How satisfied are your soft toric patients with their vision? What do you think they would say if you asked them, followed by “If there was another lens out there would you be willing to try it?”
Approximately one-third of potential contact lens wearers require astigmatic correction.1 And while many astigmatic patients turn to toric contact lenses, only one out of three toric wearers are completely satisfied with the vision, comfort and convenience provided by their toric lenses.2
Why You Should Be Asking Questions
As part of an ongoing effort to gain a deeper understanding of patient vision challenges and vision correction needs, SynergEyes conducted a national study of 400 toric wearers. The study shines light on the REAL toric-patient experience, revealing toric lens challenges and patients' ongoing quest to find more satisfactory vision correction options.
Make No Mistake, These Challenges Are Very Real
76% of toric wearers report experiencing issues with their toric lenses and of those with issues, almost 50% experience issues 3+ times per day.2 Issues include lens rotation, periods of blurred vision, and lens discomfort.2 Patients are left feeling irritated, frustrated, hindered, worried and helpless.2 It’s all too common for toric wearers to experience these vision issues while engaging in everyday activities such as working at the computer, driving, reading, watching TV or simply when their head changes position.
82% of wearers experience issues for greater than ten-seconds at a time, while 40% say the vision issues last for 30 seconds or more.2
A whopping 91% of toric wearers who experience issues manually adjust their contact lenses to get their vision back into focus by blinking a lot, rubbing their eyes, sticking their fingers in their eyes or pushing down on their eyelids. However, ~2/3 of toric wearers say the COVID-19 pandemic makes them concerned about touching their eyes.2
Remember That Follow Up Question?
Given their challenges with toric lenses and a quest to find a better lens, almost half of toric wearers studied have tried multiple brands, so it's not surprising that almost 3/4 of toric wearers would pay more for a lens that eliminates their toric issues.2 That number is significant enough not to ignore.
SynergEyes iD: Solving The Toric Challenge with a Personalized Lens for Your Patients
SynergEyes iD is a breakthrough in contact lens design, providing premium performance to both doctors and patients. This innovative hybrid lens is individually designed to each patient’s unique ocular anatomy to provide the exceptional clarity of a GP lens with soft lens comfort. Most importantly, the SynergEyes iD GP center creates a tear layer that can neutralize corneal astigmatism, alleviating vision issues experienced by toric lens wearers.
And it only gets better…
With SynergEyes iD lenses, there is no need to choose between fixed skirt or base curve options; a patient’s unique corneal diameter and curvature drive the specific lens design, with new linear skirts following the linear shape of the sclera.
And in case you didn’t know, SynergEyes iD lenses are empirically fit by simply providing the Ks, HVID and Rx! This eliminates the necessity for multi-use diagnostic fit sets or trial lens application. The streamlined SynergEyes iD fitting experience allows eye care practitioners to more efficiently prescribe contact lenses.
The SynergEyes iD Hybrid Contact Lens provides a benefit to astigmatic patients engaging in everyday activities, as well as those who need to maintain clear, stable vision while in motion. Just read what your peers and their patients are saying…
The innovative SynergEyes iD lens is available exclusively through Independent Eye Care Professionals, providing revenue retention and profitability for your practice, while transforming your astigmatic patients’ vision.
1. Young G et al, Prevalence of astigmatism in relation to soft contact lens fitting, Eye Contact Lens. Jan 2011.
2. Random survey of 400 toric wearers 10/2020. Data on file.