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Satisfaction of astigmatic patients with toric nesofilcon A contact lenses

Authors Saxon J, Rah MJ, Reindel WT

Received 23 October 2018

Accepted for publication 10 December 2018

Published 9 January 2019 Volume 2019:11 Pages 1—10


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Editor who approved publication: Mr Simon Berry

Jill Saxon, Marjorie J Rah, William T Reindel

Vision Care, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Rochester, NY, USA

Purpose: The purpose of this evaluation was to compare the experience of habitual contact lens wearers with that of nonwearers when fitted with a novel toric nesofilcon A contact lens (Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism lens; Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Rochester, NY, USA), for wearer comfort, vision, and satisfaction in a real-world setting.
Materials and methods: Participating eye care practitioners (ECPs) prescribed toric nesofilcon A lenses to their astigmatic patients as part of their routine clinical practices. Accordingly, 1,253 patients successfully completed the evaluation; of these, 51% wore contact lenses habitually, 41% wore eyeglasses, and 8% had no prior vision correction. All wore the lenses for at least 4 days, and 74% wore them for an average of 9 hours or more per day. After at least 4 days of wear, each patient completed an online survey to evaluate his or her level of satisfaction regarding comfort and vision. As this postmarket evaluation was observational, data were analyzed to determine whether more patients than not agreed with individual statements regarding lens performance, and whether there was any difference in response between habitual contact lens wearers and nonwearers.
Results: As a measure of general satisfaction, 96% of patients indicated that their overall opinion of the toric nesofilcon A lens was good to excellent. Further, more patients than not agreed that the lens performed well with regard to all aspects of vision and comfort queried (P<0.001). There was no difference in response between habitual contact lens wearers and nonwearers.
Conclusion: All astigmatic patients with spherical contact lenses, other toric lenses, or eyeglasses, as well as those who had no prior correction, who had converted to the toric nesofilcon A lens expressed a high level of satisfaction with vision and comfort. ECPs should expect high success rates when converting astigmatic patients to the novel toric nesofilcon A lens.

Keywords: real-world evidence, clinical, survey

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