Correcting for astigmatism and presbyopia in a single contact lens is complex. Many eye care professionals have faced significant challenges in fitting toric multifocal lenses in the past, as options have historically been limited—resulting in limited success. As the market leader in toric contact lenses1, CooperVision has changed the game with a long-awaited solution: Biofinity® toric multifocal.
CooperVision’s research and development (R&D) team set the bar high, determined to produce a lens that practitioners could leverage to successfully meet the needs of their astigmatic patients as they become presbyopic.
Dedicating four years to the cause, the R&D group was able to combine the proven optical designs and trusted technology of Biofinity® toric and Biofinity® multifocal to provide an extension of the lens family that eye care professionals already know and trust. Biofinity® toric multifocal maintains the comfort, vision, ocular health benefits, and stability that you have grown to expect from Biofinity® toric and Biofinity® multifocal. It offers you a product that is still easy to fit, with consistent, reliable performance across a massive range of parameters.
Thanks to CooperVision’s made-to-order advantage, Biofinity® toric multifocal lenses are available in more than 200,000 unique prescription options2—46x more than ULTRA® Multifocal for Astigmatism3—which enables eye care professionals to provide vision correction for 99.6% of astigmatic presbyopes4. And they can get the right fit, the first time. Studies of Biofinity® toric multifocal showed a 93% success rate on initial fitting when using the fitting guide5. And with 37% of toric lens wearers6 nearing or already experiencing presbyopia, the lens offers practitioners significant opportunity to successfully fit more astigmatic presbyopes in contact lenses.
Like all Biofinity® silicone hydrogel lenses, Biofinity® toric multifocal features CooperVision’s Aquaform® Technology, which locks water into the lens to provide higher moisture content without additives, coatings or surface treatments; long chains of silicone result in superb breathability to keep eyes comfortable and healthy. In addition, the lens includes two of CooperVision’s trusted technologies:
- Optimized Toric Lens Geometry™ provides the proven properties for high patient satisfaction, including uniform horizontal iso-thickness, an optimized ballast band design, a large toric optical zone, and a smooth continuous surface. Initial product research found that the stability and orientation of Biofinity® toric multifocal is equivalent to Biofinity® toric.7
- Balanced Progressive® Technology offers multiple zones of vision correction, allowing for exceptional vision at near distance, far away, and in between. It is optimized for each sphere and add power, with the option of fitting a center D or center N lens.
It used to be that wearers with astigmatism had to make compromises as they became presbyopic, but the struggle is over. With Biofinity® toric multifocal, you have the opportunity to offer the visual quality these patients have been looking for.
1 CVI data on file, 2019. US industry reports and internal estimates. Based on monthly toric fit data.
2 CVI data on file 2019. Based on total number of prescription option combinations manufactured (for sphere, cylinder, axis and add – including D & N combinations).
3 CVI data on file 2019. Bausch + Lomb product specifications, U.S. Oct 2019. Based on total number of prescription option combinations manufactured (for sphere, cylinder, axis and add – including D & N combinations; Biofinity® toric multifocal is made-to-order; ULTRA® Multifocal for Astigmatism is stocked).
4 CooperVision data on file 2020. Rx coverage database; 42 to 70 years ?0.75DC
5 CVI Data on file 2018. Non-dispensing, subject masked, randomized, bilateral, cross-over short-term clinical evaluation. 27 astigmatic, presbyopic soft CL wearers at 2 sites (UK & US) fitted using CVI fit guide.
6 CVI data on file, 2019, U.S., Industry reports and internal estimates of toric contact lenses from 4 main manufacturers.
7 CVI data on file 2019. Sub-analysis of lens orientation on settling with BT & BTMF. N=89.
8 CooperVision data on file 2020. Rx coverage database; 42 to 70 years ?0.75DC.
9 CVI data 2020. Observational in-practice assessment with Biofinity® toric multifocal in France, Nordics, Benelux, Iberia, DACH, UK, US; n=397 wearers.
10 CVI data 2020. Observational in-practice assessment with Biofinity® toric multifocal in France, Nordics, Benelux, Iberia, DACH, UK, US; n=373 wearers.
11 CVI data 2020. Observational in-practice assessment with Biofinity® toric multifocal in France, Nordics, Benelux, Iberia, DACH, UK, US with 54 ECPs
ULTRA® Multifocal for Astigmatism is a registered trademark of Bausch + Lomb