The AOA estimates that there are approximately 112 million presbyopes in the US1 and that the number is expected to rise dramatically in coming years. September is Healthy Aging Month and a perfect time to look at the options we are presenting our presbyopic patients to keep them happy AND provide a healthier lens wearing experience in their contact lenses. clariti® 1 day multifocal provides both a simple fitting process and the benefits of silicone hydrogel material to make the transition to presbyopic correction easy for your patients today while protecting their ocular health for tomorrow.
With clariti 1 day multifocal contact lenses, patients with presbyopia can enjoy all the convenience of a 1-day lens and the healthier2 advantages of silicone hydrogel all in one lens. It provides more than the recommended amount of oxygen3 across the entire lens surface to help maintain ocular health. The below oxygen maps demonstrate the oxygen transmissibility of the clariti 1 day multifocal relative to some other commonly prescribed brands.
Sweeney and Fonn discussed the merits of silicone hydrogel for daily wear use in Contact Lens Spectrum:
“Sentiment has been expressed that SiHy lens materials should be routinely prescribed over traditional hydrogel lenses for daily wear use to avoid clinical sequelae due to corneal hypoxia (Morgan et al, 2010; Brennan and Morgan, 2005; Holden et al, 2006; Brennan and Morgan, 2009). Given the availability of SiHy DD lenses on the market today, this is especially sensible for patients who have greater oxygen demands and who have to wear thicker lenses because of higher and more complex prescriptions.”
This certainly includes the presbyopic patient. And for your practice, clariti 1 day multifocal lets you expand what you have to offer with a lens you can prescribe with confidence. The clariti 1 day multifocal provides a low add profile for early/medium presbyopes and a high add profile for higher presbyopes, providing options for a broad spectrum of patients.
Wondering where to start with multifocal fitting? Read more about clariti 1 day multifocal and talk to your sales rep today about how to expand your presbyopic offerings with the clariti 1 day family of contact lenses.
2 With higher oxygen permeability than hydrogel materials, silicone hydrogel contact lenses minimize or eliminate hypoxia-related signs and symptoms during lens wear.
3 Holden B.A., Mertz GW. Critical oxygen levels to avoid corneal edema for daily and extended wear contact lenses. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 1984; 25:1161.