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ABB Optical Group Now Manufacturing Gas Permeable Contact Lenses with Tangible Hydra-PEG Coating Technology

Available in Contamac materials.

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(PRESS RELEASE) ALAMEDA, CA – ABB Optical Group announced that its specialty lens lab has been approved by Contamac to manufacture gas permeable contact lenses in the Optimum line of GP materials with Tangible Hydra-PEG surfaced coating technology.

Tangible Hydra-PEG is a novel contact lens coating technology that encapsulates the Optimum GP material in an ultra-thin layer of a PEG-based polymer (polyethylene gylcol), creating a lens surface with improved wettability and lubricity. Specifically designed to prevent lens discomfort, Tangible Hydra-PEG is the only FDA-cleared GP coating of its kind.

“Tangible Hydra-PEG is truly an innovation in specialty contact lenses and a real game-changer for ECPs,” said Andy Jackson, director, specialty contact lenses, for ABB Optical Group. “We are proud to partner with Contamac to bring this exciting technology to our customers for the benefit of their patients, who can expect increased wear time, less irritation and overall improved comfort.”

Martin Dalsing, director of global strategy and new business development at Contamac, added, “ABB is providing practitioners with a valuable tool to improve the contact lens wearing experience and overall patient satisfaction by offering this, revolutionary coating. With ABB’s long-standing reputation for excellence in GP manufacturing, we are thrilled to be adding them to our approved network of laboratories.”

ABB Optical is offering customers one pair of Hydra-PEG coatings for free through Jan. 31, 2019. Costs of lenses still apply. Hydra-PEG is only available for lenses manufactured in Contamac materials.

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