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Meeting the Oxygen Needs of
The arrival of silicone hydrogel contact lenses allows us to offer our patients
a lens that better meets the oxygen needs of the cornea than any other soft
lens. When I examine an existing contact lens wearer, whether symptomatic or
not, I educate him about the advantages of silicone hydrogel lenses. I find
these patients are often eager to switch to the healther lens. Not only are we
providing the best care for our patients, but it is a way to increase revenue with
refitting fees. Everybody wins!
--Timothy D. Fries, OD
option for your everyday "tough" environments
your patients experience challenging environments that affect their level of
Contact Lens comfort. Now you can satisfy your patients' needs by providing them
with a Contact Lens that offers all day comfort.
A recent survey found that patients report "excellent" or "very good" comfort
levels in tough environments when wearing Acuvue® Advance™ Brand Contact Lenses
with Hydraclear™. Some of these everyday "tough" environments include:
Driving with Air Conditioning -- 79% overall comfort
Offer your patients the
opportunity to experience exceptional all-day comfort even in the toughest
everyday environments with Acuvue® Advance™ with Hydraclear™.
Smoky environment -- 79% overall comfort
Low humidity/dry air -- 80% overall comfort
Outdoors in windy conditions -- 82% overall comfort
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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