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Differences in daily disposable circle lens performance characteristics

Authors Schafer J, Reindel W, Rah M, Chan O, Zhang L

Received 25 September 2013

Accepted for publication 25 December 2013

Published 3 April 2014 Volume 2014:6 Pages 37—42


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Jeffery M Schafer, William T Reindel, Marjorie J Rah, Osbert Chan, Lening Zhang

Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Rochester, NY, USA

Purpose: The purpose of this evaluation was to compare the performance characteristics of two cosmetically tinted contact lenses in the circle lens category that differ in lens design, lens material, and pigment print pattern: etafilcon A (1-Day Acuvue Define; Johnson & Johnson Vision Care) and hilafilcon B (Naturelle; Bausch & Lomb Incorporated).
Methods: Two hundred Asian subjects (400 eyes) were enrolled in this 1-month parallel, bilateral, randomized study at ten investigative sites. Study lenses were dispensed at a screening/dispensing visit, and follow-up visits occurred at 2 weeks and 1 month. Lenses were worn on a daily disposable basis. Fit characteristics were evaluated at each visit, and slit-lamp evaluations were completed at each follow-up visit.
Results: Of the 200 patients enrolled, 172 (344 eyes) completed the study. The proportion of eyes with fully centered lenses was statistically significantly higher for the hilafilcon B group at the 2-week and 1-month visits, P<0.05. Over all visits, 0.6% of hilafilcon B eyes demonstrated incomplete corneal coverage, whereas for the etafilcon A group, 8.5% of eyes demonstrated incomplete corneal coverage and/or edge lift. The proportion of eyes with adequate lens movement was statistically significantly higher for the hilafilcon B group, P<0.05. Over all visits, none of the hilafilcon B eyes was reported to have excessive movement, whereas for etafilcon A lenses, 10.2% of eyes were reported to have excessive movement.
Conclusions: Etafilcon A lenses were significantly less likely to be fully centered and significantly more likely to have incomplete corneal coverage and/or edge lift compared with the hilafilcon B lenses.

Keywords: cosmetic contact lens, circle contact lens

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