CIBA VISION Introduces Focus Night & Day
An FDA panel has ruled that patients can safely sleep in Focus Night & Day lenses for up to 30 days at a time. These new lenses allow patients to sleep safely in their contacts and wakeup to crisp vision first thing in the morning, without the risks of surgery.
Focus Night & Day Lenses just became available in January of 2002. Our office has been fitting Night & Day since its debut and we were one of the first practices in the nation to introduce these new lenses.
Contact our office today at 330-725-4680 to schedule an appointment to try a free pair of these new lenses. If you have had a complete eye exam in the last 12 months, the refit fee for these new lenses is only $40.
CIBA VISION PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 2001
Focus NIGHT & DAY lenses are available in more than 40 countries throughout the world and more than 250,000 patients have worn the lens for up to 30 continuous nights and days. In addition, CIBA Vision has amassed more than 2,000 patient-years of clinical experience with Focus NIGHT & DAY, making it one of the most thoroughly researched contact lenses in history. CIBA Vision’s most recent U.S. FDA clinical trial involved 1,395 patients who were seen at 59 different investigation locations throughout the country. The stringent trial ran for a year and tested the safety and efficacy of the lens.
“Focus NIGHT & DAY lenses also are a good alternative to laser vision surgery for the millions of individuals who desire around-the-clock clear vision but who are not good candidates for the procedure or who are averse to it because of its high costs, invasiveness, non-reversibility and potential complications,” Heap said.
Focus NIGHT & DAY lenses are made from a revolutionary, new, fluro-silicone hydrogel material that supplies six times more oxygen to the eye (an oxygen transmissibility of 175 Dk/t) than ordinary disposable lenses and 40 percent more oxygen than the minimum threshold (125 Dk/t) recognized by independent researchers for overnight wear of lenses. The unique, biocompatible properties of the lenses also help minimize deposit buildup over time.
Insufficient oxygen compromises normal eye function and may cause the cornea to swell. While minimal swelling is common during sleep, even in people who do not wear contact lenses, sleeping in ordinary contact lenses substantially reduces oxygen supply to the eyes which can cause the cornea to swell significantly and often results in very irritated eyes and uncomfortable lens wear. In research studies users wearing Focus NIGHT & DAY lenses experienced minimal swelling similar to those wearing no lens at all and significantly less limbal redness than is typically seen with soft contact lens wear.