PRECISION1, made with Verofilcon A, is a new silicone hydrogel contact lens, developed by Alcon and introduced in 2019. The introduction marks the beginning of a new product family and we can expect a toric and a multifocal version in the future.
Verofilcon A is a silicone hydrogel material with a 51% water content. In addition, Alcon added Class 1 UVA and UVB protection - a feature that is not available with any of the other Alcon daily disposable lenses such as DAILIES TOTAL1 and Dailies AquaComfort Plus.
PRECISION1 features SMARTSURFACE® Technology, a technology that embeds a higher percentage of water (greater than 80%) on the surface than in the core, making the core highly breathable and the surface extremely moist. Alcon calls this 'aqueous extraction and surface treatment'.
Where can I buy Precision 1?
Precision1 is available through Alcon's Eye Care Practitioner network - just check with your eye doctor. And with a valid prescription, you can also buy PRECISION1 from online retailers in the U.S.
Precision1 - Parameters and Specs
|Price Comparison|| |
|Release Date|| March 2019 (Australia) |
September 2019 (US)
July 2020 (Canada)
Roll-out to other countries in 2020/21
|Wearing Details||Daily wear|
|Sphere Powers|| -12.00D to -6.00D in 0.50 steps |
-6.00D to +8.00D in 0.25 steps
|Base Curves||8.3 mm|
|Lens Material|| Silicone hydrogel |
|Wetting Agents|| Yes |
Copolymers of polyamidoamine and poly (acrylamide-acrylic) acid
|% of Material||49%|
|% of Water||51%|
|Center Thickness||0.09 mm|
|Oxygen Transmission|| 100 Dk/t |
|Special Features|| |
|UV Blocking|| Class 1 |
|Dynamic Light Absorption||No|
|Visibility Tint|| Yes |
|Packaging, Pricing and Offers|
|Packaging Details|| 30 lenses per box or |
90 lenses per box
in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) with polymeric wetting agents
|Price Range|| $27 - $34 (30 lenses) |
$60 - $76 (90 lenses)
|Cost per Day|| $0.91 - $1.13 (30 lenses) |
$0.67 - $0.84 (90 lenses)
|Online Retailers|| |
- Clinical Performance of Two Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
by Alcon Inc.
U.S. National Library of Medicine - August, 2019
- Evaluating the Performance of Precision1 Daily Disposable Contact Lens in a Group of Heavy Digital Device Users
by Alcon Inc. and University of Waterloo
U.S. National Library of Medicine - December 2020
Results to be expected in Q3,Q4 2020
- FDA Premarket Approval - Precision1
FDA Medical Devices Database, December, 2018
- Precision1 Contact Lenses With Smartsurface Technology: Material Properties, Surface Wettability and Clinical Performance
by Jessica Mathew, OD, PhD, FAAO
Alcon Medical Affairs, Fort Worth, TX