Combining the design features of Biofinity toric with the Smart Silicone chemistry of MyDay, CooperVision announced the introduction of MyDay toric daily disposable contact lenses in the United States.
The addition to CooperVision’s premium silicone hydrogel 1-day lens family brings together everything that practitioners and astigmatic patients need for a 1-day experience: the advantages of silicone hydrogel, comfort and handling, and lens stability and visual acuity. In a clinical study, eye care professionals observed better overall stability with MyDay toric compared to 1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism, according to a CooperVision news release.
MyDay toric features the same Optimized Toric Lens Geometry found in Biofinity toric, providing uniform horizontal ISO thickness, an optimized ballast band design, large toric optic zone, and a smooth, continuous surface to make it an easy-to-fit, stable toric lens, according to CooperVision.
The MyDay family of lenses is made with Smart Silicone chemistry, an innovative technology that delivers a hybrid of benefits—the best of both hydrogel and silicone hydrogel lenses. Smart Silicone chemistry optimizes oxygen permeability in a lens that is just 4.4% silicon—the lowest percentage of silicon found in a silicone hydrogel, 1-day lens. By using less silicon, Smart Silicone chemistry leaves more room in the lens for hydrophilic (water loving) material, resulting in improved surface wettability, higher water content, and lower modulus for a softer, more comfortable lens-wearing experience. It also enables a modulus of only 0.4 MPa to make MyDay CooperVision’s softest ever 1-day silicone hydrogel contact lens. And while the lens provides the optimal softness of a hydrogel, it remains strong enough to ensure the exceptional handling of a silicone hydrogel lens.
“Ever since we brought MyDay to market in 2015, eye care professionals have been asking when we would follow with MyDay toric,” Michele Andrews, Senior Director of Professional and Academic Affairs, North America, CooperVision, said in a company news release. “We worked alongside them, listened to their needs, and are excited to place this lens in their hands. MyDay toric provides practitioners the trusted Biofinity toric design features with the advanced technology of our premium 1-day lens—it’s the best of both worlds.”
MyDay toric expands CooperVision’s 1-day portfolio, with practitioners able to select from the MyDay, clariti 1 day and Proclear 1 day families of 1-day lenses to provide exceptional options for just about every eye.
“Eye care professionals now have the ability to significantly enhance their patients’ 1-day wearing experience when upgrading to MyDay toric from a 1-day toric hydrogel,” said Dr. Andrews.