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Industry Profile: Vistakon

June 22, 2012

Vistakon® Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., specializes in disposable contact lenses that it markets under the Acuvue® brand name. “Acuvue® is the brand of contact lenses most trusted by eye doctors,” says Richard Wallingford, Jr., O.D., director of Professional Affairs.

A quarter of a century after revolutionizing the contact lens industry with the introduction of the first disposable soft contact lens, Acuvue® Brand Contact Lenses continues to work closely with doctors to offer patients the comfort, ocular health, and high quality of vision they desire from contact lens wear.

Acuvue® Oasys® Brand Contact Lenses with Hydraclear® Plus, the No. 1 silicone hydrogel lens on the market, is a breakthrough for contact lens wearers whose eyes can feel tired and dry in challenging environments. It also has an additional indication by the U.S. FDA for therapeutic use as a bandage lens for certain acute and chronic ocular conditions, and is available in a plano lens for therapeutic use.

Acuvue® Oasys® Brand Contact Lenses for Astigmatism offer outstanding visual acuity and fit for astigmatic patients, and provide clear and consistent vision and comfort throughout the day.

Acuvue® Oasys® Brand Contact Lenses for Prebyopia afford practitioners an opportunity to provide an option for continued contact lens wear for the millions of emerging and early presbyopic contact lens wearers who want to remain in contact lenses.

1-Day Acuvue® Moist® Brand Contact Lenses employ breakthrough Lacreon® Technology to lock in moisture throughout the day.

New 1-Day Acuvue® Moist® Brand Contact Lenses for Astigmatism feature a proprietary Blink Stabilitzed Design, which harnesses the natural pressures of a blinking eye to help keep the lens in place and quickly realign the lens if it rotates out of position, providing wearers with consistent vision all-day.

1-Day Acuvue® TruEye® Brand Contact Lenses, the first and only silicone hydrogel daily disposable lens in the United States, is a breakthrough in contact lens technology with a distinctive balance of properties that enables it to offer exceptional comfort, comparable to a contact lens-free eye.

Acuvue® Advance® Plus Brand Contact Lenses with Hydraclear® Technology provides the freshness of a two-week modality at a price comparable to a monthly lens.

The company’s commitment to optometrists and patients extends beyond its products and services. Over the past five years, Vistakon® has continued to support nearly 100 local, state, and national associations/societies and more than 100 CE events a year.

The Vision Care Institute™, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson Company, (www.tvciedu.com) is an innovative professional resource for eye care providers.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., the state-of-the-art facility gives participants a rare opportunity to experience the latest in vision diagnostic and treatment technologies through hands-on instruction, including training on contact lens fitting and prescribing.

More than 70,000 (7,300 U.S.) attendees have received training worldwide.

“In partnership with the AOA, we have also committed more than $3 million to InfantSEE®, a no-cost public health program for infants,” says Dr. Wallingford. “Educating the public about the importance of eye care exams as an integral part of health care at all ages and stages of life is a core component of our educational efforts,” he adds.

For more information, visit www.jnjvisioncare.com.

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