Acuvue contacts are the world’s leading contact lens brand. Derived from the words “Accurate View,” these contacts are high-quality, soft contact lenses available in several variations to correct refractive errors. They are manufactured by US company Johnson & Johnson.
The brand came into existence from Frontier Contacts Lens Company, a small company founded in Buffalo, New York. Johnson & Johnson acquired the company in 1981 and rebranded it as Vistakon.
Acuvue was first introduced in 1987 as seven-day extended wear contact lenses, later becoming daily wear lenses. They were the world’s first disposable contact lenses and have since become the most notable soft disposable contact lens brand.
The company continues to invest in innovative research to enhance the quality of its contact lenses and improve user experience. Today, they have a lineup of products on the market for meeting a range of vision needs.
These contacts are available in several replacement schedules, including daily, biweekly, monthly, and extended wear.
Daily disposable lenses are meant to be worn for a maximum of 16 hours after which they should be replaced with a fresh pair.
These biweekly contacts are intended to be worn daily and replaced within 14 days. They are also known as two-week contacts and must also be taken out each night and cleaned before reuse. They offer a balance between comfort and lower maintenance. They are also cheaper and more cost-effective than daily contact.
Monthly lenses can be worn for 30 days but they should be disposed of. These require you to remove them while sleeping. You should also properly store them and clean them every day. We recommend you talk to your eye care professional for information regarding storing your lenses.
Extended-wear lenses can be worn overnight for 29 nights. You must regularly clean them to remove any dirt or debris. Even though approved for overnight wear you should still consult your eye care provider if you want to sleep in them. You should also protect them from any kind of water to prevent eye infections.
The replacement schedule will also vary depending on the individual. You must talk to your eye care professional regarding your replacement schedule. Other than that we also recommend you regularly monitor your eye health.
Acuvue rolls out its contact lenses as a part of a brand family. These include:
This brand of contact lenses are comfortable with moisture-infused technology to keep the eyes hydrated with invisible edges for enhanced comfort. They feature the highest level of UV protection among the Acuvue product range, making them perfectly suited for outdoor sports and other outdoor activities. Popular contacts in this product line include:
These contact lenses are monthly contacts designed to maximize hydration and provide superior comfort for one month. They feature HydraMax technology that provides lasting comfort and hydration throughout the month. These contacts also feature Class 1 UV protection, the highest of any contact lens. Popular Acuvue Vita contacts include:
As the name suggests, the Moist lineup are daily disposables designed to keep moisture in and irritation out. They employ LACREON technology to provide a lasting moisture cushion for exceptional comfort, making them perfect for sensitive and dry eyes. These contacts also offer the highest level of UV protection you’ll find in daily disposable contacts. The Acuvue Moist product family includes:
Acuvue 2 brand contact lenses are versatile biweekly contacts that provide sharp vision and comfort for 14 days. They are designed for easy handling and quick application with visibility tints and inside-out indicators.
These contacts feature Acuvue’s INFINITY EDGE design that causes the eyelids to glide as if there’s nothing there. They are also renowned for their high oxygen permeability and UV protection that shield your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Popular Acuvue 2 contacts include:
These are daily contacts offering exceptional comfort with an innovative design for people who want total relief when wearing contacts. They feature HydraClear technology, which keeps the eyes hydrated and allows high oxygen permeability, providing unmatched comfort. These contacts offer the highest level of UV protection in a contact lens, making them perfect for use even on the brightest days. Popular TruEye contacts include:/p>
Acuvue Define brand contacts allow you to boost your natural eye color for an enhanced look in addition to vision correction. They are daily disposables and feature LACREON technology for all-day comfort and hydration. These contacts have an iris-inspired design that blends with your eye color for more definition and depth.
These contacts come in many variants, including:
This brand from Johnson & Johnson is designed with proprietary technologies that let them provide enhanced performance and comfort. These innovative technologies include:
Available technologies for Acuvue include:
HydraLuxe is a wetting technology that uses a unique tear-infused design that mimics natural mucins to support a stable tear film. This technology helps tears wet the lenses the way they would your eyes.
