Acuvue Oasys 1-Day are daily contact lenses designed with HydraLuxe technology for the correction of optical refractive errors associated with ametropic defects in the eye, for both myopia and hyperopia. These lenses were launched using 100% sustainable packaging with paperboard purchased from a Fiber Sourcing Certified plant, and packaging was reduced to one box, compared to the previous packaging of four boxes.
By evaluating the entire life cycle of the Acuvue Oasys 1-Day, Johnson & Johnson saw room for improvements in the manufacturing processes, the company reported. Johnson & Johnson upgraded its production technology for Acuvue Oasys with HydraLuxe, creating cycle time, yield, and quality improvements that resulted in a reduction of 12% energy used to produce each lens compared to the legacy production technology.
Acuvue Oasys 1-Day was awarded Earthwards recognition, which is given to the most sustainable products in Johnson & Johnson’s portfolio. Earthwards products must have at least three significant improvements in seven impact areas, and they are reviewed by an external panel of sustainability experts.
The new package configuration reduces the paper dispensed to customers by 60%, which represents a paper consumption avoidance of 57 US tons in 2017. The reduction in packaging also led to an overall reduction in product weight, resulting in 13% less energy required during shipping and distribution.