Astigmatism affects nearly half of the population1

Young G et al. Prevalence of astigmatism in relation to soft contact lens fitting. Eye & Contact Lens. 2011 ;37(1):20-25.

Wiggins NP, Daum KM. Visual discomfort and astigmatic refractive errors in VDT use. J Am Optom Assoc.1991 ;62(9):680-684.

* In an online survey of 501 new and existing contact lens wearers in the United States, 47.4% of patients showed astigmatism of 0.750 in at least one eye.

** Over 90% of lenses stabilized within 10 degrees of zero rotation within 60 seconds.

1 After 3 minutes, 85% of all BLINK STABILIZED® Design lenses oriented within 5 degrees, 97% within 10 degrees. 88% of all BLINK STABILIZED® Design contact lenses were fitted in the first attempt, and 99.5% within 2 trial fittings.

*1Based on in vitro data; clinical studies have not been done directly linking differences in lysozyme profile with specific clinical benefits.

*1Suwala M, Glasier MA, Subbaraman LN, Jones L. Quantity and conformation of lysozyme deposited on conventional and silicone hydrogel contact lens materials using an in vitro model. Eye Contact Lens. 2007;33(3):138-143.

4 Chalmers RL, Hickson-Curran SB, Keay L, Gleason W J, Albright R. Rates of adverse events with hydrogel and silicone hydrogel daily disposable lenses in a large post-market surveillance registry-The TEMPO Registry. Invest Opthamol Vis Sci. 2015. In press.

*** Equivalent to over 471 years of patient wear. In a study designed to observe ''real-life'' contact lens fitting and wearing behaviors, patients prescribed 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST were followed as part of a 1-year observational product registry. Patients who were at least 8 years of age, provided consent/assent and who agreed to register for the study completed questionnaires 2 weeks, 4 months, and 12 months after purchasing a lens supply. Adverse events were reported by subjects via the questionnaires if they responded ''yes'' to the question, ''Since we last contacted you, have you experienced a red or painful eye that required a visit to an eye doctor or emergency room?'' All ''yes'' responses were followed and reviewed independently by three expert, masked clinicians. Eighty-one percent (81 o/o) of the subjects prescribed 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST completed the 12-month survey. This observational/surveillance registry relied on patient reports of symptomatic adverse events that led them to seek clinical care. These results should be considered in conjunction with other clinical results on the safety and efficacy of daily disposable etafilcon A contact lenses, which also generally show low rates of such events. Although no symptomatic infiltrative events were reported in this study, such events can occur with daily disposable lenses, including 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST, as noted in the product labeling.

† UV-blocking percentages are based on an average across the wavelength spectrum. Helps protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye.

Class 2: Must transmit less than 50% of UVA and 5% (<5%) UVB. UV-blocking percentages are based on an

average across the wavelength spectrum. 

WARNING: UV-absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UVabsorbing goggles or sunglasses, because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV-absorbing eyewear as directed. NOTE: Long-term exposure to UV radiation is one of the risk factors associated with cataracts. Exposure is based on a number of factors such as environmental conditions (altitude, geography, cloud cover) and personal factors (extent and nature of outdoor activities). UV-blocking contact lenses help provide protection against harmful UV radiation. However, clinical studies have not been done to demonstrate that wearing UV-blocking contact lenses reduces the risk of developing cataracts or other eye disorders. Consult your eye care practitioner for more information.

Holden B, Mertz G. Critical oxygen levels to avoid corneal edema for daily and extended wear contact lenses. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1984;25(10):1161-1167.

6 Morgan PB, Brennan N, Maldenado-Codina C, et al. Central and peripheral oxygen transmissibility thresholds to avoid corneal swelling during open eye soft contact lens wear. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2010;92(2):361-365.

7 Moezzi A et al. Open-eye corneal swelling with etafilcon A daily disposable hydrogel contact lens compared to no lens wear [poster]. Presented at: BCLA 2014.

*2 Oxygen transmissibility at center - 3.00D lens using boundary-corrected, edge-corrected Dk values. Units: (cm/sec) (ml O2/ml x mm Hg) at 35° C.

ACUVUE® Brand 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. Lenses should not be prescribed if patients have any eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. Consult the package insert for complete information. Complete information is also available by visiting or by calling: In North America: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. at 1-800-843-2020.

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