend generally radially from the inside of the haptic and the outside rim of the lens. Various configurations are possible for the channels, as described in more detail below. Additionally, the channels can have a serpentine or arcuate configuration to allow for the appropriate amount of fluid flow between the space under the lens and the scleral surface of the eye. In another embodiment, microchannels can be formed in the lens to increase the oxygen permeability of the lens. The microchannels can have many configurations that reduce the volume of the lens material.05-13-2010
20090168014LASER ENHANCED LENS - This invention discloses methods and apparatus for modifying a silicone contact lens via laser ablation and a resulting modified lens. In some embodiments a lens is ablated in a hydrated state. A lens may also be ablated in an environment of decreased oxygen content.07-02-2009
20100315589TORIC OPHTHALMIC LENS - An ophthalmic lens for placement on the human eye or implanted into an eye is described. The lens has a cylinder power for eye astigmatism refraction error correction and incorporates aspherization of at least one of the surfaces to reduce vision quality reduction with toric ophthalmic lens rotation that creates meridional misalignment as compared with the equivalent toric lens with non-aspherized surface.12-16-2010
20110249235PUPIL-ONLY PHOTOCHROMIC CONTACT LENSES DISPLAYING DESIRABLE OPTICS AND COMFORT - A method for making a hydrogel, photochromic contact lens including supplying a first lens composition comprising a contact lens monomer and a photochromic material to a front contact lens mold and supplying a second lens composition to said contact lens mold wherein the viscosity of said first composition is at least about 1000 cp greater than the viscosity of said second contact lens composition, and the makeup of said second composition matches the of said first composition to reduce strain between said compositions of the resulting lens.10-13-2011
20110249234CONTACT LENSES DISPLAYING REDUCED INDOOR GLARE - The present invention relates to contact lenses which reduce indoor glare and provide improved comfort to the wearer.10-13-2011
20090033863OPHTHALMIC DYNAMIC APERTURE - Embodiments of the present invention relate to an electro-active element having a dynamic aperture. The electro-active element provides increased depth of field and may be used in a non-focusing ophthalmic device that that is spaced apart from but in optical communication with an intraocular lens, a corneal inlay, a corneal onlay, a contact lens, or a spectacle lens that provide an optical power. The electro-active element provides increased depth of field and may also be used in a focusing or non-focusing device such as an intraocular optic, an intraocular lens, a corneal inlay, a corneal onlay, or a contact lens which may or may not have an optical power. By changing the diameter of dynamic aperture either increased depth of field or increased light reaching the retina may be achieved.02-05-2009
20100271589SCLERAL CONTACT LENS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THE SAME - In accordance with exemplary embodiments, the present invention provides scleral lenses comprising a central zone and at least one peripheral zone defined by an angle. In an exemplary embodiment, a peripheral zone is curved in either a concave or convex direction or is uncurved. In an exemplary embodiment, the angle for a plurality of semi-meridians or transverse sections can be varied to create a transverse undulation of a peripheral zone. In accordance with exemplary embodiments, the present invention provides scleral lenses that do not demonstrate excessive pressure on the sclera and that allow for post lens tear exchange. The present invention also provides kits of scleral lenses.10-28-2010
20110051079MYOPIA CONTROL MEANS - Sets, kits or stocks of anti-myopia contact or spectacle lenses, along with methods for their use, that do not require a clinician to measure peripheral refractive error in the eyes of myopic patients. Extensive surveys have shown that lenses having peripheral powers or defocus set in accordance with central corrective power will cover almost all normal myopes not worse than −6D central refractive error. In one example, a kit or set of lenses (03-03-2011
20100315588Biomedical devices - Biomedical devices such as contact lenses formed from a polymerization product of a mixture comprising (a) a hydrophilic polymer comprising one or more hydrophilic units and one or more thio carbonyl thio fragments of a reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer (“RAFT”) agent; and (b) one or more biomedical device-forming monomers are disclosed.12-16-2010