HydraLuxe technology involves an enhanced network of tear-like molecules using Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and highly breathable hydrated silicone integrated with the tear film for enhanced comfort.
It is found in Acuvue Oasys daily disposable contacts.
HydraClear Plus embeds tear-like molecules made from Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) that mimic the mucins found in tear film to help support a stable tear film. It delivers long-lasting hydration, like a sponge, keeping the eyes moist and the lenses comfortable throughout the day.
HydraClear Plus technology is found in both the Oasys and TruEye lines.
LACREON technology embeds a water-holding agent similar to that found in natural tears in the contact lens material to provide a lasting moisture cushion. The wetting agent is in the lens itself and cannot be blinked away, so your eyes are kept hydrated all day, no matter the environment.
LACREON technology is found in Acuvue Moist and Define contacts.
Infinity Edge is a unique lens design that focuses on supporting the eyelids to glide over the lens smoothly when blinking, so the wearer does not feel anything in their eyes. This design is achieved by minimizing the thickness of the lens edge and its proximity area, i.e., making the angle at the corner between the inner side of the lens and the outer surface as small as possible.
Infinity Edge Design is found in Acuvue 2, Acuvue Vita, Acuvue Moist, and Acuvue Define contact lenses.
Blink Stabilized Design, also known as Accelerated Stabilization Design, is used in contact lenses for astigmatism to get the eyes to realign naturally each time the wearer blinks. Astigmatism contacts need to stay in place for stable vision, and factors like gravity or sudden movement can move them out of position.
Contact lenses with Blink Stabilized Design are much thinner under the eyelids, and there is reduced contact/eyelid interaction and less movement when blinking. The unique placement of four active zones in the design increases lens stability and repositioning, so each blink realigns the lens in place even in extreme conditions.
Contact lenses with Blink Stabilized Design include Acuvue Oasys, Acuvue Vita, and Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism.
This brand of contact lenses also feature technology to protect the eyes from the transmission of potentially harmful UV rays directly from the sun or reflected from a source. Standard sunglasses may offer some level of UV blocking, but rays can enter from the side to reach the eyes.
All Acuvue contacts have Class 1 or Class 2 UV blocking to help provide UV protection. They block more than 85% UVA rays and 98% UVB rays as standard across the product range.
HydraMax is an internal wetting technology that incorporates natural tear lipids to provide hydration and lubrication throughout the lens. The hydrating agent – polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) – integrates with the eye’s natural lipids to prevent evaporation and enhance hydration for superior, month-long, lasting comfort.
HydraMax technology is found in Acuvue Vita Monthly contacts and Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism.
The Oasys, TruEye, Moist & Vita lines are made to address multiple vision conditions. These include:
Myopia (Nearsightedness): It is a common eye condition in which distant objects appear blurry. Acuvue contact lenses for nearsightedness correct the condition by diverging the light rays, which reduces the eye’s focusing power and moves the focus point back onto the retina.
Hyperopia (Farsightedness): It is a common eye condition in which near objects appear blurry. When prescribed for farsightedness, spherical contact lenses converge light rays, increase the eye’s focusing power and move the focus point back onto the retina.
Astigmatism: Astigmatism is an eye condition that causes blurry or distorted vision at all distances. Contacts for astigmatism have a special toric shape that creates different focusing powers to correct corneal or lenticular astigmatism.
Presbyopia: It is an eye condition that mainly affects people over the age of 40. This leads to difficulty seeing near objects. Contact lenses for presbyopia have different built-in powers to allow the eyes to adapt to different distances for clear, far, near, and intermediate vision.
Yes. Acuvue contacts are recognized among the best in the world. They are ideal for wearers with dry, sensitive eyes, and their built-in UV blocker protects your eyes from potentially harmful ultraviolet rays.
