(Pinellas Park, Florida/USA) – Transitions Optical has partnered with Johnson & Johnson Vision to make the light-adaptive photochromic technology available in a contact lens. Acuvue Oasys with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology creates a new category of contact lenses and expands the photochromic category beyond eyeglass lenses.
“Transitions Optical has long been the leader in light management technology, mastering light for over 28 years. We have a history of product innovations from the first successful plastic photochromic lenses to lenses with variable polarization. Our focus has always been on using innovation to break new ground and grow the photochromic category,” said Chrystel Barranger, president of Essilor Photochromics and Transitions Optical. “This breakthrough technology will revolutionize contact lenses and photochromics by introducing the benefits of light adaptation to more patients.”
Acuvue Oasys with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology, a first of its kind contact lens, provides wearers with vision correction and a dynamic photochromic filter that helps to continuously balance the amount of light entering the eye. These contact lenses quickly and seamlessly adjust from clear to dark in response to changing sunlight conditions; reducing exposure to bright light indoors and outdoors, including filtering blue light based on the level of activation and blocking UV rays.
“Eyeglass wearers have long enjoyed the light management benefits of Transitions lenses. We know that people who wear our product love it,” added Barranger. “Innovations like this reflect our efforts to diversify our product offering, modernize our brand and make it relevant to more, and younger, wearers. Now, whether they are wearing contacts or eyeglasses at different stages of their life, all types of people can enjoy the benefits of Transitions Light Intelligent Technology.”
Acuvue Oasys with Transitions has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is indicated for attenuation of bright light. The two-week reusable, spherical contact lens will be commercially available from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. in first half of 2019.