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How to Help Patients Manage the Dark Side of Light

Woman squinting outside from the sun

Patients’ visual experiences are influenced by how they cope in the presence of excess light. Exposure to bright daylight, headlights at night, and excessive blue light can temporarily disable or disrupt vision, reduce the clarity of distant objects, or make it uncomfortable to see. Because there is such a range in the challenges bright light presents to patients, they are constantly adapting and recovering from environmental changes and daily exposure.

It is important that eye care professionals ask patients about their experiences with bright light instead of framing questions based on light sensitivity. While 1 in 3 consumers have admitted they are light sensitive, two-thirds (64%) have said they experience problems with light on a daily basis.1 Of those consumers, 94% of them use compensating behaviors to help them cope with bright light, including shading eyes, squinting, turning off lights, and turning down screen brightness.1

Do you find yourself using any of these compensating behaviors?

 

64% of consumers are bothered by bright light daily.1 94% of consumers bothered by light use compensating behaviors.1

64% of consumers are bothered by bright light daily.1 94% of consumers bothered by light use compensating behaviors.1

Spectral filters like photochromic spectacle lenses, and blue-light filtering intraocular lenses have been shown to improve a number of aspects of visual performance.2,3

A recent study has shown meaningful improvement in the same measures for a first-of-its-kind photochromic contact lens2: ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™, a contact lens that seamlessly adapts to changing light to provide all-day, soothing vision.4-5*

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*Ability to see comfortably in bright light.

References

1. JJV Data on File 2018: Bothersome light need prevalence substantiation

2. JJV Data on File 2018. Definition of ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™

3. JJV Data on File 2018. Material Properties: ACUVUE® OASYS Brand Contact Lenses with HYDRACLEAR Plus, ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™, and Other Reusable Contact Lenses

4. JJV Data on File 2018. Definition of ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™

5. JJV Data on File 2018. ACUVUE® OASYS Brand Contact Lenses with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology™—objective clinical claims

Lenses are not a replacement for sunglasses.

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 from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. by calling 1-800-843-2020, or by visiting www.jnjvisionpro.com.

ACUVUE® OASYS is a trademark of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Transitions, the Transitions logo and Transitions Light Intelligent Technology are trademarks of Transitions Optical, Inc. used under license by Transitions Optical Limited and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

©Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. 2019  
GCC19033    February 2019