Contact lenses become photochromic

Transitions Optical has joined forces with Johnson & Johnson Vision to create an innovative light-adaptive photochromic technology for contact lenses. Thanks to the Transitions Light Intelligent Technology, Acuvue Oasys makes way for a new type of contacts with photochromic properties, a feature that used to belong only to spectacle lenses.
For the first time, while correcting the wearer’s sight impairment, just like traditional models, these contacts feature a dynamic photochromic filter that helps balance the brightness perceived by the eye. The lenses become clear or darken rapidly by adapting to light brightness conditions and reducing exposure to intense light both in indoor and outdoor settings, acting as a blue-light filter based on the trigger level and blocking UV rays.
Acuvue Oasys with Transitions has obtained the 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration and is specified for reducing the intensity of powerful light. The 15-day spherical contacts will be marketed by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care starting from the first half of 2019.