JACKSONVILLE, FL – Johnson & Johnson Vision announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved Acuvue Abiliti Night Therapy Lenses for the management of myopia.
Abiliti Overnight orthokeratology lenses are designed and fitted to match a patient’s eye based on their unique corneal shape to temporarily reshape the cornea. The product is expected to be available in the United States by the end of 2021.
“The FDA approval of Abiliti Overnight lenses marks an important milestone in our commitment to help change the trajectory of eye health,” said Xiao-Yu Song, MD, PhD, Global Head of Research and Development, Johnson & Johnson Vision. “We look forward to supporting patients and eye care professionals with comprehensive resources, starting with Abiliti Overnight lenses, and continuing with additional products and services to manage myopia.”
Abiliti Overnight lenses are optimized through the use of corneal topography, refractive error and other measurements linked to experiential fitting software, FitAbiliti. FitAbiliti software guides the eye care professional through the fitting process and recommends a lens with an initial fitting success rate of around 90%, according to a press release from Johnson & Johnson Vision. The lenses will be available in two different contact lens designs: Acuvue Abiliti Night Therapeutic Lenses for the management of myopia and Acuvue Abiliti Night Therapeutic Lenses for the management of myopia for astigmatism.
“The prevalence of myopia in children is increasing and as optometrists we are on the front lines of this epidemic which could threaten the vision of future generations,” said Moshe Mendelson, OD, FIAO. “FDA approval of Abiliti Overnight lenses will provide eye care professionals and parents with more options for managing myopia.”
FDA approval of Abiliti Overnight lenses stems from Johnson & Johnson Vision’s collaboration with Menicon.
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 of Johnson & Johnson Vision and the Lions Clubs International Foundation.