Alcon Launches Precision1 for Astigmatism in U.S.

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Product: Precision1 for Astigmatism
Top Line: Alcon announced the U.S. launch of Precision1 for Astigmatism, a daily disposable, silicone hydrogel (SiHy) contact lens designed for astigmatic patients. The lens offers a significant opportunity to attract new contact lens wearers and reduce contact lens dropouts, Alcon said.
Close Up: Precision1 for Astigmatism, born from the Water Gradient Technology of Alcon’s Dailies Total1, features the proven Precision Balance 8|4 lens design for a stable lens-wearing experience. Clinical studies show the toric lens settles in less than 60 seconds and 3 degrees of ideal orientation for a 99 percent first fit success rate. Additionally, a single 6 o’clock scribe mark makes fitting exceptionally easy, according to Alcon.
Precision1 lenses feature Alcon’s Smartsurface Technology, a permanent micro-thin, high-performance layer of moisture that steps up from 51 percent water at the core to greater than 80 percent water at the outer surface. These lenses support a stable tear film to deliver lasting performance.
“Precision1, with its cutting-edge Smartsurface technology, has become the fastest-growing daily disposable contact lens brand in the U.S.,” said Sergio Duplan, president, Alcon North America. “We are thrilled to build on this momentum by introducing Precision1 for Astigmatism, Alcon’s first daily disposable, SiHy toric lens at a mainstream price. This innovation offers eyecare professionals a lens for more of their astigmatic patients to start in and stay in.”
Vital Stats: Precision1 and Precision1 for Astigmatism are available in optical retailers/practices and online throughout the U.S. Eyecare professionals, with or without fit sets, will have access to order trial and revenue lenses directly from Alcon or an Alcon-authorized distributor. Precision1 and Precision1 for Astigmatism will begin to roll out concurrently worldwide beginning in February 2021.