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"My patients can live the life they want with clariti 1 day multifocal"

The first in a four part series, contact lens optician, Lian Robson discusses the benefits of the clariti 1 day multifocal. Look out for part two next month

Ageing is of course, inevitable. In terms of vision, not a day goes by in practice where I don't hear about patient frustrations with presbyopia. These include noticing symptoms of increased working distance at near, or difficulty reading their phone or a menu in poor light, plus increased reliance on glasses at work or in social situations.

I find using contact lenses to correct presbyopia to be an attractive solution for many patients. Often, they do not identify with feeling middle-aged. They lead busy lives, possibly with full-time work commitments, active hobbies and young families. So spectacles (or reading glasses) are both an inconvenience and an unwanted
reminder of the ageing process.

These patients are open to trying contact lenses to help them see at all distances. However, communication is crucial. I prefer to start talking to my patients early; ideally before presbyopia causes them noticeable symptoms. It is important to me that my patients know when the reading change starts that there are lots of options available to help them. I give early advice to my existing contact lens wearers, spectacle lens wearers and emmetropes.

"It is important to me that my patients know when the reading change starts that there are lots of options available to help them"

When it comes to recommending a lens, I find clariti® 1 day multifocal delivers excellent results. Initial trial lens selection is easy thanks to the two Add power system and OptiExpert™ app. The fitting process is quick, with only a small increase of about five minutes on average in overall chair time.

The clariti 1 day family is unique in that it is the only range of contact lenses which allows me to fit daily disposable silicone hydrogel lenses to correct spherical, astigmatic and presbyopic prescriptions.

"By recommending clariti 1 day multifocal I can upgrade the vision and health of patients who previously wore daily disposable hydrogel spherical lenses"

This enables me not only to tailor the correction to individual needs, but also to offer the long-term health benefits of silicone hydrogel, plus the convenience and safety of daily disposable lenses to a wide range of patients.

By recommending clariti 1 day multifocal, I can upgrade the vision and health of patients who previously wore daily disposable hydrogel spherical lenses. My patients appreciate that the additional features are great value for money too. Those patients currently wearing reusable silicone hydrogels may also prefer the convenience of daily disposables and the start of presbyopia provides the perfect opportunity to make the switch into clariti 1 day multifocal.

Patients with astigmatism, or those with specific visual needs that are not compatible with a multifocal lens in both eyes, can be helped too. This is where the unique offering of the clariti 1 day family delivers time and time again. I can offer an astigmat a clariti 1 day toric in their dominant eye, whilst fitting the multifocal to the non-dominant eye to enhance near vision. Equally, should a patient require critical distance vision in one eye, they can also be helped with a spherical clariti 1 day for distance in one eye, and the clariti 1 day multifocal for near in the other.

Prescribing presbyopes contact lenses is rewarding; you know you are providing solutions that enable them to live their life as they want to. The flexibility provided by the clariti 1 day family means I have the ability to do just that for so many of my patients.

For more information about clariti 1 day, visit CooperVision's website