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New Presbyopia CL

With an ever ageing population, the need for a high-performing multi focal contact lens has never been greater and the reality is that the contact lens dropout rate increases dramatically after 40, due in large part to dissatisfaction with vision and comfort.

In the past, presbyopes have had to settle for wearing spectacles which can be inconvenient, or contact lenses that didn’t live up to their expectations for vision and comfort.

Ciba Vision says with the introduction of Air Optix Aqua Multifocal, presbyopic patients finally have the option they have been waiting for – a comfortable, healthy contact lens option that provides clear vision at all distances.

As presbyopia develops, the need to correct near vision gradually increases.

According to Ciba Vision, Air Optix Aqua Multifocal is available in 3 ADD powers that provide clear vision at different stages of presbyopia. The LO ADD lens, designed for emerging presbyopes (around the age of 40, with up to 1.00D ADD) has the right amount of ADD to optimise near and intermediate vision without compromising distance vision.

As presbyopia further progresses and patients need more near vision correction, the MED ADD and HI ADD lenses gradually introduce more correction for near vision.

“The unique presbyopic lens system of Air Optix Aqua Multifocal with 3 ADD powers is designed to successfully fit emerging presbyopes sooner and smoothly transition patients through the different stages of presbyopia so they can stay in contact lenses longer,” said Helen Gleave, Professional Affairs Manager.

“Most other multifocal contact lenses are only available in one or two ADD options,” says a company spokesman.

“Air Optix Aqua Multifocal received superior ratings from emerging presbyopes at near, intermediate and far distances (including computer vision and night vision), compared to PureVision Multi-Focal. It provides superior intermediate and distance vision vs. monovision, as well as in real-world situations like driving and watching TV. Thanks to its unique lens design, Air Optix Aqua Multifocal lenses allow smooth transitions between all three distances”