Introducing Fresh Day Contact Lenses
It’s exciting to see the development of new vision care products that improve the daily lives of our patients. Fresh Day contacts have been named “Product of the Year” in Europe in 2011 and 2012, and are now available at the Scott City Eye Center.
The Fresh Day line are daily disposable contacts, meaning you throw them away at the end of each day. Say goodbye to cleaning and reusing your contact lenses! They are ideal for travel, recreation, children, or people who suffer from ocular allergies. They are also perfect for those who enjoy the comfort of a fresh new pair of contacts, but notice them getting more uncomfortable as the week or month goes on.
Daily disposable contact lenses also have a very low association with infections, since cleaning and reusing a lens is unnecessary. The Fresh Day is the world’s first and only family of silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses. The silicone in the lens allows oxygen to permeate the lens, making it a breathable health lens.
The Fresh Day lens has AquaGen technology which allows oxygen through the lens while trapping water within the lens to keep the surface of the lens moisturized for all day comfort. Another great feature of all the Fresh Day family of contact lenses is the built in UV protection. It’s important to protect your eyes from the damaging UVA and UVB rays, which can lead to vision loss due to cataracts and macular degeneration.
Fresh Day for Astigmatism
The Fresh Day for Astigmatism lens is the world’s first silicone hydrogel daily disposable, toric (meaning for astigmatism) contact lens. It won the 2012 Contact Lens Product of the Year award in Europe. We’ve never been able to offer our patients with astigmatism a soft, breathable, daily disposable contact lens. Previously very few lenses were available for astigmatism patients in a daily disposable, and none that allowed significant oxygen through the lens. That means many astigmatism patients are wearing a two-week or one-month replacement lens.
Fresh Day Multifocal
The Fresh Day Multifocal is the worlds first silicone hydrogel daily disposable multifocal contact lens. After the age of 40, most people need one prescription for distance and another for reading. We most commonly put those two together in glasses in the form of a bifocal or progressive lens. Did you know that the technology also exists in contacts? Just because you are over 40 doesn’t mean you must only wear glasses to see clearly. Multifocal contact lenses allow both eyes to see in the distance, intermediate range and near without the need for glasses.
Come into our Vision Source office to ask about a sample of a Fresh Day daily disposable lens with your contact lens evaluation. Call us to day at 620-872-0040 to schedule your contact lens appointment or request an appointment through our website.