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351 - Optics: eye examining, vision testing and correcting

351041000 - SPECTACLES AND EYEGLASSES

351159010 - Ophthalmic lenses

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
351159020 Eye contact 89
20130044289IMAGING WITH EXTENDED DEPTH OF FOCUS FOR USE WITH POLYCHROMATIC LIGHT - An imaging lens unit is presented, comprising an imaging lens having a lens region defining an effective aperture, and a phase coder. The phase coder may be incorporated with or located close to the lens region. The phase coder defines a surface relief along the lens region formed by at least three phase patterns extending along the lens region. Each of the phase patterns differently affecting light components of one of at least three different wavelength ranges while substantially not affecting propagation of light components of other of said at least three wavelength ranges. The surface relief affects light propagation through the lens region to extend a depth of focus for at least one of said at least three wavelength ranges.02-21-2013
20120162599CONTACT 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.06-28-2012
20130083287METHOD OF CREATING A VISIBLE MARK ON LENS USING A LEUCO DYE - The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a contact lens having a visible mark including the steps of (i) curing a hydrogel having reactive components including a leuco dye and a silicone component to form the contact lens and (ii) activating the leuco dye in at least a portion of said contact lens to change the color of the leuco dye to create the visible mark; wherein the leuco dye contains at least one methacrylate, acrylate, or styrene functional group, and the leuco dye polymerizes with the silicone component during the curing step.04-04-2013
20130083286METHOD OF CREATING A VISIBLE MARK ON LENS USING A LEUCO DYE - The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a lens having at least one visible mark including the steps of (i) manufacturing a lens containing a leuco dye and (ii) activating the leuco dye t in at least a portion of said contact lens o change the color of the leuco dye to create the visible mark.04-04-2013
20130033676IMAGING SYSTEM WITH OPTIMIZED EXTENDED DEPTH OF FOCUS - An optical processor is presented for applying optical processing to a light field passing through a predetermined imaging lens unit. The optical processor comprises a pattern in the form of spaced apart regions of different optical properties. The pattern is configured to define a phase coder, and a dispersion profile coder. The phase coder affects profiles of Through Focus Modulation Transfer Function (TFMTF) for different wavelength components of the light field in accordance with a predetermined profile of an extended depth of focusing to be obtained by the imaging lens unit. The dispersion profile coder is configured in accordance with the imaging lens unit and the predetermined profile of the extended depth of focusing to provide a predetermined overlapping between said TFMTF profiles within said predetermined profile of the extended depth of focusing.02-07-2013
20130057824Optical Element for Correcting Color Blindness - Described herein are devices, compositions, and methods for improving color discernment.03-07-2013
20130215375CONTACT LENS - A contact lens comprising first and second orientation indicia to determine an orientation of the contact lens.08-22-2013
20120120365MOLDED LENS WITH NANOFILAMENTS AND RELATED METHODS - A method includes molding a lens, the lens including a front portion and a rear portion and an intermediate portion therebetween, the rear portion adapted to be disposed in the direction of the back of the eye, the front portion adapted to be disposed in the direction of the front of an eye, wherein molding the lens includes disposing conductive parallel nanofilaments on or within the lens. A molded contact lens includes a rear portion adapted to be disposed in the direction of the back of the eye, and a front portion that is adapted to be disposed in the direction of the front of the eye. The molded lens includes conductive parallel nanofilaments located on or within a central region of the molded lens.05-17-2012
20130010255Means for Controlling the Progression of Myopia - A contact lens (01-10-2013
20120314183LOW WATER CONTENT SOFT LENS FOR EYE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A low water content soft lens for eye is provided, which includes a layer made of an acidic polymer and a basic polymer on at least a part of a surface of a base material containing a polysiloxane compound. Adhesion of the lens to the cornea during wear, which has hitherto been regarded as a problem in a conventional low water content soft lens for eye, can be reduced or avoided when using the low water content soft lens.12-13-2012
20120268710ADJUSTABLE INTRAOCULAR LENS - Methods and devices for altering the power of a lens, such as an intraocular lens, are disclosed. In one method, the lens comprises a single polymer matrix containing crosslinkable pendant groups, wherein the polymer matrix increases in volume when crosslinked. The lens does not contain free monomer. Upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation, crosslinking causes the exposed portion of the lens to increase in volume, causing an increase in the refractive index. In another method, the lens comprises a polymer matrix containing photobleachable chromophores. Upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation, photobleaching causes a decrease in refractive index in the exposed portion without any change in lens thickness. These methods avoid the need to wait for diffusion to occur to change the lens shape and avoid the need for a second exposure to radiation to lock in the changes to the lens.10-25-2012
