VISTAKON’s 1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye contact lens can help maintain ocular health with the near ‘no-lens’ experience.
According to VISTAKON, Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., its 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye™ brand contact lens is the first and only silicone hydrogel daily disposable lens in the U.S, offering numerous benefits to your contact lens wearers.
Combining narafilcon B, a next-generation, high-performance silicone hydrogel material, and HYDRACLEAR® 1 technology, 1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye gives a number of perks that the average daily disposable contact lens doesn’t offer. This technology involves the mixing of wetting agents directly into the lens material. Other manufacturers apply the wetting material to the lens packing solution, which eventually diminishes during wear and causes the lens to become uncomfortable on the eye.
Embedding the wetting agents into the 1-Day ACUVUE TruEye material gives the lens a “natural tears” wettability sensation. In addition, high oxygen transmissibility allows the cornea to “breathe” maximally and lens flexibility increases the wearing comfort and good handling.
Wearing the 1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye offers a “near no-lens experience” for wearers, as indicated by VISTAKON. A number of randomized studies have been performed by the company that compare TruEye to the non-lens wearing eye.
|COMMENTS FROM THE DOC
“When patients put 1-Day Acuvue TruEye and say, ‘I feel like I’m not even wearing contact lenses,’ I know I made the right recommendation.”
—Michael A. Slusky, OD, Halsted Eye Boutique, Chicago, IL
—Robert A. Davis, OD, The Eye Center, Pembroke Pines, FL
—Deanna Peña Garcia, OD, Houston Eye Associates, Houston, TX
A recent study involved 94 subjects aged 15 to 39. It consisted of contact lens neophytes who had never worn contact lenses prior to 1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye. Throughout the day, the patients were text messaged at specific times and asked the comfort level of their eyes. After one month of wear, subjective comfort was comparable to non-lens wearers and there was no significant affect on the corneal surface when compared to non-contact lens wearers across five of six contact lens measures associated with the health and comfort of the eye.
BLOCKING UV RAYS
Ultra-violet (UV) rays, as well as other radiation from the sun such as high-energy violet or blue light, can hurt the skin as well as the eyes. Extended exposure to UV rays has been linked to cataracts, macular degeneration, pinguecula, and pterygia. Don’t forget children—they are much more susceptible to UV radiation exposure than adults. Wearing UV blocking contact lenses, a wide brimmed hat, and sunglasses are optimal for ocular UV protection. According to the company, 1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye is the first Class 1 UV blocking daily disposable lens on the market and received the Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbing Contact Lenses from the American Optometric Association’s Commission on Ophthalmic Standards. It blocks 99% of UVB rays and 96% of UVA rays that reach the lens surface.
With its distinctive balance of properties, 1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye can offer your patients exceptional comfort that is comparable to a contact lens-free experience.
Dianna Graves is a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist and Clinical Services Manager for St. Paul Eye Clinic in Woodbury, MN.
WHERE TO FIND IT
Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
800-843-2020 • jnjvisioncare.com