The History of ACUVUE® AND CONTACT LENSES
The first glass contact lenses, designed to cover the whole eye, were developed. They were crude and uncomfortable to wear.Back to top
More eye-friendly Plexiglas (1930) then Rigid Plastic (1936) contact lenses superseded glass. These too were uncomfortable and blocked the flow of oxygen to the eyes.Back to top
The first major breakthrough in contact lens technology occurred with the invention of hydrogel for soft lensesBack to top
ACUVUE® introduces its first BIFOCAL lens for presbyopia (an age-related condition that makes it harder to focus on objects up close).Back to top
ACUVUE® establishes The Vision Care Institute® for Eye Care Professional and optometry students. Today, known as the Johnson & Johnson Institute, there are 26 centres on four continents hosting more than 125,000 health care professionals globally each year.Back to top
Launch of ACUVUE OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS Technology. Later that year, ACUVUE® introduce Accelerated Stabilisation (EYELID STABILISED) Design to make lenses especially tailored for people with astigmatism.Back to top
Launch of 1‐DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand Contact Lenses with LACREON® technology to permanently embed water-holding ingredients into the lenses, ideal for sensitive eyesBack to top
Launch of the world’s first silicone hydrogel daily disposable lens with 1‐DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® Brand Contact Lenses with HYDRACLEAR® Technology.Back to top
1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand Contact lenses with their BEAUTY WRAPPED IN COMFORT™ are launched in Europe after a decade of success in South East AsiaBack to top
ACUVUE® OASYS 1-DAY with HYDRALUXE™ technology contact lenses are launched across EMEA. For clearer, brighter and sharper vision1 2 *Back to top
ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ launches, the FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND contact lens built with TRANSITIONS™ LIGHT INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY™,3 .Back to top
*Enhanced optical design compared to our other lenses.
1. JJV Data on File 2017. VA and CSF with ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day, Preference results with ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day.
2. JJV Data on File 2016. Clinical Performance of ACUVUE® OASYS Brand Contact Lenses 1-Day with HydraLuxe® Technology in Two Clinical Trials.
3. JJV Data on File 2018. Definition of ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology