Light-Adaptive Contacts | ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions (2023)


**Free trial lenses available from participating eye doctors. Exam and fitting fees not included.

Clinical trials have shown those aged 40-65 may be more likely to experience this benefit in the inactivated ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ lens.

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^Calculated per ISO-8980-3 for 380-460nm (Blue Light Hazard Function B(lambda)).

¥These measures are calculated within the range where you have the highest energy across the blue light hazard.

#By helping your vision recover from bright light faster and reducing squinting.

λ (link is external) is a website maintained by the NIH. The 21 clinical studies evaluated subjective comfort as a primary or secondary endpoint for ACUVUE® OASYS Brand 2-weekly and ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™. Review conducted as of October 2, 2019.

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°Euromonitor International; Eyewear 2020 Edition; Value sales at RSP, all retails channels, 2018 data.

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1. JJV Data on File 2018. ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ – Objective and Subjective Clinical.
2. JJV Data on File 2018. Definition of ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™.
3. JJV Data on File 2018. ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ – Objective Clinical Claims.
4. JJV Data on File 2018. Material Properties: ACUVUE® OASYS Brand Contact Lenses with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent
Technology™ and Other Reusable Contact Lenses.
5. JJV Data on File 2018: Substantiation for Bothersome Light Need Prevalence.
6. JJV Data on File 2018. ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Subjective Clinical Evaluation of two silicone hydrogel reusable contact lenses. 6-week dispensing evaluation,
n=239 soft CL wearers in the U.S.
7. JJV Data on File 2018. ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions Objective Clinical Evaluation of two silicone hydrogel reusable contact lenses. Non-dispensing evaluation, n=54 soft CL wearers in the U.S.

WARNING: UV-absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV-absorbing eyewear as directed. NOTE: Long-term exposure to UV radiation is one of the risk factors associated with cataracts. Exposure is based on a number of factors such as environmental conditions (altitude, geography, cloud cover) and personal factors (extent and nature of outdoor activities). UV-blocking contact lenses help provide protection against harmful UV radiation. However, clinical studies have not been done to demonstrate that wearing UV-blocking contact lenses reduces the risk of developing cataracts or other eye disorders.

Consult your eye care practitioner for more information.

1 JJV Data on File 2018. ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ - Objective Clinical Claims
2 JJV Data on File 2018. ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Subjective Clinical Evaluation of two silicone hydrogel reusable contact lenses. 6-week dispensing evaluation, n=109 soft CL wearers in the U.S.
3 JJV Data on File 2018. Substantiation for Bothersome Light Need Prevalence.
4 JJV Data on File 2018. Material Properties. ACUVUE® OASYS with HYDRACLEAR® Plus, ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™, and Other Reusable Contact Lenses.
5 JJV Data on File 2019. Research-based optimization of Photochromic performance and aesthetics.

Lenses are not a replacement for sunglasses.

‡Helps protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye.

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WARNING: UV-absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV-absorbing eyewear as directed. NOTE: Long-term exposure to UV radiation is one of the risk factors associated with cataracts. Exposure is based on a number of factors such as environmental conditions (altitude, geography, cloud cover) and personal factors (extent and nature of outdoor activities). UV-blocking contact lenses help provide protection against harmful UV radiation. However, clinical studies have not been done to demonstrate that wearing UV-blocking contact lenses reduces the risk of developing cataracts or other eye disorders. Consult your eye care practitioner for more information.

Lenses are not a replacement for sunglasses.

Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are available by prescription only for vision correction. An eye care professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your eye doctor. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. If one of these conditions occurs, remove the lens and contact your eye doctor immediately. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional and ask for a Patient Instruction Guide, call 1-800-843-2020, or visit

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Can you get contact lenses for light sensitivity? ›

Currently, there are no clinically approved contact lenses that can reduce the symptoms of Photophobia. While many contact lenses feature UV protection, this is not enough to stop the effects of Photophobia. You may opt for reactive prescription glasses with an anti-reflection coating.

