Navigation Links
Bausch & Lomb Survey Shows People with Astigmatism Unaware of Contact Lens Options
Date:2/24/2009

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey conducted by Decision Analyst (an independent research firm in Arlington, Texas) and sponsored by Bausch & Lomb revealed that 4 out of 10 consumers incorrectly believe that their astigmatism prevents them from wearing contact lenses.

A total of 3,287 individuals with astigmatism were surveyed. Two-thirds of those who have never worn contact lenses and nearly half of those who have worn contact lenses in the past would be highly motivated to wear contact lenses if they were available to correct astigmatism.

Astigmatism, like nearsightedness and farsightedness, is a common cause for vision correction. Differences in power in more than one meridian of the eye causes images to be out of focus on the back of the eye. Previous studies estimate that as many as 45 percent of those who desire to wear contact lenses have astigmatism.

"Even though soft contact lenses that correct for astigmatism have been available for nearly 30 years, significant advancements in lens comfort, vision, and wearing schedules have been made in the last decade. Contact lenses are a great corrective option for many individuals with astigmatism. Having the freedom from glasses, even if just occasionally, is something most everyone desires. Ask your eye care practitioner if contact lenses are a good option for you," says Carla Mack, O.D., F.A.A.O, director, Global Medical Affairs, Vision Care.

The Bausch & Lomb family of toric lenses -- PureVision(R) Toric and SofLens(R) Toric contact lenses -- deliver excellent vision and utilize the world's number-one-selling toric design. To find out more, please visit www.bausch.com.

About Bausch & Lomb

Bausch & Lomb is the eye health company dedicated to perfecting vision and enhancing life for consumers around the world. Its core businesses include contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical and pharmaceutical products. The Bausch & Lomb name is one of the best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world. Founded in 1853, the Company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More information about the company can be found at www.bausch.com.

PureVision, SofLens and Lo-Torque are registered trademarks of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated.

(C) Bausch & Lomb Incorporated.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Bausch & Lomb
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Bausch & Lomb Names Peter Valenti, III, as President, North America, Vision Care
2. Bausch & Lombs Crystalens to be Featured in Florida Advertising Campaign.
3. Survey reveals disparities in skin cancer knowledge, protection among high school students
4. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
5. One of the Largest Post-WHI Physician Surveys Shows More Education is Needed: Patient Misinformation About Hormone Therapy Remains High
6. Hospitals Could Improve Outcomes for Patients and Save Millions According to Hill-Rom 10th Annual Pressure Ulcer Survey
7. Youth Drug Use at a Five Year Low, New Survey Shows
8. Survey From The Partnership and MetLife Foundation Reveals Important Role Todays Grandparents Play in Teens Lives
9. Parental surveys boost diagnosis abilities of pediatricians
10. National Survey Shows Employee Fears About Consumer-Driven Health Plans on Decline
11. JHA Releases 2007 U.S. Group Disability Mid-Year Market Survey Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “The Communion of Saints: A ... God in congregations across the United States. “The Communion of Saints” is ... who has served congregations in seven states throughout his long career of devotion ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... In 2016 the World Health Organization declared the Zika ... million Zika-related cases in the Americas within the next year. Lyme disease is one ... year skyrocketing to an estimated 329,000. Yet, Zika, Lyme and other insect borne illnesses ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... The physicians of KSF Orthopaedic Center PA are proud to announce the opening ... at 2255 E. Mossy Oaks Rd., Suite 440, Spring, Texas 77389 inside the new ... in the north Houston area (The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, Kingwood, Humble) with an even ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... Texas ... located at 960 Gruene Road in Building 2. The clinic is the group’s second ... Bennett, PT, says opening the company’s second New Braunfels location brings things full circle ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... The IoT (Internet of Things) is revolutionizing the way the world operates. ... and individual consumers alike. Laboratories can maximize their profit margin by increasing throughput. ... trillion to $11 trillion dollars by the year 2025. McKinsey expects the IoT to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 23, 2017  Mirabilis Medical, ... advanced medical technology for non-invasive surgery, announced today ... System for treatment of uterine fibroids throughout the ... had received approval from the US Food and ... the Mirabilis System in the United States.  The ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Care, based in St. Joseph, Missouri , has selected AccuReg to ... located in 22 cities, and its flagship St. Joseph Medical Center. Mosaic ... health care to its patients, including the insurance, billing and collections processes. ... ... Care St. Joseph Medical Center ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... and INDIANAPOLIS , March ... LLY ) and the William Sansum Diabetes Center ... of Latino people affected by diabetes through enhanced research, ... of diabetes and cardiovascular disease bears a disproportionate weight ... ," said David Kerr , M.D., FRCPE, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: