VISTAKON, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., announced the US launch of 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST Brand Contact Lenses for ASTIGMATISM, a new daily disposable soft toric contact lens for individuals with astigmatism.
“Research confirms that nearly half of all patients requiring vision correction have clinically significant levels of astigmatism in at least one eye,” says W. Lee Ball, OD, FAAO, associate director, Medical Affairs, VISTAKON. “Additional studies show that toric soft contact lenses such as 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST for ASTIGMATISM Brand provide significantly better visual acuity compared to spherical lenses for astigmatic patients, and provide comparable visual acuity to spectacle wear,” he adds.
Along with the health and convenience benefits of wearing a fresh contact lens every day, 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST for ASTIGMATISM features a proprietary BLINK STABILIZED Design, which harnesses the natural pressures of a blinking eye to help keep the lens in place and quickly realign the lens if it rotates out of position, providing wearers with consistent, all-day vision. This also provides a marked advantage for practitioners because the lens settles within one minute, thus reducing chair time and the need for further progress evaluations.
“Fluctuating vision during everyday activities such as reading a newspaper, text messaging or using a computer, changing lanes while driving, playing sports or watching TV when lying down is one of the main reasons for dissatisfaction among many astigmatic contact lens wearers,” explains Dr. Ball. “Studies have demonstrated that contact lenses such as 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST for ASTIGMATISM and ACUVUE OASYS Brand Contact Lenses for ASTIGMATISM, which both utilize BLINK STABILIZED Design, have a number of advantages over other traditional soft toric contact lens designs in reducing variable vision and blur that often occur during these types of activities.”
1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST for ASTIGMATISM are made using LACREON Technology, a process that permanently embeds a water holding ingredient, similar to that found in natural tears, into the etafilcon A material of the 1-DAY ACUVUE Brand. This technological advancement locks in moisture that lasts throughout the day, addressing the most frequently reported complaints of contact lens discomfort–dryness and end-of-day comfort.
With over 1,500 SKUs (12 axes, four cylinders) at distance parameters of +4.00D to -9.00D, 1-DAY ACUVUEMOIST for ASTIGMATISM has the widest power range available of any daily disposable toric contact lens, allowing 95 percent of patients to be fit in the 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST family of lenses, even if they have astigmatism.