Acuvue in the News
No surprise that Johnson & Johnson's contact lens arm has been and is still the #1 seller in the U.S. with their excellent Oasys product line. Recently they made a few changes that affect their consumers: Firstly, boxes of Acuvue products are no longer sold in 6 packs. 12 packs only now. The cost did not increase, you just have to buy more at a time. Secondly, the Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism lens now has increased parameters to include -2.75 cylinder! In English that means more astigmatism! Many of the folks who had "too much" astigmatism to wear any silicone hydrogel lens can now wear Acuvue! That's exciting because many "high cyl" cases very much need to be wearing silicone for both comfort and corneal health, but until this time could not b/c of their "high" astigmatism. Pretty cool. The best part IMO is that the new higher-astigmatism powers are the SAME COST as the lower astigmatism powers. Many high cyl patients are accustomed to paying more than 2x the price of their non-high-cyl counterparts, so they're going to be pretty happy with the news.