Johnson & Johnson Vision Study Finds More Than 90% of Spectacle Wearers Prefer† ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions™ Contact Lenses as Part of their Habitual Vision Correction


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. October 23, 2019 – Johnson & Johnson Vision today announced new data from a study of its ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions Light Intelligent TechnologyTM, which found the benefits of these first-of-its-kind light adaptive contact lens were deemed highly valued and useful by people who had never wore contact lenses, and that nearly all of the study participants preferredthe ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions contact lenses as part of their habitual vision correction.

ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions contact lenses quickly and seamlessly adapt to changing light conditions from morning to night, indoors and out, filtering blue light¨ and blocking harmful UV  rays*^ for a superior visual performanceǂ.

The study was comprised of people who wore glasses but had never used contact lenses. Participants wore the ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions as daily wear for four weeks, replacing the lens after two weeks, then returned to wearing their habitual spectacles for one week. They then completed a questionnaire that asked them to compare their experiences between wearing ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions and their usual glasses.

The key findings from their responses include:

  • 95% of patients would recommend ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions to others
  • 92% of patients preferred to use ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions or in some combination with their spectacles
  • 87% said they were more likely to try contact lenses now based on their experience with ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions compared to the past
  • 86% said their day was less disrupted by light when wearing ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions
  • 80% said ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions fit their busy lifestyle

"This study revealed that spectacle-only wearers are not only interested in wearing contact lenses, but that they also benefit from the light-reducing properties of the study contact lenses,” said John R. Buch, OD, MS, FAAO and Senior Principal Research Optometrist at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. who conducted the study.  “The fact that we saw such a high percentage of participants prefer these new contact lenses is surprising, and indicative of the wide array of benefits that ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions offer beyond vision correction.”

Additional notable findings from the study participants include:

  • 53% reported that they had better vision in changing lighting conditions
  • 60% recorded that they had better vision outdoors than with their spectacles alone
  • 66% said they were less bothered by bright light
  • 62% said that they had less squinting
  • 71% would recommend their eye care practitioner if they offered the lens

The investigation of the ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions included a neophyte population to test the hypothesis that at least half of the patients would be successfully fitted with the lens in terms of physiology, mechanical fit, comfort, vision and handling of the test lens after four weeks of wear. This study was a 5-visit, single-arm, open label, bilateral dispensing study at 11 study sites in the United States involving 127 subjects.  

The results of this new study were first shared by Dr. Buch at the American Academy of Optometry meeting (Academy 2019) in Orlando, Florida.

Johnson & Johnson Vision

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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, remove the lens and contact your eye doctor immediately. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional, call 1-800-843-2020, or download the Patient Instruction Guide.

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¨ Calculated per ISO-8980-3 for 380-460nm (Blue Light Hazard Function (Bλ)

* Helps protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea & 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.​

Compared to not wearing contact lenses/spectacles alone.

ǂ Compared to ACUVUE® OASYS 2-WEEK with Hydraclear® Plus.