A MULTIFOCAL CL THAT DELIVERS COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

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1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST Brand MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses provide consistently good results.

From time to time, a product comes along that actually delivers on expectations. In my experience, 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST Brand MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., is one of these products.

I have found success in all refractive ranges including high myopes, high hyperopes, and everything in between. In fact, I had all but given up on fitting any patient with near emmetropia with multifocal lenses; it was monovision or nothing. With the arrival of these lenses, I no longer hesitate to fit a patient based on their Rx.

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The lenses are available in prescription ranges -9.00D to +6.00D.

 

The new technology in this multifocal lens has created a stable, well-centered lens that provides consistently good results. Because of the comfort of the 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST platform with the etafilcon A material and Lacreon’ technology, my confidence has grown to the point where I reach for this product as my first choice in fitting soft multifocal contact lenses.

FITTING GUIDE    
Success starts with a precision refraction, determination of a functional add, and a close evaluation of ocular dominance, best determined with a +1.00D lens blur test. Unlike other multifocal lenses that have historically required a significant learning curve in determining which patients work best with which lens design, my best success stories with the 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST Brand MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses have been accurately predicted by the product’s fitting guide. It’s a simple, but useful, tool that really works. Having fit the better part of 100 patients with the lens, I can honestly say this number is very much in line with the nine out of 10 the product’s designers have promised.

MODIFICATIONS
While the majority of these patients have left the office with the originally determined parameters, there have been those who needed some degree of modification. Most commonly, an adjustment in favor of decreased add strength has been the fix, mostly when solving a distance vision issue. Only on rare occasions have I found myself adding minus power to solve distance acuity problems.

COMMENT FROM A DOC

“I have had a lot of fun fitting 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST Brand MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses across all stages of presbyopia. The unique design allows for better patient experience when the difference in pupil size across age and refractive error are accounted for. Patients appreciate the new technology, and I appreciate prescribing it on a platform that I know and trust.”

“”Tina McCarty, OD, FAAO, Maple Grove, Fridley,
and Maplewood, MN

 

Of course, a quick, bi-ocular over-refraction is always the perfect starting point when initially analyzing the effectiveness of the lens. In regard to adjustments for near vision, I continue to be amazed at the impact of
adding +0.25D to the non-dominant eye can have.

PATIENT RESPONSE
Providing an additional option to presbyopic patients is gratifying as is hearing their feedback on the comfort and convenience of the lenses. Take the plunge and give this new product a try. Put it on your next 20 patients for whom you would normally recommend a multifocal contact lens to see how it stacks up. This will give you a valid assessment of how the product is performing””assuming you are following the fitting guide, that is!

Brad Giedd is in private practice in Winter Park, FL.

 

WHERE TO FIND IT:
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. •800-843-2020 •ACUVUEProfessional.com

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