Imagine never squinting and shielding your eyes from blinding sunlight, or feeling the strain of eight-plus hours under fluorescent bulbs. That’s the allure of Acuvue’s anticipated line of light-sensitive, vision-correcting contact lenses, Acuvue Oasys with Transitions. Each contains a filter that senses the amount of light entering your eye and automatically darkens or lightens to maximize comfort. The contacts, which have been in the works for over a decade, received FDA clearance in 2018. They were also voted one of TIME Magazine's Best New Inventions in 2018. Here's why.
ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions is a first-of-its-kind contact lens for contact lens wearers. These lenses combine a proven ACUVUE® OASYS (senofilcon A) material with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™. The result is a lens that seamlessly adapts to changing light, providing all-day, soothing vision.
When asked about experiencing moments when bothered by light, 64% of consumers admit to being bothered by bright light daily. 94% of those who reported they were bothered by bright light daily use compensating behaviors (such as eye shading, squinting, turning off lights and turning down screen brightness) to manage it.
ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ activates in less than a minute and quickly fades from dark to clear when going from outdoors to indoors.
At Kirkwood Eye Associates, we are proud to be one of the first practices in the Saint Louis region selected to carry this revolutionary new contact lens. To make an appointment or to learn more information call, 314.394.3045.
Andrew Biondo, O.D., is the Primary Medical Director at Kirkwood Eye Associates in Kirkwood, MO. Serving the greater St. Louis area, Dr. Biondo has 8 years of experience as an eye care provider, health educator & consultant to the specialty contact lens industry. His special interests include contact lenses, dry eye disease, glaucoma, macular degeneration, laser eye surgery & preventive vision care.