October 24, 2012

ALDEN OPTICAL LAUNCHES NEW MULTIFOCAL TORIC SOFT LENS
ASTERA™ Multifocal Toric Marries Two Premier Lens Designs

Alden Optical announced today that it has launched ASTERA™ Multifocal Toric at the 2012 American Academy of Optometry Meeting. ASTERA™ Multifocal Toric will offer practitioners a higher level of performance for presbyopes who can benefit from custom lens prescriptions and/or astigmatic correction. Alden Optical partnered with Precilens, a leading European manufacturer, to incorporate their C2 center-near multifocal optics which feature large stabilized spherical zones at near and distance. ASTERA™ Multifocal Toric further benefits from Alden Optical’s proprietary Dual Elliptical Stabilization™ which ensures outstanding orientation and rotational stability. ASTERA™ Multifocal Toric is available in custom prescriptions and multiple replacement cycles. ASTERA™ is also available without cylinder for spherical wearers who require custom lens prescriptions or designs.

ASTERA™ Multifocal Toric Parameters

  • Material Hioxifilcon D
  • Water Content 54%
  • Diameter (mm) 13.0 to 16.0 (14.5 standard)
  • Base Curve 7.7 to 9.8 in 0.1 mm steps
  • Power +/- 30.00 in 0.1 mm steps
  • Cylinder Power -0.25 to -10.00D
  • Axis Any @ 1°
  • Stabilization - Dual Elliptical Stabilization™
  • ADD
    • Profile 1: ≤ + 2.00D
    • Profile 2: > + 2.00D
  • Distance Optics
    • Sphere: Aspheric correcting for spherical aberration
    • Toric: Spherical
  • Handling tint (clear available on request)
  • Replacement Conventional, Quarterly, Bimonthly, Monthly

Alden Optical 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