Alcon’s new DAILIES TOTAL1 for Astigmatism

Alcon’s new DAILIES TOTAL1 for Astigmatism

Alcon’s new DAILIES TOTAL1 for Astigmatism offer a premium solution for almost 50% of total patients who need vision correction1
• The first and only Water Gradient contact lens for patients with astigmatism, available in the UK & Ireland from 1st September 2022
• DAILIES TOTAL1 for Astigmatism joins DAILIES TOTAL1 sphere and multifocal for a full portfolio designed for the premium, daily disposable lens market
• Toric is the fastest-growing contact lens market segment*

Alcon have announced today the launch of DAILIES TOTAL1® for Astigmatism, the first and only Water Gradient contact lens for patients with astigmatism. The lenses will be available in the UK & Ireland from 1st September 2022.
This launch extends Alcon’s portfolio of premium, daily disposable lenses, which already includes DAILIES TOTAL1® (sphere) and DAILIES TOTAL1® Multifocal, with a high-performing lens designed for astigmatic patients. Alcon estimates show that toric is the fastest-growing lens segment of the contact lens market*. This presents a large opportunity, as 47% of total patients who need vision correction are astigmatic.1 Moreover, patients with astigmatism tend to experience more discomfort with their regular lenses than spherical lens users.2 An example of this is that 42% of lens users with astigmatism experience lens-related dryness.2 Thus, there is a need in market for a truly comfortable toric contact lens.

“We’re proud to introduce DAILIES TOTAL1® for Astigmatism contact lenses that Eye Care Professionals have been anxiously awaiting for their astigmatic patients,” said Karen Stoddart, Vision Care Franchise Head, Alcon UK & Ireland. “With stable vision and outstanding overall comfort,3 DAILIES TOTAL1® for Astigmatism addresses customer demands and patient needs while delivering on our purpose to help people see brilliantly.”

DAILIES TOTAL1® for Astigmatism is the first and only daily disposable toric lens to feature Alcon’s Water Gradient material. This lens material features a gradual increase in water content approaching 100% water at the surface, so all that touches the eye is a cushion of moisture.4 With the exceptional comfort of Water Gradient lenses, Eye Care Professionals are positioned to fit and maintain more astigmatic patients in contact lenses. The lens also integrates another proprietary technology from Alcon, the SmarTears® Technology, which features the release of an ingredient found naturally in tears that helps to stabilize the lipid layer of the tear film.5 These technologies are now combined with Alcon’s proven PRECISION BALANCE 8|4® lens design: This is the proven design used in both the PRECISION1® and AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® toric contact lenses. DAILIES TOTAL1® for Astigmatism is designed to quickly settle to the proper on-eye position, giving the wearer clear vision in a matter of seconds.6 This provides the on-eye stability astigmatic contact lens wearers need for exceptionally clear and stable vision.6

“Many contact lens wearers think that some discomfort or dryness is the price they pay for spectacle independence, and this is especially true for toric wearers,”2 said Rebecca Stoner, Head of Professional Affairs, Alcon UK & Ireland. “Many Eye Care Professionals have long recommended the DAILIES TOTAL1® family of products to contact lens patients who demand exceptional comfort. And they can now offer the same innovative Water Gradient material to patients with astigmatism.”

DAILIES TOTAL1® for Astigmatism will be available in the UK & Ireland with a full 2,300 parameters from 1st September 2022.

* Alcon Internal Estimates
1. Young G, Sulley A, Hunt C. Prevalence of astigmatism in relation to soft contact lens fitting. Eye Contact Lens. 2011;37:20-25.
2. Multi-sponsor Surveys Inc. The 2014 Gallup target market report on the market for toric contact lenses.
3. In a clinical trial to assess overall performance of DAILIES TOTAL1® for Astigmatism lenses where n=134 patients; Alcon data on file, 2021.
4. Angelini TE, Nixon RM, Dunn AC, et al. Viscoelasticicty and mesh-size at the surface of hydrogels, characterized with microrheology. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013; 54:E-Abstract 500.
5. Pitt WG, Jack DR, Zhao Y, Nelson JL, Pruitt JD. Loading and release of a phospholipid from contact lenses. Optom Vis Sci. 2011; 88(4); 502-506.
6. In a study where n=47 subjects, Alcon data on file, 2020.

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