Saturday, October 24, 2009
Acuvue Oasys are silicone-hydrogel contact lenses manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. Acuvue Oasys are made with patented Hydraclear Plus which makes contacts so smooth and moist, like the natural eye, it feels almost like you're not wear contacts at all. Higher oxygen transmission built into ultra-smooth, more moisture in the lens means extra comfort and less lens dryness, even in tough surroundings that might dry out other lenses. Acuvue Oasys are FDA-approved for overnight wear (up to one week). And Acuvue Oasys helps protect against the direct and reflected rays that pass through the cornea into your eye, blocking up to 82% of UV-A radiation and 97% of UV-B radiation.
Acuvue Oasys are tinted for ease of handling and will not change the color of your eye. The tint is simply designed to facilitate locating the contact lenses in solution. These contact lenses contain an inside-out "AV" indicator to help ensure proper application/insertion.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
1-Day Acuvue TruEye is the world's FIRST daily disposable contact lens that comes in a new breathable silicone hydrogel material called Narafilcon A - an innovative silicone hydrogel material saturated with a locked-in super smooth wetting agent which does not slow release onto the eye. Narafilcon A delivers 98% oxygen flux to the cornea.
Narafilcon A is a new silicone hydrogel material being used in Johnson & Johnson's new daily disposable lens 1-Day Acuvue TruEye. With a Dk of 100 and a Dk/t of 118 it increases oxygen flow and allows the cornea to breathe naturally through the material. As a result, lenses that are manufactured utilizing this material, promise better wearing comfort and fewer dry eyes.
Acuvue's new TruEye contact lenses are truly remarkable as patients will regain incredible white eyes and comfort at the end of the day because the super wet and super smooth surface has the lowest friction coefficient of any daily disposable lens on the market today - even exceeding 1-Day Acuvue Moist. This is great news for contact lens wearers experiencing pink eyes after a long day.
This new lens is now available in Europe but not release in US yet.
The features and benefits of wearing 1-Day Acuvue TruEye:
1.Acuvue TruEye lenses are made from Narafilcon A, a new silicone hydrogel material that allows for 98% oxygen flux to the cornea, resulting in fewer red and dry eyes - even at the end of a long day.
2.Featuring Hydraclear technology combining an exceptional wetting agent with oxygen transmitting silicone hydrogel polymers. The result is an outstanding smooth and moist lens.
3.1-Day Acuvue TruEye contacts have the highest level of UVA and UVB blocking of any daily disposable contact lens with a minimum of 96% UVA and a minimum of 99% UVB blocking.
4.A 1-2-3 inside-out indicator and the visibility tint support easier handling.
5.People who are looking for a convenient, no-maintenance way to wear contact lenses.
6.People who want UV Blocking in their daily disposable lenses.
7.People who want to wear contact lenses everyday or just occasionally.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Extended Wear Contact Lenses are a type of contact lens that attempts to deliver the convenience of being able to see without eyeglasses all of the time. For many people the ability to get out of bed each morning and not have to insert their contact lenses is important. This is especially true if you are moderately or significantly nearsighted and can't even get to the bathroom without your glasses. For many people the thought of having to grope around the nightstand for their glasses in order to get out of bed is not a good feeling. Especially for a mother who must get out bed in the middle of the night to tend to a sick or crying child, or simply to get to the washroom.
For these people, as for almost anyone requiring optical correction of their vision, if the hassle can be eliminated, they are happier to choose that option. Extended Wear Contact Lenses may offer many people that option. Extended Wear Contact Lenses soft lenses are made from highly oxygen permeable hydrophilic polymeric materials. In general they are designed to allow for longer periods of time , from 7 to 30 days of continuous wear without removal,cleaning or disinfection. These lenses allow more oxygen to pass through to the cornea. An example of these types of lenses is Focus® NIGHT & DAY™ lenses which allow for 30 nights of continuous wear.
The more advanced technology Extended Wear Contact Lenses are made from silicone hydrogel materials that offer a number of advantages. First they allow up to 6 times more oxygen to pass through than even disposable contact lenses. In general they do not dry up as much as ordinary soft contact lenses which may be helpful to those with dry eyes who are trying to wear contact lenses. They have a special biocompatible surface treatment that decreases protein and bacteria buildup. This is important because protein and bacteria buildup on contact lenses predisposes you to eye infections. As with all Extended Wear Contact Lenses there is always a chance of affecting eye health even if there are no apparent problems. Although Extended Wear Contact Lenses may be very desirable because they allow you a great deal of convenience, they are by far the most risky type of contact lens you can wear
(http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/1998/298_lens.html). If you are going to wear Extended Wear Contact Lenses you must always be under the regular care of an eye care practitioner and carefully follow their instructions.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Looking for a contact lens that you can wear once and replace every day? 1-Day Acuvue Contacts offer a very convenient way to wear contact lenses as you don't need to worry about cleaning solutions, lens cases, or any type of no maintenance effort!
1-Day Acuvue are daily disposable contact lenses manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (Vistakon). 1-Day Acuvue give you a fresh start every day with a new, clean pair of lenses for the healthiest and most convenient way to wear contact lenses.
One of few daily disposable lenses on the market with UV-Blocking, each lens is precision crafted to provide exceptionally accurate vision. According to a new FDA-approved claim, 1-Day Acuvue brand contact lenses worn on a daily disposable basis may provide "improved comfort" for patients with mild allergic discomfort and ocular itching.
1- Day Acuvue lenses are tinted for ease of handling and will not change the color of your eye. The tint is simply designed to facilitate locating the contact lenses in solution. They also contain an inside-out "123" indicator to help ensure proper application/insertion.
Monday, September 14, 2009
There are some people in this world who have never worn contact lenses. There is an amazing selection of contact lenses available today. You only need the desire to wear a contact lens. It is a matter of great privilege that you have a better choice than people of earlier generations.
In the past years, the choice of contact lenses was restricted. The present market gives you wide options for the contact lens. It is you who has to make the proper choice. It all depends on you. It becomes very important to consult the doctor in the matters of the choice of contact lens. The doctor will definitely prove helpful to you. There are many contact lenses in the market that are meant to correct the problem of astigmatism. The variety is almost as wide as the grains of sand on the sea surface.
In the markets of today, you also get extended wear lenses. These are also called lifestyle lenses. These lenses are designed to suit many kinds of different lifestyles among people. Many people use colored contact lenses. These people, generally, do not need the prescription lenses. They just want to be fashionable and change the color of their eyes. It is very much advisable to purchase the contact lenses from a registered eye practitioner.
The eye practitioner is expert in fitting the lenses on the eye. He is the person who knows what is best for you and will provide you with an appropriate solution. It is absolutely essential that you consult an eye doctor. US laws do not allow the purchase of contact lenses to be purchased without a valid prescription.You need to have complete information about the wide variety of lenses. After doing the complete evaluation, you can make a decision to select a contact lens of your choice. Contact lens replacement can be done in cycles.
Some pairs of contact lens last for few weeks and some pairs last for a month or so. There are some contact lenses in the market that a person wears just for a single day.