20120092612LENS WITH VARIABLE REFRACTION POWER FOR THE HUMAN EYE - The present invention comprises a lens with variable refraction power as well as an optical system for the use as, preferably accommodating, visual aid. The lens is designed as an intraocular lens or as a contact lens. The general idea of the invention is to determine the accommodation requirement from the position of the eyes relative to one another. This is possible, since the accommodation requirement and the eyes' motor activity are closely related. According to a first embodiment, the present invention claims a lens with variable refraction power, which possesses the following components: means for adaptation of the refraction power, especially by a change of the lens' curvature as a reaction to a control signal; at least one position locator; means for detection of the relative position of the position locator to at least another position locator arranged on another lens; means for generation of the control signal for adaptation of the refraction power of the lens to the detected relative position and at least one device for power supply for at least parts of the components of the lens.04-19-2012
20130120708POLYMERISABLE MATERIAL - Polymerisable material which comprises a polymerisable group, a siloxane group-containing component and a zwitterionic group is described. The polymerisable material may be used to produce polymers and articles, in particular contact lenses.05-16-2013
20130194539LAMINATED 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.08-01-2013
351159030 Electro-active 8
20120206691DYNAMIC MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENS - An dynamic multiple focus contact lens has at least one transparent layer with a first annular electromagnet and a second annular electromagnet, a transparent pupil allowing passage of light through the at least one layer, at least one loop antenna in communication with the electromagnets, and a transmitter for activating the electromagnets. The at least one layer has a first shape similar to a circular segment that follows the surface of the cornea. The first shape has a first focal length, or power. Upon initiation by a user, a transmitter sends a signal to the loop antenna which energizes the electromagnets to mutually attract causing the at least one layer to deflect and the central portion of the first layer to deform outwardly forming the layer into a second shape. The second shape has a second power, stronger than the first shape.08-16-2012
20130222760METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE OF ENERGIZED OPHTHALMIC DEVICES HAVING AN ELECTRICAL STORAGE MODE - This invention discloses methods of manufacture and use of an energized Ophthalmic Device with an incorporated Storage Mode for a power source, the method of manufacturing said device, and a method of activation that may restore the power source to an operational mode.08-29-2013
20130222759METHODS AND APPARATUS TO FORM ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY ON OPHTHALMIC DEVICES - This invention discloses an energized Ophthalmic Device with incorporated low energy consuming modes. In some embodiments, media inserts with incorporated low energy consuming modes are described.08-29-2013
20120154739Curable Adhesive Compositions - Curable adhesive compositions comprising a urethane pre-polymer are provided that exhibit a high refractive index.06-21-2012
20120162600ENERGIZED OPHTHALMIC LENS INCLUDING STACKED INTEGRATED COMPONENTS - This invention discloses methods and apparatus for providing an ophthalmic lens with a stacked integrated component device for function. In some embodiments, the stacked integrated component device may contain an energy source capable of powering an electrical component incorporated into the lens.06-28-2012
20120092613POLARIZATION-SENSITIVE VISUAL PROSTHESIS - A vision prosthesis includes a first detector disposed to detect a polarization state of light reflected from a retina, and a controller in communication with the first detector. The controller is configured to receive, from the detector, a measurement signal indicative of the polarization state. In response thereto, the controller generates a control signal for causing a change to an optical property of an optical system in optical communication with the retina.04-19-2012
20120281181INTERFACE USING EYE TRACKING CONTACT LENSES - Methods of eye gaze tracking are provided using magnetized contact lenses tracked by magnetic sensors and/or reflecting contact lenses tracked by video-based sensors. Tracking information of contact lenses from magnetic sensors and video-based sensors may be used to improve eye tracking and/or combined with other sensor data to improve accuracy. Furthermore, reflective contact lenses improve blink detection while eye gaze tracking is otherwise unimpeded by magnetized contact lenses. Additionally, contact lenses may be adapted for viewing 3D information.11-08-2012
20130194540OPHTHALMIC LENS ASSEMBLY HAVING AN INTEGRATED ANTENNA STRUCTURE - Antennas and antenna systems may be designed and configured for incorporation into mechanical devices, including medical devices, such as ophthalmic devices, including contact lenses. These antennas and antenna systems may be utilized to transmit data from the mechanical device to a receiver, to receive data from a transmitter, and/or to inductively charge an electromechanical cell or the like incorporated into the mechanical device.08-01-2013
351159040 With fluid exchange means 5
20130077044Eye Covering and Refractive Correction Methods and Apparatus Having Improved Tear Flow, Comfort, and/or Applicability - An eye covering such as a contact lens may comprise one or more structures to pump tear liquid under the covering such that the covering can remain in the eye and correct vision for an extended amount of time. In many embodiments, the covering comprises a material having fenestrations to draw tear liquid under the covering and an outer portion shaped to contact the conjunctiva over the sclera, such that when the eye closes pressure of one or more eyelids urges tear liquid through one or more fenestrations and under the outer portion shaped to contact the conjunctiva. When the eye blinks, the pressure of the one or more eyelids can urge the covering toward the cornea such that tear liquid can pass through the fenestrations.03-28-2013
20120113385HYPER-OSMOTIC EYE CONTACT LENS - A hyper-osmotic contact lens designed to compensate for an unhealthy edematous state for treating corneal edema.05-10-2012