20080212020CONTACT LENS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND FITTING SUCH LENSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - The invention is directed to a contact lens design and methods of manufacturing, fitting and using such lenses. The contact lens may be designed for use in a corneal refractive therapy (CRT) program. The lens provides a design which allows proper fitting of a patient, whether for corrective contact lenses or for a CRT program. Due to the rational design of the lenses according to the present invention, a minimal number of lens parameter increments can be identified to cover the range of common corneas. It is therefore possible to provide pre-formed lens buttons or blanks which are easily formed into a final design, thereby simplifying and speeding up the treatment process. Further, any adjustment of the lens design which may be required based upon trial fitting or the like, is easily envisioned and implemented by the fitter.09-04-2008
20080252845APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CORRECTING HIGHER-ORDER ABERRATIONS OF THE HUMAN EYE - The wavefront aberrator is applicable to correct aberrations of the human eye. In one embodiment, the aberrator device comprises a pair of transparent lenses separated by a layer of curable resin comprising monomers and polymerization initiators. By controlling the extent of its curing, this monomer layer provides an adjustable index of refraction profile across the layer. Curing of the resin may be made by exposure to light, such as ultraviolet light. By controlling the extent of light exposure across the surface of the curable resin, for example, a particular and unique refractive index profile can be produced.10-16-2008
20110149233METHOD FOR PRODUCING STABILIZED CONTACT LENSES - METHOD FOR PRODUCING STABILIZED CONTACT LENSES Contact lenses with stabilization zones are designed using mathematical constructs such as Bezier curves and which are subjected to modeling on-eye performance.06-23-2011
20110149232STABILIZED CONTACT LENSES - Contact lenses with stabilization zones are designed using mathematical constructs such as Bezier curves and which are subjected to modeling on-eye performance.06-23-2011
20110149231METHOD FOR STABILIZING CONTACT LENSES - A method for stabilizing contact lenses includes providing a lens design with a nominal set of stabilization zone parameters, applying a merit function to the lens design based on balancing moments of momentum, and creating a contact lens design with improved stabilization based on the application of the merit functions to the lens design with a nominal set of stabilization zone parameters.06-23-2011
20110149229CONTACT LENSES WITH STABILIZATION FEATURES - Stabilized contact lenses have unconventional stabilization zones such as with the bulk of their length lying beneath the horizontal axis of the lens, a differing rate of change of slope (from peak) in one direction relative to the other, and a different height profile above the horizontal axis than below the horizontal axis.06-23-2011
20090262301Toric Contact Lenses Having Selected Spherical Aberration Characteristics - A contact lens, comprising a first surface and a toric second surface. The toric surface has a first meridian and a second meridian, and the toric surface has a first aspheric component in the first meridian. At least one of the first surface and the second meridian of the second surface has a second aspheric component, such that spherical aberration in the first meridian is within 0.1 microns (um) of being equal to the spherical aberration in the second meridian.10-22-2009
20110149230STABILIZATION OF CONTACT LENSES - Contact lens designs are provided with improved stabilization wherein the moments of momentum are balanced.06-23-2011
20080266519UV-ABSORBERS FOR OPHTHALMIC LENS MATERIALS - 1,4-disubstituted-1,2,3-triazole UV absorbing monomers are disclosed. The UV absorbers are particularly suitable for use in intraocular lens materials.10-30-2008
20120038880MODULATED UV CURE - The present invention relates to a process for effectively curing a lens forming material to form a lens, preferably a contact lens. In particular the present invention relates to a modulated UV/VIS irradiation curing process, preferably using UV light, wherein the lens forming material is first cured with a very high intensity for a first short time period and then with a significantly lower intensity for a significantly longer time period.02-16-2012
