Transitions Optical has partnered with Johnson & Johnson Vision to make 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.
ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology provides wearers with vision correction and a photochromic filter that helps to continuously balance the amount of light entering the eye. They 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.
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 the first half of 2019.
“Transitions Optical has long been the leader in light-management technology for more than 28 years,” said Chrystel Barranger, president of Essilor Photochromics and Transitions Optical. “We have a history of product innovations from the first successful plastic photochromic lenses to lenses with variable polarization. Innovations like this reflect our efforts to diversify our product offering, modernize our brand and make it relevant to more, and younger, wearers.”