Time magazine names Tampa Bay-based invention among the best in 2018

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    For contact wearers, stepping into sunlight usually means slipping on sunglasses.

    But what about harsh work lighting, blue lights emitting from a laptop or squinting during a brief walk outside? Pinellas Park-based company Transitions Optical Inc. created a solution to solve that and Time magazine took note.

    Time named Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Acuvue Oasys with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology contact lenses as one of 50 of the “Best Inventions of 2018,” released last week. The list is compiled by nominations from Time’s editors, correspondents and an application process. According to Time, products are evaluated on originality, creativity, influence, ambition and effectiveness.