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Vistakon presents CL study results

December 13, 2012

Vistakon, Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., presented results of several new studies at October’s American Academy of Optometry meeting.

New research showed contact lenses prescribed for daily disposable replacement are associated with extremely low rates of unscheduled visits to the eye doctor. The study also found that wearers of daily disposable contact lenses returned regularly for their annual eye examination.

“Along with the convenience benefits of no daily cleaning and wearing fresh lenses every day, daily disposables offer a healthy, trouble-free lens-wearing experience for many people,” said study co-author Sheila Hickson-Curran, MCOptom, director of Medical Affairs, Vistakon, Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. “When prescribing daily disposable lenses, doctors can feel confident that they are prescribing lenses for the best clinical response and patient experience.”

Another study showed providing a thorough vision exam and clearly communicating with patients will result in more patient referrals. To understand factors of patient satisfaction and practice recommendation, researchers conducted an online survey to gauge attitudes and behaviors regarding vision care.

It is well documented that many contact lens wearers tend to “stretch” when it comes to adhering to practitioner prescribed replacement intervals. Now, new data suggests that patients who have an adequate supply of contact lenses on hand are significantly less likely to wear lenses beyond their intended replacement interval.

Complete information on the studies can be found at http://www.acuvueprofessional.com/news?filter=acuvue.

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