Among the current selection of soft contacts, the Acuvue Oasys family of lenses is taking their place in the ‘neighborhood’ and is rapidly growing in popularity. They have stepped to the forefront, becoming a leading brand prescribed by eye doctors.
Acuvue Oasys, for Astigmatism, and for Presbyopia all share features that contribute to the ongoing improvement in comfort and extended wear desired by contact users.
The trademarked Hydraclear Plus technology approximates the way eyes naturally stay wet, with a delivery of moisture that lasts all day even in environments and conditions that rapidly produce dryness. The use of senofilcon A (a silicone hydrogel material) facilitates a high flow of oxygen through the lens–a necessary process to maintain eye health. This unbeatable combination gets you as close to that feeling of ‘not wearing any contacts at all’ as any soft lens can.
The Acuvue Oasys family has also forged ahead in the area of UV protection, blocking 96% of UV-A radiation and 99% of UV-B radiation from reaching the covered portion of the eye*. These numbers put Acuvue Oasys at the top of the list in this regard, gaining seals of acceptance for ultraviolet absorbing contact lenses from both the American Optometric Association and the World Council of Optometry.
In addition to the comfort and UV protection, the Astigmatism version of this lens delivers constant, crisp vision due to its four-point Accelerated Stabilization Design that keeps the lens from rotating (and causing a loss of focus). The Presbyopia version of the lens employs Stereo Precision Technology to achieve clear sight at all distances.
Many contact users who are introduced to the Acuvue Oasys family are happy with the results, and there are others who are switching from their prior contacts to get this same satisfaction. One such individual, age 60, has spent much of her forty-four ‘contact years’ settling for just three hours of comfortable lens wear a day. After recently discovering Acuvue Oasys, she now experiences several days of wear without discomfort. Another turned away from ‘old’ Acuvue Oasys after an initial trial only to come back and embrace the improved brand.
Acuvue Oasys is FDA approved for two-week daily wear or six nights of extended wear. Ask your eye doctor about the Acuvue Oasys family member best suited for you.
*All other areas of the eye still need to be protected from ultraviolet radiation. These lenses are no substitute for UV-protecting eyewear such as sunglasses, goggles, etc.
UV-A radiation damages collagen fibers (which support cell structure) and destroys Vitamin A in the skin.
UV-B radiation does direct DNA damage that leads to skin cancer.