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The Presbyopic Opportunity: Patient Satisfaction and Practice Success with Alcon’s Multifocal Contact Lenses

Alcon is sensitive to the needs of ECPs who are facing this unprecedented healthcare challenge and the result it has had on patients and practices. We extend our support by providing educational resources for you during this difficult time.

Alcon has the resources to help you succeed. No matter where your practice is on the presbyopic journey, Alcon has created a series of podcasts on a number of presbyopic topics to help you further develop your strategy. Listen to Drs. April Jasper and Amanda Nanasy discuss how Alcon can help you define a winning multifocal strategy that will set your patients and practice up for success!

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2. American Optometric Association. The state of the optometric profession: 2013. Available at: https://www.aoa.org/Documents/news/state_of_optometry.pdf. Accessed October 25, 2016.
3. Alcon data on file, 2017.
4. Alcon data on file, 2018.
References for E2:
1. Anderson D. Growth opportunity: tips to move patients into multifocal CLs. Review of Optometric Business. June 7, 2017. http://reviewob/growth-opportunity-tips-move-patients-multifocal-cls/. Accessed September 6, 2019.
2. Baker K and Merchea M. Impact of pupil diameter on multifocal contact lens vision. Poster presented at: American Academy of Optometry Annual Conference; November 9, 2018; San Antonio, Texas, USA.
3. GLIMPSE de-identified aggregate data, Alcon data on file, 2018.
4. Multifocal Motivations: Understanding the World of Presbyopia. Alcon data on file, 2013.
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References for E3:
1. Alcon data on file, 2014.
2. Alcon Multifocal Contact Lenses: Fitting Guidelines. 2017.
3. American Optometric Association. Computer Vision Syndrome. https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/protecting-your-vision/computer-vision-syndrome. Accessed April 3, 2020 .
4. Bauman E, Lemp J, Kern J. Material effect on multifocal contact lens fitting of lenses of the same optical design with the same fitting guide. Poster presented at: British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) Clinical Conference and Exhibition; June 9-11, 2017; Liverpool, UK.
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References for E4:
1. Alcon data on file, 2015.
2. Based on a survey of 544 presbyopic contact lens wearers. Alcon data on file, 2017. (The DT1 MF PEaCE Claims document)
3. Bennett ES, Quinn TG. Multifocal lens decision-making 101. Contact Lens Spectrum. 2014;29:30-32,34,36-38.
4. Clayton CJ. Avoid dropout as patients become presbyopic. Contact Lens Spectrum. December 1, 2017;4-5. https://www.clspectrum.com/supplements/2017/december-2017/finding-the-right-fit/avoid-dropout-as-patients-become-presbyopic
5. Pal S. The words we choose to discuss multifocals. Contact Lens Spectrum. 2017;32:28-33.
6. Tellakula P. Correcting presbyopia with soft contact lenses. Kerala J Ophthalmol. 2009;XXI(4):446-456.
References for E5:
1. Alcon data on file, 2008.
2. Alcon Multifocal Contact Lenses: Fitting Guidelines. 2019.
3. Bauman E, Lemp J, Kern J. Material effect on multifocal contact lens fitting of lenses of the same optical design with the same fitting guide. Presented at the British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference & Exhibition, June 9-11, 2017. Liverpool, UK.
4. Kim JM, Mah KC. Visual performance with simultaneous vision multifocal contact lenses for presbyopia. Contact Lens Anterior Eye. 2013;36:e31-e32. Abstract 47.
5. Lowe PA. Priorities for Presbyopes: Maintain Comfort and Continuity. Rev Optom. August 2016.
6. Merchea M, Akerman DH, Mathew J, Mack C. Patient and ECP satisfaction in the United States with a novel water gradient daily disposable multifocal contact lens. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Optometric Association, June 21-26, 2017, Washington, DC.
7. Merchea M, Evans D, Kannarr S, et al. Assessing a modified fitting approach for improved multifocal contact lens fitting success. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Optometric Association, June 20-24, 2018, Denver, CO.
References for E6:
1. Alcon data on file, 2013. In a survey of 1,012 contact lens dropouts aged 35-50.
2. Alcon DAILIES TOTAL1® Professional Fitting and Information Guide. Available at: https://www.myalcon.com/docs/dailies_pfg.pdf.
3. Baker K, Merchea M. Impact of pupil diameter on multifocal contact lens vision. Poster presented at American Academy of Optometry Annual Conference, November 9, 2018. San Antonio, Texas.
4. Gailmard NB. Summer is sunglass season. Optometric Management. June 24, 2015.
5. Gailmard NB. Increasing practice net income: Step #2. May 2, 2012.
6. GLIMPSE de-identified aggregate data, Alcon data on file, 2018.
7. Kattouf RS. Adding a new profit center. Optometric Management. January 1, 2002.
8. Merchea M, Evans D, Kannarr S, et al. Assessing a modified fitting approach for improved multifocal contact lens fitting success. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Optometric Association, June 20-24, 2018, Denver, CO.
9. Miller JR. Contact Lens Practice Pearls: Keeping Up Your Mental Energy When Fitting Presbyopes. Contact Lens Spectrum. 2017 April;32:44.