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.
With the exception of the Acuvue 2 COLOURS model, all the Acuvue lenses are used to correct near or farsightedness. The Acuvue 2 COLOURS will enhance or change your eye color and does not correct vision. Ten colors are available.
Oasys lenses can be taken out and cleaned daily for up two weeks before replacing or you can continuously wear them for up to six nights before replacing them with a fresh pair. With the Acuvue Advance you clean them daily for two weeks and then replace them with a fresh pair of contacts. The Acuvue 2 can be worn continuously for up to six nights before replacing or you can clean them daily for two weeks before having to replace them. The 1-DAY Acuvue are worn for only 1 day and then you dispose of them and use a fresh pair.
The Oasys family of lenses provide excellent ultraviolet light protection. The Acuvue Oasys is rated at Class I UV protection with 96% UV-A and 100% UV-B radiation. The Acuvue Advance contacts 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.
The Acuvue brand has invested a lot of resources in making sure their lenses have a smooth and comfortable fit. They use silicone hydrogel material that allows a high degree of available oxygen to be provided to the eyes. The Oasys uses senofilcon A and allows 98% of available oxygen to pass to the eyes. The Acuvue Advance uses alyfilcon A and allows 97% of available oxygen to be provided to the eyes. Both the Acuvue 2 and the 1-DAY Acuvue are constructed of etafilcon A providing 88% of available oxygen to the 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.