FDA Approves Expanded Range of Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Acuvue Abiliti Overnight Lenses for Myopia Management
Thursday, September 29, 2022 12:27 AM
ACKSONVILLE, Fla.—Johnson & Johnson Vision yesterday announced FDA approval of an expanded range of Acuvue Abiliti Overnight Therapeutic Lenses for Myopia Management, now up to 6.00 diopters (previously 4.00 diopters). Johnson & Johnson Vision also announced greater availability of the lenses nationwide at Vision By Design 2022, an annual myopia control and management meeting taking place September 28 – October 2 in Bellevue, Wash. “By expanding the parameters for Abiliti Overnight lenses, it creates more opportunities for eye care professionals to reach even more patients,” said Chandra Mickles, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS, North America professional education lead, myopia, Johnson & Johnson Vision. “The expansion of treatment options comes at a critical time as myopia rates continue to rise among children. At Johnson & Johnson Vision, we remain committed to changing the trajectory of myopia with evidence-based strategies and professional support.”
Abiliti Overnight lenses are orthokeratology (ortho-k) lenses and are worn overnight to temporarily reduce refractive error and subject to an eyecare professional’s myopia management plan, may eliminate the need to wear contact lenses or glasses during waking hours after the lenses are removed. The lenses are designed to match a patient’s eye based on its unique corneal shape and prescription. The FitAbiliti software guides the eyecare professional through the fitting process empirically and recommends a lens with the first fit success rate of approximately 90 percent.
Each annual purchase of an Abiliti product will provide a free comprehensive eye health exam to a child in need through Sight For Kids, a joint program from Johnson & Johnson Vision and the not-for-profit Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Sight For Kids is one of the largest-known, school-based eye health programs that mobilizes LCIF and eyecare professionals to provide comprehensive eye health services in low-income schools around the world.