Discontinued Contact Lens Update: Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism, Acuvue TruEye and Acuvue Oasys with Transitions

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UPDATE 6/4/2024: Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism discontinued contact lens parameters are returning! Timeline for the return of their availability per Johnson and Johnson listed below.

Johnson and Johnson Vision has announced the discontinuation of several prescription ranges for it's popular Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism brand of lenses. Please note, the Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism contact lens is still available in the majority of the power ranges; only specific prescriptions are affected. In a letter to practitioners across the United States, Johnson and Johnson Vision cited the decision was based on a number of factors affecting industries around the world in 2022: short staffing at their distribution and contact center, supply chain issues, and increased product demand. The Acuvue Oasys MAX 1 Day brand of lenses recently launched in summer of 2022. In order to divert resources to the most needed prescription ranges (the company serves 43 million people globally with their Acuvue brand contact lens products), the discontinued parameters listed below were chosen because they were the least ordered prescriptions currently offered by the company. Diagnostic (trial) lenses were discontinued October 3rd, 2022 and boxes in these prescriptions were discontinued January 2, 2023.

The following powers are no longer available:

➡️ Plus Powers (+0.25D to +6.00D)  RETURNING NOVEMBER 2024
All -2.25D & -2.75D Cylinder
All Oblique axis in -0.75D, -1.25D, & -1.75D Cyl (x30, 40, 50, 60, 120, 130, 140, 150)

➡️ Low Minus Powers (0.00D to -6.00D) RETURNING JULY 14, 2024 
All Oblique axis in -2.25D & -2.75D Cyl (x30, 40, 50, 60, 120, 130, 140, 150)

➡️ High Minus Powers (-6.50D to -9.00D) RETURNING SEPTEMBER 2024
All Oblique and against the rule axis in -1.75D, -2.25D & -2.75D Cyl ((x30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150)

Permanent Discontinuations: 
Johnson and Johnson Vision announced the complete discontinuation of the Acuvue TruEye brand of daily disposable products. As of October 3rd, 2022 no diagnostic (or trial) lenses are available for order, and boxes are as supplies last. No boxes of this product can be purchased after April 1st, 2023. 

Acuvue Oasys with Transitions diagnostic (trial) lenses were discontinued March 8th, 2024 and purchased boxes are available as supplies last until June 30th, 2024. While this was the only lens that darkened outside in response to UV light exposure, Johnson and Johnson recommends Acuvue Oasys 1 Day MAX which has a 60% blue light blocking filter as the best replacement option for those affected by the product discontinuation who want a lens to help reduce light sensitivity.

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