While most of the specifications of these 2 lenses are very similar or identical, ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions® offers the world's first auto-darkening capability, absorbing visible light dynamically based on changing light conditions. This is achieved by adding a photochromic additive to the lens material. ACUVUE OASYS® was introduced more than a decade ago while ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions® is the latest addition to the ACUVUE OASYS® family and will be available in 2019. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care is the first company to offer a photochromic contact lens.

Comparison Spec Sheet

 
ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions®
ACUVUE OASYS®
Product Image Acuvue Oasys with Transitions Acuvue Oasys
Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Release Date Q1 or Q2 2019 2005
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Two weeks Two weeks
Wearing Details Daily wear or
up to 6 consecutive nights extended wear
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)
-12.00D to -6.00D in 0.5 steps
-6.00D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
+6.00D to +8.00D in 0.5 steps
Available Base Curves 8.4mm
8.8mm
8.4mm
8.8mm
Available Diameters 14.0mm 14.0mm
Technical Parameters
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Senofilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Senofilcon A)
Lens Type Spherical Spherical
Wetting Agent Yes
- PVP
Yes
- PVP
% of Material 62% 62%
% of Water 38% 38%
Center Thickness 0.085mm 0.07mm
Oxygen Transmission 147 Dk/t 147 Dk/t
Modulus 0.7 MPa 0.7 MPa
Other Features
Special Features - Transitions Light Intelligent Technology using a photochromic additive
- World's first contact lenses that adjust to changing light conditions
- HYDRACLEAR® Technology using PVP
Internal wetting agent Polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) using HYDRACLEAR® PLUS technology for better wettability and lens surface smoothness.
UV Blocking Class 1
>90% UVA
>99% UVB
Class 1
96% UVA
99% UVB
Dynamic Light Absorption Yes No
Visibility Tint Yes
(blue)
Yes
(blue)
Inside-out Mark Yes
(123)
Yes
(123)
Packaging, Pricing and Ratings
Packaging Details 6 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
6 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
Online Retail Price not available yet $26 - $34
Cost per Day not available yet $0.28 - $0.38
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View Latest Deals ACUVUE® OASYS® with Transitions® are expected to be available in the first half of 2019.