Johnson & Johnson Vision received FDA clearance for the first contact lens that gets darker in response to bright light. This kind of technology has existed for decades in glasses, called transition lenses, but the Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology are the first contacts to do so.
The soft contact lenses are indicated for people with near- and farsightedness and this coming Summer in the Northern Hemisphere will allow many to avoid having to bring sunglasses with them when going outdoors.
The lenses also filter out a lot of blue light, which is related to the body’s internal clock and maybe even to a number of diseases, and blocks UV light altogether.
“This innovation was born out of deep research into consumer lifestyle needs and fits our future-forward approach to caring for human sight,” in a statement said Dr. Xiao-Yu Song, Global Head of R&D for Johnson & Johnson Vision. “ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions® creates and defines an entirely new category of contact lenses that will address unmet needs for patients. After more than a decade of product development and numerous clinical trials involving more than 1,000 patients, we are excited to bring to market a solution to help contact lenses wearers manage the changing light conditions they face every day in their modern, active lives.”