What Is LACREON Technology?


LACREON® Technology is a proprietary technology developed by Johnson & Johnson in 2006. It provides exceptional comfort all day by permanently embedding a wetting agent called polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) into the lens material. PVP is commonly used in contact lenses and eye drops to increase wettability and moisture retention.

By embedding PVP into the lens material, LACREON Technology helps to establish a stable tear film over the surface of the lens. This helps keep the eyes fresh throughout the day. LACREON Technology also gives the lens a smooth surface so that the eyelid can easily glide over the lens.

Put simply, LACREON Technology keeps moisture in so that the lenses stay comfortable all day.

How does LACREON Technology compare to other wetting technologies?

Contact lens manufacturers typically add wetting technology to their contact lenses to ensure a comfortable contact lens-wearing experience for users. Johnson & Johnson has several such technologies, including LACREON Technology, HydraLuxe® Technology, and HYDRACLEAR® PLUS Technology.

All three technologies use PVP. LACREON Technology “locks” PVP into the lens to give it a smooth surface and minimizes contact lens discomfort. HydraLuxe Technology creates an enhanced PVP network throughout the lens and lubricates the lens for effortless blinking. HYDRACLEAR PLUS Technology embeds PVP into the lens material to help form a stable tear film and provide improved comfort.

The difference between the three wetting technologies lies in the lens material into which PVP is embedded. LACREON Technology is implemented in hydrogel contact lenses, while HydraLuxe Technology and HYDRACLEAR PLUS Technology are used in silicone hydrogel contact lenses.

Hydrogel contacts generally have a higher water content than silicone hydrogel contacts. The higher the water content in a contact lens, the more oxygen reaches the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped front surface of the eye) during lens wear. The cornea needs oxygen to stay healthy and function normally. In comparison, silicone hydrogel contacts allow up to five times more oxygen to reach the cornea than hydrogel contacts, and this is why they’re suitable for overnight or extended wear.

Contact Lenses With LACREON Technology

LACREON Technology is unique to Johnson & Johnson’s 1-Day ACUVUE® Moist portfolio, including spherical, toric, and multifocal contact lenses. It is also implemented in 1-Day ACUVUE Define® contact lenses.

1. 1-Day ACUVUE Define

1-Day Acuvue Define 30PK

1-Day ACUVUE Define contacts are designed to accentuate your natural eye color. These daily disposable lenses are available with correction for near- and farsighted prescriptions only. They’re available in seven unique designs that blend seamlessly with your unique iris pattern: radiant chic, radiant sweet, radiant bright, radiant charm, accent style, vivid style, and natural shine.

2. 1-Day ACUVUE Moist

1-Day Acuvue Moist 90PK

1-Day ACUVUE Moist contact lenses keep moisture in and irritation out. Featuring LACREON Technology, these contacts stay moist and comfortable all day. Plus, they have one of the highest levels of UV protection available in a daily disposable contact lens.

3. 1-Day ACUVUE Moist for Astigmatism

1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism 90PK

1-Day ACUVUE Moist for Astigmatism contacts are daily disposable toric lenses designed to address astigmatism — an imperfection in the eye’s curvature that causes blurred vision. Aside from LACREON Technology, 1-Day ACUVUE Moist for Astigmatism contacts also features BLINK STABILIZED® Design. This design works synergistically with the eyelid to keep the lens in the correct position throughout the wearing period.

4. 1-Day ACUVUE Moist Multifocal

1-Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal 90PK

1-Day ACUVUE Moist Multifocal are daily disposable lenses designed to address presbyopia — an age-related eye condition that makes nearby objects appear blurry. As multifocal lenses, 1-Day ACUVUE Moist Multifocal contacts combine multiple prescriptions into one lens for clear vision at all distances. They also provide improved, long-lasting comfort, thanks to LACREON Technology.

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