USA – FDA OKs overnight lens for myopia management from J&J Vision

Johnson & Johnson Vision announced today that it received FDA approval for its Acuvue Abiliti overnight therapeutic lenses.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based J&J Vision touts the Acuvue Abiliti as the first and only FDA-approved orthokeratology (ortho-k) contact lens for managing myopia, according to a news release.

The company designed the Abiliti overnight ortho-k lenses to be fitted to match the eye based on its unique corneal shape and temporarily reshape the cornea. The technology uses corneal topography, refractive error and other measurements connected to the fitting software, which is user-friendly and provides a precise measurement of the corneal shape while accurately guiding the eye care professional through the fitting process…