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Presbyopia

ACUVUE® PUPIL OPTIMISED DESIGN

Published on Feb 2, 2021
6 Minutes Read

ACUVUE® PUPIL OPTIMISED DESIGN: 100% of parameters optimised by both age and refraction vs. <2% for the leading competitor*1

 

 

What is PUPIL OPTIMISED DESIGN?

ACUVUE® PUPIL OPTIMISED DESIGN was developed specifically for presbyopic patients to help them stay in contact lenses. It is a unique optical design system that takes into account the natural pupil variation that occurs both across the refractive error range and as patients age.1

ACUVUE® PUPIL OPTIMISED DESIGN technology uniquely optimises the optical design to the pupil size according to age and refractive power delivering parameter optimisation at 100% vs. less than 2% for the leading competitor.*1

Why is accounting for pupil size so important?

In contact lenses, only the optical zone portion of the lens is ‘powered’ to help correct a patient’s vision. And only the part of the optical zone that is over the pupil can be used by the eye.1

Lens Optical Zone

In multifocal contact lenses, this optical zone contains multiple power zones that are designed to combine to enable presbyopic patients to see both near and far distances.2 And in the case of lenses like ACUVUE® MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses, to also see everything in-between.3 Therefore, evenly balancing the optical power across this zone is an important factor in providing the best vision.1 Being too small or too big compared to the pupil adversely affects this balance.1

How can we optimise lenses for pupil size?

It’s widely understood that pupil size changes by age. That’s why some manufacturers offer 3 optical designs that differ by ADD. But scientific evidence has shown that pupil size also changes by up to 24% due to refraction alone.4

So to better ensure each patient has the best balance of optical power where they need it – across their pupil – a lens is needed that is optimised by both age and refraction. 

ACUVUE® PUPIL OPTIMISED DESIGN: a game changer

ACUVUE® PUPIL OPTIMISED DESIGN takes the scientific evidence into consideration so that every single one of our 183 parameters is slightly different, designed to match different pupil sizes and provide the best balance of vision for that refraction and Add.1

ACUVUE® Pupil Optimized Design

100% of 183 Parameters Optimised for Pupil Size

ACUVUE® Pupil Optimized Design

<2% for the leading competitor*1

( For Illustrative Purposes Only )

OPTIMISED FOR PUPIL SIZE
NOT OPTIMISED FOR PUPIL SIZE

In stark contrast, other leading multifocal lens designs only optimise based on age; NOT both age AND refraction.1

Right size, right shape, right place

Because we want the optics to stay over the pupil and optimally retain their properties, we incorporate the PUPIL OPTIMISED DESIGN with our Hybrid Back Curve Technology.1 Hybrid Back Curve means a combination aspheric/spherical back curve.5  The aspheric centre helps to keep the optics in the right shape, and the spherical periphery helps to keep the optics in the right place.1,5 This additional technology from ACUVUE® supports the integrity of the optimised front surface optics and is designed to provide optimal centration across a broad range of corneal shapes, properly aligning the lens’ optical zone with the pupil.1,5   

Together, the PUPIL OPTIMISED DESIGN and Hybrid Back Curve help ensure that the ACUVUE® optical zone is the right size, the right shape, and in the right place.1

The same simple fit process

ACUVUE® PUPIL OPTIMISED DESIGN technology works in such a way that you don’t need to manually measure pupil size.1 We’ve built the personalization into the design and fit process so you can easily fit your patients with ACUVUE® MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses with PUPIL OPTIMISED DESIGN in 3 easy steps3:

  • Perform a fresh subjective refraction in ambient light
  • Determine ocular dominance using the sensory method
  • Determine the functional ADD

Then enter this information into the simple ACUVUE® MULTIFOCAL Fitting Calculator to help achieve over 94% fit success rate in 2 pairs of lenses or less.^3,6

And remember: the same design, parameters, and simple 3 step fit process are available on both the #1 selling daily disposable and the #1 selling reusable contact lens brand in the world.§¶

 

ACUVUE® MULTIFOCAL Fitting Calculator

* Compared to competitor's designs; technology optimised for both the parameters of refractive error and ADD power.

^ Four total lenses.

§ Euromonitor International; Eyewear 2022 Edition; Value sales at RSP, all retails channels, 2020 data.

Source: Euromonitor International Limited; based on research conducted in August 2020; "world" and "globally" represent markets accounting for 76% of total daily disposable contact lenses in 2019 (retail sales).

References:

1. JJV Data on File 2021. ACUVUE® PUPIL OPTIMIZED DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: JJVC Contact Lenses, Design Features, and Associated Benefits.

2. Review of Optometry. Determining multifocal parameters for a better fit. Available at: https://www.reviewofoptometry.com/article/determining-multifocal-paramet.... Accessed January 2021.

3. JJV Data on file 2020. ACUVUE® OASYS MULTIFOCAL Fit and Performance Claims.

4. Hasan Basri Cakmak, Nurullah Cagil, Hüseyin Simavli, Betul Duzen & Saban Simsek (2010) Refractive Error May Influence Mesopic Pupil Size, Current Eye Research, 35:2, 130-136.

5. JJV Data on File 2014. 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL Designed for the Aging Eye.

6. JJV Data on File 2015. 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL Fit and Performance.

Important Safety Information

ACUVUE® Contact Lenses are indicated for vision correction. As with any contact lens, eye problems, including corneal ulcers, can develop. Some wearers may experience mild irritation, itching or discomfort. Contact lenses should not be used in case of eye infections or any other eye conditions, or in case of a systemic disease that may affect the eye. For complete information, including contraindications, precautions and adverse reactions, please consult the Instructions for Use or visit our J&J website www.jnjvisionpro.co.uk