- Tiffany Premack
Acuvue® Oasys with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™
Updated: Jan 11, 2020
The first-of-its-kind* contact lens that seamlessly adapts to changing light to provide all-day soothing vision.† And, did you know these lenses are one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2018?
THE LENS GOES FURTHER
ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ quickly and seamlessly adapts to balance the amount of indoor and outdoor light entering the eye, including filtering blue light** and blocking harmful UV*** rays 2,3. See for yourself with our sliding screen below.
GET SMART ABOUT LIGHT
Nearly two out of three people indicate being bothered by light.‖ Most consumers (94%) who experience bright light use compensating behaviors to help their eyes cope.¶
Dynamically filters and reduces exposure to bright light, indoors and outdoors.
Every day we encounter blue light, and this lens helps filter it.**
Designed to offer the highest level of UV protection in contact lenses.*** 1
This contact lens is built with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ to reduce the stressful impact that light can have on your eyes.§
Reduces halos and starbursts at night^, and provides crisp, clear vision.
ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ helps your vision recover from bright light up to five seconds faster. ‖
TIME has recognized ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ as one of their Best Inventions of 2018.
How does it look on my eye? Does it get dark?
The lenses become darker when activated by UV and/or HEV light. They were specifically designed to provide patient benefits while minimizing the change to the appearance of the eye. While outdoors, the level of activation is always changing in response to the light, so in most situations the lens isn’t in the darkest state. These lenses also fade back to clear quickly when you come inside.4
Is this new lens offering a sunglasses replacement? Can you use them with sunglasses?
ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ are not intended to be used as a replacement for sunglasses. However, they can be worn with non-prescription sunglasses. While these lenses do provide UV protection to the areas they cover, other parts of the eye and surrounding areas are still exposed to UV light. Sunglasses help to protect the entire eye.
Does the lens activate in indoor light or only outdoor UV light?
The lens activates in both indoor and UV light. Even when this lens appears clear, it is working and adapting to different lighting conditions.
Does it work behind the windshield?
While photochromic lenses react to UV light, car windshields block nearly 100% of UV light. It is important to note that ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions™ are not a replacement for sunglasses, but they can be worn with non-prescription sunglasses.
Learn more from the FAQs page here.
*High intensity light/bright light/changing light found both indoors and outdoors
†Ability to see comfortably in bright light
‡Free trial lenses available from participating eye doctors. Exam and fitting fees not included.
^Clinical trials have shown those aged 40-65 may be more likely to experience this benefit in the inactivated ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ lens
§ Compared to ACUVUE® OASYS with HYDRACLEAR
‖n=1,000 U.S. representative adults 18+, surveyed by Leger Omnibus study, September 2018
¶n=640 U.S. representative adults 18+ who experience bothersome light, surveyed by Leger Omnibus study, September 2018
**Calculated per ISO-8980-3 for 380-460nm (Blue Light Hazard Function, B(l))
***Helps protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. 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 practitioner for more information. Please refer to your regional Medical Affairs group for country-specific disclosure requirements.
1) JJV Data on File 2016. ACUVUE OASYS Brand Products Comparison
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. Definition of ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology
Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are available by prescription only for vision correction. An eye care professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your eye doctor. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. If one of these conditions occurs, contact your eye doctor immediately. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional and ask for a Patient Instruction Guide, call 1-800-843-2020 or visit Acuvue.com.
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