• Light adaptive contact lenses

    4th June 2019
  • Nearly two out of three people indicate that light bothers them.  They are not actually sensitive to light, but they would like a bit less brightness at times. And most consumers who experience bright light try to compensate so that their eyes can cope.

    When I was at the BCLA conference last weekend, I was given a pair of light adaptive contact lenses from Acuvue Oasys. I tried them out on a bright day and I have to say I really liked them. They just take away the brightness so that you don’t have to squint so much.

    ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ quickly and seamlessly adapt to balance the amount of indoor and outdoor light entering the eye, including filtering blue light** and blocking harmful UV*** rays2,4.

    The lenses become darker when activated by UV and/or HEV light. When you go outdoors, the level of activation changes constantly in response to the light, so in most situations the lens isn’t in the darkest state. These lenses also fade back to clear quickly when you come inside.

    The lenses are not intended to be used as a replacement for sunglasses. However, you can wear them with non-prescription sunglasses. While these lenses do provide UV protection to the areas they cover, other parts of the eye and surrounding areas are still exposed to UV light. Sunglasses help to protect the entire eye.

    If you would like to read more about Acuvue Oasys contact lenses, you can click here.