Johnson & Johnson Vision is delighted to once again sponsor the Contact Lenses and Solutions Summary (CLASS) supplement. As a proud sponsor of this supplement for more than a decade, we firmly believe in its value to the professional community. This year’s CLASS appears as a supplement to the July issue of Contact Lens Spectrum®, and can also be viewed at www.clspectrum.com/class .
We thank Dr. Paul White and his colleagues at Contact Lens Spectrum® for their hard work to compile the comprehensive data included within this year’s summary. We also express our gratitude to our colleagues around the world for their ongoing support of the ACUVUE® Brand Family of Products.
Over the last 30 years as global leaders in the contact lens marketplace, we have focused on bringing healthy vision to everyone, everywhere, every day. We are steadfast in our commitment to developing new and innovative products that fulfill the unique needs of patients, beginning in 2014 with a new and exciting launch cadence. Examples include:
- 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand MULTIFOCAL Contact Lens, the only multifocal contact lens that has been created with uniquely optimized optical designs to address the natural variations in pupil size according to age and refractive power
- ACUVUE OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology, a tear-infused design with an enhanced network of tear-like molecules that integrates with your patients’ tear film each day to help support a stable tear film and reduce symptoms of tired eyes and contact lens-related dryness
- ACUVUE® VITA™ Brand Contact Lenses, a 30-day daily wear contact lens with new HydraMax™ Technology that maximizes and maintains lens hydration all month long. While we believe that a shorter contact lens wearing cycle is better, we understand the challenges facing current monthly wearers and are happy to offer a solution that provides superior comfort all month long over other leading monthly brands.
This year we are pleased to introduce ACUVUE OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology for ASTIGMATISM, a unique combination of EYE-INSPIRED™ Design and HydraLuxe™ Technology, coupled with BLINK STABILIZED® Design for exceptional comfort and consistent, clear, stable vision; with a reported 97% first fit success rate of patients achieving a monocular VA of 20/20 or better and the widest range of coverage for astigmatic patients in a single use lens.
At Johnson & Johnson Vision, we are committed to promoting healthy vision and safe use of contact lenses, preserving the critically important doctor-patient relationship, and developing innovative products to address a wide range of patients’ vision needs. We continue to focus on the eye care professionals who treat these patients, and remain active across the country in advocating and supporting the doctor-patient relationship and patient safeguards. In addition, we are excited to move further into eye health with the integration of medical devices for surgical technologies and consumer eye health products. Johnson & Johnson Vision’s goal is to address unmet needs along the entire eye care continuum.
Our commitment to innovation is unwavering. But at the center of all the R&D efforts—be they technological, educational, or commercial in nature—is our commitment to advancing the eye care professions. We thank you for your partnership and look forward to our continued work together.
We look forward to any comments you would like to share with us about our products, programs and/or policies. We can be reached at: PA@its.jnj.com.
With warmest regards,
Millicent Knight OD, FAAO, FAARM
Vice President of Professional Affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision, North America
ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are indicated for vision correction. As with any contact lens, eye problems, including corneal ulcers, can develop. Some wearers may experience mild irritation, itching or discomfort. Lenses should not be prescribed if patients have any eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. Consult the package insert for complete information. Complete information is also available by calling 1-800-843-2020 or by visiting acuvueprofessional.com .
ACUVUE®, ACUVUE OASYS®, HydraLuxe™, 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST, ACUVUE® VITA™, and HydraMax™ are trademarks of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. © Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. 2017