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    J&J releases 1-Day Acuvue Moist multifocal lenses

    Seattle—During Optometry’s Meeting 2015, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care announced the launch of 1-Day Acuvue Moist brand multifocal contact lenses.

    Available nationwide to eyecare professionals, 1-Day Acuvue Moist brand multifocal was developed based on years of insights of the presbyopic eye, according to the company. Most other multifocal lenses in the market are not designed to account for variations in pupil size. According to Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, if the optical power distribution in the lens design does not closely align with the pupil size, the overall clarity of vision across distance, intermediate, and near may be negatively affected.

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    “We know that patients struggle as they reach their mid-40s to find contact lenses that help them maintain the vision they’ve been used to,” says Kurt Moody, OD, global platform director of presbyopia, R&D at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. “We saw the need to innovate for doctors and patients, and are proud that in clinical studies, patients wearing 1-Day Acuvue Moist brand multifocal were achieving consistent and excellent near,intermediate, and distance vision. Patients not only had better vision, they reported superior comfort that we attribute to the 1-Day Acuvue Moist platform, which as a daily disposable modality also enhances convenience. We’re giving doctors the power to transform the way their presbyopic patients see and live their day-to-day lives.”

    According to Johnson & Johnson, 1-Day Acuvue Moist brand multifocal is the only multifocal contact lens that closely matches the optical design to the pupil size for a better visual experience and offers 61 distance powers (in 0.25 D steps from +6.00 D to -9.00 D) and three add powers totaling 183 unique designs for built-in precision. According to the company, this precision delivers more consistent performance in a multifocal lens that can help minimize chair time and maximize success delivering a better experience for patients.

    The lens’s hybrid back curve design helps ensure centration of the optics over the pupil, and the aspheric center closely mimics the natural shape of the cornea to maintain the integrity of the complex front-surface optics.

    Related: Preventing dropout with presbyopic patients

    1-Day Acuvue Moist brand multifocal is built on the 1-Day Acuvue Moist platform and utilizes Lacreon Technology, a process that permanently embeds the wetting agent PVP in the lens material. According to the company, this PVP creates a long-lasting cushion of moisture from the lens core to the lens surface to help reduce symptoms of contact lens-related dryness. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care says 1-Day Acuvue Moist brand multifocal blocks approximately 82 percent of UVA rays and 97 percent of UVB rays.

    “Technological advances in materials and a skilled doctor of optometry’s understanding of each individual patient’s eye health needs have created an array of new choices and new possibilities forcontact lens wearers,” said David A. Cockrell, OD, President, American Optometric Association. “That’s why more than 38 million Americans now wear contact lenses, and many experts are projecting significant growth in lens wear as a new generation discovers their many benefits.”

    Related: J&J to discontinue Acuvue Advance, introduces Acuvue Oasys six-month supply pack

    Colleen E. McCarthy
    Colleen McCarthy is a freelance writer based in the Cleveland area and a former editor of Optometry Times. She is a 2010 graduate of the ...

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