Senofilcon A lenses may help reduce contact discomfort

March 15, 2006

Jacksonville, FL?A new study shows that soft contact lenses made with senofilcon A, a new-generation silicone hydrogel material, were associated with a reduction in discomfort, dryness, and other commonly reported problems associated with contact lens wear. Contact lenses made with senofilcon A are currently marketed in the United States under the name Acuvue Oasys Brand Contact Lenses with Hydraclear Plus.

Jacksonville, FL-A new study shows that soft contact lenses made with senofilcon A, a new-generation silicone hydrogel material, were associated with a reduction in discomfort, dryness, and other commonly reported problems associated with contact lens wear. Contact lenses made with senofilcon A are currently marketed in the United States under the name Acuvue Oasys Brand Contact Lenses with Hydraclear Plus.

Problems with discomfort and dryness affect approximately 67% of the more than 36 million contact lens wearers in the United States, with about four in 10 (42%) wearers reporting that they use rewetting drops at least once a day to keep their eyes from feeling dry. And, while 3 million people a year become new contact lens wearers, studies suggest that during the same period approximately 2.7 million people stop wearing contact lenses, with one in four (24%) citing dry, challenging environments or wearing conditions as reasons for discontinuing contact lens wear.

The study was sponsored by Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., marketer of Acuvue Oasys.