4 NEW HIGH-TECH OPTIONS FOR POPULAR CONTACT LENS BRANDS
You may like your current contact lenses and appreciate the benefits they provide. When asked, you might say they’re OK. But have you ever wondered: Is there something better out there for me?
Maybe it’s simple curiosity about what lens is right for you. Perhaps you suffer from seasonal allergies that irritate your eyes or spend long hours looking at a computer screen daily. Maybe you work extended shifts that stretch your lens wear longer than the recommended time.
Are there new options that can help with these issues?
The answer is yes! Advancements in contact lens technology can now address these scenarios and others that can lead to dryness, redness, tiredness and occasional discomforts. Lenses can now deliver medications and adapt to changing light conditions, and multifocal options can help to correct astigmatism and presbyopia.
The future of contact lens technology is bright. Suppliers are delivering new and exciting improvements to the market on a regular basis, with benefits that range from healthy advantages to convenience.
But first, a caveat: Before you decide to explore new and improved lenses, talk to your eye doctor. You’ll need a new or updated prescription to change or upgrade your contact lenses.
Here are four suggested upgrades for popular lens brands to consider:
Clear vision and eye comfort ahead. CooperVision’s Clariti 1 lenses are made from silicone hydrogel — a beneficial evolution from standard hydrogel. Silicone hydrogel allows for significantly higher oxygen transmission to the cornea, which is better for optimum eye health. Improved oxygen also prevents your eyes from getting red and itchy, which can contribute to blurred vision.
These dailies also boast more overall water content thanks to technology that attracts and binds water molecules throughout the lens. The result: Super hydrated lenses that feel comfortable all day.
Great for those who spend long hours looking at screens.
Longer wear and less care. Acuvue Oasys lenses by Johnson & Johnson are also made from silicone hydrogel (Acuvue Moist uses ionic hydrogel), offering improved breathability and eye health. These lenses also have updated wetting technology that provides moist, frictionless comfort for up to 6 nights of extended wear.
Acuvue Oasys lenses also filter out more UVA and UVB light, which can damage all parts of the eye structure. If you work, play or spend time outdoors, this is something to consider when making a lens choice.
The Acuvue Oasys with Transitions line offers light adaptive technology. These lenses respond quickly to light changes and reduce exposure to bright light, indoors and outdoors.
There is also a multifocal line, which provides clear vision, regardless of distance: near, far, and in-between.
Great for sports or those who want to ditch their readers
When comfort is key. If you tend to wear your Alcon dailies for longer than the usual 12-14 hours, consider upgrading to Dailies Total 1. The new silicone hydrogel option (which offers better oxygen transmissibility) also has improved hydration. This water gradient delivery technology keeps water content at the outermost surface of the lens, and doesn’t draw it from the eyes. The result: a smoother, moister lens and fresher eyes for longer.
Which is why these lenses are great for people who have early starts and late nights, tend to work extended shifts, or are often exposed to environments that can make lens-wearing uncomfortable: allergens, dry air, etc.
Great for people with allergies or who work long shifts
Moisture and clarity. For most contact wearers, keeping your lenses moist is paramount for comfort and clarity. Bausch & Lomb’s Biotrue line has introduced tear-mimicking technology that uses the pH equal to normal tears. Keeping things extra smooth helps lenses to perform correctly and reduces irritation.
Biotrue lenses, designed with a thin edge that can barely be felt when blinking, are made with aspheric technology, which helps to improve vision and reduces glare and halos at night. The goal: clear and crisp sight that lasts from morning to night. The lenses also have added UV protection (in conjunction with sunglasses)
Great for people who need clear vision in low light or suffer from dry eyes
Contact lens technology is changing all the time, resulting in lenses that offer clearer vision, more moisture, higher oxygenation — and maximum comfort.
Speak with your doctor to see what’s best for you!
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