Presbyopia, the age-related condition that affects near vision, has long been a challenge for contact lens wearers seeking clear vision at all distances. To address this issue, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care introduced the groundbreaking Pupil Optimized Design. This innovative lens technology has revolutionized the field of presbyopic correction, providing wearers with improved visual acuity and an enhanced quality of life.

When was Pupil Optimized Design introduced?

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care introduced Pupil Optimized Design in 2015 as a feature of their 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST Multifocal contact lenses. It has since been incorporated into other ACUVUE multifocal lenses as their standard multifocal lens design.

What is Pupil Optimized Design?

Pupil Optimized Design is a unique optical profile incorporated into Acuvue multifocal contact lenses. It is designed to extend the depth of focus, enabling wearers to enjoy clear and sharp vision at varying distances. This advanced design takes into account the dynamic nature of the human pupil, which changes not only with age but also in relation to refractive error.

People with myopia (nearsightedness) have larger pupils than those with hyperopia (farsightedness). Additionally, pupil size changes with age. For example, a 60-year-old adult, on average, has a smaller pupil size compared to a 40-year-old when looking at the same object at a given distance. These facts suggest a need for a more customized approach in the design of multifocal contact lenses, and that is precisely what Pupil Optimized Design aims to address.

Pupil Optimized Design

Details and Benefits

Pupil Optimized Design works by addressing the potential mismatch between one's pupil size and optical profile, a factor that can impact the effectiveness of multifocal lenses. With a larger pupil size, traditional multifocal lenses may result in compromised near vision, while a smaller pupil size may lead to difficulties with far vision. The Pupil Optimized Design tackles this challenge by optimizing the optical profile to achieve optimal visual performance regardless of pupil size.

By precisely tailoring the optical power profiles of the Acuvue multifocal lenses, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care optimizes 100 out of the 183 possible profiles, accounting for both age and refractive changes. This comprehensive approach ensures consistent fitting success for wearers, irrespective of their age or specific vision correction needs.

The benefits of Pupil Optimized Design are multifold. Wearers experience improved near, intermediate, and distance vision, allowing them to comfortably perform everyday tasks without constantly switching to glasses. This technology enhances visual acuity, depth perception, and contrast sensitivity, resulting in a more natural and immersive visual experience. Moreover, the optimized optical profile reduces the incidence of visual disturbances, such as glare and halos, often associated with multifocal lenses.

Differences from other Presbyopic Lens Designs

Pupil Optimized Design distinguishes itself from other presbyopic lens designs offered by competitors such as Bausch & Lomb, Alcon, or CooperVision. While many manufacturers optimize optical profile size based solely on age, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care recognizes that pupil size changes not only with age but also due to refractive changes. This comprehensive understanding allows them to optimize a wider range of optical power profiles, ensuring a higher degree of customization and effectiveness for wearers. Furthermore, contacts with Pupil Optimized Design leverage a hybrid back curve (a mix of spherical and aspherical curvature), ensuring a better fit with less movement.

Contacts with Pupil Optimized Design

Pupil Optimized Design and Fitting Process

This combination of design principles optimizes all of the 183 optical power profiles, whereas some competitors provide only three or four optical profile sizes, optimizing less than two percent of possible parameters. Now you may be wondering how it's possible to have such a large number of optimized profiles. After all, aren't the prescription options for these contact lenses similar to other contact lenses, typically consisting of 3-4 ADD powers along with a common power range? Yes, they are. However, the secret lies in the fitting process and the fine-tuned adjustments based on factors such as age, pupil size, and refraction requirements. Eye care practitioners ues a special calculator that utilizes these factors to determine the optimized prescription for your dominant and non-dominant eye out of a selection of 183 profiles.

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Pupil Optimized Design from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has revolutionized the field of presbyopic correction. By considering the dynamic nature of the pupil and optimizing the optical profile of Acuvue multifocal lenses, wearers can enjoy crisp and clear vision at all distances. This innovative technology outperforms traditional multifocal lenses by delivering enhanced visual acuity, reduced visual disturbances, and a more natural visual experience. With its comprehensive approach to customization, Pupil Optimized Design sets a standard in presbyopic lens design, providing wearers with consistent success regardless of age or vision correction needs.