Contact lenses that darken under sunlight coming in 2019

/ 05:45 PM April 16, 2018

New Acuvue Oasys with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology™ first of its kind contact lens provides wearers with vision correction and quickly and seamlessly adjusts from clear to dark in response to changing light conditions. Image: PRNewsfoto/Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

Contact lens that adjust based on light intensity may be the next big vision correction product next year.

Johnson & Johnson Vision, a company specializing in producing eye care products, partnered with Transitions Optical to create the Acuvue Oasys contact lenses. These contact lenses adjust to available light by “darkening” the lens in a similar manner to the Transitions adaptive glasses.


Oasys will be reusable up to two weeks and will be marketed by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. according to a joint statement.

Acuvue Oasys achieves the darkening effect through a light-sensitive dynamic photochromic filter developed by Transitions. This filter interacts with light and attempts to balance how much light gets delivered into the eye. Acuvue provides protection from ultraviolet light and also filters out blue light from indoor light sources.


More than 1,000 patients participated in clinical trials until the United States Food and Drug Administration cleared the Oasys for commercial use. Johnson & Johnson plans to make the contact lenses available by the first half of 2019. JB


New eye drops could make glasses obsolete for people with sight problems

Rare tiny fingernail growing on man’s middle finger discovered by doctors

Newly discovered body organ may explain how cancer spreads

TOPICS: Acuvue Oasys, blue light, Eyesight, ultraviolet light, vision
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.