The specialist lens manufacturing business today is tough and competitive. It demands a fresh approach to ensure you continue to flourish. tLab delivers established successful lens designs using smart laboratory software and automatic lathe technology to provide you with a solution to the problem of growing your business in the current tough world of custom contact lens manufacture.

tLab links to Optoform, DAC International and DTS Procurve lathes to manufacture any custom contact lens. Every lens you make by entering data manually can be simplified and incorporated in tLab; all of the complex features you have built in over years of experience will present us with no problems to understand and incorporate in our friendly software. We have unmatched experience and knowledge of custom contact lens manufacture.

tLab also offers you a range of specialist contact lenses which can grow your business, including:
  • soft (including silicone hydrogel) lenses for keratoconus;
  • wavefront (aberration controlled) soft and rigid lenses;
  • rigid lens multifocals – our ray tracing technology is at the forefront of multifocal design;
  • scleral (large diameter) rigid lenses including fitting guides;
  • standard rigid lenses for keratoconus, including fitting guides;
  • toric soft (including silicone hydrogel) lenses using dynamic and prismatic stabilization; • linear lenses, where the lens sag is controlled by tangent lines in either intralimbal or corneoscleral designs;
  • all the standard designs from traditional lathes; continuous offset, progressive eccentricity and more;
  • custom soft lens (including silicone hydrogel) ray trace multifocals; either centre near or centre distance.

tLink has been developed to enable any contact lens manufacturing laboratory to place its individual designs in the office of the eye care practitioner (ECP). In times where the specialist lens manufacturing business is tough and competitive, tLink offers the custom laboratory an opportunity to flourish by offering niche products and making them available in the ECP clinic.

Supported topographers are Keratron, Medmont, Zeiss, Topcon, Oculus and the Rodenstock DNEyeScanner.

tLink imports topographic data which it converts to a corneal model. The user ECP selects the lens design to fit then tLink will suggest the lens most likely to work based on fitting criteria provided by the laboratory.

Designs which work very well with tLink are:
  • Orthokeratology, including toric periphery designs
  • Scleral lenses; the topography is extended to a full corneoscleral model which is then used to evaluate the on eye fitting characteristics of scleral lenses
  • Torics, especially complex bitorics where tLink can calculate not only for back surface design but also the bitoric powers
  • Aspheric designs including toric and toric periphery variations