© 2018 Time USA LLC. Used under license.
How does it look on my eye? Does it get dark?
The lenses become darker when activated by UV¶ and/or HEV light4.They were specifically designed to provide patient benefits**while minimizing the change to the appearance of the eye3,4. 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?
No, 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.4
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.
** Ability to see comfortably in bright light
‖ 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.
1 JJV Data on File 2018. ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ - Objective Clinical Claims
2 JJV Data on File 2018. Material Properties. ACUVUE® OASYS with HYDRACLEAR® Plus, ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™, and Other Reusable Contact Lenses
3 JJV Data on File 2019. Research-based optimization of Photochromic performance and aesthetics.
4 JJV Data on File 2018. Definition of ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™
Lenses are not a replacement for sunglasses.
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.
Transitions, the Transitions logo and Transitions Light Intelligent Technology are trademarks of Transitions Optical, Inc. used under license by Transitions Optical Limited and Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, Inc.