Johnson & Johnson Vision Care announced that effective April 15, 2014, ACUVUE OASYS Brand Contact Lenses for ASTIGMATISM will be available in more parameters, providing doctors with a range of options to provide coverage for 98 percent of spherical and astigmatic patients.1
“Research confirms that nearly half of all patients requiring vision correction have clinically significant levels of astigmatism in at least one eye2,” says W. Lee Ball, OD, FAAO, associate director, Professional Affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. “With additional parameters of ACUVUE OASYS Brand for ASTIGMATISM, more patients can experience the exceptional comfort of HYDRACLEAR PLUS Technology and the visual stability of our revolutionary BLINK STABILIZED Design.”
Effective April 15, parameters are being expanded to include -6.00 to +6.00 in 0.25D steps (Cylinders: -0.75, -1.25, -1.75, -2.25; Axis: Full circle in 10o steps) and from -6.50 to -9.00 in 0.50 steps Cylinders: -0.75, -1.25, -1.75, -2.25; Axis: Full circle in 10o steps).
With the introduction of these new parameters, the company also announced that effective March 31, 2014, diagnostic lenses for ACUVUE ADVANCE Brand Contact Lenses for ASTIGMATISM will no longer be available from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
“In a clinical trial with ACUVUE ADVANCE Brand for ASTIGMATISM contact lens wearers, virtually 100 percent of patients had a prescription match and 100 percent of patients had first fit success with ACUVUE OASYS for ASTIGMATISM,” adds Dr. Ball.
1 Data on file, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. 2013
2Young, G, Sulley, A, Hunt, C, “Prevalence of Astigmatism in Relation to Soft Contact Lens Fitting,” Eye & Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice, Vol. 37, January 2011.
3CSM –ACUVUE® OASYS® for ASTIGMATISM with HYDRACLEAR Plus; Addressing the Barriers to Fit and Minimizing Chair Time,” March 6, 2008