Bausch + Lomb has introduced Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism daily disposable contact lenses. Approximately 73.2 million people in the U.S. are astigmatic, but only 8.8 million people are currently wearing toric contact lenses.
Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism is designed to help eyecare practitioners capture this astigmatic opportunity by offering patients the convenience of a daily disposable contact lens featuring an evolved peri-ballast design for stability and Surface Active Technology to help the lens maintain 98 percent of its moisture for up to 16 hours1.
“We are excited to complete the Biotrue ONEday family of lenses with the addition of Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism,” says Guy Guglielmino, vice-president of marketing, U.S. Vision Care, Bausch + Lomb. “Innovations in contact lens materials and design allow us to meet the challenging demands of today’s astigmatic patients.”
Similar to Biotrue ONEday and Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia, Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism utilizes Surface Active Technology. This technology uses a large volume of hydrophilic polyvinylpyrrilidone (PVP), a water loving molecule, and Poloxamer 407, a surface active macromer, to form a dehydration barrier that helps the lens maintain 98 percent of its moisture for up to 16 hours1.
As part of the development process, Bausch + Lomb evaluated various ballasting mechanisms and assessed dynamics of blink patterns across a wide range of patients using high speed videography. To achieve the combination that performed the best in the high-water content material of BiotrueONEday contact lenses, engineers created an evolved peri-ballast design that employs spherical aberration control in both axes to help reduce halos and glare, even in low-light conditions2.
“Approximately 42 percent of vision-corrected teens and adults in the United States have been diagnosed with astigmatism3 and it is often a challenge to fit them with a lens that has the right combination of visual clarity and comfort to meet their unique vision correction needs,” says Mile Brujic, OD, partner of Premier Vision Group in Bowling Green, Ohio. “I’m delighted to be able to now offer my astigmatic patients the comfort and clarity2 they need in the convenient form of a daily disposable lens.”
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1. Data on file. Bausch & Lomb Incorporated. Rochester, NY; 2012.
2. Results from a 7-investigator, multi-site study of Biotrue® ONEday for Astigmatism contact lenses on 123 current non-daily disposable toric soft contact lens wearers. Lenses were worn on a daily wear basis for 1 week.
3. The Multi-Sponsor Survey’s Inc. 2016 Gallup Target Report on the Market for Toric Contact Lenses. August 2016.