Updated: Jul 22 2022

Two new lenses, launched at the same time and an expansion of the popular ACUVUE OAYSYS 1-Day family! MAX is the new motto, so we went on a mission to find out more about these soon-to-be-available contacts.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care hasn't released a spec sheet for ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY and ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY Multifocal yet, but this is what we know so far about these two new contact lenses.

  • The base material is Senofilcon A. Senofilcon A is a silicone hydrogel already used in the ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY product line. So no surprises here.
  • Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has registered four versions with the FDA: A sphere version for myopic/hyperopic patients, a toric and a multifocal version, and last but not least, a multifocal lens for people that also need to correct their astigmatism. We know from the press release, that the roll-out will start with the myopic/hyperopic and the multifocal lens this fall. For the first time, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care is launching two contact lenses at the same time.
  • The new ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-Day Multifocal is the first daily-replaceable OASYS lens for patients with presbyopia and an alternative to the 1-Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal.
  • The lenses are for daily wear and need to be discarded upon removal. Therefore, no cleaning or disinfection is required.
  • With a water content of 38%, ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-Day is classified as a V-C lens. These are silicone hydrogel lenses with less than 50% water (non-ionic). Oxygen permeability (Dk) - a parameter that indicates how much oxygen can get through the lens to the cornea - is 108 Dk, or 122 Dk/t oxygen transmission at 3.00D.
  • UVA and UVB protection are a given, knowing that all ACUVUE lenses offer UV protection. ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY MAX is a Class-1 lens. Class-1 lenses provide >90% UVA and >99% UVB blocking capabilities.
  • The lenses also provide HEVL absorption which appears to be a new feature. HEVL stands for High Energy Visible Light in the blue/violet spectrum range also known as Blue Light. By the way, there are currently no studies that demonstrate, whether filtering of HEV light by contact lenses has any health benefits such as retinal protection, cataract progression protection, reduced eye strain, improved contrast, improved acuity, reduced glare, improved low light vision, or improved circadian rhythm/sleep cycle. We can't wait to see more scientific research in this field.
  • Pre-Market Notification by the FDA was on Nov 29, 2021. The lenses will be available this fall.

In a press release and a video, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care is mentioning two new technologies. Our research indicates that this might relate to some sort of updated hydration technology (highlighting antioxidants that help keep your lenses comfortable combined with an optimized distribution of the wetting agent throughout the lens surface) and the HEVL absorption.

ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-Day - Parameters and Specs

ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY
Product Image ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-Day
Price Comparison Please check with your eye care professional for availability and cost.
Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Release Date Fall 2022
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Daily
Wearing Details Daily wear
Sphere Powers -12.00D to +8.00D in 0.25 steps
and in 0.5 steps after +-6.00D
Base Curves 8.5 mm
9.0 mm
Diameters 14.3 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group V-C
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Senofilcon A)
Lens Design Spherical
Wetting Agents Yes
- PVP
% of Material 62%
% of Water 38%
Center Thickness -
Oxygen Transmission 122 Dk/t
Modulus -
Other Features
Special Features
  • HEVL (High Energy Visible Light) absorption
UV Blocking Class 1
>90% UVA
>99% UVB
Dynamic Light Absorption No
Visibility Tint -
Inside-out Mark -
Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 30 or 90 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
Price Range Estimated:
$90 - $120 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day Estimated:
$1.00 - $1.33 (90 lenses)
Online Retailers Please check with your eye care professional for availability and cost.

Stay tuned for updates of this spec sheet!

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