Johnson & Johnsons sales of contact lenses fell by 34.1 percent year-on-year in the second quarter to reach $554 million. At constant currency rates, revenues fell by 33.3 percent as the sale of contact lenses were negatively impact the Covid-19 pandemic that resulting in fewer new wearers coming to the market and lower consumption by existing wearers.

In the U.S. contact lens revenue fell by 39.0 percent to $203 million, while international sales declined by 30.9 percent to $352 million, with sales in local currencies down by 29.6 percent.

As regards J&J’s vision care division, sales were down by 40.1 percent to $695 million in the second quarter, or by 39.3 percent at constant currency rates.