The Borelis is an individual soft multifocal contact lens for all spherical refractive errors in presbyopic patients. Its wide range of parameters and materials allows an optimal adaptation to the eye and therefore highest wearing comfort and long wearing times.



  • Spherical front and back optic zones
  • Aspheric flattening
  • Front spherical multicurve optic zone
  • Distance or Near in center

Multifocal Variations

Bifocal (Bf): two spherical concentric optic zones distant / near

Simple Progressive (Sp): spherical and aspheric concentric zones: distance / intermediate / near

Multi progressive (Mp): multiple spherical concentric zones: distant / near


All Soft Lens Materials 

Multifocal Variations

Bifocal (Bf)

Bifocal Bf
  • 2 concentric Optical zones far/near
  • CD or CN

Simple progressive (Sp)

Simple progressive Sp
  • 3 concentric Optical zones far/ intermediate / near
  • CD or CN

Multi progressive (Mp)

  • multiple spherical concentric zones: distant / near
  • CN

Fitting advice

  • Total diameter: = corneal diameter + 2.30 mm
  • Base curve: = flattest corneal curve + 0.70 mm
  • Sphere: glasses in DVO = 0 mm
  • Flattening: comparing the sulcus

Technical Data

Total diameter12.00 mm15.00... 19.00 mm0.01 mm
Base curve7.00 mm12.00 mm0.01 mm
Sphere-40.00 dpt+40.00 dpt0.01 dpt
Addition+0.50 dpt+4.00 dpt0.01 dpt
Central optical zone Zoc1.00 mm5.50 mm0.01 mm
Flattening(-) flowing(+) pronounced (-–) monocurve

Additional information



Correction type


Lens Type

Designed by


Fitting advice and guide for soft contact lenses

Diameter and Base curve choice for the first contact lens

  1. Measurement of the corneal diameter (HVID + 0.6 mm)* and K-readings
  2. Determine the contact lens diameter ØT (use table below)
  3. Determine the Base curve r0 = rcfl + BCf (use table below, rcfl = flattest central K)

Orbis (ØCornea + 2.10 mm / BCf = 0.60 mm)

Toris Bal – Torelis Bal – Borelis (ØCornea + 2.30 mm / BCf = 0.70 mm)

Toris Int/Ext – Torelis Int/Ext (ØCornea + 2.50 mm / BCf = 0.80 mm)

Example: Parameter for Toris Ballast:

Cornea parameters: ØCornea = 11.70 mm / Kreading = 7.80 / 7.70 mm

  • ØT = 11.70 mm + 2.30 mm = 14.00 mm
  • r0 = 7.80 mm + 0.70 mm = 8.50 mm

for 0.40 mm delta K, reduce 0.10 mm on r0

Definitive 74: 0.10 mm steeper

* Information: 80% of the corneal curves are statistically between 11,3 and 12,1 mm.

Progress of the adaptation

  1. Insert trial lens for a duration of between 30 minutes and 2 hours. Over refraction (you can use the autorefractometer for getting an idea of cyl/axis).
  2. Biomicroscopy (× 10 to 15) white light: observe the lens with patient looking straight ahead and during eye movement.
  3. Mobility by eyelid movement (Push up test).
  4. Sag of the lens should be from 1 to 2 mm downwards.
  5. Appearance of the front optic zone: tear film, hydration, lubrication, deposit.
  6. Keratometry on the contact lens: (deformation of the mires).
  7. Check for corneal and conjunctival staining with fluorescein after lens removal.
  8. Order the definitive lens on the basis of the SN.

First contact lens choice

Progression system and central optic zone (Zoc)

Reading zone choice
  1. Centre near vision in most cases
  2. Peripheral near vision if distance vision is poor, high myopia or decentrated pupil.


  • Determine dominant eye
  • Find maximum convex (+) correction for distance vision
  • Find the best acuity in distance vision to optimise Zoc diameter choice
  • Determine the patients needs for: distance / intermediate / near Multifocal design choice

Multifocal design choice

RequirementsBifocal BfSimple progressive SpMulti progressive Mp
Myopia Addition < 1.75 dpt
Myopia: Addition ≥ 1.75 dpt
Priority in distance vision
Priority in near vision
Priority in intermediate vision (computer)
Use in low light in distance vision
Use in low light in near vision
Good contrast
Low Helos
Anisometropia > 2.00 dpt
Amblyopia ( √ )
Modified monovision care ( √ )

Central optic zone, position and diameter:

recommendations for the 1st choice: standard pupil (3.50–4.00 mm) with normal lighting

