Advances in the Presbyopic Contact Lens Market

This has been a great summer for the presbyopic market.  As manufacturers help us continue to meet the needs of our patients, we have two new additions to add to the fold.

Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia

Bausch + Lomb recently received market clearance for the Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia (nesofilcon A) soft contact lenses.  Now having the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, eye care practitioners can now take advantage of a combination of features they have grown to appreciate from B+L.  The new Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia combines the comfort and benefits of the original Biotrue ONEday, with the optical 3-Zone Progressive design of the PureVision®2 Multi-Focal for Presbyopia.

cvueaddvantage

Unilens also added to the presbyopic market with their addition of the C-Vue® ADDvantage™ Multifocal for Presbyopia.  This new aspheric disposable silicone hydrogel contact lens is available in a High and a Low ADD and power ranges from +6.00 to -10.00.  Designed for monthly replacement, the new product incorporates Unilens’ highly Advanced next-generation multifocal contact lens design technology, which allows for ease of fit by providing a consistent near ADD power across all power profiles.

Are you taking advantage of these and other multifocal contact lens products in your practice?  As indicated by IBIS World, the success of the optometric profession “is mainly due to resilient demand from an aging population…”  Eye care professionals as a whole should take advantage of that knowledge and continue to be at the forefront of contact lens technology.  Keeping your patients in the latest and greatest will only improve your practice productivity.

How are you catering to the Presbyopic population in your practice?  Let us know in the comments section below.

Happy Prescribing!

Jason E. Compton OD FAAO

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  • Mom

    (not YOUR mom, though)
    A troubling problem I have is the add power needing to be little stronger. Other than the Proclear multifocal XR, are there any other options?

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