REDUCING DIGITAL EYESTRAIN

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CooperVision’s new Biofinity Energys contact lens provides
 optics in the center of the lens that allow the wearer to change focus from on screen to off screen and back
 with less accommodative effort.

My eyecare practice is located in Ann Arbor, MI. I drive through the campus of the University of Michigan to get to work each day. The vast majority of students I see are staring at their cell phones as they walk to and from class. Of course, students aren’t the only ones who spend many hours a day viewing digital devices. Many people spend eight or more hours a day viewing these screens, which causes increased accommodative burden and tired eyes. CooperVision’s new Biofinity Energys contact lens provides optics in the center of the lens that allows the wearer to change focus from on screen to off screen and back with less accommodative effort. The Biofinity Energys lens has very successfully reduced digital eyestrain for patients in my practice.

CooperVision’s new Biofinity Energys contact lens provides optics in the center of the lens that allow the wearer to change focus from on screen to off screen and back with less accommodative effort.

Biofinity Energys is made with the polymer comfilcon A. This material is naturally wettable, has a low modulus, offers a higher DK (128), and is approved for extended wear for up to six nights and seven days. This is the tried-and-true Biofinity material with Aquaform technology that doesn’t require a wetting agent or surface treatment to wet properly. This is critically important considering that digital device users often blink up to 50% less than non-users. This lens does not feel dry and is very deposit resistant.

Biofinity Energys lenses have Digital Zone Optics design, which reduces eye fatigue caused by viewing digital screens. Multiple front surface aspheric curves are used in the optical zone. These curves distribute a small amount of positive power across the entire zone. This allows the wearer to change focus from the digital screen and back with less accommodative effort.

The Biofinity Energys lens fits like a single vision lens. No special power adjustments are needed to provide crisp distance vision for patients. This lens succeeds at doing what it was designed to do! Research by CooperVision shows that eight out of 10 digital device users agreed that Biofinity Energys made their eyes feel less tired at the end of the day.

Biofinity Energys has received rave reviews from my patients, including the aforementioned college students, who are heavy digital device users. They say their eyes feel less strained and tired at the end of a long day. I encourage you to try Biofinity Energys in your practice. I think you will be very pleased with the results. OO

Steven Lutz, OD, a graduate of Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, is in private practice in Ann Arbor, MI.

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