HydraLuxe™ is a proprietary wetting technology that was developed by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. A unique tear infused design mimics mucins to help support a stable tear film. An enhanced network of tear-like molecules using Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and highly breathable hydrated silicone integrate with the tear film. Polyvinylpyrrolidone (invented in the 1930s by german scientist Walter Reppe at BASF) reduces friction and acts as a hydration agent.
HydraLuxe™ was introduced in 2016 and has been applied to the following ACUVUE® lenses:
ACUVUE® Lenses with HydraLuxe™