20120038881FREE-STANDING TWO-SIDED DEVICE FABRICATION - Solar cells attached to a contact lens are provided, as well as methods for making the solar cells and contact lenses. The solar cells have electrodes on only one side of the device, which facilitates attachment of the solar cell to a contact lens. In one embodiment, the solar cells are made using a “two sided” process. By using the two-sided process, solar cells of only a few microns in thickness can be fabricated. Such relatively thin solar cells can be incorporated into a contact lens without discomfort to the wearer. By providing an infinitely renewable power source on a contact lens, the solar cells enable the use of electronic components on the contact lens while eliminating the recharging or replacing issues that arise with batteries.02-16-2012
20090115963TORIC LENS DESIGN - This invention is related to contact lenses. In particular, the present invention is related to a toric contact lens design with thickness zones in the carrier portion of the lens for increased rotational stability.05-07-2009
20090059165Contact lens products - The present invention relates to improved contact lens products which not only have initial insertion comfort but also are comfortable to wear for more than about 6 hours. The invention is achieved by packaging and storing a hydrogel lens with two or more leachable polymeric lubricants incorporated therein in a relatively viscous packaging solution including a relatively low molecular weight polyethylene glycol (PEG) and a viscosity-enhancing hydrophilic polymer. The present invention also provides methods for making contact lens products of the invention.03-05-2009
20080212021ORTHOKERATOLOGICAL CONTACT LENSES AND DESIGN METHODS THEREFOR - The present invention provides an orthokeratological contact lens to be worn on a patient's cornea and methods for prescribing the same. The contact lens comprises a parabolic lens having an inner surface configured to face an epithelium of the patient's cornea, wherein the parabolic lens is adapted to reshape the cornea by way of epithelium tissue growth. In a pre-treatment configuration, an outer surface of the epithelium does not conform to the contours of the inner surface of the parabolic lens such that there exits a gap comprising a hypertrophy volume that is disposed between the epithelium and the parabolic lens.09-04-2008
20120057121ORTHOKERATOLOGY LENS WEAR COMBINED WITH CHEMICAL TREATMENT TO CORRECT MYOPIA, HYPEROPIA OR ASTIGMATISM - Methods of treating a refractive error of the eye are disclosed comprising applying a treatment that induces swelling of the corneal tissue and applying an orthokeratology lens configured to correct the refractive error that provides a controlled distribution of the corneal tissue.03-08-2012
20110102737OPTIMIZING OPTICAL ABERRATIONS IN OPHTHALMIC LENSES - An ophthalmic lens includes spherical aberration in an amount that accounts for spherical aberration introduced into the lens during the manufacturing process and/or spherical aberration differences in the manufactured lens measured off of the eye and measured on the eye. The result is a lens-and-eye optical system is free or substantially free of spherical aberration, i.e., having only negligible spherical aberration. Because the optical system is free or substantially free of spherical aberration, there is no or only negligible coma induced by the normal misalignment of the lens optical axis and the eye's primary line of sight. The result is a lens-and-eye optical system that provides enhanced optical performance and visual quality. Also disclosed are methods of designing and manufacturing lenses with spherical aberration adjustments to account for manufacturing process changes and off-eye to on-eye differences.05-05-2011
20100245759CONTACT LENS WITH MERIDIONAL SAGITTAL VARIATION AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING THE SAME - The present invention is directed toward the design of lenses to incorporate elevation features in at least one annular zone on the posterior surface of the lens that engage the elevation differences of the eye while allowing the central zone of the lens to have conventional spherical, aspheric, multifocal or toric geometry. In various embodiments, lenses according to the present invention are rotationally stable, free of flexure and well centered over the pupil.09-30-2010
