March 30, 2012

ALDEN OPTICAL EXTENDS NOVAKONE™ WEBINARS
High Interest in New Soft Lens Design for Keratoconus

ALDEN, New York, March 30, 2012 – Alden Optical, Inc., manufacturer of custom + specialty soft and GP contact lenses, announced today that it will extend its series of NovaKone™ webinars through May, 2012 to address the ongoing interest in this new soft lens for keratoconus. "Participation in these informational webinars has been really strong and to makes sure practitioners have access to this resource going forward, we have extended the series through May" commented Tom Shone, President, Alden Optical. These comprehensive webinars cover lens design, patient selection and fitting philosophy; ensuring that participating practitioners are successful with this novel new lens. To register for a NovaKone Introductory Webinar, practitioners should visit the NovaKone page on Alden Optical’s website at www.aldenoptical.com//novakone or contact Alden Optical directly.

NovaKone is a novel new soft lens option for the correction of vision in patients with keratoconus and other irregular corneas. At the core of NovaKone™ is a lens design that offers the comfort and ease of fit associated with soft lenses. The lens employs a sophisticated posterior design to neutralize irregular astigmatism and optimize physical fit. Front surface toricity is then applied to correct for residual regular astigmatism, while Alden Optical’s proprietary Dual Elliptical Stabilization™ ensures excellent rotational stability. The company offers a comprehensive fitting guide and consultation to aid in first fit selection and refinement. Diagnostic fitting is critical to success and sets are available at a nominal fee.

Alden Optical (www.aldenoptical.com) was established in 1969 by Charles "Pat" Creighton, OD. The company has enjoyed a long reputation for manufacturing premium specialty and custom made-to-order soft and gas permeable contact lenses while offering unparalleled customer service.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alden Optical
Phone: 800-253-3669
Email: info@aldenoptical.com