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New clinical data shows that DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® contact lenses can significantly reduce six common contact lens–related symptoms
- For weekly/monthly replacement contact lens patients who suffer with contact lens–related symptoms like dryness, irritation and discomfort, daily lens replacement with DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® lenses can provide a significant improvement*1.
- Almost a third of patients wearing weekly to monthly replacement contact lenses frequently experience two or more contact lens–related symptoms.2
- Since many patients suffer in silence, practitioners should ask specific questions to identify contact lens–related issues.
Eye care practitioners can now offer their patients a contact lens that can diminish the severity of common contact lens–related symptoms. A new clinical study shows that a daily disposable regimen with DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® reduced both the frequency and severity of six common symptoms compared to habitual weekly to monthly replacement lenses3.
The clinical trial included 81 subjects at eight independent sites in the US. Subjects qualified for inclusion in the study if they reported frequently or always experiencing two or more qualifying symptoms with their habitual weekly to monthly replacement contact lenses. Traditional HEMA as well as silicone hydrogel contact lens patients were represented in the study. The patients were fit in DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® contact lenses and wore them for four weeks in daily wear, daily disposable mode. The study evaluated the frequency and severity of contact lens related symptoms like tired eyes, irritation, redness, discomfort, deposits and dryness in symptomatic daily wear weekly to monthly replacement contact lens wearers.
Practitioners should ask patients specific questions about problems they might have since many patients suffer in silence. Questions like “can you wear your contact lenses as long as you’d like?” or “do you often use rewetting drops to relieve discomfort during the day?” help facilitate dialogue between doctor and patient. “I just assumed my weekly and monthly patients were happy contact lens wearers. But after asking questions, I learned they were silently accepting these symptoms,” said David Wakabayashi, O.D. (California, US). “With its unique Triple Action Moisture and a daily disposable routine, DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® resolves some these issues.”
A true daily disposable, only DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® contact lenses have Triple Action Moisture to deliver refreshing comfort throughout the day. And since patients blink over 14,000 times a day, the moisturizing agent in DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® lenses is released with every blink, helping to support a stable tear film for comfort throughout the day.
DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® lenses are available from +0.50D to +6.00 D in 0.25D steps; from –0.50D to –6.00D in 0.25D steps, and from –6.50D to –10.00D in 0.50D steps. They are available with a diameter of 14.0 mm and a base curve of 8.7 mm, and feature the Visitint handling tint to allow for easy insertion and removal of the lens.
About CIBA VISION®
With a shared passion for healthy vision and better life, CIBA VISION® is a global leader in the research, development and manufacturing of contact lenses and lens care products. CIBA VISION® is dedicated to improving the quality of patients’ lives around the world through innovative vision care solutions and strong partnerships with eye care professionals. With worldwide headquarters in Atlanta, CIBA VISION® products are available in more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit the CIBA VISION® web site at www.cibavision.com.
DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus®, Visitint, CIBA VISION® and the CIBA VISION® logo are trademarks of Novartis AG.
*In a clinical study of symptomatic wearers of lenses replaced every 1 to 4 weeks, subjective ratings of the frequency and severity of symptoms were significantly reduced as compared to habitual lenses.
1CIBA VISION® data on file, 2008.
2CIBA VISION® data on file, 2005.
3CIBA VISION® data on file, 2008. Based on a significant reduction in ratings of the frequency and severity of symptoms by wearers of contact lenses replaced every 1 to 4 weeks who report symptoms with lens wear including dryness, irritation, redness, discomfort, “eyes get tired” and deposits. As compared to habitual lenses.