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Technologies and Performance

EYE-INSPIRED™ Innovations

Published on Oct 19, 2017
5 Minutes Read

Every ACUVUE® Contact Lens is inspired by the natural function of the eye1 based on a deep understanding of patient needs. Combined with your expertise, EYE-INSPIRED™ INNOVATIONS help you deliver differentiated vision experiences to your patients.

Every eye is different. We’re inspired by them all.1


Invisible Edge Design


Unique to ACUVUE® Contact Lenses2

Inspired by the anatomy of the eye and eyelid. Johnson & Johnson scientists created consistently thin edged, contoured lenses that help conform the lens to the shape of the eye and minimise lid interaction.3


Unique to ACUVUE® Contact Lenses3,4

Inspired by the natural eye and the function of the tear-film, ACUVUE® brand contact lenses are embedded with PVP*2 to help maintain balance moisture and mimic tear film mucins.4,5


In every ACUVUE® Contact Lens#^

Inspired by the effects of UV radiation on the eye, Johnson & Johnson scientists created the only contact lens portfolio that incorporates UV blocking in every lens2#^ to help protect eyes from the transmission of harmful UV radiation. 6#^



Inspired by the natural eye and pupil size in relation to ageing and refractive error, Johnson & Johnson scientists created 183 pupil-optimised designs, the ONLY technology that uniquely optimises the optical design to the pupil size according to age and refractive power.7


In ACUVUE® Contact Lenses for ASTIGMATISM

Inspired by ocular anatomy and the need for astigmats to maintain clear, stable vision, Johnson & Johnson scientists developed an Eyelid Stabilised Design, that helps keep the lens in place, even with eye or head movements.8


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Unique to ACUVUE® Contact Lenses9

Inspired by natural antioxidants found in the ocular environment, Johnson & Johnson scientists explored the impact of an added antioxidant to the material of ACUVUE® Brand contact lenses. They discovered that the addition of this component delivers 4x the antioxidant capacity of vitamin E. This helps to keep tear film lipids in their natural state when they interact with the lens material, supporting comfort for your patients.9∞~



*ACUVUE 2 does NOT contain PVP.

#All ACUVUE® Contact Lenses have Class 1 or Class 2 UV-blocking to help provide protection against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. 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. UV transmission measured with -1.00DS lens.

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

As shown (or determined) in a laboratory study.

~ On a mass basis.



1. JJV Data on File 2020. ACUVUE Brand - Eye-Inspired Innovations.

2. JJV Data on File 2022: Master Brand Claims on Clinical Performance and Overall Material Properties for ACUVUE Brand Soft Contact Lenses.

3. Sterner O, Karageorgaki C, Zürcher M, et al. Reducing Friction in the Eye: A Comparative Study of Lubrication by Surface-Anchored Synthetic and Natural Ocular Mucin Analogues. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2017;9(23):20150–20160. doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b16425.

4. JJV Data on File 2021. Similarities between Mucin and Poly(N-Vinyl Pyrrolidone) (PVP).

5. JJV Data on File 2021. HydraLuxe Technology Definition.

6. JJV Data on File 2018. ACUVUE Brand UV Claims.

7. JV Data on file 2022. CSM- ACUVUE PUPIL OPTIMIZED DESIGN Technology: JJVC contact lenses, design features, and associated benefits.

8. JJV Data on File 2021. ACUVUE Brand Contact Lenses for ASTIGMATISM - Overall Fitting Success, Orientation Position, Rotational Stability, and Vision Performance.

9. Fadli Z, Mahadevan S, Scales C. Antioxidant Capacity of a Phenolic Benzotriazole (Norbloc) in Soft Contact Lens Materials: A Benefit Beyond UV Blocking. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2018;59:1759.


Important Safety Information

ACUVUE® Contact Lenses are indicated for vision correction. As with any contact lenses, eye problems, including corneal ulcers, can develop. Some wearers may experience mild irritation, itching or discomfort. Contact lenses should not be used in case of eye infections or any other eye conditions, or in case of a systemic disease that may affect the eye. For detailed product information, including contraindications, precautions and adverse reactions, please consult the Instructions for Use or visit our Johnson & Johnson Vision website