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Menicon launches Miru 1day UpSide

The new range of silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses aims to provide a comfortable lens and hygienic handling experience

Menicon has launched a daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lens with its SmartTouch technology packaging. 

The Miru 1day UpSide is the company’s first daily disposable silicone hydrogel lens using its Menisilk Air and NanoGloss Pro technologies.

These innovations help to balance material and surface properties, Menicon suggested, combining high oxygen for health, an ultra-low modulus material for comfort and smooth surface for low friction.

The SmartTouch packaging also means every lens faces the right way up and can be removed and inserted without the patient touching the inner surface of the lens.

The Miru 1day UpSide lens is available in sphere and multifocal modalities. A toric version will be introduced in due course.

The company explained that the world’s first silicone hydrogel contact lens material patent was granted to Menicon in 1979.

Kevin Mitchell, managing director of Menicon UK, explained that the lens is not handled by anyone from production until the wearer takes it out of the packaging.

He added: “The lens delivers in all the key areas – health, vision, hygiene, comfort and convenience.”