CooperVision is unveiling a new kind of contact lens designed for people who stare at a digital screen for two or more hours a day.
Dr. Gary Orsborn, the company’s vice president of global professional and clinical affairs, says the lens uses a special technology to keep the surface of the lens wet, and a design that features multiple aspheric curves across the surface of the lens.
Dr. Orsborn says It helps relieve that focusing burden that many experience when using digital devices for prolonged periods of time.
Digital eye fatigue, which causes dry, irritated, burning eyes, affects seven in ten adults and as many as 88 percent of Millennials.
The new contact lenses will be warehoused and shipped around the world from CooperVision’s West Henrietta facility.
The lenses are designed to be replaced monthly. While many contact lens wearers may be able to order the product through their optometrist, it is not specifically designed for people with astigmatism.