20090059166Contact lens and method of manufacturing the same - A contact lens having a mark on at least one of an anterior face and a posterior face thereof, wherein the improvement including: the mark being defined by a concave annular section having inside and outside peripheral borders of circular shape, and a center projection situated in a center of the concave annular section; an outside diameter dimension of the concave annular section is held within a range of 0.1-0.5 mm; a widthwise center section of the concave annular section in radial cross section is a flat section having smaller depth change and greater radius of curvature than widthwise side sections; and at least the flat section of the mark has a rough surface The method of manufacturing the contact lens is also disclosed.03-05-2009
20080297720Transparent Optical Component with Cells Separated by Walls - A transparent optical component comprises a set of cells (12-04-2008
20110157545Method for Designing and Manufacturing Custom Optics - Provided herein are methods of manufacturing an optical lens using image simulation and/or predictive metrics to determine optical aberrations and an iterative algorithm to correct the aberrations to create a custom-designed surface for the optical lens and to implement the manufacture of the custom-designed surface onto the lens. Also, a computer program product storing the method is provided. In addition, there are provided a customized optical lens designed by the method and a method of correcting optical aberration to improve visual using the customized optical lens. Further provided is a method of manufacturing a custom lens effective to mimic a subset of optical aberrations.06-30-2011
20080239237MOLDS WITH THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS FOR PRODUCING OPHTHALMIC LENSES - This invention discloses improved mold parts fashioned from a thermoplastic resin compounded with a thermoplastic elastomers. The mold parts can be used in manufacturing processes, such as, for example: continuous, in-line or batched processes to obtain a high degree of precision and accuracy, such as those necessary in the manufacture of ophthalmic lens mold applications. In addition, the present invention includes ophthalmic lenses created using the improved mold parts.10-02-2008
20080218685Goggles for Improved Ocular Vision - A device for improved vision into or out of at least one eye of a subject. The device comprises an enclosing vessel for holding one or more lenses in front one or two eyes of the subject and for holding a substance whose refractive index is matched to the refractive index of the cornea. The vessel is adapted to seal the substance to the face around the eye or eyes of the subject thereby allowing focusing into or out of the eye or eyes.09-11-2008
20110181833HYDROPHILIC SILICONE MONOMERS, PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND THIN FILMS CONTAINING THE SAME - There is provided a mono-(meth)acrylate functionalized hydrophilic silicone monomers containing a polyether with branched linking group, useful in making water absorbing silicone-hydrogel films for contact lens applications. This invention also provides homo-polymers and copolymers made from the mono-(meth)acrylate functionalized hydrophilic silicone monomers described herein. Also provided is a process for producing the monomers and polymers described herein and contact lenses produced from the same.07-28-2011
20100149482CONTACT LENS - Disclosed are silicone-containing contact lenses having an overall additive thickness less than or equal to about 310 μm.06-17-2010
20100039612Microbial cellulose contact lens - The present invention provides a contact lens from 02-18-2010
20090237612CORNEAL-SCLERA ORTHOKERATOLOGY LENS WITH ASYMETRIC BLENDS - A corneal-scleral orthokeratology contact lens is formed of rigid gas permeable material with uniform arc lengths in the treatment area even when the corneal curvature varies and asymmetric blends or splines called minor zones, where the portion of the blend or spline is shorter toward the lens center and broader toward the lens edge, and relieve the treatment area of all centering responsibility, transferring it to the limbal-scleral region. The method of determining the total sagittal height of an eye at a given chord diameter to predetermine exact fitting parameters and predict unaided visual outcome trial lenses, with exact chord and sagittal height values used to match the sagittal height of an eye, the sagittal value may be obtained from some ocular topographers. A computer program can easily take the sagittal information and design an optimum lens.09-24-2009
