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Light Management

The Contact Lens That Knows Light™

Published on Mar 29, 2019
7 Minutes Read
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Lenses are not a replacement for sunglasses.

Light - while essential for sight - is also challenging for the visual system to cope with. Nearly two-thirds of people (64%) admit to being bothered by harsh or bright lighting conditions on a daily basis.1

The coping mechanisms adopted when light becomes troublesome include shading or averting the eyes, turning down the brightness of digital devices and turning off room lights.1 Actions which are certainly inconvenient, and for some behaviours such as squinting, have the potential to cause visual discomfort.6,7


Introducing ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™

Ten years in development, ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ is a first-of-its-kind light-responsive contact lens2 that combines the proven senofilcon A material with a photochromic additive copolymerized homogeneously throughout the lens matrix.2

ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ seamlessly adapts to balance the amount of indoor and outdoor light entering the eye, including filtering blue light* and blocking UV rays.**,^, 2,3

  • The lens blocks up to 15% of light indoors, mainly in the high energy visible (HEV) range,*,2 and up to 70% of visible light at full activation.2
  • It begins to darken as soon as it is exposed to sunlight, is dark in 45 seconds, and fades back within 90 seconds.2
  • In objective measures of functional vision, ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ has been shown to deliver significant improvements in both the partially-activated (outdoor state) and inactivated states (indoor state) over the leading reusable contact lens.‡,4
  • In subjective clinical evaluations, ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ has been shown to be superior in multiple indoors and outdoors performance metrics over the leading reusable contact lens.5, ‡


Among those with a preference, ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ was preferred over the leading reusable lens

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Regardless of the lighting conditions, some percentage of the photochromic is always absorbing light so it’s always working, both indoors and out.2

Ask your patients about moments that they are bothered by light and know that ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ can help provide them with all-day soothing vision.†,4

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† Ability to see comfortably in bright light

**Helps protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye.

* Calculated per ISO-8980-3 for 380-460nm (Blue Light Hazard Function, B(λ))

††Clinical trials have shown those with dark irises may be more likely to experience this benefit in the activated ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ lens.


^WARNING: UV-absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV-absorbing eyewear as directed. NOTE: Long-term exposure to UV radiation is one of the risk factors associated with cataracts. Exposure is based on a number of factors such as environmental conditions (altitude, geography, cloud cover) and personal factors (extent and nature of outdoor activities). UV-blocking contact lenses help provide protection against harmful UV radiation. However, clinical studies have not been done to demonstrate that wearing UV-blocking contact lenses reduces the risk of developing cataracts or other eye disorders. Consult your eye care professional for more information.


1. JJV Data on File 2018: Bothersome Light Need Prevalence Substantiation.

2. JJV Data on file 2018: Definition of ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™.

3. JJV Data on File 2018: Material Properties: ACUVUE® OASYS Brand Contact Lenses with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS, ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology, and Other Reusable Contact Lenses.

4. JJV Data on File 2018: ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Objective Clinical.

5. JJV Data on File 2018: ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Subjective Clinical Evaluation of two silicone hydrogel reusable contact lenses. 6-week dispensing evaluation, n=230 soft CL wearers in the U.S.

6. Thorud HM, Helland M, Aaras A, Kvikstad TM, Lindberg LG, Horgen G. Eye-related pain induced by visually demanding computer work. Optometry and vision science. 2012;89(4):E452-464.

7. Lin Y, Fotios S, Wei M, Liu Y, Guo W, Sun Y. Eye Movement and Pupil Size Constriction Under Discomfort Glare. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science. 2015;56(3):1649-1656.

Lenses are not a replacement for sunglasses.

ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are indicated for vision correction. As with any contact lens, eye problems, including corneal ulcers, can develop. Some wearers may experience mild irritation, itching or discomfort. Lenses should not be prescribed if patients have any eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. Consult the package insert for complete information. Complete information is also available from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., by calling 1-800-267-5098 or by visiting

ACUVUE®, ACUVUE® OASYS, ACUVUE® OASYS with HYDRACLEAR®PLUS are trademarks of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care division of Johnson & Johnson Inc.

Transitions, the Transitions logo and Transitions Light Intelligent Technology are trademarks of Transitions Optical, Inc. used under license by Transitions Optical Limited and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

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