Alcon (formerly Ciba Vision) has launched its long awaited Dailies Total 1 soft daily disposable contact lenses.
What is all the hype about? How are they different from all the other lenses on the market? Let’s have a look….
They have been heralded as “a new era in contact lenses” and we, here at OpticalRooms, feel that perhaps this is the start of something great. The well established market leader has been contact lenses manufactured with silicone hydrogel and, while this material offered a more superior oxygen transmission than the hydroge contact lenses, it has a low water content.
Oxygen passes easily through water and keeping the cornea healthy, the eyes clear and white. Alcon have taken this low water content silicone hydrogel material and sandwiched it between a front and back layer of water, thus boosting the lens to over 80% water contact – you could literally FORGET that you are wearing the lens, it feels so comfortable!
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This new contact lens is not being called a silicone hydrogel, instead they have retitled their product as the first “water gradient” contact lens. Embedded in the double water layers is a lubricating surface gel, which further attracts water and further enhances the comfort of the lens.
Obviously, the next thing you’re wondering… “Is it for me?”
In a nutshell, every daily disposable contact lens wearer can benefit from this new lens. This product is aimed at contact lens wearers who
-want to be at the leading edge of technology
-want the latest and the best product on the market
-find it difficult to wear their old contact lenses for the entire day
Ciba Vision (now Alcon) have listed, for us, what they consider to be the top 5 reasons people should choose their new Dailies Total 1 contacts.
They say that they:
* Are the first water gradient contact lens featuring an increase from 33% to over 80% water from core to surface
* Have the highest oxygen transmittability of any daily disposable contact lens
* Offer superior lubrication exceeding competitor contact lenses
* Give exceptional comfort from beginning to end of day
* Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back
Initially Dailies Total 1 is only be available in minus powers from -0.50 up to -10.00, only in one size 8.5 and has an overall diameter of 14.1 mm.
Interested? We can offer you a trial of these new contact lenses. Simply email us at email@example.com and submit your contact lens details.
If you have been previously fitted with these lenses you can go directly to reorder them. Just CLICK HERE to submit your order details.
Still unsure? Need more information? Read on.
A study comparing Dailies Total 1 with other equivalent lenses was carried out. These were the findings of the study:
Comfort and Surface Impact.
A study conducted at the University of Waterloo in Ontario (with support from CIBA Vision) uncovered an interesting finding. Many 30-day, scheduled-replacement soft contact lens wearers report decreasing comfort and visual acuity as the date for replacement approaches, but some of that perception may be subjective and not the result of the condition of the lenses.
Seventy-eight subjects were enrolled; 41 had previously reported reduced comfort and vision after wearing lenses for several weeks; 37 were asymptomatic. All wore their usual lenses for two 30-day cycles of daily wear. During one randomized cycle, the lenses were replaced with new lenses at day 28, without the knowledge of the wearers. Investigators were masked as to which cycle included the switch. Comfort and vision were graded at days one, 14, 27 and 29 in each cycle.
The data showed that comfort and vision decreased significantly with lens age in both the symptomatic and asymptomatic groups, although the overall decrease in ratings and the speed of the decrease was greater in the symptomatic group. Most interesting, masked replacement at day 28 had no significant effect on the subjects’ ratings at day 29, in either group.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario and the School of Medicine at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia, funded by CIBA Vision, developed a new way to rate contact lens comfort. They noted that general end-of-day ratings of comfort exclude cases in which subjects removed lenses earlier in the day due to discomfort. The new system incorporates these cases into the equation by summing comfort scores for each hour of lens wear, producing a “cumulative comfort” score.
104 Subjects wore three types of lenses: Dailies Total1; Clariti 1-Day; and 1-Day Acuvue TruEye. Each type was worn for three days. On day two, comfort ratings were recorded after four, eight and 12 hours of wear, and at the end of the day (prior to removal) whenever that occurred, using a 0-to-100 scale. Cumulative comfort was calculated using the score at each rating time, multiplied by the number of hours in the preceding segment.
OCT reveals greater changes in the limbal/scleral region following contact lens wear than in the cornea.
If you are interested in trialling this new contact lens please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to submit your contact lens details!
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