A daily disposable contact lens may provide satisfactory comfort and vision in individuals who had previously discontinued contact lens use, according to a poster presented at the 2023 Southeastern Educational Congress of Optometry (SECO) meeting in Atlanta.
The research team, led by Chris Lievens, OD, Andrew D. Pucker, OD, and Elyse Rayborn, OD, enrolled 60 previous contact lens wearers (71.7% women; median age, 24 years) who had discontinued use within the past 2 years due to discomfort or eye dryness in a 3-visit, 3-site, clinical study. Study participants underwent contact lens fitting with a daily disposable lens, which they wore for a 1-month period. The primary endpoint was a positive visual analog scale (VAS) score (range, -50-+50), which would indicate satisfaction with comfort. The team also administered questions using a 5-point Likert scale to determine satisfaction with comfort and vision, and the likelihood of continuing lens wear.
The primary efficacy endpoint was achieved, evidenced by a 44.0 VAS score at the 1-month study conclusion. After 1 month of lens wear, participants reported being either very satisfied or satisfied with vision (98.3%), and satisfaction with end-of-day (86.5%) and overall lens comfort (93.2%). A majority of the cohort reported they were likely or very likely to continue wearing the lenses (89.6%) and would likely recommend them to a friend (98.3%).
Disclosure: This research was supported by Alcon. Some study authors declared affiliations with biotech, pharmaceutical, and/or device companies.
Lievens C, Pucker AD, Rayborn E, et al. How does Dailies Total 1® perform in those who previously dropped out of contact lenses due to comfort or dryness? Poster presented at: Southeastern Educational Congress of Optometry 2023 annual meeting; March 1-5, 2023; Atlanta, GA.