Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Acuvue fitting calculator has been used over 10,000 times since the company launched the online tool in October last year.
The tool is designed to simplify the contact lens fitting process by supporting practitioners who are fitting presbyopic patients with 1-Day Acuvue Moist multifocal contact lenses.
In a survey of practitioners who have used the fitting calculator, Johnson & Johnson Vision reported that 82% said it would make them more likely to fit multifocal contact lenses, scoring the tool over 90% for a positive user experience.
Contact lens optician and professional education and development manager at Johnson & Johnson Vision, Ian Pyzer, said: “Historically, fitting multifocal contact lenses has been seen to be a challenging and lengthy process. But with the Acuvue fitting calculator, eye care professionals are able to simplify the process when it comes to optimal lens power selection.”
Acuvue fitting calculator identifies the initial lens power to trial and recommends enhancements to distance or near vision if needed.
Practitioners can enter the vision sphere or subjective refraction, eye dominance and optimal near add. Further fitting tips are then suggested by the online tool.
The online calculator is now being made available in the US and is also being launched in several countries in Europe and the Middle East this year.
Senior director of worldwide professional education at Johnson & Johnson Vision, John Meyler, said: “The number of calculations we’ve seen since the tool launched really shows us the high interest amongst eye care professionals to fit multifocal contact lenses for patients with presbyopia, a group that has historically been under represented among wearers.”
“Despite the option of multifocal contact lenses, 78% of patients with presbyopia are yet to give them a try. We are confident that the tool will further support eye care professionals to efficiently recommend and fit 1-Day Acuvue Moist multifocal to their patients,” he added.
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