Clinical and Patient Studies Highlight Astigmatic-Patient Challenges
Carlsbad, CA (November 18, 2015) – SynergEyes, Inc., the worldwide leader in hybrid contact lens technology, has gleaned insight into the true toric-patient experience through two recent studies: a national study of 400 toric wearers, and a clinical study of the four leading toric brands. The clear, consistent insights reveal the challenges astigmatic patients experience with toric lenses, and their ongoing quest to find more satisfactory vision correction options.
Eighty-two percent of toric wearers reveal that they frequently experience issues with their toric lenses. Of those, almost 40% experience issues 3+ times per day. The issues include blurry and hazy vision, fluctuating, unstable and shifting vision, rotating lenses and discomfort. Patients feel irritated and frustrated with their toric lens issues.
They also feel worried, hindered and helpless while experiencing lens-related vision issues, especially since the vision issues often occur while they are engaged in critical activities such as driving, working, participating in athletic activities, or simply laying down to read or watch TV.1
These feelings are not surprising, as clinical data reveals even the leading toric lenses take a long time to recover if misoriented. Seventy four percent of misoriented toric lenses take longer than 60 seconds to recover! Only 11% recover within 30 seconds.2 As a result, 85% of toric patients must manually reorient their toric lenses to regain vision: rubbing eyes, blinking a lot, sticking fingers in eyes and pushing on eyelids.1
Given their challenges with toric lenses, almost half of toric wearers have tried multiple brands, and 59% believe there must be a better lens for astigmatism. Almost 3/4 of toric wearers would pay more for a lens that eliminates their toric issues.1
SynergEyes has developed an infographic illustrating key insights from the studies.
The Toric Patient Experience Infographic can be downloaded here.
The clinical and patient studies were conducted by SynergEyes as part of an ongoing effort to gain a deeper understanding of patient vision challenges and vision correction needs. SynergEyes products include Duette®, the high-performance hybrid contact lens for astigmatic and presbyopic patients.
With uncompromised GP optics and SoftCushion® Comfort Technology, Duette provides clear and stable vision not affected by lens rotation.3 The contact lens features an 84 Dk silicone hydrogel skirt around the 130 Dk center. Duette lenses can be designed empirically based on a refraction, and corneal curvature measurements (no fitting sets or fluorescein are required for the Duette fit).
About SynergEyes Inc.
SynergEyes is the only advanced-technology, high-performance and OD-led contact lens company focused exclusively on the leading independent eye care professionals. SynergEyes manufactures hybrid contact lenses for patients with astigmatism, presbyopia and irregular cornea conditions such as keratoconus. The company provides over 10,000 eye care professionals products including Duette® and UltraHealth®, that deliver exceptional vision to their patients across the globe. Visit SynergEyes.com for more information.