Transition Contact Lenses from Acuvue Have Arrived!

Are you bothered by light? Do you love your contact lenses but hate that you have to put on sunglasses to combat those bright lights? Acuvue has now introduced the first-of-its-kind contact lens that seamlessly adapts to changing light to provide all-day soothing vision. Still not sure if the lenses are for you, no problem. This article will go through some of the most frequently asked questions provided by Johnson & Johnson. Then feel free to call our office and we would be happy to set up a consultation for you!

Q: How will these lenses look on my eyes?

A: These lenses are specifically designed to provide as much benefit to the patient while minimizing the changes to the appearance of their eyes. The contact lenses do not change the appearance of the patients eyes anymore than a pair of sunglasses or transitional glasses lenses would. The image on the left below shows the lens before it has been transitioned. The image on the right below shows the lens after it has been transitioned.

Light Eyes:

Before Activation
After Activation

Dark Eyes:

Before Activation
After Activation

Q: Can I wear these lenses while I’m Driving?

A: Yes, they are safe to wear while driving both during the day and at night. Based on the HEV light and UV light that comes through your side windows (since windshields are made to block 100% of UV light) the lenses are expected to activate during the day.

Q: Do I still need to wear sunglasses while wearing Acuvue Oasys with Transition lenses?

A: Yes. While these lenses do provide UV protection to the areas of the eye that they cover, the rest of the eye and surrounding eye area are still exposed to UV light. Because of this, Acuvue Oasys with Transitions are not intended as replacements to sunglasses.

Q: Do these lenses work indoors?

A: Yes. Even in their clear state, these lenses are filtering light. This technology is designed to adapt automatically (becoming lighter or darker) in response to changing light. Acuvue Oasys with Transitions is always “on”.

Q: How long does it take the lenses to activate? And how long does it take to fade back?

A: These lenses activate in less than a minute, and takes about 90 seconds to fade back to clear when going from outside to inside.

If would like to see a demonstration of the lenses in action give our office a call and set up your consultation today!