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Putting the Oasys 1-Day Max multifocal and spherical contact lenses through their paces

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Edward S. Wygonik, OD, and Kurt Moody, OD, presented data looking at in-practice assessments of the Acuvue Oasys 1-Day Max multifocal and spherical contact lenses during AAOpt 2023.

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The bottom line of both in-practice assessments of the Acuvue Oasys 1-Day Max multifocal and spherical contact lenses (Johnson & Johnson Vision, Inc.) is that both designs facilitated a favorable fitting experience for eye care practitioners and a wearing experience for patients. The data was part of poster presentations given by Edward S. Wygonik, OD, and Kurt Moody, OD, FAAO, during the 2023 American Academy of Optometry meeting in New Orleans.

Both clinicians emphasized that what happens in a real-world setting often is very different from what is observed in a randomized clinical trial, which is the reason they took things into their own hands and evaluated the performance of these novel senofilcon A daily disposable lenses in a practice setting.

Using an online survey, they sought the experience and opinions of eye care professionals (ECPs) and patients during the fitting and wearing process across subjective comfort, vision, and preference metrics.

The assessment of the multifocal design included 99 ECPs who fit the lenses and 871 patients who were fitted with the lens in the United States from July through September 2022. The patients completed the online survey 10 days after the contact lens fitting.

Multifocal lens assessment

A total of 81 of the 99 eye care practitioners responded to the survey. The investigators reported the following key findings: “95% of eye care practitioners agreed that the Oasys multifocal contact lens best meets the needs of their presbyopic patients, and 99% agreed it provided patients all-day comfort; 94% agreed that patients quickly and easily adapted to wearing the multifocal contact lens, and 97% were satisfied with the experience fitting the contact lens and 96% would recommend it to colleagues.”

A total of 390 patients completed the survey with the following result: 87% agreed that the multifocal contact lens provided all-day comfort.

Further, while dim light/night vision can be a challenge for multifocal contact lens wearers, 3 of 4 patients agreed that the multifocal contact lens provided clear vision at night and crisp, clear vision in all lighting conditions.”

Among the patients who had a preference, the multifocal contact lens was preferred 8:1 compared with previous vision correction; 80% of patients had purchased or intended to purchase the contact lens, and the most common quantity was an annual supply. At least 97% of patients reported that they would recommend their ECP to friends and family members and intended to return for future care.

Spherical lens assessment

The assessment of the spherical design of the contact lens included 99 eye care practitioners and 1,216 patients who were fitted with spherical contact lens in the US during the same time period.

Among the 81 ECPs who completed the survey, the key findings were: “91% agreed that the spherical contact lens was their first choice for upgrading patients, 96% agreed that the spherical design delivered on the needs of patients with intense digital device usage, and 90% agreed that spherical contact lens provided unprecedented levels of comfort.

A total of 605 patients responded to the survey. The key findings with the spherical contact lens were that 96% of patients would recommend their eye doctor to their friends or family, 83% of patients agreed that the spherical design maximized their overall visual clarity, and 83% of patients agreed that the spherical contact lens provided enduring comfort throughout the day.

The conclusions drawn from the assessment were the same for both lens designs.“These data, gathered in a real-world setting, indicate both a favorable fitting experience for eye care practitioners and wearing experience for patients, which, in combination, offers compelling support for the market to embrace Oasys Max 1-Day multifocal and spherical contact lenses.”

Edward S. Wygonik, OD, and Kurt Moody, OD, FAAO, are employees of Johnson & Johnson Vision, Inc.

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