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Alcon showcases latest innovations – first and only water gradient multifocal contact lenses, its differentiated portfolio, and innovative partnerships – at the 2016 Optometry’s Meeting®

  • Alcon will give an exclusive preview of its DAILIES TOTAL1® Multifocal to American Optometric Association (AOA) annual conference attendees
  • New Alcon research, featured at an AOA  “best of the best” poster session, will showcase the superior peroxide  neutralization of CLEAR CARE® PLUS compared to a competitive product
  • On display at the Alcon booth (#729) will be interactive features highlighting Alcon’s differentiated portfolio and innovative partnerships

 

BOSTON, June 29, 2016 – Alcon, a Novartis division, and the global leader in eye care, will preview DAILIES TOTAL1® Multifocal contact lenses, the first and only water gradient technology for patients with presbyopia, a condition that affects an estimated 84 million people in the United States1, at this year’s Optometry’s Meeting®. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about the technology in Alcon’s booth (#729), and can also learn more from S. Barry Eiden, OD, who will introduce this innovation at an Alcon-sponsored educational event to be held on Friday, July 1.

In addition, Alcon will feature expanded parameters for DAILIES TOTAL1 and DAILIES® AquaComfort® Plus, and will showcase the company’s full Vision Care portfolio of differentiated products at booth #729.

Also on display will be Alcon’s commitment to partnerships with patients, practitioners, students and organizations. Visitors can interact with a patient-focused, free, e-book called Howard and the Amazing Eye Exam to encourage parents and children to learn about comprehensive eye exams, and learn more about our partnership with Think About Your Eyes, a national campaign to promote the importance of eye health.

For More Information

Visit the Alcon booth, #729, for more information.

Data Presentation

Alcon will present one poster on Saturday, July 2, demonstrating that Alcon’s CLEAR CARE PLUS Cleaning and Disinfection Solution leaves less residual peroxide on contact lenses than a competitive product, when both are soaked for their respective recommended times. 

Residual peroxide levels after neutralization of two marketed one-step hydrogen peroxide systems (J. Lemp, A. Shows, H. Chen; July 2, 2016;
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

The poster was named one of the top five submissions to AOA, and primary author Jessie Lemp will participate in a rapid-fire, interactive education session, alongside other top-five presentation authors, on Saturday, July 2 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. The poster will also be featured in AOA Focus.

Alcon-Sponsored Events

As the global leader in eye care, Alcon has a number of educational events planned during Optometry’s Meeting that are open to attendees. However, registration is required.

Thursday, June 30

  • 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.; Room 253A of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Ocular Allergy Update

Presenting: Paul Karpecki, OD

  • Noon – 1 p.m.; Room 253A of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Optometry Caring for Cataract Patients

Presenting: Paul Karpecki, OD; Josh Johnston, OD

Friday, July 1

  • 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.; Room 253A of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Contact Lens Innovation: Improving Patient Outcomes

Presenting: Pamela Lowe, OD

  • 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.; Room 253C of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Helping Your Patients Love Their Lenses (for paraoptometric professionals)

Presenting: Chris Lievens, OD

  • Noon – 1 p.m.; Room 253A of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Helping Presbyopes See, Look and Feel Their Best: Introducing
DAILIES TOTAL1 Multifocal Contact Lenses

Presenting: S. Barry Eiden, OD

 

References

  1. US Census Bureau, Population Division. Table 9. Projections by sex and age for the United States 2015-20160, NP2014-T9. http://www.census.gov/population/projections/files/summary/NP2014-T9.xls Accessed June 21, 2016.

About Alcon

Alcon is the global leader in eye care.  As a division of Novartis, we offer the broadest portfolio of products to enhance sight and improve people’s lives. Our products touch the lives of more than 260 million people each year living with conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and refractive errors, and there are millions more who are waiting for solutions to meet their eye care needs. Our purpose is reimagining eye care, and we do this through innovative products, partnerships with eye care professionals and programs that enhance access to quality eye care.  Learn more at www.alcon.com.

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About DAILIES® Contact Lenses

DAILIES TOTAL1® and DAILIES AquaComfort Plus contact lenses are recommended for daily wear in a daily disposable replacement schedule. DAILIES TOTAL1® contact lenses are available with a power range of -0.50D to -6.00D (in 0.25 steps); -6.50D to -12.00D (in 0.50 steps) and in plus powers from +0.50D to +6.00D (in 0.25 steps). DAILIES® AquaComfort® Plus contact lenses are available with a power range of -0.50D to -6.00D (in 0.25 steps); -6.50D to -15.00D (in 0.50 steps); and in plus powers from +0.50D to +6.00D (in 0.25 steps); +6.50D to +8.00D (in 0.50 steps).

DAILIES TOTAL1 Multifocal contact lenses are recommended for daily wear in a daily disposable replacement schedule, for patients with presbyopia. DAILIES TOTAL1 Multifocal contact lenses are available with a power range of -6.00D to +3.00D (in 0.25 steps), with LO, MED, and HI add powers.

DAILIES TOTAL1, DAILIES TOTAL1 Multifocal® and DAILIES AquaComfort Plus contact lenses are prescription medical devices. See product instructions for complete wear, care and safety information.

 

Alcon Media Relations

Kara Peterson
+1 817 568 6781 (office)
+1 817 374 3960 (mobile)
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