How long do Acuvue Oasys transitions last? ›

​Oasys with Transitions is a 2-week replacement lens, meaning you can wear it daily for two weeks before disposal. The lens blocks high-energy blue light ranging from 380-460nm wavelengths which you may encounter from screens and outdoors.

Is there a photochromic contact lens? ›

Photochromic contact lenses were designed to darken when exposed to outdoor sunlight. The filtering that results improves visual function under bright light conditions. Not all bright light exposures occur outdoors.

Are Acuvue Oasys with transitions available for astigmatism? ›

Who can wear ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ contact lenses ? This contact lens is for anyone who is far or near sighted or anyone looking for light management benefits, including those who do not require vision correction. This product is currently not available for people with astigmatism or presbyopia.

What lenses are best for light sensitivity? ›

Blue tinted lenses for light sensitivity and seizures

It is believed that blue colored lenses are especially effective in preventing this abnormal brain response. Blue-tinted lenses have are also considered to be useful for people who suffer from light-triggered headaches and migraines.

Is light sensitivity considered a disability? ›

By definition, in order for light sensitivity to be considered a disability, it must substantially hinder one or more major life activities. If it also dramatically impacts you on the job, then you could (and probably should) be entitled to reasonable accommodations from your employer.

Why do transition lenses stop working? ›

Not all transitions lenses actually work the same way in the car as they do anywhere else – they darken in reaction to the presence of ultraviolent (UV) light. The problem stems from the fact that most modern car windscreens already filter out harmful UV rays.

Are Transitions lenses worth it? ›

Would I recommend transition lenses? Definitely. It saves money and it's convenient. New technological advancement for this lens will make it last longer, change colors faster, go clearer indoors, and darker when you are outside.

Do transition contacts work inside? ›

Yes. These transition contacts work both indoors and outdoors. The lenses will change according to how much light is present in the setting. They will become clear again within 90 seconds if you go from outdoors to indoors.

What is the difference between photochromic lenses and Transitions? ›

Photochromic lenses, sometimes referred to as transition lenses, are eyeglass lenses that will turn dark (resembling sunglasses) in sunlight and become clear again when indoors.

What are the disadvantages of photochromic lenses? ›

Cons of transition lenses
  • They darken and lighten to varying degrees depending on the brand. Some lenses also take longer than others to adjust to brightness. ...
  • These lenses can take longer to adjust in cold weather.
  • They don't darken as well inside cars.
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Are photochromic and transition lenses the same? ›

Transition lenses, or photochromic lenses, are the lenses that darken in the sunlight and lighten in softer light or the dark.

What contacts are best for astigmatism glare and night vision? ›

Toric contact lenses are often the best choice for contact lens wearers with an astigmatism, because they're specifically designed to address the problem. The special shape of a toric lens creates different refractive, or focusing, powers that can help correct either a corneal or a lenticular astigmatism.

What is the generic name for transition lenses? ›

What you might not know, however, is that Transitions are one specific brand of a type of lenses called photochromic lenses. (Think Kleenex for facial tissues, or Band-Aid for adhesive bandages.) Other common names for photochromic lenses include “light-adaptive,” "light-responsive," or “variable tint.”

What happens if you wear non toric lenses with astigmatism? ›

Q: Can you wear regular contact lenses if you have astigmatism? A: No, if you have astigmatism, it's essential that you wear specialized contact lenses because your condition can worsen if not. Regular contact lenses do not cover your cornea's entirety, which will impair your ability to see even further.

Are transition lenses OK for driving? ›

Transitions® Drivewear® lenses are the only polarized sun lenses that adapt to light behind the wheel and outdoors, helping remove glare off the road and car hood for a picture-perfect drive.

