Introducing Acuvue 1-Day Moist Multifocal5:15 PM
Contact lens wear after 40 can be a challenge; today's multifocal contact lens designs often leave patients with compromised distance or near vision, or both. The reason? Multifocal contact lenses rely on a layered ring design, where rings of distance and near powers through the center of the contact lens create multiple images on the back of the eye that the brain must interpret. The pattern and width of these rings is different with every contact lens brand design, which is why you can't expect to see the same out of Air Optix Multifocal as you do out of Freshday Multifocal. One of the biggest limitations of this multiple ring design is that depending on the size of your pupil, you may get too much or not enough of each ring of vision. And because these lenses are not custom made for your eyes, they either work or they don't -- there's no way to manipulate the ring design for your individual pupil.
Available +6.00 to -9.00 in low, medium, and high add powers
Need more distance or near vision? Johnson and Johnson reports a 94% success rate with < 2 pair of lenses if you follow this guide to enhancements instead of doing your normal +0.25/-0.25 over refraction routine.
I've had the lens at my office for less about 1 week and have successfully fit one very happy patient who has tried Air Optix Multifocal, Biofinity Multifocal, Synergeyes Duette Progressive, and Freshday Multifocal without satisfactory vision. Within 2 lenses, he was set and feeling encouraged enough to say this was "the best one yet". I'll have to try the lens out with a larger sample size of course, but I can feel confident in telling you that if your patients are unhappy with vision in their current lens, this is a real alternative to offer!
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