With ACUVUE OASYS® and 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST we are comparing the main products of the two flagship product families from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Johnson and Johnson Vision Care is one of, if not THE market leader in the contact lens industry and the ACUVUE brand is well known and highly respected by millions of patients around the globe.
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2019 will be another exciting year for the contact lens industry, for patients and for eye care professionals around the globe. It will mark the first time a contact lens will offer auto-light-adjustment capabilities. Hard to imagine, but yes, these lenses will automatically adapt to changing lighting conditions. This has been available for a long time for glasses, but not for contact lenses, and ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions® will be the first of its kind. Johnson & Johnson Vision received FDA pre-market approval for ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions® on April 10, 2018. The official FDA press announcement and filing can be found here:
- FDA clears first contact lens with light-adaptive technology
- FDA Premarket Notification for ACUVUE OASYS with Photochromic Additive
According to various sources we found, commercial availability is expected to be in the first half of 2019:
This is the world's first contact lens that adapts to changing light conditions. On April 11, 2018, Johnson & Johnson Vision announced ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions® Light Intelligent Technology™. The technology we have known and used for years when wearing glasses that automatically darken as they are exposed to more light will soon be available within a contact lens.
A contact lens with vision correction and special photochromic molecules that provide a dynamic light filter based on the amount of light they are exposed to are many great aspects of this lens. Whether outside in the sun or indoors exposed to bright light, ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions® adjusts to a wide range of light conditions.
We think this innovative new technology could - similar to the first daily disposable silicone hydrogel lenses - revolutionize the contact lens industry and provide new benefits to patients around the globe. Johnson & Johnson Vision developed this new lens technology in partnership with Transitions Optical, a leading manufacturer of various photochromic products.
Daily-wear contact lenses not only offer the ultimate level of convenience in terms of handling and caring, but a new generation of silicone-hydrogel based lenses now also provide the same level of oxygen transmissibility previously found only in monthly or bi-monthy silicone based lenses.
All major brand contact lens manufacturers have added daily-wear silicone based lenses to their product portfolio in the last few years, and - as the cost is only slightly higher than what you pay for their monthly siblings (when comparing at a cost-per-day basis) - the popularity has increased dramatically.
We are comparing some of the most popular daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses.