Johnson & Johnson manufactures the Acuvue brand of contact lenses. This brand includes the Acuvue Oasys, Acuvue Advance, Acuvue 2, and 1-Day Acuvue lenses. Acuvue lenses use a patented technique called Hydraclear which keeps the lenses moist and comfortable by blending in a silicon wetting agent.
All the different models of Acuvue lenses can be prescribed for near or farsightedness. The Acuvue 2 COLOURS, which has ten available colors, is used for changing or enhancing eye color. It does not correct vision.
There are two replacement schedules that can be used with the Oasys lenses. You can remove them daily for cleaning and then replace them after two weeks or you can wear them continuously for as long as six nights before replacing them with a fresh pair. The Acuvue Advance need to be removed daily for cleaning for a maximum of two weeks and then are replaced with a fresh pair. The Acuvue 2 also has two replacement schedules. You can wear them continuously for up to six nights before replacing with a fresh pair or you can remove them daily for cleaning for as long as two weeks before replacing. The 1-DAY Acuvue, as its name implies, are to be worn for one day and then discarded and replaced with a fresh pair.
The Oasys family of lenses provide excellent ultraviolet light protection. The Oasys is rated at Class I UV protection with 96% UV-A and 100% UV-B radiation. The Acuvue Advance also has a Class I UV rating with 93% UV-A and 99% UV-B radiation. The Acuvue 2 and the 1-Day Acuvue have Class II UV ratings with 82% UV-A and 97% UV-B radiation.
Comfort is always a prime concern for contact lens users. Acuvue lenses are made from silicone hydrogel materials. The Oasys is made from senofilcon A which allows 98% of the available oxygen to pass to your eyes. The Acuvue Advance is made of alyfilcon A which allows 97% of the available oxygen to pass to your eyes. The Acuvue 2 and the 1-Day Acuvue are made of etafilcon A and provides 88% of the available oxygen to your eyes.
Another important factors for providing comfortable wear are keeping the lens wet and smooth. The Oasys lenses use the next generation of Hydraclear technology called Hydraclear Plus. Hydraclear Plus embeds a higher volume the wetting agent. This makes the Oasys lenses work well in a variety of environments, outside or inside. Hydraclear Plus increases the smoothness of the lenses. Blinking is very smooth. You can’t feel the contact lenses at all. The Oasys Advance use the first generation of Hydraclear.
There is extra moist version of the 1-DAY Acuvue called 1-DAY Acuvue MOIST that employs LACREON technology. LACREON like Hydraclear embed a wetting agent. LACREON technology also make a wet cushion that simulate natural human tears which reduces friction and keep the lenses very moist.
All the lenses in the Acuvue family are easy to handle. They are tinted a slight blue in order to make them visible when they are in their lens case. Inserting the lenses is made easier with a 1-2-3 mark.
There are special versions of Acuvue Oasys for astigmatism and for presbyopia. The Acuvue Advance also comes in a model for astigmatism. With all the different types and feature of Acuvue contact lenses no matter what your vision needs Acuvue will work well for you.