20090046242Extended Wear Ophthalmic Lens - An ophthalmic lens suited for extended-wear periods of at least one day on the eye without a clinically significant amount of corneal swelling and without substantial wearer discomfort. In one embodiment, an opthalmic lens is a copolymerization product of at least one oxyperm, at least one ionoperm, and a crosslinker. In one embodiment, a lens has a tensile modulus of less than about 3.0 MPa, yet in another embodiment, the tensile modulus is between about 0.5 to about 1.5 MPa.02-19-2009
20110063567PREPOLYMERS SUITABLE FOR MAKING ULTRA-VIOLET ABSORBING CONTACT LENSES - The invention provides a class of actinically-crosslinkable silicone-containing prepolymers which comprise (1) ethylenically-unsaturated groups and (2) UV-absorbing polymeric units, latent UV-absorbing polymeric units, and/or dual photo-functional polymeric units. The prepolymer of the invention can be used to prepare silicone hydrogel contact lenses capable of absorbing UV/visible radiation. The present invention is also related to silicone hydrogel contact lenses made from a prepolymer of the invention and methods for making the contact lenses in a cost-effective way and with high consistency and high fidelity to the original lens design.03-17-2011
20090190090METHOD FOR FORMING SILICONE HYDROGEL CONTACT LENS AND STRUCTURE THEREOF - A method for forming a silicone hydrogel contact lens is disclosed, wherein a lens body is formed by curing a mixture of silicone lens matrix, including a filling material, which is water soluble or organic solvent soluble. The lens body, once formed, is processed by water or organic solvent extraction to remove part or whole filling material from the silicone matrix of the lens body. Whereby densely distributed and interconnected pores are formed in the lens body to provide additional wettability required for the contract lens. This method is also applicable of to making other optical medical devices, such as an intraocular lens.07-30-2009
20120026457SILICONE HYDROGEL LENS WITH A CROSSLINKED HYDROPHILIC COATING - The invention is related to a cost-effective method for making a silicone hydrogel contact lens having a crosslinked hydrophilic coating thereon. A method of the invention involves heating a silicone hydrogel contact lens in an aqueous solution in the presence of a water-soluble, highly branched, thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material having positively-charged azetidinium groups, to and at a temperature from about 40° C. to about 140° C. for a period of time sufficient to covalently attach the thermally-crosslinkable hydrophilic polymeric material onto the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens through covalent linkages each formed between one azetidinium group and one of the reactive functional groups on and/or near the surface of the silicone hydrogel contact lens, thereby forming a crosslinked hydrophilic coating on the silicone hydrogel contact lens. Such method can be advantageously implemented directly in a sealed lens package during autoclave.02-02-2012
20090168012COATING SOLUTIONS COMPRISING SEGMENTED INTERACTIVE BLOCK COPOLYMERS - This invention is directed toward surface treatment of a device. The surface treatment comprises the attachment of interactive segmented block copolymers to the surface of the substrate by means of interactive functionalities of the segmented block copolymer reacting with complementary surface functionalities in monomeric units along the polymer substrate. The present invention is also directed to a surface modified medical device, examples of which include contact lenses, intraocular lenses, vascular stents, phakic intraocular lenses, aphakic intraocular lenses, corneal implants, catheters, implants, and the like, comprising a surface made by such a method.07-02-2009
20080273168ANTIMICROBIAL LENSES, PROCESSES TO PREPARE THEM AND METHODS OF THEIR USE - The present invention relates to contact lenses comprising at least one ionizable antimicrobial metal compound and a polymer formed from a reaction mixture comprising at least one hydrophobic component and hydrophilic components in a concentration to provide a hydrophilicity index of at least 42.11-06-2008
20090103045SILICONE HYDROGELS WITH AMINO SURFACE GROUPS - A silicone hydrogel comprising monomeric units of one or more amino monomers, wherein the amino monomers are of formula IA, IB, IIA or IIB and monomeric units of one or more silicone monomers04-23-2009
20100225881CONTACT LENS, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND PACK FOR STORAGE AND MAINTENANCE OF A CONTACT LENS - A contact lens (09-09-2010
20110211158Long-Wearable Soft Contact Lens - A mold for producing a soft contact lens, wherein the mold is capable of forming both front and rear surfaces of the lens from a surface of the mold during polymerization of a monomer composition.09-01-2011
