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    5 reasons to upgrade patients from monovision to multifocals

     

    Alcon’s Air Optix Aqua and Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus have had complete families of monthly and daily sphere, toric and multifocal for some time. Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Acuvue Oasys and 1-Day Moist are also available in sphere, toric and multifocal designs. CooperVision spans all three designs with monthly Biofinity, includes extended parameter ranges in Biofinity XR, and offers full daily disposable correction options in Clariti. Bausch + Lomb recently expanded its Ultra and BioTrue platforms to include toric designs, making full family options for daily and monthly as well.

    Our multifocal contact lens options are better than ever before. With patient satisfaction we would have dreamed of in the past and a fit process that is simpler and more streamlined, we are able to bring better technology to make happier patients even when we are under pressure to see more patients and find them solutions faster.

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    Kristopher A. May, OD, FAAO
    Dr. May serves as adjunct and guest faculty at Southern College of Optometry. Previously, he was center director for West Tennessee Eye ...

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