20120147320METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONSTRUCTING A CONTACT LENS WITH OPTICS - Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and processes for constructing a contact lens. In one embodiment, a contact lens assembly is provided, comprising: a curved polymer polarizer with an aperture; a lenslet disposed inside the aperture, wherein the lenslet enables imaging near objects; and a filter attached to the lenslet. In further embodiments, a method for fabricating a flexible contact lens is provided, comprising: fabricating an element having an extrusion; providing a front concave mold, wherein the front mold has an intrusion to accommodate the extrusion of the optical element; affixing the extrusion of the optical element to the intrusion of the front mold; attaching a back convex mold to the front concave mold, thereby forming a mold cavity; and filling the mold cavity with a pre-polymerized liquid, whereby upon polymerization, the pre-polymerized liquid forms the flexible contact lens and the optical element is partially encapsulated within the lens.06-14-2012
20130182214FRACTAL FEATURES FOR ENHANCED TEAR EXCHANGE - Feature patterns may be incorporated into the peripheral region of the back curve surface of contact lenses in order to increase tear exchange between the contact lens and the cornea. The feature patterns may be based upon fractal geometry and be incorporated anywhere in the periphery of the lens. The placement feature patterns are preferably determined utilizing a combination of simulations and experimentation.07-18-2013
20130242255DYNAMIC FLUID ZONES IN CONTACT LENSES - A contact lens incorporating one or more dynamic fluid zones fabricated from a material that is readily deformable under eyelid pressure during blinking allows for the delivery of one or more agents to the eye, dynamic cosmetic eye enhancement, and/or dynamic rotational misalignment correction. The one or more agents may include therapeutic agents, nutritional agents and pharmacological agents.09-19-2013
351159050 Multifocal 24
20120206692CONTACT LENS - Provided is a contact lens of double thin type ensuring a comfortable wearing sensation, enabling improvement of oxygen permeability and tear exchange, and having a novel structure. An optical zone having no deviation of a center of gravity by a prism is formed. A pair of thin portions extending circumferentially and having a constant thickness are formed on both upper and lower sides of a peripheral zone, and a pair of thick portions extending circumferentially and having a thickness larger than that of the thin portions are formed on both left and right sides. One or more concavities are positioned symmetrically in a left-right direction during wear in a posterior surface of each of the thick portions. A minimum thickness at a portion where the concavity is formed is larger than the thickness of the thin portions.08-16-2012
20120176581SIMULTANEOUS VISION LENSES, DESIGN STRATEGIES, APPARATUSES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS - Certain exemplary embodiments include methods of determining ophthalmic prescriptions to ameliorate presbyopia. Certain exemplary embodiments provide an ophthalmic lens having spherical aberration of the same sign as the patient's eye and of a magnitude effective to substantially provide a desired net spherical aberration for an optical system including the patient's eye and the ophthalmic lens where the desired net spherical aberration provides a desired increase in near vision. Certain exemplary embodiments include contact lenses, intraocular lenses, corneal onlays, corneal inlays, or corneal surgeries providing spherical aberration of the same sign as the patient's eye and of a magnitude effective to substantially provide a desired net spherical aberration for an optical system including the patient's eye and the ophthalmic lens where the desired net spherical aberration provides a desired increase in near distance vision.07-12-2012
20120320333CONTACT LENSES FOR MYOPIC EYES AND METHODS OF TREATING MYOPIA - A contact lens and a method for treating an eye with myopia is described. The contact lens includes an inner optic zone and an outer optic zone. The outer optic zone includes at least a portion with a first power, selected to correct distance vision. The inner optic zone has a relatively more positive power (an add power). In some embodiments the add power is substantially constant across the inner optic zone. In other embodiments the add power is variable across the inner optic zone. While in some embodiments the inner optic zone has a power designed to substantially eliminate lag of accommodation in the eye with myopia, in other embodiments, the add power may be higher.12-20-2012
20130182215MULTI-FOCAL OPTICAL LENSES - A multi-focal lens having a center optical zone for creating a first focal point within 2° of the optical axis and a peripheral optical zone located adjacent the center optical zone for creating a second focal point from 2° to 10° of the optical axis, the peripheral optical zone having a correction of at least 2 diopters more than the center optical zone.07-18-2013
351159060 Progressive 2
20120140165DEVICE FOR ASYMMETRICAL REFRACTIVE OPTICAL CORRECTION IN THE PERIPHERAL RETINA FOR CONTROLLING THE PROGRESSION OF MYOPIA - Optical device (06-07-2012
20130201442Multifocal Contact Lenses And Related Methods And Uses To Improve Vision Of Presbyopic Subjects - Multifocal contact lenses and methods and uses are described. The multifocal contact lenses include an optic zone. The optic zone has an aspheric power profile that provides a near vision refractive power and a distance vision refractive power, and provides an Add power that corresponds to the difference between the near vision refractive power and the distance vision refractive power. The multifocal contact lenses can improve binocular vision of presbyopic subjects by being prescribed such that the non-dominant eye contact lens is over-corrected for distance vision, and both multifocal contact lenses are under-corrected for the Add power requirement of the subject. Batches and sets of multifocal contact lenses are also described.08-08-2013
351159070 Astigmatic correction 1