20100039613SILICONE CONTACT LENSES WITH WRINKLED SURFACE - At least one of the surfaces of a silicone contact lens is a wrinkled surface, providing the contact lens surface with a desired topography. The wrinkled surface may include random ridges, either over the entire surface of the lens, or in a desired pattern on the surface of the lens.02-18-2010
20100321631HYPER-OSMOTIC EYE CONTACT LENS - A hyper-osmotic contact lens designed to compensate for an unhealthy edematous state for treating corneal edema.12-23-2010
20110134387SILICONE HYDROGEL LENS WITH A COVALENTLY ATTACHED COATING - The invention provides a cost-effective method for making a silicone hydrogel contact lens having a hydrophilic coating thereon that is covalently attached to the lens and has a good hydrophilicity, intactness and durability. The invention also provides a silicone hydrogel contact lenses having a hydrophilic coating consisting of a prime coating covalently attached to the contact lens and a top coating covalently attached to the prime coating.06-09-2011
20090059164SOFT CONTACT LENSES DISPLAYING SUPERIOR ON-EYE COMFORT - The present invention relates to soft contact lenses having an overall comfort preference of at least about 2 to 1 as compared to an Acuvue® contact lens and measured after one week of daily wear. The present invention further relates to a soft contact lens comprising an oxygen transmissibility greater than about 70 barrers/mm and physical properties suitable to provide wearer comfort over at least about 9 hours in at least about 80% of wearers, as measured in a randomized, double masked clinical study.03-05-2009
20100053548Toric Contact Lenses - The invention provides a toric lens having back surface toric correction that does not result in increased corneal staining. More specifically, the back surface toric optic zone of the lens of the invention is equal to or greater than about 50% of the entire back surface area.03-04-2010
20100296049ACTINICALLY-CROSSLINKABLE SILOXANE-CONTAINING COPOLYMERS - The invention provide a class of actinically-crosslinkable silicone-containing prepolymers which comprise dangling polysiloxane chains each having a terminal ethylenically-unsaturated group and are obtained in a one-step of RAFT polymerization of a reactive mixture comprising a polysiloxane crosslinker, a hydrophilic vinylic monomer, a RAFT agent, and a free-radical initiator. The present invention is also related to silicone hydrogel contact lenses made from a prepolymer of the invention and methods for making the contact lenses in a cost-effective way and with high consistency and high fidelity to the original lens design.11-25-2010
20100238398Extended Wear Ophthalmic Lens - An ophthalmic lens suited for extended-wear periods of at least one day on the eye without a clinically significant amount of corneal swelling and without substantial wearer discomfort. In one embodiment, an opthalmic lens is a copolymerization product of at least one oxyperm, at least one ionoperm, and a crosslinker. In one embodiment, a lens has a tensile modulus of less than about 3.0 MPa, yet in another embodiment, the tensile modulus is between about 0.5 to about 1.5 MPa.09-23-2010
20110085128Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses and Methods of Making Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses - Silicone hydrogel contact lenses, when hydrated, have a plurality of depressions on one or more of the lens surfaces. The depressions have a depth less than 1 micrometer, or less than 100 nanometers. The silicone hydrogel contact lenses have not been subject to treatment with plasma. Methods of manufacturing the silicone hydrogel contact lenses are also disclosed.04-14-2011
20120026458SILICONE HYDROGEL LENSES WITH WATER-RICH SURFACES - The invention is related to a hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens having a layered structural configuration: a lower water content silicone hydrogel core (or bulk material) completely covered with a layer of a higher water content hydrogel totally or substantially free of silicone. A hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens of the invention possesses high oxygen permeability for maintaining the corneal health and a soft, water-rich, lubricious surface for wearing comfort.02-02-2012
20090141234High Water Content Silicone Hydrogels - Silicone hydrogels formed from a hydrated polymerization product of a monomer mixture comprising (a) a major amount of a non-silicone-containing hydrophilic monomer; and (b) a minor amount of a silicone-containing monomer, wherein the hydrogel has a water content of greater than 50 weight percent are disclosed.06-04-2009
