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The 1-Day ACUVUE MOIST Multifocal Brand Contact Lens is a daily disposable soft multifocal contact lens. Most contact lenses correct the patient's nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatic refractive error.  In these cases, their distance vision correction is optimized. The unique approach of optimizing an optical design based upon the natural variation that occurs in pupil size across age and refractive error is novel and is addressing a significant unmet need for the presbyopic population.  This approach illustrates how by better understanding the anatomical and physiological characteristics of the human eye, we can create more effective designs.  The key understanding here was the characterization of the natural variation of the human pupil size over age and refractive power with changes in everyday lighting.  

Each year for more than 50 years, R&D Magazine has honored the 100 best innovations in research and development. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 R&D 100 Awards. Innovators with an exceptional product developed between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 should apply. Submissions close April 14, 2017

For information on the 55th Annual R&D 100 Awards visit the R&D 100 Conference website.

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