NEW YORK – CooperVision announced the addition of plus powers to its MyDay toric daily disposable contact lenses, here at Vision Expo East.
The expanded parameters for the silicone hydrogel lens, available April 2, will include +0.50 D to +6.00 D in 0.50-D steps, according to a press release from the company.
In January the company launched MyDay toric daily disposable contact lenses, which were a combination of the Biofinity toric lens design and the MyDay “smart silicone” chemistry, Michele Andrews, OD, senior director of professional and academic affairs, North America, CooperVision, told Primary Care Optometry News here at Vision Expo.
“The feedback has been excellent,” Andrews said. “Doctors say it’s better than the Biofinity toric.”
The MyDay toric lenses use Optimized Toric Lens Geometry, which provides uniform horizontal ISO thickness, an optimized ballast band design, a large toric optic zone and a smooth, continuous surface to make it an easy-to-fit, stable toric lens, the company said in a press release.
In addition, the Smart Silicone chemistry optimizes oxygen permeability with less silicone, “leaving more room in the lens for hydrophilic (water-loving) material,” CooperVision said.
Built-in UV protection filters 85% of UVA and 96% of UVB rays, the company said. – by Nancy Hemphill, ELS, FAAO
Disclosure: Andrews is employed by CooperVision.