Blanchard Adds New Feature to Onefit Scleral Lens Platform
Blanchard has added a new feature, called XLC, to our ever-growing and successful Onefit™ Scleral Lens Platform. XLC, which stands for Extra Limbal Clearance, is a new option that will make the existing trial set of standard 14.9mm lenses even easier to work with, by providing a simple solution for obtaining the extra limbal clearance needed, without increasing the lens diameter.
Prior to the release of the XLC option, practitioners ordering Onefit scleral lenses, may have had an optimal lens diameter with the 14.9mm standard Onefit lens – but when more limbal clearance was needed, they needed to go to the 15.2mm lens. We developed the XLC option, to ensure that the lens diameter, central clearance, power, and the landing on the sclera do not change, while offering more limbal clearance due to steeper mid-peripheral curves (or reverse curves).
“We are excited to provide this solution to streamline the Onefit scleral lens fitting and ordering process for practitioners” said Jean Blanchard, President of Blanchard Contact Lenses. “The decision will be simple: If the diameter of the lens is ideal (3.0mm larger than HVID), while limbal clearance is not, they will use XLC to create more limbal clearance.”