Optometry Podcast: “Can PRECISION1 Turn New Contact Lens Wearers into Lifelong Wearers?”

This podcast is sponsored by Alcon. Defocus Media and Dr. Jessica Crooker were compensated by Alcon for their participation. Ms. Reveal is an employee of Alcon.

A 2018 survey showed that 20% of new wearers drop out within the first year.1 The top reasons cited by patients who discontinued lens wear were poor visual acuity, poor comfort and difficulty with insertion and removal. Therefore, a contact lens designed for new wearers should address these three main issues. 

PRECISION1® daily disposable contact lenses were designed specifically to meet the needs of new wearers who are ambitious and goal-oriented, with long, busy days. They want a lens that will keep up with them! On this episode, Dr. Lyerly is joined by Dr. Jessica Crooker from Scituate Massachusetts, and Christine Reveal, Senior Brand Manager at Alcon for PRECISION1®, to discuss how this new lens fits into our range of contact lens options.

This podcast is part of a 3-part series on PRECISION1® contact lenses.

*UV-blocking contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV-blocking eyewear such as UV-blocking goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area.

See product instructions for complete wear, care and safety information.

References

  1. Sulley A, Young G, Hunt C. Retention rates in new contact lens wearers. Eye and Contact Lens. 2018;44:S273-S282.
  2. Alcon data on file, 2019. 
  3. Patel S, Henderson R, Bradley L, et al. Effect of visual display unit use on blink rate and tear stability. Optom Vis Sci. 1991;68:888-692.
  4. Tsubota K, Nakamori K. Dry eyes and video display terminals. N Engl J Med. 1993;328:584.
  5. Craig J, Willcox M, Argueso P, et al. The TFOS international workshop on contact lens discomfort: report of the contact lens interactions with the tear film subcommittee. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013;54:TFOS123-TFOS156.
  6. Alcon data on file, 2019. 
  7. Alcon data on file, 2018. 
  8. Cummings S, Giedd B, Pearson C. Clinical performance of a new daily disposable spherical contact lens. Optom Vis Sci. 2019;96:E-abstract 195375.

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