By Michael Hutton
Contact lenses for dry eyes which can help wearers overcome the major discomfort associated with Dry Eyes Syndrome (DES) could represent a huge market according to the latest GlobalData report on the DES therapeutics market. The report values this market at almost $2 billion and projects it to grow at over 6% annually through to 2017 which largely reflects how the majority of conventional contact lenses fail to address the indoor screen-based lives of most people today. Increased PC usage at work and home combine with the dramatic increase in time spent using screen-based smart phones - and with TV viewing still a significant time factor - means it is now not unusual for people to spend around eight hours staring at screens of different types.
Research has revealed that people blink up to five times less when focused on a computer screen so this could mean that normal blink rates - and the associated production of tear volume which keeps eyes moistened - could reduce from over 5,700 blinks which would normally occur over an eight hour period to around 1,150 blinks. Hence it is hardly surprising that DES has become such a major issue. However, as an alternative to remaining a conventional contact lens wearer and DES sufferer, there is now a new way of correcting short-sightedness and mitigating the DES problem - overnight ortho-k corrective contact lenses for dry eyes . These new contact lenses are only worn while sleeping and removed each morning thereafter providing wearers with crisp clear daytime vision.
GlobalData's report highlights how available treatment options have only been moderately successful in properly addressing market demand since almost all prescribed and OTC therapies treat only the symptoms of the condition, not the causes. Consequently, it is not surprising to learn that there are now more than 30 products in different stages of development - a number of which are designed to target the causes of DES - with many of these products entering the final stages of clinical trials and thus potentially likely to enter the market within the next 18-24 months. However, these therapies are only able to provide a palliative solution to DES - they cannot impact on people's work and leisure lifestyles unlike overnight ortho-k corrective contact lenses for dry eyes .
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