Acuvue Oasys with Transitions light intelligent technology has been recognised as one of the best inventions of 2018 by Time magazine.
The contact lens, which has been developed by Johnson & Johnson Vision and Transitions Optical, corrects vision and adapts to changing light conditions.
Speaking about the accolade, president of Essilor Photochromics and Transitions Optical, Chrystel Barranger, said the company is “very proud” to have been selected by Time.
“This innovation will revolutionise contact lenses and photochromics by introducing the benefits of light adaptation to more patients. Addressing the unmet needs of contact lens wearers, this innovation contributes to achieving our mission to bring good vision to each person on the planet,” Ms Barranger added.
The two-week reusable contact lens becomes dark in 45 seconds and fades back to clear within 90 seconds.
It is expected to launch in the US and other select markets in the first half of 2019 and will be marketed by Johnson & Johnson Vision.