As I have previously written, there are huge advantages to using a one day replacement contact lens. These advantages being better comfort, improved convenience and better ocular health. Until this week, only two companies have offered these advantages to astigmatism patients. The existing lenses had few options for power ranges and did little in my opinion to increase comfort over other monthly or two week disposable lenses. As of April 2, 2012, there is a new lens available offering these advantages to astigmatism lenses in a one day format. The lens is called Acuvue One Day Moist for Astigmatism.
This lens has a huge power and axis range to meet the needs of most astigmatism wearers. It is made with the same material of the existing Acuvue One Day Moist lens that offers increased moisture to the eye throughout the day as you wear the lens. It is a perfect lens for current toric lens wearers that want the convenience of a daily disposable with improved comfort. Even more so, it is great for toric lens wearers that have dry eye complaints with their current lens. For anyone who suffers from dryness with contact lens wear, switching to a one day format may significantly improve wearability.
By Dr. Alison Mercer