Johnson & Johnson Vision Care announced the launch of a new lens with a tear-infused design, Acuvue Oasys brand contact lenses1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology, to provide excellent comfort and vision throughout a day full of activities, according to a Johnson & Johnson Vision Care news release.
For a majority of contact lens wearers (59%), contact lens performance declines throughout the day. This rate of decline correlates with the number of activities the contact lens wearer performs in a day, and research shows that a full day of activities can lead to eye fatigue or the feeling of tired eyes.
“We honed in on the human insight that patients need contact lenses that can keep up with the daily demands of today’s modern life,” Millicent Knight, OD, vice president of professional affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, North America, said in a news release. “This includes looking at computers, smartphones, or even living in air-conditioned buildings. Each one is a potential contributor to destabilizing the natural tear film throughout the course of the day, causing a decline in contact lens performance.”
Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology is designed to help keep contact lens wearers comfortable throughout their demanding days. There are four key technology advances to help address this unmet patient need:
- Tear-infused material, complementing the natural tear film with an enhanced network of tear-like molecules, that integrates with contact lens wearers’ own tear film each day
- Electrolyte-balanced packaging solution to mimic human tears
- Enlarged optics to help wearers to see clearly even when their pupils may be enlarged due to low-light
- Increased lens diameter to ensure full corneal limbus coverage during blinking.
“Tears are the key to this innovation,” Peter Shen, vice president, Worldwide Research & Development, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, said in the news release. “We know tears are essential to provide a smooth optical surface, provide oxygen to the cornea, and moisturize and lubricate the eyes to facilitate natural blinking. The tear-like molecules in Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology mimic mucins, which lubricate and moisturize the eye and help support a stable tear film even through our most demanding days.”
Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology works consistently throughout the day to help support a stable tear film. In a head-to-head comparison with Dailies Total1 in 119 people who wore both lenses for a week, Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology was preferred 2:1 overall, with excellent performance in comfort, vision and handling, including ease of removal. The Acuvue Oasys 1-Day has the highest level of UV blocking available in a contact lens to help protect the eye from the transmission of the sun’s harmful rays. Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology will launch worldwide beginning in 2016.
A New Design to Provide Superior Experience
They Eye-Inspired Design behind Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology was to develop a tear-like lens, not simply water based, in order to help support a patient’s tear film each day. Unlike water-gradient designs, a tear-infused contact lens is smoother at the surface, has a uniform composition throughout the lens and has consistent performance over time. Additionally, the lens was designed with an increased diameter to ensure full corneal limbus coverage during blinking and includes enlarged optics to help cover larger pupils in low lighting conditions.
For more than 30 years, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has focused exclusively on improving vision through quality contact lenses, never compromising on its goal to create technologies that make meaningful differences in people’s lives. A deep understanding of patient lifestyle needs as well as those of eye care professionals has driven R&D to create innovative solutions designed to complement the natural function of the eye. By developing contact lenses based on a deep understanding of how the eye works, the Acuvue brand strives to maximize the eye’s natural wellbeing during contact lens wear, and give patients and eye care professionals an exceptional experience.