Optical Prism January 2016 - Page 23

TORIC EYES Clinical and Patient Studies Highlight Astigmatic-Patient Challenges SynergEyes, Inc., the worldwide leader in hybrid contact lens technology, has gleaned insight into the true toric-patient experience through two recent studies: a national study of 400 toric wearers, and a clinical study of the four leading toric brands. The clear, consistent insights reveal the challenges astigmatic patients experience with toric lenses, and their ongoing quest to find more satisfactory vision correction options. Eighty-two percent of toric wearers reveal that they frequently experience issues with their toric lenses. Of those, almost 40% experience issues 3+ times per day. The issues include blurry and hazy vision, fluctuating, unstable and shifting vision, rotating lenses and discomfort. Patients feel irritated and frustrated with their toric lens issues. They also feel worried, hindered and helpless while experiencing lens-related vision issues, especially since the vision issues often occur while they are engaged in critical activities such as driving, working, participating in athletic activities, or simply laying down to read or watch TV. These feelings are not surprising, as clinical data reveals even the leading toric lenses take a long time to recover if misoriented. Seventy four percent of misoriented toric lenses take longer than 60 seconds to recover! Only 11% recover within 30 seconds.2 As a result, 85% of toric patients must manually reorient their toric lenses to regain vision: rubbing eyes, blinking a lot, sticking fingers in eyes and pushing on eyelids. Given their challenges with toric lenses, almost half of toric wearers have tried multiple brands, and 59% believe there must be a better lens for astigmatism. Almost 3/4 of toric wearers would pay more for a lens that eliminates their toric issues. The clinical and patient studies were conducted by SynergEyes as part of an ongoing effort to The Toric Patient Experience 82% of toric wearers experience issues with their lenses – Frequently 1 74% of misoriented toric lenses still significantly misoriented after 60 seconds!2 61% 24% • • • • Blurry and hazy vision Rotating lenses Discomfort Fluctuating, unstable and shifting vision 1-2 3-4 7% 1% 7% 5-6 7-8 Constantly TIMES PER DAY Patients Not Happy about toric issues, and feel... when lenses rotate.1 Rub eyes 85% of patients must manually reorient lenses to regain vision.1 59% believe there must be a better lens for astigmatism.1 Push on eyelids Finger in eye Blink a lot SEARCHING Toric Wearers are Searching for a Better Lens 1 Almost half have tried multiple toric brands 73% of Toric Wearers Would Pay More for a Lens that Eliminates Toric Issues.1 Toric Wearers want to eliminate issues experienced while: reading driving watching TV playing sports working at computer Don’t your astigmatic patients deserve better? gain a deeper understanding of patient vision challenges and vision ® correction needs. SynergEyes products include Duette®, the highperformance hybrid contact lens for astigmatic and presbyopic patients. 3 With uncompromised optics and SoftCushion® Comfort Technology, VisionGP Not Affected by Lens Rotation Uncompromised GP stable Optics |vision SoftCushion Comfort Technology Duette provides clear and not affected by lens rotation. The contact lens features an 84 Dk silicone hydrogel skirt around the SynergEyes.com/Professional 130 Dk center. Duette lenses can be designed empirically based on a 877.733.2012 option 5 refraction, and corneal curvature measurements (no fitting sets or fluorescein are required for the Duette fit). ® 1 Study of 400 toric wearers. Data on file. 2 Non-dispensing clinical study of 38 eyes (leading 4 toric brands). After lens is rotated 45° temporally. Data on file. 3 GP optics negates corneal astigmatism; rotation of lens inconsequential. Optical Prism | January 2016 19