CooperVision has announced that Australian optometrists can now fit an even greater number of astigmatic patients in a premium silicone hydrogel 1-day contact lens after expanding the parameters for its MyDay toric.
In an announcement on 1 July, the company says the lenses are now available in around-the-clock axes, in the most commonly prescribed sphere powers.
“CooperVision is known around the world for our toric contact lens innovation and performance,” Mr Joe Tanner, CooperVision’s ANZ professional services manager, said.
“These new MyDay toric parameters expand our commitment to providing a wide range of stable, comfortable silicone hydrogel 1-day toric options for astigmatic patients. From sphere to toric to multifocal, and in every modality, CooperVision continues to offer the broadest range of soft contact lenses in the industry.”
According to CooperVision, the MyDay toric lens combine the design features of its Biofinity toric with the premium silicone hydrogel 1-day material of MyDay.
This toric technology, which it calls Optimised Toric Lens Geometry, is said to provide uniform horizontal ISO thickness, an optimised ballast band design, a large toric optic zone, and a smooth, continuous surface to make it an easy-to-fit, stable lens.
Additionally, the MyDay family of lenses is made with Aquaform Technology, which CooperVision says provides a balance of high oxygen permeability, high water content, and optimum modulus for increased breathability and moisture in a soft, flexible lens.
“And while the lens provides optimal comfort, it remains strong enough to ensure exceptional handling. Built-in UV protection filters 85% of UVA and 96% of UVB rays, helping support long-term ocular health,” the company said.