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There is still time to stock up before these Acuvue products are gone forever

Last month Vistakon a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., announced that three Acuvue contact lens brands will be removed from its U.S. product portfolio later this year.  Acuvue Bifocal, Acuvue 2 Colour and select base curves and parameters of Acuvue brand contact lenses will be discontinued at different points throughout the year.

On July 1, 2013 the first wave of discontinuance will begin with all Acuvue brand contact lenses no longer being available in 9.1 base curves or 8.4 and 8.8 base curves of parameters from -6.50 to -11.0.  Acuvue products with 8.4 and 8.8 base curves and parameters ranging from -0.50 to -6.00 however will continue to be available.

Acuvue 2 ColoursAcuvue Bifocal

The final wave of Acuvue discontinuation will take place on December. 31, 2013. All parameters of Acuvue Bifocal and Acuvue 2 Colours will be discontinued.

With this move, Vistakon is encouraging eye doctors and eyecare professionals to upgrade patients from older lenses to “more popular and innovative brands” such as Acuvue Oasys, 1-Day Acuvue Moist and 1-Day Acuvue TruEye contact lenses. “These brands are better poised to help make patients happy about the contact lenses they wear, and the doctor who fits them,” Brown said.

If you are a contact lens user of any of the following brands, base curves or parameters, again we urge you to schedule an appointment with your optometrist so that you can discuss your replacement contact lens options prior to July 1st so that you will have ample time to try all of your different options before the first wave of discontinuation occurs.

As some were not pleased with this news, patients have begun to stock up on their current contact lenses now while they are still being produced. If you find yourself in this same situation we recommend that you either schedule a visit with your doctor to begin finding a replacement contact lens or begin to stock up before they are gone forever.

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One thought on “There is still time to stock up before these Acuvue products are gone forever”

  • Coloured Contacts
    Coloured Contacts September 6, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    As I heard that they changed their product and my eyes freaked out about it. Thought I'd have to wear glasses forever and I hate glasses. I LOVE Acuvue products.

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