NEW ORLEANS – Alcon announced that Dailies Total1 single-use contact lenses will be available in plus powers in November.
The expanded power range will include -0.50 D to -6.00 D in 0.25-D steps, -6.50 D to -10 D in 0.50-D steps and now +0.50 D to +6.00 D in 0.25-D steps, the company announced at a press conference here at the American Academy of Optometry meeting.
“When Dailies Total1 contact lenses launched in 2013, they changed the contact lens environment with the ability to deliver exceptional breathability and comfort simultaneously,” Carla Mack, OD, Alcon’s director of professional and clinical support, said in a company press release. “Now those requiring refractive correction for hyperopia can also experience these benefits.”
The daily disposable water gradient contact lenses have a silicone hydrogel core (delfilcon A) of 33% water and a hydrogel surface of more than 80% water. – by Nancy Hemphill, ELS, FAAO
Disclosure: Mack is employed by Alcon.