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- Created on Thursday, 22 March 2012 09:51
- Written by NAPSI
(NAPSI) - Here’s eye-opening news: “Studies confirm that nearly half of all patients requiring vision correction have levels of astigmatism that could affect visual performance in at least one eye,” says W. Lee Ball, OD, FAAO, Associate Director of Medical Affairs at Vistakon Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Many people with astigmatism—a common vision problem that affects how the eye focuses light—experience fluctuating and/or blurred vision during such everyday activities as driving, reading, texting, working on the computer, exercising, playing sports or watching TV. A visit to your eye care professional will help you determine whether you have astigmatism.
“Research confirms that toric soft contact lenses such as 1-Day Acuvue Moist Brand Contact Lenses for Astigmatism provide significantly better visual acuity compared to spherical lenses for astigmatic patients, and provide comparable improvements in visual acuity to wearing glasses,” Dr. Ball adds.
Along with the health and convenience benefits of wearing a fresh contact lens every day, these lenses feature a proprietary Blink Stabilized Design, which harnesses the natural pressures of a blinking eye to help keep the lens in place and quickly realign the lens if it rotates out of position, for consistent, all-day vision.
Each lens is made using Lacreon Technology, a unique process that permanently embeds in the lens a water-holding ingredient, similar to that in natural tears. This technological advancement locks in moisture that lasts all day, addressing the most frequently reported complaints of contact lens discomfort, dryness and end-of-day comfort.
In addition, it blocks an average of 82 percent of UV-A radiation and 97 percent of UV-B radiation—though don’t forget protective accessories when going outside. Dr. Ball says contact lenses “should always be worn with high-quality UV-blocking sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat” for more complete UV protection. To find out how to receive a free trial pair of lenses, visit www.acuvue.com. (Professional and fitting fees not included.)