• The World's First and Only Family of Silicone Hydrogel, 1 Day Contact Lenses

    CooperVision is thrilled to announce the launch of the first ever full range, 1 day contact lens on all modalities available on the market.

    This new family of CooperVision contact lens products includes:

    All three of these cutting edge CooperVision eye products are daily disposable contact lenses made of silicone hydrogel (SiHi).

    So what does this mean for you as a wearer of contact lenses?

    It means that you’ll experience the benefits of wearing eye contact lens products designed with your eye health, comfort and vision in mind.

    Benefits of Wearing Lenses Made of Silicone Hydrogel

    Supporting and improving your eye health, comfort and vision are CooperVision’s top priorities when providing an improved contact lens. When you’re putting a contact lens in your eye, you want to make sure you’re taking care of your vision in the healthiest, most responsible way possible, right? So do we. The material these lenses are made from, SiHi, allows more oxygen to pass through your cornea. SiHi is healthier for your eyes and ultimately leads to whiter eyes and a healthier lens-wearing experience.

    Any time you wear clariti 1day, clariti 1day toric or clariti 1day multifocal lenses, your eyes will actually get more than the recommended amount of oxygen.  This increased amount of oxygen not only allows you to enjoy added comfort throughout the day; you’ll also be promoting your ocular health as well.

    Enjoy the Benefits of a Daily Disposable Contact Lens

    This safe and healthy family of lenses is also disposable. This means you don’t have to worry about properly cleaning your contact lenses every day before you put them in – simply throw them away after one day of wear. No fuss, no mess.Because you won’t have to wash these lenses on a daily basis, you’ll not only get more time back in your day; you’ll also prevent harmful pathogens from building up on the lens surface over time.

    Protect Your Eyes from Harmful UVA and UVB Rays

    In addition to being conveniently disposable and pathogen free, the clariti 1day family of products protects your eyes from being exposed to harmful UV rays. When you expose your unshielded eyes to harmful UV rays, the potential to experience serious eye injuries is a real risk. Conditions like photokeratitis, what’s known as a type of “sunburn of the eye”, as well as long-term, more serious retina damage, can be avoided by wearing one of these three clariti 1day products when you go outside, day-to-day.

    Explore the possibilities of the clariti 1day family!

     

    Wearing clariti 1day Lenses Keeps Your Eyes Moisturized and Comfortable

    Day-to-day, your eyes will also experience optimal wettibility when wearing any of these three types of contact lenses. CooperVision’s WetLoc® technology lubricates the surface of your contact lenses, which helps you avoid that dry, uncomfortable feeling that other types of contact lenses sometimes cause. So how does this WetLoc® technology work?

    By manipulating the structure of hydrophobic silicone molecules in such a way that they actually become hydrophilic. As a result, water molecules are attracted to the lens and held tightly to the surface, which creates lenses with high water content. This translates into added comfort for you, all day long – instead of dry, itchy eyes.

    What’s not to love about that added benefit?

    Improve Your Visual Acuity – See Clearer Images Everywhere You Look

    And here’s another benefit you’ll love experiencing when you wear any one of the clariti 1day family of products from CooperVision: your visual acuity will be better than ever. Because these new contact lenses feature an aspheric design, with softer and more flexible material, they have much flatter curves that gradually change from the center of the lens, out to the edge. The shape is thinner, slimmer and lighter than other contact lenses. As a result, what you see will look more natural to you – and your eyes will look more natural from the outside, as well.

    Give the clariti 1day Family of Products a Try

    So there you have it – a few health and vision promoting reasons to explore what clariti 1day, clariti 1day toricclariti 1day multifocal contact lenses can do for you. Take the first step toward healthy, clear and comfortable vision today.

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  • Astigmatism Essentials

    If you’ve been diagnosed with astigmatism, don’t let the name scare you. Granted, the term sounds ominous—especially if you mistakenly refer to it as a “stigma…tism” But the truth is, the condition is pretty common and it doesn’t limit your vision correction options as much as it did years ago.

    What Does Astigmatism Mean?

    Astigmatism refers to the shape or curvature of your eye’s cornea or lens. In a perfect world, your eye would be completely spherical and devoid of any imperfection. If you have astigmatism, the shape of the surface of your eye is probably more oblong, like the shape of a football.  This prevents light from focusing properly on your retina, causing vision to blur whether you’re trying to see objects up close or far away.

    Astigmatism runs in families, is usually present from birth, and can change over time.1,2  You can also develop astigmatism more suddenly in response to an eye injury or surgical procedure. Also, you can have astigmatism alongside other refractive errors, including myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness).

    Do You Have to Wear Glasses with Astigmatism?

    Just because your parents had to wear glasses for their astigmatism doesn’t mean you will too. In the past, vision correction options for people with astigmatism were much more limited than they are today.

    Thirty years ago, if you were really committed to the idea of wearing contact lenses for astigmatism, you were most likely going to need to use hard lenses, which are now known as “rigid gas permeable lenses.” Today, there are several soft toric contact lenses in a wide range of prescriptions to fit all sorts of eyes.

    A Variety of Soft Lens Options for Astigmatism

    Having astigmatism no longer restricts your choices in contact lenses. Today, soft contact lenses are available for most astigmatism prescriptions. And the options don’t end there. Now, you can even get soft toric contacts for astigmatism in daily disposable, multifocal, and frequent replacement varieties.

    To help figure out what type of lens best fits your lifestyle, try the CooperVision®Find a Lens tool. Or, if you want to learn more about astigmatism and how CooperVision® toric lenses can help, talk to your eye care professional. If you don’t have an eye doctor, you use our Find An Eye Doctor tool.

    Nothing in this blog post is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please see your eye care practitioner.

    1. American Academy of Ophthalmology. What Causes Astigmatism.

    2. American Academy of Ophthalmology. Physiology of Astigmatism.

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  • Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

    Contact lenses for astigmatism have come a long way in recent years. It wasn’t so long ago that you would have been told at your eye appointment your only option for astigmatism was rigid gas permeable (“hard”) contact lenses. Now, not only can you get soft contact lenses for astigmatism, you can also get them in daily disposable, multifocal, and frequent replacement varieties. Read on to help decide which lens is right for you:

    What is Astigmatism?

    Astigmatism is a very common condition in which the curvature of the cornea or lens of the eye is more like the oblong shape of a football than round like a basketball which prevents light from focusing properly on the retina. This causes vision to blur with both near and far objects. It often occurs with other refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). While it is possible to develop astigmatism from an eye injury, it is usually present from birth and can change over time.

    What are Toric Contact Lenses?

    All contact lenses for astigmatism, whether they’re GP or soft, are called "toric” lenses. The name comes from the unique shape of the lens. While a typical contact lens has a spherical shape much like a slice of a ball, a toric lens has the shape of a slice off a football. This particular shape allows for different optical powers at different points.

    Fitting Toric Lenses

    Since patients with astigmatism need different optical powers to line up with specific points of the eye, toric contact lenses must be oriented in precisely the right way. There are different ways in which manufacturers keep toric lenses from spinning around. Some use thin-thick zones, some cut off the bottom of the lens a bit. CooperVision lenses use Optimized Lens Geometry which is a uniform lens thickness to quickly orient and stabilize the lens.

    Choosing the Right Toric Lens for You

    Having astigmatism no longer restricts your choices in contact lenses. There are toric lenses that address other visual corrections like presbyopia. A good choice for this type of lens is the Proclear multifocal toric lens. There are also lenses for extended wear schedules like the Biofinity toric lens. Discuss your lifestyle and preferences with your eye doctor to determine which lens is the best fit for you. Contact your eye doctor today.

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