Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses (senofilcon-A): ACUVUE OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses with HYDRACLEAR™ Plus, Alleviate Computer Vision Syndrome

According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, nearly 88% of all computer users will develop Computer Vision Syndrome at some time in their lives.

What is Computer Vision Syndrome? ( I also would like to know as am spending more of my waking hours in front of the computer.)

Generally, it is eye-related problems and the other symptoms caused by prolonged computer use, often dry or tired eyes after computer use.

However, wearers of contact lenses are more likely than non-wearers to experience at least one of the symptoms often associated with the disorder.

Thanks goodness I am still wearing glasses.

But there is good news for contact lenses wearers, a new research demonstrates that the use of new-generation silicone- hydrogel lenses (senofilcon-A) can alleviate some of these problems.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Anshel, a practicing optometrist and author of Visual Ergonomics in the Workplace:

"The unique characteristics and high visual demands of computer work make many individuals, particularly contact lens wearers, susceptible to the development of eye and vision-related problems.

Research shows that while using a computer, we blink about three times less than normally. These long non-blinking phases can cause the surface of most contact lenses to dry out, which can lead to extreme discomfort and a loss of visual clarity."

Senofilcon A is a new-generation silicone hydrogel material in ACUVUE OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses with HYDRACLEAR™ Plus (trademarks of Johnson Vision Care, Inc.)

The said study which reported that contact lenses made with senofilcon A can alleviate some of the common problems of soft contact lens wear is published in the current issue of Eye & Contact Lens, the peer reviewed journal of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists.

Any idea how much this product is? I am getting interested.

Read the full press release.


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