New Acuvue contact lenses receive AOA accreditation

New Acuvue contact lenses receive AOA accreditation

By Martin Burns

Johnson & Johnson"s new 1-Day Acuvue Trueye contact lenses have received the Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbing Contact Lenses from the American Optometric Association"s (AOA"s) Commission on Ophthalmic Standards.

The announcement comes after the AOA determined that the product meets all specifications for ultraviolet absorbing contact lenses and play a legitimate role in helping to protect people"s eyes from the sun"s rays.

Karl Citek, chairman of the Commission on Ophthalmic Standards, pointed out that a "significant measure" of protection can be achieved with a combination of UV-absorbing sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking contact lenses.

He added: "Although UV-blocking contact lenses provide important added protection for patients, they should not be viewed as a standalone solution."

Meanwhile, a recent study conducted by Johnson & Johnson found that 75 per cent of contact lens wearers would be willing to pay more for lenses with built-in UV protection, Optician Online reported.

by Martin Burns

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