20120200821SOFT CONTACT LENS - A soft contact lens for fitting to a cornea includes a lens main body made of a light permeable member. The lens main body has a diameter larger than that of a light-shielding portion which shields incident light incident to the cornea. The light-shielding portion includes a main body constituting a light-shielding member, an aperture that allows incident light to be transmitted, the aperture being positioned on a position of the main body of the light-shielding portion, and multiple holes that maintain a scotopic vision and a night vision, the holes being provided around the aperture in the main body of the light-shielding portion and each of the holes having a diameter smaller than that of the aperture.08-09-2012
351159080 Lens pairs having differing profile 2
20130201444Multifocal Contact Lenses And Related Methods And Uses To Improve Vision Of Presbyopic Subjects - Multifocal contact lenses and methods and uses are described. The multifocal contact lenses include an optic zone. The optic zone has an aspheric power profile that provides a near vision refractive power and a distance vision refractive power, and provides an Add power that corresponds to the difference between the near vision refractive power and the distance vision refractive power. The multifocal contact lenses can improve binocular vision of presbyopic subjects by being prescribed such that the non-dominant eye contact lens is over-corrected for distance vision, and both multifocal contact lenses are under-corrected for the Add power requirement of the subject. Batches and sets of multifocal contact lenses are also described.08-08-2013
20130201443Multifocal Contact Lenses And Related Methods And Uses To Improve Vision Of Presbyopic Subjects - Multifocal contact lenses and methods and uses are described. The multifocal contact lenses include an optic zone. The optic zone has an aspheric power profile that provides a near vision refractive power and a distance vision refractive power, and provides an Add power that corresponds to the difference between the near vision refractive power and the distance vision refractive power. The multifocal contact lenses can improve binocular vision of presbyopic subjects by being prescribed such that the non-dominant eye contact lens is over-corrected for distance vision, and both multifocal contact lenses are under-corrected for the Add power requirement of the subject. Batches and sets of multifocal contact lenses are also described.08-08-2013
351159100 Specific viewing zones 9
351159110 Having diffractive portion 1
20120224138Diffraction IOL with Micro-modulation - Mutifocal diffractive lenses are generally designed with concentric annular zones comprising blazed steps of equal area. Trifocal diffractive lenses differ in the intensity of light that they diffract into each of their three different powers. Usually, this light distribution has been adjusted by varying the step heights of the blazed steps within the annular zones. This invention discloses a trifocal diffractive lens wherein the equal area annular zones are further subdivided into two sub-zones wherein each sub-zone comprises a discrete blazed step. The sub-zones of this invention may be of unequal area. This allows the light distribution at its focal powers to be adjusted by varying not only the step heights of the blazed steps of the sub-zones, but also the relative areas of the sub-zones. The present invention allows for an increased flexibility in the design of multifocal diffractive lenses.09-06-2012
351159120 Annular zones 6
20120154740MULTIFOCAL CORRECTION PROVIDING IMPROVED QUALITY OF VISION - This invention describes strategies and devices for improving the visual experience while expanding the depth of field of presbyopic and pseudophakic patients. The invention describes strategies and devices for providing improved image quality and improved visual quality of patients employing simultaneous vision bifocal, trifocal or multifocal corrections or monovision. The invention describes strategies and devices for reducing the visibility of the defocused part of the retinal image generated by simultaneous vision bifocal and multifocal ophthalmic corrections and monovision. The invention describes strategies and devices that employ control of spherical aberration or other similar asphericities to reduce the visibility of defocused ghost images. The invention describes strategies and devices that ensure that negative defocus is always coupled with negative spherical aberration (or similar asphericity), and that positive defocus is always coupled with positive SA (or similar asphericity) as a means to reduce the visibility of defocused ghostimages.06-21-2012
20120176582Ophthalmic Lenses And Reduction of Accommodative Error - Ophthalmic lenses provide clear visual acuity and present a myopic defocused image to the lens wearer at both near and distant viewing distances. The present lenses are used in methods to reduce ocular accommodative error in lens wearers. Methods of manufacturing the present lenses are described.07-12-2012
20120188502BIFOCAL OR MULTI-FOCAL CONTACT LENS - A bifocal or multi-focal contact lens (07-26-2012
20120320334CORNEAL REMODELLING CONTACT LENSES AND METHODS OF TREATING REFRACTIVE ERROR USING CORNEAL REMODELLING - Contact lenses are described with a corneal remodelling effect. This corneal remodelling effect is one or both of broad-area corneal remodelling and localised remodelling. The contact lenses may also have a refractive power. The refractive power may vary across the lens and for myopia may have increased power centrally. The increased power may be provided over a lens area that has increased thickness due to localised remodelling.12-20-2012
351159130 Aspheric zone 2
20120113386Small Optic Zone Contact Lenses And Methods - Contact lenses provide clear visual acuity and simultaneously present a myopic defocused image to the lens wearer at both near viewing distances and distant viewing distances. The present contact lenses have an optic zone that has a radius of less than or equal to 2.5 mm. Stated differently, the diameter of the optic zone of the present contact lenses is 5.0 mm or less. The present lenses are used in methods to reduce progression of myopia in a person capable of ocular accommodation. Methods of manufacturing the present lenses are described.05-10-2012
