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.
When will ACUVUE® OASYS® with Transitions® be available?
Johnson & Johnson Vision received FDA pre-market approval for this new type of lens 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:
What else should you know about ACUVUE® OASYS® with Transitions®?
We will update this chart over the next months as additional information will be available.
ACUVUE® OASYS® with Transitions®
|Manufacturer||Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.|
|Release Date||Q1 or Q2 2019|
|Replacement Schedule||Two weeks|
|Wearing Details|| Daily wear or |
up to 6 consecutive nights extended wear
|Available Sphere Powers|| -12.00D to +8.00D |
(in 0.5 steps after +-6.00D)
|Available Base Curves|| 8.4mm |
|Lens Material|| Silicone hydrogel |
|% of Material||-|
|% of Water||-|
|Special Features|| - Transitions Light Intelligent Technology |
- World's first contact lenses that adjust to changing light conditions
|Packaging, Pricing and Ratings|
|Packaging Details|| 6 lenses per box, |
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
|Online Retail Price||not available yet|
|Cost per Day||not available yet|
|Consumer Rating||( 0 Votes )|
|View Latest Deals||ACUVUE® OASYS® with Transitions® are expected to be available in the first half of 2019.|