ACUVUE Abiliti Overnight Therapeutic Lenses for Myopia Management Have Been Approved by the FDA, according to Johnson & Johnson Vision
- Orthokeratology contact lenses are the first and only FDA-approved orthokeratology contact lenses for myopia management.
- To correct various combinations of corneal shapes and refractive errors, sphere, and toric designs are available.
MAY 12, 2021 – The USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized ACUVUE Abiliti long Therapeutic Lenses, in line with Johnson & Johnson Vision, a world leader in eye health and a part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices corporations. This is often the primary and sole Orthokeratology (ortho-k) lens approved by the authority to treat nearsightedness.
Xiao-Yu Song, MD, Ph.D., Global Head of Research & Development, Johnson & Johnson Vision, said, “The FDA approval of Abiliti™ Overnight marks a significant milestone in our effort to help change the direction of eye health and reshape the future of children with myopia.” “We are excited to provide comprehensive resources to parents and eye care practitioners in their care of children, beginning with Abiliti™ Overnight Therapeutic Lenses and continuing with new products and services to combat myopia development,” says the company.
“Nearsightedness” is the term used to describe myopia, but it is much more. It is a chronic and progressive condition that is the most dangerous to eye health in the twenty-first century. Young children under 12 who become myopic are the most susceptible to developing high myopia and are at a higher risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life. Furthermore, by 2050, half of the world’s population is estimated to be myopic, with almost one billion people having high myopia.
Ortho-k lenses have been shown in clinical trials to be a safe and reliable treatment choice for myopia. To temporarily reshape the cornea, Abiliti™ Overnight ortho-k contact lenses are produced with care and fitted to match the eye based on its particular corneal form. Abiliti™ Overnight Therapeutic Lenses and Abiliti™ Overnight Therapeutic Lenses for Astigmatism will be available in two contact lens styles.
Corneal topography, refractive error, and other measurements are related to advanced fitting software to optimize Abiliti™ Overnight contact lenses. The program is a sophisticated and user-friendly tool that precisely measures the corneal shape and guides the eye care professional through the fitting process, resulting in consistent and reliable first fit rates of approximately 90%.
“The incidence of myopia in children is rising, and as optometrists, we are on the front lines of an epidemic that could jeopardize future generations’ vision,” said Moshe Mendelson, OD, FIAO.
“For far too long, we’ve focused on increasing children’s prescriptions for glasses despite having little tools to counter the underlying condition and help reverse the alarming trend in eye health.” Abiliti™ Overnight’s FDA approval would give eye care practitioners and parents more choices for managing myopia.”
Johnson & Johnson Vision is working together to advance the next wave in science, study, and advancement to change the way to treat myopia. The company announced earlier this year the development of a first-of-its-kind myopia management guide, which includes guidelines for eye care practitioners on diagnosing, tracking, and treating myopia in children.
The FDA’s approval of Abiliti Overnight comes from/ is the product of Johnson & Johnson Vision’s partnership with Menicon to develop medically helpful contact lenses for the treatment of myopia under the ACUVUE Abiliti Brand – a new brand for possible products and services to help parents and eye care (professionals or skilled people) in dealing with the development of myopia in children.
Each ANnual purchase of an associate degree Abiliti™ product offers free comprehensive eye health. Look at a bambino I would love through Sight for Teenagers – a joint program from Johnson & Johnson Vision and the not-for-profit program from the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). Sight for Teenagers could also be a widely known school-based eye health initiative that brings on the LCIF and eye care suppliers to deliver comprehensive eye health services to low-income schools worldwide.
By the end of 2021, Abiliti™ Overnight contact lenses should be available in the United States. For more information, parents and eye care professionals can go to www.seeyourabiliti.com
Overnight Therapeutic Lenses by ACUVUE Abiliti
The ACUVUE Abiliti Overnight Therapeutic Lenses are the first and only Orthokeratology lenses approved for myopia management by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Over two years, the Abiliti Overnight Therapeutic Lenses for Myopia Management demonstrated minimizing the axial elongation of the eye in myopic children by 0.28mm on an average period of 2 years.
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Wearers Of Contact Lenses Should Be Aware Of The Following Essential Safety Details
For the treatment of myopia, ACUVUE Abiliti Overnight Therapeutic Lenses are available only by prescription. If these contact lenses are correct for you, they will be determined by an eye care professional. Severe eye problems may occur when wearing contact lenses, but this is uncommon. Follow your eye doctor’s lens wear and repair schedule and lens care disinfection guidelines to prevent these symptoms. Don’t wear these contact lenses if you have an eye infection or are experiencing eye pain, frequent weeping, vision changes, redness, or other eye issues. Remove the lens and notify the eye care provider right away if either of these conditions happens.