Contact lens technologies for the performance of Max

Optician offers an overview of the Acuvue Oasys Max 1-Day contact lens

In this age of digital technology, today’s lifestyles often demand more from our vision. A persistent trend towards longer screen times and the burden that this can put on eyes are well documented. Over the past few years, the average time adults spend using digital display screens has increased by 33%, to about 13.5 hours per day.2 A recent change that may have contributed to this trend is the shift to remote working and the associated increase in video-conferencing. The number and diversity of digital devices that people use is also on the rise. Nowadays, a typical household owns around 25 connected devices.9 The burden this puts on the eye can include symptoms of both ocular and visual discomfort. These symptoms are likely to be caused by altered blinking and accompanying changes to tear-film integrity (at all ages),10-12 increased accommodation and convergence demands,13 and glare.14

Given the increasing visual challenges presented by modern lifestyles, contact lens designs must adapt by providing further technological advancements that meet patients’ needs. While contemporary contact lenses represent significant advancements compared to their historical counterparts, scope still remains for improving contact lens performance. End-of-day comfort is a key consideration among eye care practitioners, with 74% viewing it as the number one performance gap for contact lenses.15 Another important challenge is vision under various lighting conditions, especially dim light.

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