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New contact lens can be worn for six nights and seven days

02/07/2018
The US FDA has approved the Bausch + Lomb Ultra range of contact lenses for extended wear of up to six nights and seven days.

The lenses utilise the company’s MoistureSeal technology – a patented combination of material and manufacturing process – that it claims helps to maintain 95% lens moisture for 16 hours.

“Developed in-house by our team of scientists and lens designers, Bausch and Lomb Ultra lenses help address the needs of today’s contact lens patients,” Bausch Health chairman and CEO Mr Joseph Papa said.

“Bausch and Lomb Ultra lenses offer an exceptional lens wearing experience, backed by outstanding clinical performance, and now, convenient, continuous wear for up to six nights and seven days.”

The company undertook a 12-month randomised, masked, controlled trial of its extended wear lenses in 34 sites throughout the US to assess the efficacy and safety of the soft contact lenses used continuously for up to seven days.

The range features polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) for enhanced wettability, a high oxygen transmissibility level, and a low modulus, and the lenses are also available for patients with astigmatism and presbyopia.

Image courtesy: Flickr | Simone Mertens

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