Acuvue Oasys 1-Day Contact Lenses
Acuvue Oasys 1-Day Contact Lenses from Primary Care Optometry News: J&J announces launch of Acuvue Oasys 1-Day contact lenses September 9, 2015 Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. is launching a new contact lens with a tear-infused design, the company announced in a press release. The Acuvue Oasys Brand Contact Lenses 1-Day with HydraLuxe Technology will be introduced worldwide in 2016, the company said. “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 the 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.” J&J said that the lenses feature four advances in technology designed to keep wearers comfortable. "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; and increased lens diameter to ensure full corneal limbus coverage during blinking," the company stated in the release. J&J noted that tear-infused contact lenses have a smooth surface, even composition and stable performance. ---------------- Okay so in my mind this is a response to the popular Alcon product "Dailies Total One". Acuvue's "Tear-infused design" sounds like Alcon's "water gradient" design. If so, this is a welcome addition to the contact lens market. I was never a fan of Acuvue's older 1-day silicone "TruEye". It just wasn't a great lens IMO. Maybe this one will be more like DT1, which is, IMO the best contact lens made to date.