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Mar 17, 2016

Art Optical Introduces Ampleye™ Scleral GP Lens

After extensive R&D and ongoing clinical review, Art Optical is pleased to announce the availability of their new 16.5mm scleral lens, Ampleye. To introduce Ampleye, a complimentary webinar, featuring Professor Patrick Caroline, FAAO, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22nd.

Designed to fully vault the cornea and limbus and land gently on the sclera with 360° of alignment, Ampleye ensures no corneal involvement, so irregular cornea fitting is simplified and patient comfort is maximized. With a goal of incorporating the latest understanding on scleral shape into the lens, Ampleye designers have included 150 microns of scleral toricity in both diagnostic and Rx lenses. The toric haptic more precisely matches the true shape of the human sclera, ensuring a simplified diagnostic assessment process and increased predictability of the trial lens performance, reducing chair time and improving first-fit success by eliminating guesswork on Rx orders.

In addition to the toric haptic, other unique Ampleye design features include 4-zone construction with Spline Science Technology, providing independent zone adjustments for finite control of the lens fit, and an optimally engineered landing zone for wide and even distribution of pressure, minimizing blanching potential and edge modification requirements.

Ampleye is an excellent option for patients with irregular corneas, lens stability issues, and corneal GP intolerance. Plus, aided by inherent toricity, the natural tear layer and the full circumference lens closure create a HydroLock chamber, ensuring soothing moisture retention for lasting hydration and comfort, potentially relieving symptoms of dry eye and ocular surface disease. Providing ECP’s the design flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of patients, Ampleye is a great addition to any specialty lens practice management strategy.

The 9-lens Ampleye diagnostic set is efficient, affordable and designed to fit a wide range of eyes, from a highly prolate bulging graft to a low sag oblate cornea, with very few trials. The simplified diagnostic selection process involves fitting by patient condition, not K-readings, with the depth of the eye determining the initial depth of the trial lens. Ampleye Dx lenses are laser-marked with sag values and axis rotation indicators for easy on-eye assessment. Art Optical will feature Ampleye lenses in Optimum Extra material by Contamac.

A key element to success in custom lens prescribing is the reliability of the manufacturing process. As the leading independent specialty lens producer in the U.S., Art Optical’s trusted reputation for quality, advanced technology, and extensive depth of experience will insure the highly sophisticated Ampleye design is produced to exacting standards. Ampleye practitioners will also benefit from a full complement of technical support, including a large and easily accessible team of professional fitting consultants and a virtual trial set demonstration and training tool.

Falling in line with their high service standards, Ampleye lenses are competitively priced, backed by Art Optical’s comprehensive protection programs, and manufactured and shipped within 24 hours of order. For additional information on Ampleye, visit the company website,, or contact Art Optical at 1-800-253-9364.

About Art Optical Contact Lens, Inc.

Art Optical Contact Lens, Inc. is an independently owned and operated company serving ophthalmic professionals world-wide with custom contact lenses made to exacting standards for the correction of refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia, as well as the management of a broad array of irregular corneal conditions. Originally founded in 1931, Art Optical is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is widely recognized as a world-leader in the design, production, and application of custom contact lenses.

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