Alcon announced the US launch of Precision1 for Astigmatism, a daily disposable, silicone hydrogel (SiHy) contact lens designed for astigmatic patients.
“Precision1, with its cutting-edge Smartsurface technology, has become the fastest-growing daily disposable contact lens brand in the U.S.,” Sergio Duplan, President, Alcon North America, said in a company news release. “We are thrilled to build on this momentum by introducing Precision1 for Astigmatism, Alcon’s first daily disposable, SiHy toric lens at a mainstream price. This innovation offers eye care professionals a lens for more of their astigmatic patients to start in and stay in.”
Precision1 for Astigmatism, born from the Water Gradient Technology of Dailies Total1, features the proven Precision Balance 8|4 lens design for a stable lens-wearing experience.1-3 Clinical studies show the toric lens settles in less than 60 seconds and 3º of ideal orientation for a 99% first fit success rate.2* Additionally, a single 6 o’clock scribe mark makes fitting exceptionally easy.2
Alcon estimates that toric lenses, which correct for astigmatism, represent 23% of the $9 billion global contact lens market.4 As a result, there is a significant opportunity to attract new contact lens wearers and reduce lens dropouts. For example, studies show that 41% of patients are astigmatic,5 but only 10% wear toric contact lenses.6 Further, about 65% of contact lens dropouts have astigmatism.6
Born from Water Gradient Technology, Precision1 lenses feature Smartsurface Technology, a permanent micro-thin, high-performance layer of moisture that steps up from 51% water at the core to greater than 80% water at the outer surface.7 These lenses support a stable tear film to deliver lasting performance.7
Precision1 and Precision1 for Astigmatism are available in optical retailers/practices and online throughout the United States. Eye care professionals, with or without fit sets, will have access to order trial and revenue lenses directly from Alcon or an Alcon-authorized distributor.
In addition, Precision1 and Precision1 for Astigmatism will begin to roll out concurrently worldwide beginning in February 2021.
For more information, visit www.Precision1.com.