Study: Most astigmatic patients would choose to trial daily disposable contacts
Boston—The majority (91 percent) of astigmatic patients are willing to trial a daily disposable contact lens for astigmatism with a doctor’s recommendation, research shows. Data from the survey also reveal doctors choose health more often as the reason for selecting a daily disposable contact lens for astigmatism, while patients choose convenience. The findings were presented at the 2013 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting.
“The study demonstrates the importance of understanding which benefits of daily disposable lenses for astigmatism resonate best with patients when discussing the attributes of this wear modality,” says study co-author W. Lee Ball, OD, FAAO, associate director, professional affairs, Vistakon, Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. “When doctors take a patient-centric approach to care and explain what’s best for patients in a manner they understand and see value in, we see the acceptance of new products and technologies is very high.”