The time duration for which you can wear Acuvue Oasys contacts depends on your lens type and your doctor's approval. Although, these contact lenses are approved for extended wear for up to six nights or seven days. Otherwise, they are daily contact lenses that should be removed every night and cleaned before use.
Unless approved for extended wear, you must remove your contacts before entering the shower to avoid contamination from microorganisms present in the water.
A six-month supply of these lenses will be four boxes (two per eye) and 12 boxes (six per eye) for a 30 Pack supply. For monthly contacts, you will need two boxes (one per eye) for a box of six lenses.
You’ll find your contact lens prescription on a piece of paper given to you by your eye doctor during a routine checkup. Reading your contact lens prescription entails understanding the abbreviations on the prescriptions and what they mean.
Most people can use contact lenses easily. However, people who have recurrent dry eyes, allergies, and those who have severe eye infections may find it hard to fit contact lenses.
No. Glasses and contacts have different prescriptions. Contacts rest directly on your eyes, while glasses sit about 12 millimeters away from your eyes. Contact lens prescriptions include parameters not found in glasses, like power, base curve, diameter, contact lens brand, material, or type. Glass prescriptions also contain a cylinder and axis value absent on contact lens prescriptions.
No. These contacts are not being discontinued. However, some contacts under the same brand like Acuvue Advance have been discontinued and remade into better Acuvue Oasys contacts.
Acuvue One-day contacts are single-use daily disposable contacts that should be discarded after wearing once for about eight to sixteen a time before removing them and replacing them with a fresh pair.
Acuvue Oasys and Acuvue Moist are two different types of contacts even though both of them are comfortable and convenient to wear there are some key differences between them.
Yes, this brand of lenses is designed with material that reduces dryness and irritation, allows high oxygen permeability, and uses technologies like Hydraclear Plus and Lacreon that can mimic the natural moisture of your eyes. Hence with all these features allow you to have smooth and comfortable wear.
Some Acuvue lenses are approved for extended wear and can be worn while sleeping. However, it is recommended to avoid sleeping with contacts as they can lead to dryness and discomfort which may cause eye infections, corneal ulcers, and other complications.
To take good care of your lenses follow these steps:
Yes, they offer a range of products designed to clear and stable vision for people with astigmatism. These include:
The cost of these lenses depends on the type of lenses, the number of lenses, and the retailer. On average the prices can range from $37 to $100+ per box of lenses.
Your eye care provider will provide you with a tutorial on contact lens insertion to ensure you are comfortable with inserting and removing them.
You can wear lenses while swimming but it is not recommended. Swimming with lenses can lead to eye infection, irritation, and lens displacement as they are exposed to water and can absorb harmful bacteria and chemicals. It is best to remove them and wear your prescription goggles.
No, they do not correct color blindness. Color blindness is a genetic condition and as of now has no cure. There are glasses that can help color blind people filter colors.
Yes, Acuvue offers products that are ideal for people with dry eyes, these include:
Yes, you can wear them while playing sports. We do recommend you use protective eyewear depending on the type of sport you are playing.
Yes, these contacts do come in different colors. These specific products include: Acuvue Define: These lenses enhance the natural beauty of your eyes. Available in three different styles: Natural Sparkle, Natural Shimmer, and Natural Shine.
Yes, you can wear these contact lenses with makeup but you have to take the necessary precautions to avoid any infection or irritation.
Here are some tips:
If you experience any of the following symptoms while wearing Acuvue contacts, it could be an indication that you are allergic to them:
If you experience the following symptoms while wearing contacts remove them immediately and consult your doctor as they may be an indication that you might be allergic to them:
Yes, Acuvue offers many options for people with sensitive eyes, for choosing the best option you have to acknowledge the reasons for your sensitivity.
Some of the options include:
Even though there are no known risks, It is best to consult your doctor before using any product during your pregnancy. Some women may experience allergic reactions or changes in vision or symptoms that could affect their pregnancy. So to ensure your safety talk to your doctors about your specific needs or concerns.