2019 is another exciting year for the contact lens industry, for patients and for eye care professionals around the globe. It marks 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® is 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: