About Acuvue Contact Lenses
Biofinity is one of the UK’s most popular ranges of contact lenses, particularly for wearers with dry eyes. Made by CooperVision, this range uses unique technologies to create an ultra-breathable silicone hydrogel material that allows more oxygen to permeate the lens to the eyes to keep them comfortable, feeling fresh and free from irritation. Biofinity lenses come in a range of options to suit different prescriptions and wearers, from toric lenses and daily disposables to multifocal lenses, all of which prioritise the comfort of the wearer for all-day wear.
1-Day Acuvue – 1 Day Acuvue lenses are daily disposables that are convenient and comfortable, even when worn for longer periods. You simply remove them at the end of the day and insert a new pair in the morning, which removes the need to clean and store them and makes them ideal for people who travel regularly.
If you want lenses that are hassle-free or you don’t wear your contacts every day and want something that suits flexibility, 1 Day Acuvue lenses are ideal. They’re a particularly great choice for people who lead active lifestyles and want something easy and disposable.
Acuvue 2 – Acuvue 2 lenses are a versatile option that are designed to minimise potential eye irritation that can occur in some brands of lenses. The Infinity Edge design of these lenses ensure that the wearer enjoys maximum comfort throughout the day.
Acuvue 2 lenses can be worn for up to two weeks if cleaned after each wear and stored correctly, so they’re also a cost-effective solution. These lenses are incredibly easy to insert and remove, as they have a smooth front surface and a slight tint so you can clearly see them on your index finger, making them a good choice for those new to wearing lenses.
Acuvue Oasys – Acuvue Oasys lenses are specifically suited to people who suffer with dry eyes, as they are oxygen permeable which allows for higher levels of oxygen to reach the eye and keeps them hydrated throughout the day. This makes them incredibly comfortable to wear, especially if you’re wearing them for long periods throughout the day.
To enhance the level of moisture and deliver a smoother fit, the 1-day lenses use HydraLuxe technology, and the two-week lenses use Hydraclear Plus technology which makes them soft and easy to wear. They are a great choice for people who work in air conditioned buildings where dry eyes can be a problem.
Acuvue Contact Lenses
1 Day Acuvue Moist – A reliable choice of daily lenses that keep your eyes moist during the day and promote healthier eyes. They’re a particularly ideal choice for people with dry or sensitive eyes, and have built-in UV protection that’s great for people who spend a lot of time outdoors or have an active lifestyle. Daily disposables are a more hygienic option too, as they are simply thrown away after a single use which minimises infections through improper care.
Acuvue Oasys – Two-weekly lenses, the Acuvue Oasys contact lenses can be worn for up to two weeks if removed after each daily wear and cleaned properly. They have Hydraclear Plus technology which keeps the eyes hydrated and comfortable, as well as allowing more oxygen through to the eyes to prevent irritation and keep the eyes healthy.
Acuvue Vita – Acuvue Vita are the brand’s monthly lenses which contain Hydramax technology for month-long hydration and incredible comfort. These lenses are made from silicone hydrogel which makes sure they’re comfortable to wear and allow plenty of oxygen through to the eyes. They also provide UV protection and are easy to insert thanks to the subtle markings.
Extended Wear Acuvue Oasys – These contact lenses can be worn continuously for up to six days at a time and are made from silicone hydrogel for added comfort and enhanced oxygen levels to the eyes. They’re perfect for promoting healthy eyes and the HydraClear technology keeps the lenses moist for longer.
1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism – Designed specifically for people with astigmatism, these are comfortable daily toric lenses which are built with LACREON technology to keep your vision clear and your eyes comfortable. They have a ‘blink stabilised’ designed to minimise blurriness and keep your vision sharp.
1 Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal – The 1 Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal daily disposables are made with IntuiSight technology which keeps your vision crisp and ensures smooth transitions between different distances. The back-curve of these lenses keeps them stable on the eyes and improves clarity of vision for people with presbyopia.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Acuvue so popular?
Acuvue lenses are comfortable, reliable and long-lasting, which makes them a great investment into the health of your eyes. You can be sure when choosing Acuvue lenses that your vision will be crisp and clear, and that you’ll be able to wear your lenses for many hours without dryness or irritation. For people who lead an active lifestyle or work long hours in air conditioned buildings, this ensures they can go about their day without worrying about their lenses in any way.
With such a wide letiety of lenses to choose from, each featuring different technologies and prescriptions to cater to the wearer’s individual needs, it’s no wonder that Acuvue are one of the go-to brands for contact lens wearers around the world. Whether you’re looking for daily lenses that you can simply throw away after each wear or comfortable monthlies that will retain their moisture even towards the end of their lifespan, Acuvue has a great selection of lens options to choose from. Their lenses are always designed to deliver the best clarity of vision and highest degree of comfort for every wearer.
Who makes Acuvue contact lenses?
