June 13, 2014

ALDEN OPTICAL LAUNCHES ZENLENS™
Several Novel Features Differentiate New Mini-Scleral Design

Alden Optical® announced today the national launch of Zenlens, the company’s new mini-scleral design. Co-designed by Alden Optical and Jason Jedlicka, OD FAAO, Zenlens is poised for expansive fitting by offering 16 and 17 millimeter diameters, each available in prolate and oblate designs. Unique to Zenlens is Alden’s proprietary Smart Curve™, a design element that compensates for discrete parameter adjustments while preserving the remaining optimized parameter values. Finally, Zenlens was well received during exhaustive beta testing for the generous landing zone and refined peripheral curves leading to exceptional fitting characteristics and patient comfort.

Zenlens is diagnostically fit via a robust 24 lens set. With two diameters and two profiles, the set can be considered four mini-sets. Fitters determine appropriate lens diameter from HVID, then design profile (i.e. prolate or oblate) from the corneal shape. Fitting adjustments are dramatically simplified as the Smart Curve ensures that only the parameter needing refinement changes, all others remain constant. “One of the things I hoped to solve with Zenlens was the need to rethink the entire fit when all I needed was slight sag or base curve change stated Dr. Jedlicka. Dr. Ivan Bank of Dallas, Texas and a member of the beta testing team commented “After fitting scleral contact lens for seven years, I finally have a superior contact lens that can accommodate the most difficult corneal compromised patient. The ability to alter the limbal clearance curves without altering the central clearance makes all the difference between success and failure. The final ability to soften or tighten the peripheral landing is the key to avoiding an inflamed eye that makes our patients happy and red eye free.”

Eye Care Practitioners can learn more about Zenlens at the company’s website www.aldenoptical.com or by contacting Alden Optical at 800-253-3669. Alden Optical will be hosting webinars in late June and July to introduce practitioners to Zenlens, review the fitting principals and discuss beta testing cases. Additionally, attending ECPs can take advantage of a generous discount on the 24 lens Zenlens Dx Set. Please go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/307970344 to register.

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. Over the last few years, Alden Optical has developed an extensive portfolio of custom + specialty lenses including HP Toric, ASTERA™ Multifocal Toric, NovaKone® and now Zenlens. Additionally, Alden offers a full line of corneal GPs and distributes BioColors™, a custom tinted lens that is co-produced by Alden Optical and The Orion Vision Group.

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