New 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® Brand Contact Lenses (narafilcon A) Now Available In
U.S. Upgraded to Global Standard of Popular Daily Disposable Brand
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 13, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --VISTAKON^® Division of
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., today announced the U.S. introduction of
1-DAY ACUVUE^® TruEye^® Brand Contact Lenses (narafilcon A), a silicone
hydrogel daily disposable lens currently being enjoyed by over 1.3 million
patients worldwide. 1-DAY ACUVUE^® TruEye^® Brand (narafilcon A) is now
available at a number of U.S. eye care professionals' offices, with
distribution expected to grow throughout the coming months.
Developed with today's contact lens wearer in mind, 1-DAY ACUVUE^® TruEye^®
(narafilcon A) is an innovative contact lens with a distinctive balance of
properties that enables it to offer exceptional comfort, comparable to a
contact lens-free eye. It is the world's first daily disposable contact lens
made with a super-breathable silicone hydrogel material that provides 98
percent of available oxygen to the open eye. "1-DAY ACUVUE^® TruEye^® was
designed, developed, and clinically researched versus the ultimate benchmark:
the natural eye," says Dick Wallingford, O.D., Senior Director, Professional
1-DAY ACUVUE^® TruEye^® (narafilcon A) also features HYDRACLEAR^®1 Technology.
This third-generation of HYDRACLEAR^® Technology embeds the highest volume of
moisture-rich wetting agent in the HYDRACLEAR^® Family, resulting in a highly
wettable contact lens that feels so comfortable and ultra smooth that every
blink feels almost like you're not wearing contact lenses at all. 1-DAY
ACUVUE^® TruEye^® Brand (narafilcon A) was shown to provide high levels of
comfort from morning to night, comparable to wearing no lenses at all
according to a study published recently in Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, a
research-based journal covering all aspects of contact lens theory and
Additionally, 1-DAY ACUVUE^® TruEye^® (narafilcon A) includes Class-1
UV-Blocking, offering patients the highest level of UV protection in a contact
lens, blocking approximately 96 percent of UV-A rays and greater than 99
percent of UV-B rays that reach the cornea.+ ^ **
1-DAY ACUVUE^® TruEye^® Brand Contact Lenses (narafilcon A) will gradually
replace 1-DAY ACUVUE^® TruEye^® (narafilcon B), which was launched in the U.S.
in 2010. "More than 25 years after VISTAKON^® revolutionized the contact lens
industry with the introduction of the first disposable soft contact lens, we
continue to bring contact lens wearers innovative new materials, technologies,
and designs that meet their vision, comfort, and lifestyle needs," says
VISTAKON^® president Dave Brown.
There will be a finite amount of time in which both the narafilcon A and
narafilcon B products will be available in the U.S. "If you wear the
narafilcon B version of 1-DAY ACUVUE^® TruEye^® you can keep enjoying your
current supply, but when it's finished you'll need to see your eye doctor to
be fit with the new version," explains Brown. To receive a certificate for
five days of free trial pair lenses of 1-DAY ACUVUE^® TruEye^® (narafilcon A)
visit www.acuvue.com ^ (Professional exam and fitting fees not included).
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, 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 www.acuvue.com.
+Helps protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and
into the eye.
* *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.
^1Source: Morgan PB, et al. Ocular physiology and comfort in neophyte subjects
fitted with daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Contact Lens &
Anterior Eye (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2012.12.001
1-DAY ACUVUE^® TruEye^®, HYDRACLEAR^®, and VISTAKON^® are trademarks of
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
SOURCE VISTAKON(R), Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Contact: Gary Esterow, VISTAKON® Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care,
Inc., (904) 629-6232, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Liz Mefford, Rpr Marketing
Communications, (212) 317-1462, Liz.Mefford@rprmc.com
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