By Martin Burns
The number of people wearing daily disposable contact lenses has risen by six per cent, according to the latest figures.
Optician Online reports that new data from the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM) shows, overall, the UK contact lens market was worth almost £199 million in 2009, a two per cent rise on 2008"s figures, with daily disposable lenses use increasing by six per cent to 1.4 million people.
However, ACLM secretary general Simon Rodwell told the website that the results are slightly less impressive than initially hoped.
"Nonetheless from the practitioners" point of view contact lenses remain the best way to build patient relationships due to the regularity of appointments giving them the opportunity to display their skills," he told the source.
Vistakon, the Florida-based contact lens subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has unveiled the 1-Day Acuvue TruEye, which it claims is more comfortable to wear and helps to improve overall eye health, Jacksonville.com reports.
by Adrian Galbreth