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GP Specialists Expands iSight Scleral Contact Lens Portfolio

GP Specialists Expands iSight Scleral Contact Lens Portfolio

Custom soft and gas permeable contact lens manufacturer GP Specialists, Inc., (www.gpspecialists.com) has recently expanded its iSight™ Scleral contact lenses to include a toric option for astigmatic patients. We also now have the iSight scleral available in four material options. “Finding the best contact lens option for irregular cornea patients can be challenging, and we wanted to help make this process easier for eye care professionals by providing a go-to option for hard-to-fit patients,” says Mark Cosgrove, director of operations for GP Specialists. The iSight™ Scleral toric contact lenses for astigmatism is available in a diameter range of 14.2 mm to 24 mm, with a standard diameter of 16.4 mm. The lenses include cylinder powers of -0.25 D to -10.00 D in 0.25 D steps, with axis ranging from 1° to 180° in 1° steps. The lens can fit base curves of 5.50 to 9.50, and is available in a power range of -20.00 to +20.00 in .25 step increments. Additionally, the entire iSight™ Scleral contact lens family is now available in four material options. The first is the HDS 100 from Paragon – the standard iSight lens material that offers high oxygen permeability and increased...
GP Specialists Becomes Authorized Menicon Z Manufacturing Lab

GP Specialists Becomes Authorized Menicon Z Manufacturing Lab

GP Specialists, a world leader in orthokeratology and keratoconus lenses, announces that they have received authorization to be a Menicon Z gas permeable manufacturing lab. Menicon Z is a hyper-oxygen permeable GP lens that offers comfort, wettability, long term eye health and clear crisp vision. Mark Cosgrove, Director of Operations for GP Specialists stated, “We look forward to offering the Menicon Z material on our list of leading GP manufacturing materials which include Paragon and Boston materials. GP Specialists manufacturers a number of advanced orthokeratology designs in addition to distributing Paragon CRT lenses to our accounts.” The Menicon Z material offers the highest level of oxygen permeability in the industry available today. Although it is most often worn on a Daily Wear (DW) basis, Menicon Z is approved for extended wear up to 7 days and up to 30 days continuous wear. Steve Wagner, President of GP Specialists states, “Menicon Z has a strong reputation in the United States and abroad, we look forward to supporting the independent eye care professional with this quality GP lens material.” GP Specialists currently manufactures a wide range of custom contact lenses...
GP Specialists Opens Doors To WU Optometry Students

GP Specialists Opens Doors To WU Optometry Students

GP Specialists hosted an open house event for second and third year optometry students from Western University to provide an overview of the manufacturing and fitting of specialty contact lenses. Western University is offering elective courses on orthokeratology research projects. During the event, nearly 100 students went on a guided tour of GP Specialists’ custom gas permeable and custom soft lens lab in San Diego, California which highlighted advanced manufacturing processes used to produce custom contact lenses such as: iSee™ and GOV orthokeratology lenses, iSight™ Scleral lenses, and iSight™ custom soft lenses. In addition, Mark Cosgrove, Director of Operations, gave students instruction on fitting orthokeratology lenses while Dr. Harvey Yamamoto facilitated and open forum discussion sharing his 50 plus years of experience as an optometrist. “Opening up our lab to the students studying orthokeratology as part of their curriculum at Western University was a great opportunity for us to provide real world scenarios on working with specialty contact lenses and to share some of the tricks of the trade that these future optometrists will be able to use in their practices,”...
GP Speicalists Introduces iSight Custom Soft Contacts

GP Speicalists Introduces iSight Custom Soft Contacts

GP Specialists, the custom soft and gas permeable contact lens lab, today announced the re-branding of their entire custom made to order (MTO) soft contact lens product line to iSight™. Two years ago, GP Specialists, Inc. acquired American BioCurve, Inc. along with all assets and product lines including BioCurve MTO toric and sphere soft contact lenses. “For years BioCurve MTO soft contact lenses defined custom soft lens manufacturing, offering over one million parameter combinations and the industries longest warranty,” said Matthew Pogue, Director of Sales for GP Specialists. “Since the acquisition, we have been enhancing our manufacturing processes and have recently launched several new products, including our new silicone hydrogel iSight™ SiHy custom contact lens, so it made sense to re-introduce our enhanced contact lens designs and new products under a single unified brand name – iSight™ custom contact lenses.” Capitalizing on over 20 years of soft contact lens manufacturing experience, the new iSight™ brand of soft contact lenses will offer one of the largest portfolios of made to order products in the industry. The iSight family includes: • iSight DW Sphere...
Reshaping The Way The World Sees

