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AOA News - December 2013

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It's not always this obvious 47% of lens sleepers aren't telling you how often they sleep in their lenses1 Talk to your patients about AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses. • FDA-approved for up to 30 days and nights of continuous wear** • #1 eye care practitioner-recommended lens for sleepers2 AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA Contact Lenses Learn more about the lens approved for up to 30 nights of continuous wear at myalcon.com *AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA (lotrafilcon A) contact lenses: Dk/t = 175 @ -3.00D. Other factors may impact eye health. **Extended wear for up to 30 continuous nights, as prescribed by an eye care practitioner. Important information for AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA (lotrafi lcon A) contact lenses: Indicated for vision correction for daily wear (worn only while awake) or extended wear (worn while awake and asleep) for up to 30 nights. Relevant Warnings: A corneal ulcer may develop rapidly and cause eye pain, redness or blurry vision as it progresses. If left untreated, a scar, and in rare cases loss of vision, may result. The risk of serious problems is greater for extended wear vs. daily wear and smoking increases this risk. A one-year post-market study found 0.18% (18 out of 10,000) of wearers developed a severe corneal infection, with 0.04% (4 out of 10,000) of wearers experiencing a permanent reduction in vision by two or more rows of letters on an eye chart. Relevant Precautions: Not everyone can wear for 30 nights. Approximately 80% of wearers can wear the lenses for extended wear. About two-thirds of wearers achieve the full 30 nights continuous wear. Side Effects: In clinical trials, approximately 3-5% of wearers experience at least one episode of infiltrative keratitis, a localized inflammation of the cornea which may be accompanied by mild to severe pain and may require the use of antibiotic eye drops for up to one week. Other less serious side effects were conjunctivitis, lid irritation or lens discomfort including dryness, mild burning or stinging. Contraindications: Contact lenses should not be worn if you have: eye infection or infl ammation (redness and/or swelling); eye disease, injury or dryness that interferes with contact lens wear; systemic disease that may be affected by or impact lens wear; certain allergic conditions or using certain medications (ex. some eye medications). Additional Information: Lenses should be replaced every month. If removed before then, lenses should be cleaned and disinfected before wearing again. Always follow the eye care professional's recommended lens wear, care and replacement schedule. Consult package insert for complete information, available without charge by calling (800) 241-5999 or go to myalcon.com. References: 1. In a survey of 284 daily and extended wear contact lens patients. Alcon data on file, 2012. 2. In a survey of 311 optometrists in the U.S.; Alcon data on file, 2012. See product instructions for complete wear, care, and safety information. © 2013 Novartis 1/13 AND13001JAD

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