What color for transitions is best? ›

Transition brown lenses enhance contrast and visual acuity in the sun. This makes them best for those looking for golfing glasses, fishing glasses, or enhancement glasses. Transition grey lenses do not alter colors. So the colors you see will be true, only darker while wearing transition gray lenses in the sun.

What is the best contact for sensitive eyes? ›

Many eye specialists prefer fitting gas permeable contact lenses as the best-suited contacts for sensitive eyes for people with dry eyes as they are smaller and don't absorb moisture from your eyes like soft lenses do.

Is light sensitivity an ADHD thing? ›

Many adult outpatients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report an oversensitivity to light. We explored the link between ADHD and photophobia in an online survey (N = 494). Self-reported photophobia was prevalent in 69% of respondents with, and in 28% of respondents without, ADHD (symptoms).

Can an optometrist treat light sensitivity? ›

While light sensitivity can be disruptive, it is a common condition, and it is often a symptom of other problems. If you develop photophobia, especially if you develop the condition rapidly, get help from your optometrist or ophthalmologist, as you may have an underlying eye disorder.

What neurological causes light sensitivity? ›

Pituitary tumor, meningitis, and other intracranial processes can present with photophobia. If there are focal neurologic findings, MRI of the brain is indicated. Other central causes such as PSP should be considered. However, the most common causes are dry eyes, “corneal neuropathy” and migraine.

Why are my transition lenses blurry? ›

It's normal for your new eye prescription to seem blurry at first. Having blurry vision could also be a sign that your PD (pupillary distance) is off and that you need to return your progressive lenses.

Does putting transition lenses in the freezer help? ›

A There is no truth in this old wives tale! Some photochromics will appear darker, or even too dark, in cold temperatures due to slower opening and closing of the photo-chromic molecules, but storing your lenses in the freezer will not enhance performance or life span.

Can you use alcohol wipes on transition lenses? ›

You cannot use rubbing alcohol to clean your glasses. Avoid using household cleaners or products with high concentrations of acid. Clean your glasses with a gentle dish soap and warm water for the best results. Dry your glasses with a microfiber cloth to prevent smudging.

Which is better progressive or transition lenses? ›

For progressive lenses, you won't need to carry a pair of glasses for distance and another for reading. For Transitions lenses, you don't need to carry a pair of regular glasses and a pair of Transitions lenses. Another major difference is that Transitions lenses provide much more protection of your eyes.

Which is better polarized or transitions? ›

Conclusion. When making the decision between transitions or polarized lenses, it is important to remember that one is not better than the other. Both transitions and polarized lenses offer the same UV protection. Polarized lenses reduce glare and increase contrast, while transitions offer an all-in-one solution.

What frames look good with transition lenses? ›

Translucent frames continue to trend up and pair well with any Transitions lenses. Whether clear or with a touch of color, they look fantastic with the new style colors and mirror finishes.

Do transition lenses affect night driving? ›

Like all tinted glasses, they should not be worn for night driving however as there is a wide agreement between experts and institutions that no attempt should be used to filter incoming light at night time as it is bound to reduce the visual integrity of the driver and so negatively affect safety.

Do you need sunglasses if you have transition lenses? ›

Maybe you're wondering whether transitions lenses have UV protection. Well, good news, they do! Rather than having to switch your regular glasses out for prescription sunglasses, or worse yet, stacking shades on top of your regular glasses to protect your vision, Transitions lenses do all of the work for you.

Can transition lenses be removed? ›

Usually that transition type lens isn't coated, the lens material itself is the transition … can't remove it. Just hold the glasses where they will reflect light. If the lights reflecting are the color of the lights, you do not have Anti-Reflective coating.

What is light adaptive lenses? ›


Lenses that are clear indoors and automatically adjust their level of darkness to the amount of light outdoors are called adaptive lenses. These lenses are great for people who are always on the move, going from indoors to outdoors several times a day.

Do transition lenses affect night vision? ›

While transition lenses are more useful for deflecting glare and sunlight when you're driving during the day, transition lenses are also good for night driving in some cases. The strongest case for using transition lenses to drive at night is that they can create sharper vision in low-light conditions.