20110102736SILICONE HYDROGEL LENS WITH A GRAFTED HYDROPHILIC COATING - The invention provides a cost-effective method for applying a hydrophilic coating onto a silicone hydrogel contact lens based on Fenton chemistry. The hydrophilic coating is covalently attached onto the contact lens at room temperature without UV irradiation. The invention also provides silicone hydrogel contact lenses having a hydrophilic coating obtained according to the method of the invention.05-05-2011
20100208196Surface Modification of Contact Lenses - Contact lenses which exhibit improved wetability are provided. In one aspect, the surface of the contact lenses may be modified using a hydrophilic layer which imparts improved wetability to the contact lens. The contact lens may be exposed to a first plasma so as to generate free radicals on the contact lens surface. An organic compound may be further reacted with the free radicals on the surface to form an organic coating. The contact lens may be exposed to a under conditions selected to oxidize the organic coating and form the hydrophilic layer. Surface modified contact lenses may exhibit contact angles with respect to water less than about 50° using a broad range of organic compounds, including alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, esters, organosilicon, organophosphorous, organotitanium, organotin, organogermanium, and organoboron compounds. The improved wetability is also substantially maintained when the lens is subject to wear.08-19-2010
20080291391HYBRID CONTACT LENSES PREPARED WITH EXPANSION CONTROLLED POLYMERIC MATERIALS - A hybrid contact lens includes a substantially rigid center portion and a substantially flexible skirt portion connected to the center portion. The skirt portion is formed using xerogels compatible with diluents comprising at least one selected from polylactic acid, polyglycolic acid, lactide, glycolide, a polyacetal, a cyclic acetal, a polyketal, a cyclic ketal, a polyorthoester, a cyclic orthoester, di-t-butyl-dicarbonate, tris(trimethylsilyl)amine, and 2,2,2-trifluoroacetamide. These diluents are formulated to function as a stand-in for water in the xerogel polymer, allowing the xerogel to form and bond to the rigid center portion in its fully expanded state. Upon hydration of the hybrid lens, substantially little dimensional change, and thus substantially little distortion, is obtained in the skirt portion. The diluents of the present invention further preserve the mechanical integrity of the xerogel, allowing the xerogel to be machined to final shape, improving the dimensional tolerances which can be achieved in the hybrid lens.11-27-2008
20080231798Prepolymers with dangling polysiloxane-containing polymer chains - The invention provide a new class of silicone-containing prepolymers containing dangling polysiloxane-containing polymer chains. This class of silicone-containing prepolymer is capable of being actinically crosslinked to form a silicone hydrogel material with a relatively high oxygen permeability, a reduced elastic modulus, and a relatively high ion permeability. The present invention is also related to silicone hydrogel contact lenses made from this class of silicone-containing prepolymers and to methods for making the silicone hydrogel contact lenses.09-25-2008
20100014047Silicone-Containing Polymeric Materials with Hydrolyzable Groups - The invention provides a silicone hydrogel contact lens including a hydrolyzable units. The hydrolyzable units can be converted by hydrolysis into a hydrophilic units which is capable of imparting the silicone hydrogel contact lens a hydrophilic surface without post-curing surface treatment. The invention also provides an actinically crosslinkable prepolymer including hydrolyzable units and use of the prepolymer of the invention. In addition, the invention provides a method for making wettable silicone hydrogel contact lens without posterior surface treatments other than hydrolysis.01-21-2010
20110273663SURFACE ENHANCED OPHTHALMIC LENS - This invention discloses methods and apparatus for providing an ophthalmic lens with a textured pattern within an optic zone and an ophthalmic lens with a textured pattern within the optic zone.11-10-2011
20120062835Contact Lens and Method of Manufacture - The invention relates to a method of designing a soft contact lens, said lens having a central optic zone and with a peripheral zone around the central optic zone; the method comprising the steps of: 03-15-2012

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