FDA Approval for ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions
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: