Astigmatism is a common irregularity in the eye curvature that blurs vision and affects a significant portion of the population. While traditional contact lenses can correct this condition to some extent, toric lenses, such as Precision1, are specifically designed to offer a more targeted solution for astigmatism.
Let's explore why Precision1 lenses are becoming a preferred choice for managing astigmatism.
What is Astigmatism?
To appreciate the Precision1 contacts difference, we must first understand astigmatism. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens of the eye is not perfectly curved or has an irregular shape. It causes light to refract improperly and distorts your vision at all distances.
People with astigmatism have eyes that bend light the wrong way, so it doesn’t hit the right place on the back of the eye. This makes things they look at seem partly clear and partly blurry or wavy. However, finding the right corrective lenses can be challenging due to the complexity of the condition.
How Precision1 Contact Lenses Target Astigmatism
Precision1 contact lenses incorporate specific design features to cater to the unique needs of contact lens wearers with astigmatism. The SmartSurface® Technology ensures a moisture-rich surface, while the Precision Balance 8|4® Design keeps the lens in its proper position, maintaining better stability throughout the day.
This combined design and technology help the lens fit comfortably, lets more oxygen through, and improves vision for people with astigmatism. Research indicates that these lenses are designed for a quick and accurate fit, maintain proper positioning, and deliver consistent clarity of vision. This makes Precision1 contact lenses an excellent choice for individuals with active lifestyles who depend on reliable visual correction.
Clinical Study Supporting Precision1
In a global study coordinated by Optometry Australia's IoE Quality Assurance, 245 patients were fitted with Precision1 for Astigmatism contact lenses. During a trial period of at least 10 days, participants wore these lenses for a daily minimum of six hours. Most wearers agreed that the lenses supported their active lifestyle and provided a clear and stable vision for activities like driving and using digital devices. Notably, 87% of the participants experienced sustained comfort with the lenses from the moment they put them on until removal at the end of the day.
In addition, eye care professionals have documented fewer complaints about lens rotation, a common issue with toric lenses, reinforcing the Precision1 contact lens's superior design.
Eleisha Dudson, an optometrist in Wellington, New Zealand, echoed this and said, “The Precision1 technology, as a sister product, is a great adjunct. This material can help us provide our mainstream patients with the handling and smart surface technology comfort they are currently lacking.”
Real-life Experience: Precision 1 Contacts Review
Precision1 lenses have been noted for their ease of use and adaptation. New users often report a smooth transition, with the lenses quickly becoming a natural part of their daily routine. The daily comfort is largely attributed to the lens’s ability to stay moist and maintain position, ensuring consistent vision from morning to night.
In a case study shared by Josh Clark, an optometrist in Sydney, one of his patients - Ms. Beatrix, a dedicated teacher, has worn contact lenses for 20 years. Despite no complaints, her annual eye exam revealed issues with her current fortnightly lenses: poor fit, protein deposits, and signs of eye stress.
Switching to Precision1 for Astigmatism daily lenses made a significant difference. These lenses provided a snug fit, reduced eye irritation, and eliminated the need for her nightly eye drops.
Just five days after the switch, Ms. Beatrix reported crisper vision and less eye fatigue, confirmed by a perfect visual acuity of 6/6 at her follow-up.
This case also underscores the importance of regular eye exams and the potential life quality improvements from the latest contact lens technology.
Precision1 vs. Other Lenses
Precision1 lenses compare favourably to standard soft lenses, especially for astigmatism patients who require the precision that typical soft lenses can't offer. Glasses, while also effective, don't provide the convenience or full range of corrected peripheral vision that contact lenses do.
When stacked against other toric lens brands, Precision1 for astigmatism often receives higher marks for comfort and wearer satisfaction, suggesting superior performance in real-world conditions.
The advanced design and technology behind Precision1 contact lenses make it a standout choice for astigmatism correction. However, considering a switch to Precision1 lenses should be done in consultation with an optometrist. They can assess the fit and suitability based on individual requirements to ensure the contact lens is tailored to your specific needs.