Reshaping The Way The World Sees

GP Specialists, an industry leader in orthokeratology, has developed an advanced ortho-k lens design that has been shown to correct patients with high myopic powers.  The new iSee™ Ortho-k lens is based on its FDA approved FARGO™ ortho-k contact lens. The iSee™ corneal reshaping design incorporates a more aggressive treatment zone that allows practitioners to treat patients with higher degrees of myopia, thus increasing the number of likely candidates for ortho-k treatment. Mark Cosgrove, director of operations at GP Specialists states, “I’m very excited to take what I have learned over the years and incorporate it into an advanced ortho-k lens design.  We are seeing some amazing results.  I believe this design is unique in the industry, can provide faster results and also promote healthy long term wear for the patient.” Dr. Alice Cusner, from Village Vision Care in Cranton, Massachusetts, agrees with the amazing results and had this to say about her experience with iSee ortho-k lenses. “In only two weeks, I was able to correct a high myopic 9-year-old girl’s vision using iSee lenses. My patient and her parents are ecstatic!” Mark stated, “We rebranded the FARGO™...
GP Specialists Launches New Web Site and Social Media Sites

GP Specialists Launches New Web Site and Social Media Sites

San Clemente, CA. March 29, 2011: GP Specialists, an industry leader in ortho-k lenses, has created a new web site that can be found at www.gpspecialists.com. The new site offers a comprehensive overview of GP’s product offering, including the GOV series Ortho-K lenses and Biocurve™ custom soft lenses, as well as online ordering capability.  “We are extremely proud of our new web site” stated Mark Cosgrove, Director of Operations.  “The clean and modern look and feel of our site reflects our broad vision for expanding our Company’s business, particularly with regard to our expertise in the areas of Ortho-K and custom soft lenses,” stated Cosgrove.  GP Specialists has joined the social media wave and now has a presence on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube. www.facebook.com/pages/GP-Specialists/202892559724320 www.twitter.com/gpspecialists www.youtube.com/gpspecialists “This is a very exciting point in GP Specialists history,” states David Carneal, Director of Marketing and Communications.  “The new website, social media sites and the overall new look of the company is part of the larger plan to expand the product and services offered by GP Specialists.  This is...
GP Specialists Consolidates Lab with Larger Biocurve™Facility

GP Specialists Consolidates Lab with Larger Biocurve™Facility

San Clemente, CA. March 29, 2011: GP Specialists, a manufacturer of specialty rigid gas permeable contact lenses with an emphasis on lenses for Ortho-K, cornea reshaping or vision rehabilitation, has consolidated its laboratory operations into the former American Biocurve, Inc., facility in San Diego, CA.  The move was planned after GP Specilaists acquired the business of American Biocurve in January.   “The combination of our existing GP business with Biocurve’s state of the art facility will enable us to pursue our aggressive growth plans” stated Mark Cosgrove, Director of Operations.  “The equipment, the experienced personnel and the facility are among the best in the industry” he continued.  “The consolidated lab is fully operational and no disruption of business with existing customers is anticipated as a result of the consolidation” said Cosgrove. Background: GP Specialists has been manufacturing gas permeable lenses for more than 35 years.  Originally based in Phoenix, Arizona, the lab was relocated to San Clemente, California in 2003 where it began to increase its ortho-k business.  Today GP Specialists is one of the world leaders in the ortho-k field,...
GP Specialists Acquires American BiocurveCustom Soft Lens and GP Laboratory

GP Specialists Acquires American BiocurveCustom Soft Lens and GP Laboratory

San Clemente, CA. February 17, 2011 GP Specialists Inc., a manufacturer of specialty rigid gas permeable contact lenses with an emphasis on lenses for Ortho-K, cornea reshaping or vision rehabilitation, has acquired the assets of American BioCurve™, Inc., a GP and custom soft contact lens manufacturer located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.  GP Specialists plans to move its existing GP Lab into the larger facility where American BioCurve™ is located.  “We are excited to have the opportunity to combine our expanding GP business with BioCurve™’s state of the art facility” said Mark Cosgrove, Director of Operations.  “The equipment, the experienced personnel and the facility are among the best in the industry” said Cosgrove. The acquisition of the BioCurve™ custom soft lens manufacturing business will enable GP Specialists to expand its business beyond GP’s.  “BioCurve™ is a well recognized brand name that practitioners trust and that cannot be found in mass merchants, warehouse clubs or online” said Steve Wagner”, GP Specialists Principal.  Brad Shapiro, also a GP Specialists Principal, noted that the BioCurve™ custom toric soft lenses offer distinct advantages...
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