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DFV signs distribution deal for E-Eye dry eye device

Designs For Vision (DFV) has become the new Australian distributor of the E-Eye intense regulated pulsed light (IRPL) device for dry eye disease and meibomian gland dysfunction.

The company, which has taken over the distribution rights from France Medical, will continue to support all existing customers. Manufactured by E-Swin in France, E-Eye was the first IRPL device specifically developed and certified for dry eye treatment in Australasia, with approximately 200 devices used by Australian optometrists and ophthalmologists today.

DFV product manager Mr Cameron Loveless said adding E-Eye to the DFV product portfolio would be a welcomed development for the market.

“We are really excited to have been appointed distributor,” he said. “It’s a new chapter for our business and although it is a significant investment for us, knowing that the E-Eye has been supported with numerous clinical studies by pre-eminent researchers including Associate Professor Jennifer Craig in New Zealand, and that we have a strong existing customer base, is reassuring.”

Loveless said existing E-Eye owners would now receive full and ongoing product support through DFV, with new stock “arriving almost immediately”.

“Designs For Vision is one of Australia’s most respected suppliers to the ophthalmic industry,” he said.

“We were established in 1978 and have strong clinical and service expertise right across the country. Partnering with a professional organisation in E-Swin is a natural fit for, and customers will now have convenient and fast access to consumables and expert technical support.”

DFV will showcase the device at the RANZCO Congress in Sydney from 8-12 November. E-Swin president and managing director Ms Petra Bruckmüller will also attend to talk with practitioners interested in learning more about the technology.

“We will celebrate the re-launch with special introductory pricing until the end of 2019, so we encourage people to take advantage and stock up on consumables or purchase the unit itself,” Loveless said.