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It’s Clearly Astigmatism

Date: Wed 21/04/2021 - Wed 21/04/2021

Provider: Johnson & Johnson Vision

Optometrist Credits: 0.33 General Credits

Event Type(s): Online

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47% of patients in practice have astigmatism of 0.75DC or more in at least one eye. Data on hand suggests there is a gap between the number of patients with astigmatism and those being corrected. The impact to the patient of not correcting their astigmatism can lead to reduced visual comfort with digital screen use, reduced reading speeds and driving performance. Development & advancement of contact lens toric lens technology, especially with ACUVUE® ESD design, means a differentiated clinical medical device to improve outcomes for today's patient lifestyle requirements.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the benefits of offering and prescribing astigmatic contact lenses for those ≥0.75DC of astigmatism
  2. Discuss the design differences in astigmatic contact lenses
  3. Identify how knowing contact lens design differences can assist in troubleshooting patient symptoms
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