In Focus Blog


SynergEyes In Focus Blog

At SynergEyes, we pride ourselves in delivering contact lens products that improve vision and ultimately enhance the quality of everyday life.

This blog is geared towards practitioners to highlight case studies from your peers and covers topics such as fitting & troubleshooting, as well helpful articles on practice management and the handling and care of SynergEyes lenses like Duette and UltraHealth.

A Lens Designed to Fit True Scleral Shape

By Amy Hellem

SynergEyes has long been known as a hybrid specialty contact lens company, but after discovering a truly unique scleral lens


ICD-10 and Medically Necessary Contact Lenses

Helpful Take-Away Concepts from an Expert

By Clarke D. Newman, OD, FAAO

On October 1, 2015, the US finally, at long last, moved to ICD-10-CM from ICD-9-CM.


Advanced Technology Hybrid Contact Lens: UltraHealth FC in an Oblate Design

New Contact Lens for Post-Refractive Surgery Patients Receives Accolades during Panel Discussion at the 2015 Global Contact Lens Symposium

Panel Members: Halina Mańczak, MD, PhD, Jessica Bezner, OD, Jeffery Sonsino, OD, FAAO. Moderator: Peg Achenbach, OD, FAAO.

The goal in contact lens management is to provide excellent visual clarity,


Meeting the Challenge of Post-Rk Patients

UltraHealth FC: The New Hybrid Contact Lens

By Peg Achenbach, OD, FAAO

Radial keratotomy was introduced in North America in the 1970’s. At the time, it was believed to be a safe and effective alternative to glasses or contacts.


The Key to Success with Duette Progressive: Centration

By Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Something huge just happened for those of us who fit significant numbers of Duette Progressive lenses. Previously, the center GP of the Duette Progressive lenses were only available in 0.2mm steps.


Giving Athletes the Competitive Edge

By Dr. Alan M. Berman
Ridgefield Family Eyecare

When fitting an athlete with contact lenses, many factors have to be taken into consideration. Athletes have a different set of circumstances regarding their performance. One has to look at the playing environment that they are in,


Contact Lens Options for Keratoconus Continue to Expand. Today Keratoconus ≠ Rigid Corneal Lenses!

By S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO

For many years most practitioners promoted the concept that virtually all patients who suffered from keratoconus would require contact lens correction utilizing rigid corneal lenses.


Three Ways to Fit UltraHealth: Diagnostic Fitting, Optic Section and OCT

By Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D., F.A.A.O.

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of UltraHealth contact lens and thousands of patients are now benefitting from the vision, comfort and eye health that UltraHealth offers.


The Importance of Tear Exchange in Contact Lenses

By Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D., F.A.A.O.

It is well established that good tear exchange under a contact lens can help prevent microbial keratitis, CLARE, and lens-induced corneal edema.1-5 It makes sense from a physiologic perspective. If you have stasis under a lens, byproducts from normal corneal metabolism accumulate in the post-lens tear reservoir.


UltraHealth Lens Means More Options for Difficult Fits

In Oklahoma, Denise Roddy, OD, of Tulsa, is known for her expertise in fitting specialty contact lenses. “Most patients referred to me have failed elsewhere,” Dr. Roddy says of the patients she receives from other corneal specialists including other ODs as well as MDs. Some patients, like one particular retired nurse educator whom Dr. Roddy saw recently, travel more than 100 miles for her care.