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VISTAKON to Introduce ACUVUE(R) OASYS(TM) Brand Contact Lenses for PRESBYOPIA
Date:5/7/2009

First new multifocal contact lens from ACUVUE(R) in 11 years combines unique Stereo Precision Technology(TM) optics and innovative senofilcon A material to help contact lens wearers stay in contacts longer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- VISTAKON(R), Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., today announced plans to introduce ACUVUE(R) OASYS(TM) Brand Contact Lenses for PRESBYOPIA. The lens, which is the first new multifocal contact lens from the makers of ACUVUE(R) in 11 years, is now available in some U.S. eye care professionals' offices and distribution will grow throughout 2009.

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ACUVUE(R) OASYS(TM) for PRESBYOPIA combines new STEREO PRECISION TECHNOLOGY(TM) optics with senofilcon A, the same silicone hydrogel material of ACUVUE(R) OASYS(TM), and HYDRACLEAR(R) PLUS, the improved formulation of the unique HYDRACLEAR(R) technology that combines high performance base materials with a moisture-rich wetting agent. STEREO PRECISION TECHNOLOGY(TM) offers wearers clear and comfortable vision correction at all distances with less dependence on illumination than older generation multifocal contact lenses.

Presbyopia is a vision condition in which the natural lens of the eye gradually loses flexibility, making it difficult to focus on close objects. Everyone will experience presbyopia to some extent and its onset can begin to occur as early as in the late thirties and early forties. Currently, an estimated 90 million people in the United States have presbyopia or will develop it by 2014.

"Emerging or early presbyopes may begin to notice challenges with a multitude of near-point tasks such as l
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