20130222761MULTI-AXIS LENS DESIGN FOR ASTIGMATISM - A toric contact lens utilizes concentric annual rings, a continually varying lens design as a function of distance from the lens center or any other function to create a range of cylinder axis zones on a single lens.08-29-2013
351159140 Segmented zones 2
20120307200CONTACT LENSES HAVING HYBRID ORIENTATION FEATURES - A contact lens such as a toric contact lens having hybrid stabilization features is disclosed. The lens includes a lens edge, a vertical meridian, a horizontal meridian, a superior region, an inferior region, an optical zone, a prism ballast zone and a peri ballast zone, wherein the contact lens has a dimple zone disposed between the optical zone and the lens edge and is centered on the inferior vertical meridian.12-06-2012
20130182216TREATING OCULAR REFRACTIVE ERROR - A lens for an eye that includes a zone with a first power profile for images received by the retina on the fovea, a zone with a second power profile for images received by the peripheral retina on the nasal side and a zone with a third power profile for images received by the peripheral retina on the temporal side. The first power profile is selected to provide clear or acceptable vision and the second and third power profiles are selected to affect the peripheral image position.07-18-2013
351159150 Having a diffractive portion 3
20120140166PUPIL DEPENDENT DIFFRACTIVE LENS FOR NEAR, INTERMEDIATE, AND FAR VISION - A multifocal diffractive lens comprises a multifocal diffractive structure coupled to a refractive component. The refractive component comprises at least one curved surface. The multifocal diffractive structure comprises a first plurality of substantially monofocal echellettes having a first optical power for near vision correction and a second plurality of substantially monofocal echellettes for far vision correction. The first plurality of substantially monofocal echellettes combined with the second plurality of substantially monofocal echellettes can provide a multifocal diffractive profile having decreased light scatter, chromatic aberration, and diffraction to non-viewing orders such that dysphotopsia is substantially inhibited. A third plurality of substantially monofocal echellettes having an intermediate optical power can be combined with the first plurality of substantially monofocal echellettes and the second plurality of substantially monofocal echellettes.06-07-2012
20120147321Contra-Aspheric Toric Ophthalmic Lens - An ophthalmic toric lens to be worn on an eye or implanted inside of an eye, the lens includes an anterior surface, a posterior surface, and a toric shape formed into one of the anterior and posterior surfaces, the toric shape comprising two non-spherical principle meridians each having a region within an annular area of optical zone and the region of one principle meridian being configured for producing a longitudinal ray aberration of a different sign than a longitudinal ray aberration sign from the region of another principle meridian.06-14-2012
20120268711ASSISTIVE DEVICE FOR AIDING VISION CORRECTION AND REHABILITATION - An assistive device for aiding vision correction and rehabilitation is disclosed, which comprises a body, and a vision accommodation aiding element formed with the body. The assistive device is formed as a biofeedback corrective contact lens that can modify the curvature of the cornea to aid correcting vision accommodation. The assistive device can be used in combination eye blinking effects to modify the length of the eye axis. Vision correction and biofeedback accommodation can be therefore achieved.10-25-2012
351159190 Having a means to limit or facilitate movement 2
20120242950CONTACT LENSES WITH IMPROVED MOVEMENT - Contact lenses have design features to enhance translational properties such as dimples and coating treatments.09-27-2012
20120242951CONTACT LENSES WITH IMPROVED MOVEMENT - Contact lenses have design features to enhance translational properties such as dimples and coating treatments.09-27-2012
351159200 Aspherical 1
351159210 Toric 1
20120194778SEGMENTED DELTA TORIC LENS - A segmented delta toric lens is described. The segmented delta toric lens includes an optical area, a circumference area surrounding the optical area and a segmented delta protrusion formed on the circumference area. The segmented delta protrusion is located apart from the optical area and the edge of the circumference area. The segmented delta toric lens can further include a mark to indicate a direction of the segmented delta toric lens.08-02-2012
351159230 Orthokeratology contact lens 2
20130070200Conformable Therapeutic Shield for Vision and Pain - A conformable covering comprises an outer portion with rigidity to resist movement on the cornea and an inner portion to contact the cornea and provide an environment for epithelial regeneration. The inner portion of the covering can be configured in many ways so as to conform at least partially to an ablated stromal surface so as to correct vision. The conformable inner portion may have at least some rigidity so as to smooth the epithelium such that the epithelium regenerates rapidly and is guided with the covering so as to form a smooth layer for vision. The inner portion may comprise an amount of rigidity within a range from about 1×10−4 Pa*m3 to about 5×10−4 Pa*m3 so as to deflect and conform at least partially to the ablated cornea and smooth an inner portion of the ablation with an amount of pressure when deflected.03-21-2013
20120249948TEMPLATE FOR PLACING ON AN EYE - The invention relates to a template for placing on an eye, said template having a circular concavity on one side. The invention also relates to a template with a massage device and to a film for placing on an eye. The invention further relates to a method for producing such a template and to a use of such a template.10-04-2012
351159240 Colored 10
20120327362COMPOSITE OPHTHALMIC DEVICES AND METHODS WITH INCIDENT LIGHT MODIFYING PROPERTIES - A composite ophthalmic device comprising an ophthalmic structure, means or lens having a photo-shifting material deployed thereon or therewithin so as to up-shift or down-shift the amplitude, wavelength (or both) of incident radiation into the visible wavelength range.12-27-2012
351159270 With polarization 1
201203141843D Contact Lenses - A three-dimensional contact lens for viewing three-dimensional imagery comprising: a central portion, wherein said central portion includes polarizing filters for viewing three-dimensional imagery; and an outer surrounding surface surrounding the central portion to make up the composite body of the contact lens.12-13-2012
351159280 With indicia 1
20130088683DISPOSABLE OPHTHALMIC/MEDICAL APPARATUS WITH TIMED COLOR CHANGE INDICATION - A disposable ophthalmic or medical apparatus has a portion with a color changeable dye disposed thereon. The dye changes color after being exposed to oxygen for a controlled and predetermined period of time indicating that the apparatus should no longer be used.04-11-2013
351159290 Protective color 2
20120182520Methods for Diagnosing and Treating Eye-Length Related Disorders - The invention provides to methods for diagnosing eye-length related disorders, including myopia. The invention also provides methods for treating and limiting eye-length related disorders, including myopia. In addition, the invention provides certain haplotypes associated with eye-length related disorders, including myopia and Bornholm Eye Disease.07-19-2012
20120075577HIGH PERFORMANCE SELECTIVE LIGHT WAVELENGTH FILTERING PROVIDING IMPROVED CONTRAST SENSITIVITY - The present invention relates to ophthalmic systems and coatings comprising a selective light wavelength filter, wherein said selective filter provides improved contrast sensitivity.03-29-2012
351159300 Multiple colors 4
20120113384METHODS MATERIALS AND SYSTEMS FOR PRODUCING A CONTACT LENS AND CONTACT LENSES PRODUCED USING SAID METHODS MATERIALS AND SYSTEMS - Disclosed are methods, materials and systems for producing contact lenses and contact lenses produced using said methods, materials and systems. According to some embodiments, a contact lens produced by said methods, materials and systems includes an extra-ocular indicator (“EOI”) adapted to alter in color upon removal of said lens from an eye. The EOI may be at least partially composed of a pigment adapted to become relatively more visible when the contact lens is outside an eye than when the contact lens is placed in an eye.05-10-2012
20120147319COLORED CONTACT LENS - A contact lens, comprising a preprint of a first shade and a main print of a second shade, wherein the preprint consisting of a first band of gradient dot matrix, wherein the main print consisting of a second band of evenly spaced circular voids, wherein the second band surrounds the starburst pattern, wherein the first band and the second band have a substantially identical outer diameter and the first band has a smaller inside diameter than the second band, wherein the first shade and the second shade are different, wherein the gradient dot matrix is characterized by dot coverage increases in a radial direction from the center too the peripheral edge or a position near the peripheral edge of the substantially-circular pattern.06-14-2012
20120169993Colored Contact Lenses With a More Natural Appearance - A colored contact lens having a non-opaque pupil section, an iris section surrounding said pupil section, and a colored, opaque, intermittent pattern over the iris section which is indiscernible to the ordinary viewer. The pattern is made up of a first portion having a first shade, a second portion having a second shade different from the first shade, and a third portion having a shade different from the second portion and either the same or different from the first portion. A first uneven border differentiates the first and second portions, and a second uneven border differentiates the second and third portions, however, said portions may overlap. The lens is capable of changing appearance of the iris of the person wearing the lens.07-05-2012
20130093994COLORED CONTACT LENS - Provided is a colored contact lens in which a colored band is disposed at a boundary part between a dark part and a white part of an eye, and a density is gradually changed from the dark part to the white part of the eye such that the density of this colored band decreases from an inner circumference side to an outer circumference side. As a result, a novel colored contact lens is provided with which it is possible to bring out beauty of the white part of the eye, which has been ignored by conventional technology, while an impression is maintained that is as natural and elegant as possible by avoiding an artificial impression such as that found in conventional technology.04-18-2013
351159310 Graded density distribution 1
20130010256ELECTRO-ACTIVE SPECTACLE FRAMES - A first device is provided. The first device includes a lens comprising at least a first electrical contact and a lens housing holding the lens. The lens housing includes at least a second electrical contact. The first device further comprises a compliant conductive element disposed between the first and the second electrical contact. The compliant conductive element electrically connects the first and second electrical contacts.01-10-2013
351159330 Hydrophilic 21
20130208236COMFORTABLE OPHTHALMIC DEVICE AND METHODS OF ITS PRODUCTION - This invention relates to comfortable ophthalmic devices and methods of producing such devices.08-15-2013
20120218509Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses - Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are produced without using volatile organic solvents to extract materials from the polymerized contact lens bodies, and instead are washed with aqueous liquids. The silicone hydrogel contact lenses so produced have ophthalmically wettable lens surfaces such that less than five percent of a batch of twenty or more such silicone hydrogel contact lenses have visually identifiable non-wetting spots when the contact lenses are located on eyes of subjects.08-30-2012
20130162942Polar Thermoplastic Ophthalmic Lens Molds, Ophthalmic Lenses Molded Therein, And Related Methods - Ophthalmic lens molds made from one or more thermoplastic polymers with average polarities from about 1% to about 7%, ophthalmic lenses including silicone hydrogel contact lenses molded using these less polar thermoplastic polymers, and related methods are described. When the molds are used to cast mold silicone hydrogel contact lenses, the resulting polymerized lens bodies have ophthalmically acceptably wettable surfaces.06-27-2013