Bifocal BfBifocal BfSimple progressive SpSimple progressive SpMulti progressive Mp
PositionCentre near (CN)Centre Distance (CD)Centre near (CN)Centre Distance (CD)Centre near (CN)
Dominant eye2.253.752.504.001.50
Non-dominant eye2.753.253.003.501.75

For non standard pupil size or for distance/near preference, fit the Zoc in steps of 0.25 mm

Soft Contact Lens Materials

FeaturesDefinitive 74 (SiH)UniSil 62 (SiH)Igel 77CTF 67GM3 58Igel 58GM3 49


DK Fatt ISO 9913-160*/44**50*/37**39*/29**30*/22**25*/19**21*/16**16*/12**


Material typeSilicone HydrogelSilicone HydrogelHydrogelHydrogelHydrogelHydrogelHydrogel




ClassificationFilcon V3Filcon V3Filcon II3Filcon II2Filcon II1Filcon II1Filcon II1

Filcon II2

Water content74%62%77%67%58%58%49%


Refractive index1.371.511.371.391.411.401.42


Handling tintclear / blueblueclearclearclear / blueclearclear / blue


UV√ (blau)

Normal tear film++++++++++++++++++


Reduced tear film++++++++++++++


Watery tear film++++++++++++++++++


Tear film with lipid+++++++++++++


Tear film with protein+++++++++++++




Initial comfort++++++++++++++++


Low dehydration++++++++++++++++




Dry eye+++++++++++++++++



* ×10-11 (cm2/sec) [ml 02/(ml × mm Hg)]

** ×10-11 (cm2/sec) [ml 02/(ml × hPa)]

Default material: GM3 58% white

Quality assurance

These materials are in conformity with the standard ISO 10993-1 defining the biocompatibility of materials.

SwissLens manufacturing process warrants this biocompatibility even after the manufacturing process, in particular without adding polish material. This standard is required by the quality assurance system of SwissLens

Lunelle ES70

Lunelle ES70 Material, the optimal solution for eye health and safety since the '80s.

The researchers has led in the ’80  to the development of Essilor’s ES70 contact lens material, the most stable high quality material for soft lenses.
Through intensive research, ES70 has been proven to be one of the safest and healthiest lens materials that has been developed over time. Lenses made from ES70 material can be adapted to all types of visual defects with optimum safety and for a wide range of uses

LUNELLE ensures good oxygenation of the cornea

Material permeability is an important parameter in the fitting of contact lenses. For soft lenses, this permeability depends on the water content of the material.
The ES70 material used for Lunelle lenses has a hydrophily of 70%. It has a permeability (Dk) four times higher than that of HEMA and twice as high as that of a material with 55% hydrophily.
The choice of a non-ionic material gives a good resistance to deposits on the lens and therefore an optimal supply of oxygen throughout the life of the lens.
The material ES70 is composed of non-ionic polymers. It delivers a limited amount of protein substances to the lens surface, which ensures better visual quality.


Lunelle considers the metabolism of the cornea. The geometry of the Lunelle lens ensures good mobility, so that a film of tears between the lens and the eye is ensured. This pumping effect contributes to a higher oxygen supply, so that the metabolism remains practically unchanged.
At the same time, the high-water content remains stable and ensures an optimal metabolism.
The combination of the ES7O material and the geometry of the Lunelle lens offers a completely safe fit by respecting the corneal metabolism.
Lunelle ES70 allows contact lenses to be used all lifelong.
The material is fully compatible with the cornea with special properties in the water bond, so that a stable geometry is achieved and therefore a low sensitivity to changes in pH, temperature and tonicity.
Lunelle lenses have good mobility and remain comfortable throughout the wearing period.

Lunelle Lenses - for a precise fit of all visual defects

The ES70 Material

The ES70 material used for Lunelle contact lenses is composed of PMMA, which makes it robust and transparent, and PVP, which ensures a stable water content. The production of ES70 material will continuous after the take over by SwissLens. The same laboratorie will produce the row material and blank as before and exclusively availalbe for the Lunelle Products from SwissLens. The material involves the use of the most advanced techniques to obtain the stable material. The development of Essilor's polymerisation technology has proven to provide a very consistent material quality.

PRODUCTION SwissLens uses a high-tech lathing technique to achieve optimum reproducibility. Lunelle contact lenses are systematically inspected at all stages to ensure that the parameters remain the same in the dehydrated state
The material and the contact lenses are produced in accordance with the strict rules laid down by Quality Assurance. This is an independent quality assurance service at Essilor, which ensures consistent product quality.


  • Percentage of hydrophily 70 %
  • DK: 35
  • Transmission in the visible area (%) 98,6
Increase DK permeability according to the method FATT at 35° C

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