PRECISION 1® by Alcon

Get the Most out of your Contacts with the new to market PRECISION 1® by Alcon

Alcon, the global leader in eye care, announced plans to launch the newest addition to its robust contact lens portfolio – PRECISION1® daily disposable, silicone hydrogel (SiHy) contact lenses – in the U.S. and Carlson Eyecare Centers is one of the first offices in the country to get this new lens.

Here are some highlights from the press release:

PRECISION1 is the first-and-only contact lens with Alcon’s proprietary SMARTSURFACE® technology – a permanent, micro-thin, high-performance layer of moisture at the lens surface that helps support a stable tear film to deliver lasting visual performance from morning to night.

PRECISION1 was designed to address the common reasons why 1-in-5 new wearers discontinue contact lens wear within the first year: poor vision, poor comfort and handling issues. The lenses help new daily disposable contact lens wearers overcome these issues by providing precise vision, long-lasting comfort and ease of handling. It also introduces a new lens material – verofilcon A with Class 1 ultraviolet-blocking capabilities (the highest level available) – created specifically for PRECISION1 by Alcon Research and Development

A new head-to-head clinical study demonstrated superiority of PRECISION1 over top-selling 1-Day ACUVUE^ Moist contact lenses in attributes critical for successful contact lens wear: vision, comfort and handling. Study findings showed contact lens wearers rated PRECISION1 significantly better than 1-Day ACUVUE Moist on end-of-day vision, end-of-day comfort and overall handling. Moreover, five times more wearers in the study “strongly preferred” PRECISION1 over 1-Day ACUVUE Moist.

“PRECISION1 is designed to provide lasting visual performance for patients who wear their contact lenses from early morning to late at night,” said David Endicott, Chief Executive Officer, Alcon. “PRECISION1 will be well-positioned as a mainstream daily disposable that complements our premium DAILIES TOTAL1® and value-driven DAILIES® AquaComfort PLUS® contact lenses, further expanding our contact lens portfolio to give us long-term growth opportunities in 2020 and beyond as we continue to develop our promising pipeline.”

“With the launch of PRECISION1, we now have a daily disposable contact lens option that meets the needs of a broad group of patients and delivers an outstanding wearing experience compared to similarly priced daily lenses,” said Katie Spear, OD, JD, MPH, Florida-based optometrist. “PRECISION1 is a lens that patients can start in and stay in for years to come, especially those who have active lifestyles that demand exceptional all-day performance.”

Alcon’s commercial sales teams will immediately begin working with select Eye Care Professionals to prepare for initial patient availability beginning in September. PRECISION1 will become widely available across the U.S. in early 2020 and will be priced competitively between DAILIES TOTAL1 and DAILIES AquaComfort PLUS lenses.

I have talked to numerous people who have tried these and speak highly about their comfort and ease of use.  At Carlson Eyecare Centers, we believe that single uses lenses are the healthiest wearing options, and with the moisture and breathability these lenses bring to our patients we know that this will only enhance our patients’ well-being.

These lenses will be available to us in early September, so if you are interested in trying them call us today!

Torrey Carlson, O.D.