20130162943Ophthalmic Device Molds Formed From Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer, Ophthalmic Devices Molded Therein, And Related Methods - Ophthalmic device molds made from at least one vinyl alcohol copolymer and having a static sessile drop contact angle of less than 70 degrees, ophthalmic devices such as ocular inserts and contact lenses and including silicone hydrogel devices formed using these molds, and related methods are described. The methods of manufacturing ophthalmic devices can use dry or wet demolding processes, or dry or wet delensing processes.06-27-2013
20120194779Materials For Use In Ophthalmic Applications And Methods - A lens body comprising at least one form of boronic acid, boronic ester or boronic anhydride is provided. The lens body is contacted with a solution comprising at least one form of TRIS. A contact lens package including the contact lens, and methods of producing and using the contact lens, are also provided.08-02-2012
20120314185SILICONE HYDROGEL LENSES WITH NANO-TEXTURED SURFACES - The invention is related to a method for making a silicone hydrogel contact lens having a nano-textured surface which mimics the surface texture of cornea of human eye. A method of the invention comprises creating a prime coating having nano-textures through controlled imbibition and/or depositions of a reactive polymeric coating material and fixing the nano-textures by crosslinking a hydrophilic polymeric material onto the prime coating to form a crosslinked polymeric coating that perserves the nano-textures of the prime coating and provides a nano-textured surface to the contact lens.12-13-2012
20120307201METHOD FOR MAKING A HYBRID CONTACT LENS - The invention relates to a method for making a hybrid contact lens, comprising: a step of providing a hydrophilic disc (12-06-2012
20120169994HYBRID SOFT CONTACT LENS, AND PRODUCTION METHOD AND HYDRATION TREATMENT METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a hybrid soft contact lens including a central portion formed with a first hydrous soft material, and a peripheral portion formed with a second hydrous soft material, in which the first hydrous soft material is obtained by curing a first curable composition including a silicone-containing monomer. Preferably, the first hydrous soft material has a Young's modulus of no less than 3.0 MPa and no greater than 100 MPa, and the second hydrous soft material has a Young's modulus of no less than 0.20 MPa and less than 3.0 MPa.07-05-2012
20120212703POLYMERIC COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE VOLUME EXCLUDING POLYMER - The present invention relates to compositions comprising a polymeric substrate comprising at least one volume excluding polymer. In one embodiment, the present invention provides polymeric articles that are capable of acting as osmotic drivers. The articles are capable of maintaining a desired water balance by moving water in or out of a substrate to maintain cation concentration equilibrium between the substrate and its environment.08-23-2012
20130176529SILICONE HYDROGEL CONTACT LENS MODIFIED USING LANTHANIDE OR TRANSITION METAL OXIDANTS - Medical devices having a wettable, biocompatible surface are described herein. Processes for producing such devices are also described.07-11-2013
20130176530Silicone Hydrogel Ophthalmic Devices Molded In Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer Molds And Related Methods - Silicone hydrogel ophthalmic devices, such as ocular inserts and contact lenses, formed in direct contact with molds comprising at least one vinyl alcohol copolymer and related methods are described. The at least one vinyl alcohol copolymer of the molds is a vinyl alcohol copolymer other than an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer. The methods of manufacturing ophthalmic devices can use dry or wet demolding processes, or dry or wet delensing processes.07-11-2013
20130169926Ophthalmic Device Molds Formed From Highly Amorphous Vinyl Alcohol Polymer, Ophthalmic Devices Molded Therein, And Related Methods - Ophthalmic device molds made from at least one highly amorphous vinyl alcohol polymer, ophthalmic devices such as ocular inserts and contact lenses and including silicone hydrogel devices formed using these molds, and related methods are described. The methods of manufacturing ophthalmic devices can use dry or wet demolding processes, or dry or wet delensing processes.07-04-2013
20130169927Vinyl Alcohol Ophthalmic Lens Molds, Ophthalmic Lenses Molded Therein, And Related Methods - Ophthalmic lens molds made from at least one vinyl alcohol copolymers with high amorphous content, ophthalmic lenses including silicone hydrogel contact lenses formed using these molds, packaged ophthalmic lenses present in a solution comprising the at least one vinyl alcohol copolymer with high amorphous content, and related methods are described. The methods of manufacturing ophthalmic lenses can use wet demolding, delensing or demolding and delensing processes involving dissolving the molds in water or an aqueous solution.07-04-2013
20130235335METHOD FOR ALTERING THE OPTICAL DENSITY AND SPECTRAL TRANSMISSION OR REFLECTANCE OF CONTACT LENSES - A contact lens having nanoparticles integrated within, or deposited onto, the contact lens. A method for altering the optical density and spectral transmission or reflection response of a contact lens. The method includes obtaining a nanoparticle solution having a predetermined concentration. The method further includes exposing the contact lens in the nanoparticle solution for a predetermined period of time. A method for manufacturing a contact lens further includes exposing contact lens material to nanoparticles for a predetermined period of time to alter the optical density and spectral transmission or reflection response of the contact lens material. A contact lens may be formed after the material is exposed to the nanoparticles.09-12-2013
