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Enhancing Comfort with
Contact Lens Wear
some mild to moderate dry eye patients, I'll instill a drop of ocular lubricant
about five to 10 minutes before applying any type of soft contact lens in the
office. When patients do this at home, they report improved lens-wearing
comfort, greater wear time and less dryness toward the end of the day.
-- Suzanne N. Tran, O.D.
Las Vegas, Nev.
ADVANCE with HYDRACLEAR: The Eye Care Professional Lens of Choice
A recent survey of
150 Eye Care Professionals who have been fitting ACUVUE ADVANCE™ Brand Contact
Lenses with HYDRACLEAR for six months reveals that nearly 2/3 claim ACUVUE
ADVANCE™ as their lens of choice when fitting new, current and former lens
wearers of all ages. Of these 150 ECPs who participated in a market test on
ACUVUE ADVANCE™ with HYDRACLEAR, 63% say it is their top choice for new teen
fits; 71% consider ACUVUE ADVANCE™ with HYDRACLEAR their preferred brand for new
adult contact lens wearers; 82% choose it as the best brand for cotnact lens
drop-outs; and, 87% select the lens over other brands when fitting wearers with
Offering your patients the opportunity to experience all day comfort with ACUVUE
ADVANCE™ will help keep them happy, as well as reduce the likelihood of them
joining the 2.7 million patients who drop out of contact lenses each year.
Problem solving has moved to problem prevention.
ACUVUE Brand Contact Lenses are indicated for vision correction. Eye problems,
including corneal ulcers, can develop. Some wearers may experience mild
irritation, itching or discomfort. Lenses should not be prescribed if patients
have any eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision
changes, redness or other eye problems. Consult the package insert for complete
information. Complete information is also available from VISTAKON by calling
1-800-843-2020 or by visiting http://www.acuvue.com.
ACUVUE, ACUVUE ADVANCE, HYDRACLEAR and VISTAKON are trademarks of Johnson &
Johnson Vision Care, Inc. © JJVCI, 2005.
Report adverse contact lens reactions here:
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/ or call (800) FDA-1088.
Access a reporting
form for complications you've seen that were a result of contact lenses dispensed without a valid prescription
at the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's (ARBO's) Web site:
Complete and send the form online or print it out and fax it to (866) 886-6164.
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