For the First Time, Transitions® Light Intelligent Technology™ Will Be Made Available for Contact Lens Wearers

Transitions Optical and Johnson & Johnson Vision Announce Revolutionary Contact Lens Innovation with ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions® Light Intelligent Technology™

Transitions Optical has partnered with Johnson & Johnson Vision to make the leading light-adaptive photochromic technology available in a contact lens. ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions® Light Intelligent Technology™ creates a new category of contact lenses and expands the photochromic category beyond eyeglass lenses.

“Transitions Optical has long been the leader in light management technology, mastering light for over 28 years. We have a history of product innovations from the first successful plastic photochromic lenses to lenses with variable polarization. Our focus has always been on using innovation to break new ground and grow the photochromic category,” said Chrystel Barranger, president of Essilor Photochromics and Transitions Optical. “This breakthrough technology will revolutionize contact lenses and photochromics by introducing the benefits of light adaptation to more patients.”

ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions® Light Intelligent Technology™, a first of its kind contact lens, provides wearers with vision correction and a dynamic photochromic filter that helps to continuously balance the amount of light entering the eye. These contact lenses quickly and seamlessly adjust from clear to dark in response to changing sunlight conditions; reducing exposure to bright light indoors and outdoors, including filtering blue light based on the level of activation and blocking UV rays † ‡.

“Eyeglass wearers have long enjoyed the light management benefits of Transitions lenses. We know that people who wear our product love it,” added Barranger. “Innovations like this reflect our efforts to diversify our product offering, modernize our brand and make it relevant to more, and younger, wearers. Now, whether they are wearing contacts or eyeglasses at different stages of their life, all types of people can enjoy the benefits of Transitions® Light Intelligent Technology™.”

ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions® has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is indicated for attenuation of bright light. The two-week reusable, spherical contact lens will be commercially available from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. in the first half of 2019.

Transitions Optical

Transitions Optical is the leading provider of photochromic (smart adaptive) lenses worldwide, having been the first to successfully manufacture and commercialize plastic adaptive lenses in 1990. As a result of its relentless investment in research, development and technology, Transitions Optical offers a wide variety of eyeglass lens and shield products, setting new standards of advanced performance to provide ever-increasing visual comfort and optimum harmful blue light protection, and always blocking 100% of UVA and UVB rays.

Product leadership, consumer focus, and operational excellence have made the Transitions® brand one of the most recognized consumer brands in optics. For more information about the company and Transitions® Light Intelligent Technology™, visit

Transitions Optical is a fully owned subsidiary of Essilor International.

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