SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 11, 2006--Ophthonix, a company
producing "high definition" vision technology that provides consumers
with superior optical clarity and crispness compared to any other
available vision correction, introduced the customized iZon Progressive
Lens at the recent Vision Expo International held in New York City.
The iZon brand is the only PAL (Progressive Addition Lens) in which
the correction is actually programmed into the lens for full customization
and vision optimization.
Customized individually for each order received, the new iZon
Progressive Lens is a transformational advance over existing progressive
lenses. The iZon Progressive is programmed to include the patient's
unique optical fingerprint, or iPrint(TM), as measured by the Ophthonix
Z-View Aberrometer. The iPrint covers all potential refractive errors,
including the higher order aberrations which are associated with
overall lack of crispness in vision. Other technologies used in
PALs do not address the optical fingerprint and, as a result, the
higher order aberrations are not corrected leaving the patient with
sub-optimal vision. Ophthonix actually programs the iPrint correction
into its proprietary iZonik(TM) material on a point-for-point basis,
thereby changing the progressive index of the Lens. The customized
solution of the iZon Progressives also provides maximum latitude
in patient frame selection and lifestyle needs as they are not restricted
by the static designs of competitive PALs.
"Our approach to customizing the iZon Progressive begins by defining
the patient needs and then producing the lens based upon those needs,
whereas other PAL brands attempt to force a patient into a specific,
static design," noted Andreas Dreher, Ph.D., president and CEO of
Ophthonix. "We are able to do this because we work with the patient's
unique iPrint, which is programmed into the iZon Progressives, something
untenable with other current technologies," added Dreher. He continued,
"As a result, patients wearing iZon Progressives see in high definition,
day or night, whether for reading or distance."
iZon Progressive power ranges include: Sphere: -6.00D +4.00D
in 0.01D steps. Cylinder: -4.00D in 0.01D steps. Add: +0.75D to
+3.50D in 0.25D steps. The iZon Progressive is a "fully loaded"
lens including 1.6 high index base with variable index iZonik, hard
coating, super hydrophobic AR coating, and finishing.
"We've designed the iZon Progressive to the fit the needs of
a patient's lifestyle and in fact, provide improvements," said Dr.
Dreher. "It's what consumers and practitioners have come to expect."
Eye Care Practitioners should contact Ophthonix for availability
in their area.
Ophthonix Inc., a San Diego-based, venture-funded ophthalmic
company, is developing exceptional vision assessment and correction
technologies to greatly enhance visual acuity. Ophthonix is currently
advancing a system that will improve the ability of optometrists
and ophthalmologists to care for their patients and benefit the
millions around the world requiring vision correction. Ophthonix
is located at 10455 Pacific Center Court, San Diego, CA 92121, www.ophthonix.com,