J & J Vision Announces Availability of ACUVUE OASYS with TRANSITIONS LIGHT INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY in Canada
Wednesday, April 3 2019 | 12 h 02 min | News, Press Release
Johnson & Johnson Vision announced the availability of ACUVUE OASYS with TRANSITIONS LIGHT INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY in Canada. The first-of-its-kind2 photochromic contact lens was named one of TIME‘s ‘Best Inventions of 2018.’ The contact lenses seamlessly adapt to changing light, helping eyes recover from bright light up to five seconds faster, reducing halos and starbursts at night•, and delivering more effortless sight with less squinting, from dawn to dusk.
Johnson & Johnson Vision has also collaborated with professional baseball player Bryce Harper to serve as an ACUVUE OASYS with TRANSITIONS ambassador. Bryce is wearing ACUVUE OASYS with TRANSITIONS on the field during the 2019 season and sharing his firsthand experience through a video content series. The first episode chronicles his journey making the switch to ACUVUE OASYS with TRANSITIONS and his first time wearing the new contact lenses as he trains for the upcoming season. Click HERE to view “Bryce Joins Team ACUVUE”.
“My eyes have to be in tip-top shape to recognize pitches at bat and to react quickly in the field, in all types of lighting conditions,” said Bryce Harper. “Since I’ve been wearing ACUVUE OASYS with TRANSITIONS to get ready for the season, I’m able to squint less and see more.”
National survey data from Johnson & Johnson Vision reveals that Bryce Harper isn’t alone:
The new survey also unveiled:
- Most Canadians (81 percent) encounter at least one kind of bothersome light each day.
- More than half (53 percent) of Canadians wish their eyes could keep up and adjust to different light conditions as quickly as their busy life.
- The majority (63 percent) of Canadians say they can perform better, whether at work or in doing physical activities, when their eyes aren’t stressed, and more than half (56 percent) of people say their eyes feel stressed after experiencing bright and harsh light.
- Behind the wheel is the most common situation where Canadians are bothered by light, with seven in 10 saying they are bothered by light while driving.
- To adjust to bothersome light, more than half of Canadians say they help their eyes cope by squinting (69 percent) and shading their eyes (67 percent), and 40 percent worry about how often they find themselves squinting.
- When bothered by light, Canadians most often say their eyes feel tired (48 percent), that they get a headache (33 percent) and that they feel distracted (33 percent) and frustrated/irritated (32 percent).
“Born out of in-depth research and development around bothersome light, including clinical trials of more than 1,000 patients, ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions is an exciting and entirely new category of contact lenses,” said Thomas Swinnen, President, North America at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. “This product will give contact lens wearers a seamless way to manage changing light conditions in their everyday lives and activities, building on our commitment to helping people see better, connect better, and live better.”
ACUVUE OASYS with TRANSITIONS has been developed in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and Transitions Optical Limited, combining the respective strengths of each organization.
ACUVUE OASYS with TRANSITIONS are two-week reusable contact lenses. They will be commercially available in Canada beginning April 1. For more information or to find an eye care professional near you, visit www.acuvue.ca. Follow the conversation at #SquintLessSeeMore.
Click HERE for the full press release.