Have you heard of Transitions lenses? They are photochromic, which means that they react to UV rays by transitioning to a darker shade when exposed to the sun. Did you know that this technology is no longer just for glasses? It is now available for contact lenses. Acuvue Oasys Transitions contact lenses adapt to UV rays, just like photochromic lenses for glasses. This is the first contact lens with smart light technology!

How do Acuvue Oasys Transitions lenses work?
These bimonthly lenses were created by Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with Acuvue Oasys Transitions, the leader in the field of photochromic lenses. They have a filter that detects the amount of light, and they adjust accordingly by becoming darker to avoid the sun’s glare or harsh indoor lights. These lenses turn dark in less than 45 seconds in sunny weather, and become completely clear again within 90 seconds when indoors. Did you know that Acuvue Oasys Transitions lenses are among the best inventions of 2018 according to Time magazine? In order to develop this new technology, tests have been carried out on 1000 patients, to ensure that they launch a product that is both effective and comfortable for contact lens wearers. 

Acuvue Oasys Transitions are the first lenses to go from clear to dark depending on the ambient light

What is their use?
Acuvue Oasys Transitions lenses block 70% of visible light. They have the highest UV protection. They also help filter blue light from digital screens. These dynamic lenses allow you to see comfortably outside, even in sunny weather. They help you to see better and prevent you from squinting, especially while playing outdoor sports. These contact lenses are highly valued by patients whose eyes are sensitive to sunlight and to strong indoor lights such as neon lights. Acuvue Oasys Transitions lenses also reduce halos of light in the evenings and at night, which is particularly useful while driving. Driving is one activity where light can disturb the most. Acuvue Oasys Transitions lenses provide clear, sharp vision at all times, day and night.

A cyclist is squinting less while wearing her Acuvue Oasys Transitions contact lenses

Are these lenses okay to replace sunglasses?
To protect yourself from UV rays, nothing beats a quality pair of sunglasses. Oasys Acuvue Transitions lenses do not replace sunglasses, since they only cover part of the eye. They can, however, be worn with sunglasses without a prescription. It is indeed important to fully protect your eyes from the sun, as well as the fragile skin around the eye and the eyelid.

Would you like to try Acuvue Oasys Transitions contact lenses? Make an appointment with an Optometrist or an Optician at your closest IRIS store