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Daily disposable breakthrough: The next immense breakthrough in the contact lens market came in 1995 with the introduction of 1-DAY ACUVUE®; the world's first daily disposable contact lens that made contact lens wear more convenient for millions of wearers.
They were designed to be worn for a only one day, then thrown away and replaced with a brand new, sterile pair, eliminating all contact lens cleaning and care. Some of the benefits were an unsurpassed level of comfort at that time, healthy crisp vision, convenience and cost elimination for cleaning solution products.
Continuing with the series of firsts, in 1994 Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies was the first contact lens manufacturer to report the benefits of contact lens wear to consumers through mass media – the response was remarkable. Today this is very much the norm with many retailers and manufacturers advertising contact lens brands.
The millennium and next generation of technology: The 90's saw the initiation of many disposable contact lens brands, both in the daily disposable and the frequent disposable modalities. All lenses were made from hydrogel materials. It wasn't until the commencement of the new millennium that we started to see the introduction of silicone hydrogel contact lenses.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies launched their first silicone hydrogel lens in 2005 with the introduction of ACUVUE® ADVANCE® with HYDRACLEAR®. This was followed 15 months later with ACUVUE OASYS® with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS.
However, the innovation didn't stop there. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies continued to push the boundaries of contact lens development with the introduction of ACUVUE® ADVANCE® for ASTIGMATISM, 1-DAY ACUVUE® for ASTIGMATISM, 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST and later ACUVUE OASYS® for ASTIGMATISM – a entirely new toric lens design that employed the outstanding stabilisation features of Accelerated Stabilisation Design (ASD) Technology to allow the lens to stabilize accurately in the eye in 60 seconds.
Their next milestone came in 2008 when Johnson & Johnson delivered another first to the UK market with a world's first launch – 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye®. The world's first silicone hydrogel daily disposable lens – the lens that is seen by Eye Care Professionals to be the best innovation in contact lenses in the past 10 years.
In 2010, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies launched 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST for ASTIGMATISM, offering the best combination of two unique technologies: Accelerated Stabilisation Design (ASD) and LACREON®, together with the widest range of any daily disposable toric lens.