The First and Only Medication-Releasing Contact Lens

‡commercially available medication-releasing contact lens

Contact lenses give you the flexibility and freedom to let you be you.

But what if you have to deal with itchy allergy eyes?

This is the problem facing millions of contact lens wearers.§ And often, we reach for allergy eye drops for relief§, even if it’s inconvenient.**

Imagine, wearing contact lenses without worrying about itchy eyes, rubbing eyes, or hassle of allergy eye drops!

That’s why we made ACUVUE® Theravision® with Ketotifen – the world’s first and only medication-releasing daily disposable contact lens that provides clear vision and itchy eye relief, in one simple step.

ACUVUE® Theravision® with Ketotifen is now available at participating Optometrists.

ACUVUE® Theravision® with Ketotifen

ACUVUE® Theravision® with Ketotifen has built-in allergy medication, that is seamlessly embedded into the contact lens and offers triple-action relief. 

50% of medication will release in the first 15 minutes of wear, and it will continuously deliver over the next 5 hours. Providing fast-acting and long-lasting itchy eye relief, for up to 12 hours, and clear vision that lasts all day. 

ACUVUE® Theravision® with Ketotifen is preservative-free.


ABOUT ITCHY ALLERGY EYES

If you suffer from itchy eyes, you may have eye allergies (allergic conjunctivitis), a condition that affects millions of people.***

                                                                  Symptoms of itchy allergy eyes include:                                                               
                                                                          • Itching
                                                                          • Redness
                                                                          • Burning
                                                                          • Clear, watery discharge

If you experience any of these symptoms, book an appointment with an Optometrist and ask them about contact lens options to help you stay in contact lenses, even through the allergy season.


Questions about itchy allergy eyes?

What triggers itchy allergy eyes? 
Itchy allergy eyes are triggered by outdoor allergens such as pollen from grass, trees, and weeds. They can also be caused by indoor allergens such as pet dander, dust mites and mold, and irritants such as cigarette smoke, perfume, and diesel exhaust.

Why do people get itchy allergy eyes?
Itchy allergy eyes develop when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to an allergen in the environment that typically causes no problem in most people. An allergic reaction can occur when an allergen comes in contact with antibodies attached to the mast cells in your eyes; the cells respond by releasing histamine, which leads to the eyes becoming itchy, red and watery.

How do you manage itchy allergy eyes?
Traditionally, itchy allergy eyes have been managed by avoiding allergy triggers, allergy pills, and allergy eye drops.**** With ACUVUE® Theravision® with Ketotifen, you can get fast-acting and long-lasting itchy eye relief, while giving you clear vision all day. 

If you have itchy allergy eyes but want to stay in contact lenses, ask your Optometrist today and ask if ACUVUE® Theravision® with Ketotifen is right for you.

† Helps protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea & into the eye.

*WARNING: UV-absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV-absorbing eyewear as directed. NOTE: Long-term exposure to UV radiation is one of the risk factors associated with cataracts. Exposure is based on a number of factors such as environmental conditions (altitude, geography, cloud cover) and personal factors (extent and nature of outdoor activities). UV-blocking contact lenses help provide protection against harmful UV radiation. However, clinical studies have not been done to demonstrate that wearing UV-blocking contact lenses reduces the risk of developing cataracts or other eye disorders. Consult your eye care professional for more information.

§JJV Data on File 2015. US and Japan Apollo Positioning Study, with n=3,194 participating allergy sufferers. ​

**JJV Data on File 2019. Online consumer allergy landscape survey of patients self-identifying as eye allergy sufferers within the USA (n=590) and Japan (n=570).

***JJV Data on File 2016. US Allergy Syndicated Study - MultiSponsor Surveys, n=801 Allergy Medication Users.

****US allergy sufferers most commonly have allergy pills in their allergy kits (87%), followed by eye drops (52%) and nasal spray (51%).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CONTACT LENS WEARERS : ACUVUE® Theravision® with Ketotifen contact lenses are available by prescription only for people who require vision correction and experience ocular allergic itch due to allergic conjunctivitis. An eye care professional will determine whether these contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your eye care professional. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. If one of these conditions occurs, remove the lens and contact your eye care professional immediately. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional and ask for a Patient Instruction Guide, call 1-800-267-5098 or visit www.acuvue.ca.

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