CooperVision introduces Biofinity toric multifocal in the UK
The contact lens has been designed to support astigmatic patients as they become presbyopic
The new addition to the Biofinity range has been produced to support practices meeting the needs of astigmatic patients as they transition into their presbyopic years, and combines the design of the Biofinity toric and multifocal contact lenses.
The Biofinity toric multifocal lenses feature a number of CooperVision technologies including Aquaform Technology, which the company suggests offers breathability and higher moisture content.
The design features Optimised Toric Lens Geometry, including uniform horizontal iso-thickness, an optimised ballast band design, a large toric optical zone, and a smooth surface.
The lens design also features Balanced Progressive Technology which offers multiple zones of vision correction. The company explained that it is optimised for each sphere and add power, with the option of fitting a centre D or centre N lens.
CooperVision head of professional services UK & Ireland, Krupa Patel, said: “Correcting for astigmatism and presbyopia in a single contact lens is complex, and through our partnerships with eye care professionals, we have come to understand the challenges associated with fitting toric multifocal lenses.”
The company has aimed to address these challenges, however, through the Biofinity toric multifocal’s optical design and fitting guide.
With 34% of toric lens wearers nearing or already experiencing presbyopia (according to CVI Data), CooperVision suggests the lens offers practitioners a “significant opportunity to fit more astigmatic presbyopes in contact lenses.”
Patel commented: “Our customers have called on CooperVision to develop a lens to help them successfully transition their astigmatic patients into their presbyopic years. We are proud to introduce Biofinity toric multifocal to address that need.”
CooperVision suggests its made-to-order solution results in more than 200,000 unique Biofinity toric multifocal prescription options, providing eye care professionals with the lenses needed for individual patients.
The Biofinity toric multifocal lenses are available in sphere powers from +10.00 to -10.00 (0.50 steps after +/-6.00D), with cylinder powers from -0.75 to -5.75 (0.50 steps), an axis of five degrees to 180 degrees in five degree steps, and add powers of +1.00, +1.50, +2.00 and +2.50.