Alcon has announced its plan of launching its daily disposable contact lens in the United States that made from a new material.
The Precision1 lenses of the company are made from a silicone hydrogel which is comprised of fifty-one percent water. Dubbed as verofilcon A, it has a permanent layer on its surface of moisture designed for supporting the tear film of the eye. In addition to this, the lenses also have an ultraviolet-light-blocking compound that offers protection from the harmful UVA as well as UVB rays.
The Chief Executive Officer of Alcon, Mr. David Endicott said that Precision1 was designed for providing lasting visual performance to the patients who wore their contact lenses the entire day.
He added that Precision1 would be well-positioned as a conventional daily disposable which complements their premium Dailies Total1 as well as their value-driven Dailies AquaComfort Plus contact lenses, and expanding further their contact lens portfolio for giving them growth opportunities in the long run in the year 2020 and beyond as they continued to develop their promising pipeline.
According to the company, the lenses were just recently made available in Australia as well as New Zealand in the month of March this year. Alcon also said that its sales teams had started working with the opticians for the preparation of an initial United States launch in September also having plans for a wider rollout throughout the country by the start of 2020 and also internationally in the next year as well as into the year 2021. Precision1 shall be priced competitively between the Dailies Total1 of Alcon and their AquaComfort Plus lines.