20130148077CONTACT LENSES WITH ENZYMATICALLY DEGRADABLE COATINGS THEREON - The invention is related to a disposable contact lens comprising a top coating which is made of a hydrophilic polymeric material including dangling hydrophilic polymer chains covalently linked to the hydrophilic polymeric material through oligo-caprolactone linkages susceptible to enzymatic degradation in the eyes. The top coating is stable to lens processing/storage and confers lubricity to the lens. However, it slowly is degraded during the lens wear due to the action of enzymes (e.g., Lipase) in tear film. The loss in lubricity will be experienced as a drop in comfort for the lens wearer and thereby serves as the built-in compliance features of the disposable contact lens.06-13-2013
20130155371REDOX PROCESSES FOR CONTACT LENS MODIFICATION - Medical devices having a wettable, biocompatible surface are described herein. Processes for producing such devices are also described.06-20-2013
20130155372Ophthalmic Lens Molds, Ophthalmic Lenses Molded Therein, And Related Methods - Methods of manufacturing contact lenses using ophthalmic lens molds having a molding surface comprising a thermoplastic polymer, the molding surface having a percent polarity from 3% to 20% and a surface energy from about 25 mN/m to about 40 mN/m to cast mold a polymerizable composition having a surface tension from about 20 mN/m to about 25 mN/m, wherein a surface energy differential of the surface tension of the polymerizable composition less the surface energy of the molding surface less than or equal to zero (0); and silicone hydrogel contact lens bodies so manufactured are described.06-20-2013
20130155370SURFACE MODIFIED CONTACT LENSES - Medical devices having a wettable, biocompatible surface are described herein. Processes for producing such devices are also described.06-20-2013
20130188123METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR INJECTION MOLDING CONTACT LENSES - Methods, devices, and systems for manufacturing ophthalmic lenses using direct injection molding are described. The present methods, devices, and systems include a mold block having a first mold insert and a second mold insert defining a lens-shaped cavity between them. A raised non-uniform region that projects into the lens-shaped cavity is incorporated in a peripheral zone of the molding surface of at least one of the mold inserts. When an ophthalmic lens is formed using the described mold block, at least one depression is produced in the lens. A gate placed at the non-uniform region allows the depression to hide any gate witness that may form when the mold is closed or separated.07-25-2013
20130188124HIGH IONIC STRENGTH PROCESS FOR CONTACT LENS MODIFICATION - Medical devices having a wettable, biocompatible surface are described herein. Processes for producing such devices are also described.07-25-2013
20130188125Ophthalmic Device Molds Formed From Water-Soluble Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer, Ophthalmic Devices Molded Therein, And Related Methods - Ophthalmic device molds made from at least one water-soluble vinyl alcohol copolymer, ophthalmic devices such as ocular inserts and contact lenses and including silicone hydrogel devices formed using these molds, packaged ophthalmic devices present in a solution comprising the at least one water-soluble vinyl alcohol copolymer, and related methods are described. The methods of manufacturing ophthalmic devices can use wet demolding processes, or wet delensing processes or both wet demolding and wet delensing processes involving dissolving the molds in water or an aqueous solution.07-25-2013
351159340 Fluid lens 2
20120268712Fluid Filled Adjustable Contact Lenses - A fluid-filled adjustable contact lens is provided. An exemplary contact lens includes a lens chamber configured to be positioned on a pupil of a user wearing the contact lens; a reservoir fluidly connected to the lens chamber; an actuator configured to transfer fluid back and forth between the lens chamber and the reservoir; a sensor configured to sense movement from the user and transmit a control signal when a predetermined movement is performed by the user; and a processor configured to actuate the actuator upon receipt of the control signal from the sensor.10-25-2012
20120140167Dynamic Changeable Focus Contact And Intraocular Lens - In some embodiments, a first device may be provided. The first device may include a first lens that comprises a contact lens or an intraocular lens. The first lens may include an electronic component and a dynamic optic, where the dynamic optic is configured to provide a first optical add power and a second optical add power, where the first and the second optical add powers are different. The dynamic optic may comprise a fluid lens.06-07-2012
351159360 Having a means to limit or facilitate movement 2
20130208237DYNAMIC STABILIZATION ZONES FOR CONTACT LENSES - A contact lens incorporating one or more dynamic stabilization zones fabricated from a material that is readily deformable under eyelid pressure during blinking allows for the control over rotation of the contact lens on the eye. As the material deforms, the angle of contact between the eyelid and the one or more dynamic stabilization zones changes as does the rotational force acting on the contact lens.08-15-2013
20120127424STABILIZATION OF CONTACT LENSES - Contact lens designs are provided with improved stabilization wherein the moments of momentum are balanced.05-24-2012
351159370 Aspherical 1
351159380 Toric 1
20120242952TORIC CONTACT LENS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A toric contact lens having a prism ballast structure, wherein a center optical area, an annular transition area surrounding the center optical area determining a refractive degree, and an annular peripheral area surrounding the transition area, are defined on a lens front surface. A shape of the lens front surface has a mirror symmetry with a vertical meridian as a boundary, in such a manner that a thickness is smoothly decreased toward a lens lower end portion from two maximum thickness portions and where the thickness of the lens is maximum, and a valley-shaped slab-off is formed between these maximum thickness portions and.09-27-2012

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