ABB OPTICAL GROUP Now Offering Tangible Hydra-PEG™ Surfaced Coating on Gas Permeable Contact Lenses in Boston Line of Materials

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ABB OPTICAL GROUP Now Offering Tangible Hydra-PEG™ Surfaced Coating on Gas Permeable Contact Lenses in Boston Line of Materials
Revolutionary coating technology improves patient comfort

 

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (August 8, 2019) – ABB OPTICAL GROUP, a leading provider of optical products and business services in the eye care industry, announced today that its specialty lens lab has been approved by Bausch & Lomb® to offer Tangible Hydra-PEG™ surfaced coating technology in its manufacturing of Boston® ES, EO, XO and XO 2 gas permeable contact lenses.

Tangible Hydra-PEG is a contact lens coating technology that is designed to significantly improve the custom and specialty contact lens wearer's experience. The technology encapsulates Boston's GP lens material in an ultra-thin layer of a PEG-based polymer (polyethylene glycol), creating a lens surface with improved wettability and lubricity. Specifically designed to improve ocular dryness or discomfort associated with contact lens wear, Tangible Hydra-PEG is the only FDA-cleared GP coating of its kind.

"Contact lens wearers desire all-day comfort and ease of wearability when choosing a lens. We are excited to work with Boston to offer the Tangible Hydra-PEG coating technology on select Boston GP lenses," said Andy Jackson, director of specialty contact lenses for ABB OPTICAL GROUP. "We expect that both the doctor and patient will be even more satisfied in their contact lens choice with the addition of this revolutionary lens coating."

With more than 55 years of experience, ABB OPTICAL's highly-trained specialty lens consultants, knowledgeable in lens designs, fitting trends and materials, are available to assist eye care practitioners in fitting patients with specialty lenses. To place an order for GP lenses, call 1-800-772-3911 and select option 3, or visit ABBOptical.com, which also features a live chat option for consultations. To speak with a fitting consultant by phone, call 800-772-3911 and select option 4.


ABB OPTICAL GROUP
ABB OPTICAL GROUP is a leading, national provider of optical products and business services in the eye care industry. The company is focused on ensuring that eye care practitioners succeed by improving efficiencies, increasing profitably and effectively navigating market changes. Among its services, ABB OPTICAL supplies nearly two-thirds of eye care professionals across the country with brand-name contact lenses, specialty contact lenses, ophthalmic lenses and more. The company also provides business-building services for its customers such as pricing strategy tools, as well as performance dashboards through its Glimpse software division and practice management solutions through Primary Eyecare Network. ABB OPTICAL's DIGITAL EYE LAB Network utilizes cutting-edge technology to produce eyewear that is personalized to patients' needs and lifestyles. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, with seven additional facilities across the country, ABB OPTICAL employs more than 1,000 team members who are passionate about customer success. For additional information, visit ABBOptical.com.

Media Contacts:
Cristina Llorens, 800-852-8089, ext. 7383 cllorens@abboptical.com