Acuvue contact lenses are made by one of the largest biotech companies in the world – Johnson & Johnson. Acuvue lenses were actually made by the Frontier Contact Lens Company during the 1950s, but the company was sold to Johnson & Johnson in 1981. The brand is worn by more people in the world than any other brand, in large part due to the innovative technologies they employ to create soft, comfortable lenses. The Acuvue lens brand transformed lenses completely in 1988 when they brought the first soft disposable lens to the market.
For over 40 years, Johnson & Johnson have been at the forefront of technology and innovation to create new formulations and materials that bring clearer vision and healthier eyes to people around the world. As a result of their creations, millions of people now enjoy better and clearer vision, with increased performance, thanks to the patented technologies that Acuvue utilises in their lenses.
Why use Acuvue contact lenses?
There are several benefits to choosing Acuvue lenses. They are innovators in different lens technologies, which means you get to enjoy the utmost in comfort when you’re wearing them, no matter if you’re wearing them for an hour or all day. There are letious technologies to take advantage of, depending on your prescription and if you require more specific lenses.
For example, Acuvue’s LACREON technology maintains moisture in the eyes and nourishes them with hydration, creating a cushioning effect for maximum comfort. The HydraMax technology features an uncoated silicone hydrogel which provides comfortable wear, while the HydraLuxe alleviates dryness with tear-like molecules that provide a pleasant fit. Acuvue also features Stereo Precision in their lenses which works with the natural functions of the eyes to provide more balanced vision, no matter what the lighting conditions are or the distance you’re trying to view. They specialise in all-day comfort and clarity which are so important when choosing contact lenses for everyday wear.
How much do Acuvue contact lenses cost?
The cost of your Acuvue contact lenses leties depending on whether you’re choosing daily disposable lenses or monthly or extended wear lenses, and whether you require specialist lenses such as toric contacts. The price also leties depending on how many lenses you’re ordered. However, there are options to suit all budgets. The below should give you a rough estimate on prices:
- Daily: Box of 30 – £15.00 - £20.00
- Two Weekly: Box of 6 - £16.00 - £20.00
- Monthly: Box of 3 - £15.00
- Extended Wear: Box of 6 - £18.00 - £25.00
- Toric: Box of 30 - £20.00 - £25.00
- Multifocal: Box of 30 - £22.00+
Check our products for a clearer guide of how much your Acuvue lenses will cost based on the type and the number of lenses you’re ordering.
Can I buy Acuvue contact lenses online?
Yes, at Pure Optical, we provide a wide range of Acuvue lenses to purchase online for convenience and as a way of saving money too. Whether you’re looking for daily disposables that are easy to use and don’t come with the hassle of cleaning and storage, or you want something more cost-effective and longer wearing, or a prescription lens that treats conditions such as astigmatism, we have a great selection in stock.
Prices may be lower when ordering online but the quality of the lenses you’ll receive remains the same. Find the lenses you want to buy and enter your prescription, then place your order and they’ll be delivered to your door. It couldn’t be easier, and you have the option of shopping by daily or monthly lenses as well as more specific needs such as toric lenses or multifocals. You can buy a single box of lenses, but we strongly recommend buying multiple boxes in your order to make the most of our delivery service. If you need a different prescription or type of lens for each eye, it’s easy to order smaller quantities of each type of lens when placing your order.
How do I care for Acuvue contact lenses?
Caring for your lenses is important to maintain good eye health and prevent infections or irritation. Luckily, the process of caring for your lenses is simple.
Make sure you wash and dry your hands thoroughly before you insert or remove your lenses to prevent transferring bacteria from your hands to the lenses. You should also have the right solution, as recommended by your eye care professional, to clean the lens if you have two-weekly or monthly lenses – never use water as this can cause infections and irritations. The wrong solution can even change the shape of your lens, making them uncomfortable and blurry.
If you have daily disposables, your care routine will be as simple as washing your hands, drying them thoroughly and removing the lens to throw away. The next time you want to wear your lenses, simply open up a new pair and insert them as normal. For longer wear lenses, you will need to store them. Clean the surface of the lens by removing it, adding a few drops of cleaning fluid to the surface and gently rubbing the lens for 30 seconds to remove dirt and deposits. Store in a clean lens container with fresh solution, ready for the next wear.
What alternative brands are there?
Acuvue lenses are favoured by millions of people the world over. But if you’re unsure if these contact lenses are the right option for your needs, there are alternatives available that may be better suited to you. These include:
- MyDay by CooperVision provides a wide range of lenses for all prescriptions, with comfortable and affordable options.
- Bausch & Lomb Biotrue lenses are durable and reliable lenses with affordable lenses to suit all budgets, and options for a range of prescriptions.
- CIBA Vision/Alcon’s range of Dailies lenses are thin, hydrating and easy to insert and remove, so they’re great for beginners to contact lenses.
- Specsavers’ own brand lenses can be purchased from your high street optician. However, you will typically find that it’s more convenient and cheaper to order the equivalent lenses online.