Though Transitions lenses get a bad reputation for their intrinsic geekiness, even “the worlds largest” passionate haters might warm to recently announced Acuvue Oasys contact lenses with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology.
Or, in other words, contact lenses that double as sunglasses. But won’t they build you look like a ocean person or a zombie?
The U.S. Food& Drug Administration announced its approval last week, noting in a statement that these are “the first contact lens to incorporate an additive that automatically darkens the lens when exposed to bright light.”
In a statement from Johnson& Johnson Vision, which realise the lenses, the company’s Global Head of R& D Xiao-Yu Song noted that the decision to merger Transitions technology with Acuvue lenses “was born out of deep research into customer life-style needs and fits our future-forward coming to helping for human sight.”
The National Eye Institute recommends attire sunglasses for the prevention of cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye problems caused by revelation to the sun’s potent UV rays. You wear sunscreen to protect your surface( right ?) – why would protecting your eyes be any different?
Still, tinted lenses contradict pretty drastically from a fashionable duet of sunglasses. As Allure reports, a contact lens doesn’t protect the full see neighborhood from UV rays. Plus, as Digital Trends memorandum, it’s value meditating how dark contact lenses might affect the wearer’s look on sunny epoches.
As Donna Lorenson, vice president of communications at Johnson& Johnson Vision told us via email, the lenses are designed to minimize a change in attention illusion while abiding effective.
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“While outdoors the level of activation is always changing in response to the light-colored, so in most situations the lens isn’t in the darkest district. These lenses also fade back to clear promptly when you come inside. The activation and fade rates of ACUVUE( r) OASYS with Transitions( r) are generally be faster than glass due to consistent human body temperature and the optimized photochromic supplement. Because these lenses are always maintained at nose temperature, environmental temperature would have a minimal accomplish with on-eye photochromic action( activating, darkness, and fade proportions ). “
Still, we have about a year to go before we can try Transitions contact lenses for ourself. Per Johnson& Johnson Vision, their new lenses won’t made the market until sometime in early 2019.
In the meantime, it might be is necessary to reassess your moods on Transitions lenses. Even Tim Gunn approves!
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