Why do my transition lenses not get dark? ›

Temperature affects how Transitions change. When they're hot (like in the summer), the lenses will change slower and won't get as dark. Transition lenses don't change behind the windshield of a car. When Transition lenses do wear out, they will take on a yellowish tinge when they're clear.

What is the difference between Polarised and photochromic lenses? ›

Summary of the Differences

As a short crash course on polarized lenses vs. photochromic lenses, polarized lenses block out the reflection, photochromic lenses automatically adjust the level of tint to suit the level of light you're in.

Who should wear photochromic lens? ›

Photochromic lenses are ideal for people who need to wear glasses all of the time. The two main purposes of photochromic lenses are to protect your eyes from UV light and to eliminate the need for a separate pair of prescription sunglasses. The lenses provide complete protection from UVA and UVB rays at all times.

What's the difference between transition and progressive lenses? ›

Progressive lenses offer multiple correction values in one lens, so you can have distance and close-up values in one pair of glasses. Transition lenses are light sensitive or photochromic lenses that change from clear to tinted when exposed to sunlight (UV light).

Can you wear photochromic lenses at night? ›

Photochromic lenses aren't very helpful for night driving. Light adaptive lenses primarily protect against sunlight, UV rays and blue light. They don't activate indoors under artificial lighting or at night in the presence of headlights and streetlights.

How much transition lenses cost? ›

A transition lens will typically add a little over $100 to a normal prescription eyeglass lens.

Does Costco have transition lenses? ›

Costco Optical offers a wide range of lenses, including HD progressive, polarized, Transitions photochromic, anti-blue-light, anti-reflective, and multifunctional lenses, as well as contact lenses and sunglasses.

Which lens Cannot correct astigmatism? ›

Causes of irregular astigmatism include corneal epithelial basement membrane dystrophy, corneal degeneration, corneal scarring, pterygium, keratoconus, ocular surface disease, or prior corneal surgery. Unlike regular astigmatism, irregular astigmatism cannot be fully corrected by cylindrical lenses.

What does it looks like driving at night with astigmatism? ›

Driving at night with astigmatism looks different for everyone, but there are a few common symptoms. Some of the effects of astigmatism at night include: Blurred or fuzzy vision. Light halos surrounding traffic lights.

What level of astigmatism require a toric contact lens? ›

“For astigmatism treatment at the time of cataract surgery, use toric IOLs whenever you can—roughly speaking, for with-the-rule astigmatism greater than 1.5 D and against-the-rule greater than 0.4 D,” recommends Dr. Raviv.

What are the newest transition lenses? ›

Transitions XTRActive new generation lenses are extra dark outdoors and the darkest photochromic light intelligent lens in hot temperatures. They are the only photochromic lens to achieve a category 3 level of darkness when it's hot - the same level as sunglasses. Your browser does not support the video tag.

Why is transition lens so expensive? ›

One reason progressive lenses cost more than other kinds is that they're harder to make. Cutting and shaping the gradient on progressive lenses is simply a more delicate and time-consuming process than cutting a lens with the same prescription throughout—or even one with multiple fixed prescriptions.

What does Walmart charge for transition lenses? ›

Clear lenses: free. Basic tint: $20. Polarized tint: $125. Transition lenses: $85.

Why can't people with astigmatism get contacts? ›

Due to the irregular curvature of the corneas, people with astigmatism cannot use traditional spherical soft contact lenses to correct their vision, as contact lenses tend to rotate slightly with each blink. Spherical lenses on astigmatic eyes would thus shift in an out of focus each time the user blinks.

What are the disadvantages of toric lenses? ›

Downsides include the lenses' mobility in the eyes, which can make vision blurry or inconsistent. Toric lenses are also more expensive than regular contact lenses. If you are willing to take the extra time with your optometrist to fit toric contact lenses properly, they can be a good choice to manage your astigmatism.

Why are contacts for astigmatism so uncomfortable? ›

If your cornea has a spherical shape, astigmatism contacts may be uncomfortable on your eyes, which can make you more likely to remove the lenses. (And remember that inserting and removing contacts without sanitizing them can cause eye infections.) Wearing the wrong contact lens can cause problems with your vision.

What helps with light sensitivity in eyes? ›

Home care. Staying out of sunlight and keeping the lights dimmed inside can help make photophobia less uncomfortable. Keeping your eyes closed or covering them with dark, tinted glasses can also provide relief.

Are there contacts that help with glare? ›

Non-glare lenses, also referred to as anti-reflective lenses, are specially calculated to eliminate the glare on your lenses and increase the amount of light entering your eye. This is an important safety benefit for driving at night as non-glare lenses reduce annoying reflections and halos around lights.

What do eye doctors do for light sensitivity? ›

Your eye doctor may prescribe special glasses or contact lenses to help correct the visual distortions, and that can also help with the issue of light sensitivity.

Can light sensitive eyes be cured? ›

Still, there is no cure for persistent sensitivity to light and many of the underlying conditions. Lastly, there have been some exciting recent developments—specifically surrounding the role of green light therapy.

Is there medication for light sensitivity? ›

If the condition causing the photophobia improves, then the photophobia may decrease as well. This strategy may involve medications, such as: triptans, such as sumatriptan (Imitrex), which are drugs for migraine headaches that quiet overactive pain nerves. botulinum toxin (Botox) to treat blepharospasm.

Can opticians help with light sensitivity? ›

Opticians can assess the specific types of light conditions you might be more sensitive to, and advise you on a coloured lens tint to help. You may need to experiment in different light conditions (indoors vs outdoors) to find which tint works best for your eyes.

What vitamin helps with light sensitivity? ›

Vitamin A is an antioxidant that protects the cornea, or outer surface, of the eye. It also maintains function of the retina, the light-sensitive lining that converts light into nerve impulses sent to the brain. Vitamin A is especially important for scotopic (low-light) vision and color vision.

Are light responsive lenses worth it? ›


They are known to reduce eye strain and fatigue indoors, and squinting in the sunlight. – The lenses help reduce glare by regulating the amount of natural light that your eyes are exposed to. – Light sensitivity is reduced.

What color lenses are best for night driving? ›

Night driving glasses are special glasses that may help you to see better at night while you're driving. They're usually yellow-tinted and don't need a prescription. They often have an anti-reflective coating. Some night driving glasses are also polarized.

Which vitamin deficiency causes photophobia? ›

In general, riboflavin deficiency causes aversion to light (photophobia), inflammation of the mouth, face, and tongue (glossitis), excessive oiliness of face and scalp (seborrhea), and angular stomatitis (fissures and inflammation of the lower lip).

What medications can cause eye sensitivity to light? ›

Primary Classes of Medications Responsible for Photosensitizing Reactions
  • Antihistamines.
  • Coal Tar and Derivatives.
  • Contraceptives, Oral and Estrogens.
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs.
  • Phenothiazines.
  • Psoralens.
  • Sulfonamides.
  • Sulfonylureas.
21 Dec 2015

Can astigmatism cause light sensitivity? ›

This eye disease affects the cornea, causing the clear tissue on the cornea to thin and bulge out. This leads to cloudy or blurry vision, and sensitivity to bright lights.

What is light sensitivity a symptom of? ›

Migraines are the most common cause of light sensitivity. Up to 80% of people who get them have photophobia along with their headaches. Many of those people are light sensitive even when they don't have a headache. Other types of headaches can cause photophobia, too.

Do dry eyes increase light sensitivity? ›

Chronic dry eyes are usually accompanied by burning, redness, grittiness, and hypersensitivity to light. This condition, called photophobia, doesn't always occur with dry eyes – but it isn't a rare symptom either.


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