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Are you looking for a contact lens that has a proven track record of fantastic comfort but still has a reasonable price point? If so, I recommend considering Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus Technology contact lens.
Acuvue Oasys was FDA approved in 2005 and has had great success ever since. In fact, it has been holding the number one selling contact lens spot for years and there is a good reason for this. The lens comfort is hard to beat! In 20 clinical studies, 7 out of 10 patients say it’s the most comfortable contact lens they have ever worn.
Let’s talk about why this lens is so comfortable
Acuvue Oasys uses a proprietary technology called Hydraclear Plus Technology. This is an embedded wetting agent throughout the lens that mimics the mucins in your tears to help maintain a stable tear film. A stable tear film means less dryness, irritation, and discomfort.
With the Hydraclear Plus Technology, these lenses remain comfortable all day, even while looking at digital devices. This lens also has a high transmission of oxygen to the cornea which we refer to breathability. More breathability means more comfort and less corneal complications.
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What are some other lens benefits?
Comfort is a huge priority but there are other things I love about this lens.
First, UV protection! This lens blocks >99.9% of UVB & 96% of UVA rays. As a result, I think of this when I’m prescribing to patients that may not remember to wear sunglasses.
Second, this lens has two base curves to choose from (8.4 and 8.8). This is useful when I have a patient that has a flatter than the average cornea, where a standard base curve doesn’t fit well.
Finally, the Acuvue Oasys brand has lenses for patients with astigmatism and also multifocal for patients that need to use reading glasses making this a lens you can stay with for years to come.
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Powers, availability, and more
Acuvue Oasys is a two-week replacement contact lens which means you throw it away after two weeks of wear. It comes in a range of powers from -12.00 to +8.00 so it will fit a large range of contact lens wearers.
Also, Acuvue Oasys is FDA approved for extended wear. This means you can sleep in this lens up to 6 nights of wear in a row (although I don’t recommend this).
Note: We recommend storing them in Biotrue, RevitaLens, or Opti-free Pure Moist contact lens solutions. However, if you’re experiencing depositing or contact lens build up, consider Clear Care Cleaning & Disinfection Solution.
When fit with Acuvue Oasys by your eye care professional, you’ll receive a trial lens that is good for two weeks. Johnson & Johnson Vision actually has a certificate for a free trial that you can print out and show your eye doctor.
Once your prescription is finalized, you can purchase these contacts in either a 12-pack (6 month supply) or a 24-pack (year supply). There is often a rebate for a year supply that you can submit as well. Ask your eye care provider for more information on this.
What people are saying…
- Is unbeaten in comfort.
- Contains industry-leading UV blocking.
- The #1 selling contact lens in the US and around the world.
- The #1 prescribed brand for new patients in the US.
From our eye care team
Acuvue Oasys is the only 2-week replacement contact lens that I fit in my practice. Most patients already know the lens by name and find it to be very comfortable. Plus the UV protection and astigmatism option for -2.75 cyl are added bonuses. Overall, I’m very confident in fitting my patients in Acuvue Oasys and feel that it’s a great tool for eye doctors to have in their contact lens too box – Dr. Ryan Corte
Is Acuvue Oasys right for you?
- Fantastic UV protection (>99% UVB and 96% UVA).
- Available in a complete family of lenses (nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, and multifocal).
- In clinical studies, this lens hasn’t been beaten in comfort.
- It’s a two-week replacement lens which requires cleaning, storage, and the purchasing of contact lens solution.
- These can be more expensive if you end up ripping a lens.
How much does Acuvue Oasys cost?
The best place to look is at your eye doctor’s office. However, if you’re looking to price things out from home, consider checking out contact lens retailers online.
Right now a 12 pack of lenses is going for ~ $30-$35 a box. Plus, here is a rebate which can offer even more savings!
Overall, this is an amazing contact lens! It gives fantastic comfort for the entire two weeks of wear and has a reasonable price point.
It’s a great option for patients that can’t afford a daily lens but still want the same level of comfort they provide. Plus, it has a complete family of lenses (spherical, toric, and multifocal) that accommodates most visual needs.
If you’re looking for a comfortable, breathable contact lens, I suggest talking to your eye care provider about Acuvue Oasys!
What do you think of Acuvue Oasys? Leave your review in the comments below!
Acuvue Oasys Review
Health & Safety
Acuvue Oasys is an amazing contact lens! It gives fantastic comfort for the entire two weeks of wear and has a reasonable price point. Plus, it’s a great option for patients that can’t afford a daily lens but still want the same level of comfort they provide.
- Fantastic UV protection (>99% UVB and 96% UVA)
- Available in a complete family of lenses (nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, and multifocal)
- In clinical studies, this lens hasn’t been beaten in comfort
- It’s a two-week replacement lens which requires cleaning, storage, and the purchasing of contact lens solution
- These can be more expensive if you end up ripping a lens
Acuvue Oasys overview
|Acuvue Oasys||Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism||Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia|
|Year of US market release||2005||2007||2009|
|Base curve (i.e. curvature of the contact lens)||8.4 & 8.8||8.6||8.4|
|Diameter (i.e. width of the contact lens)||14.0||14.5||14.3|
|Powers||+8.00D to -12.00D |
• +0.50D to +8.00D (in 0.25D steps)
• -0.50D to -6.00D (in 0.25D steps)
• -6.50D to -12.00D (in 0.50D steps)
|+6.00D to -9.00D |
• +0.50D to +6.00D (in 0.25D steps)
• 0.00D to -6.00D (in 0.25D steps)
• -6.50D to -9.00D (in 0.50D steps)
|+6.00D to -9.00D (in 0.25D steps)
|Cylinder||n/a||-0.75, -1.25, -1.75, -2.25, -2.75||n/a|
|Axis||n/a||10° to 180° (in 10° steps)||n/a|
|Add powers||n/a||n/a||LOW (+0.75D to +1.25D spectacle add), MID (+1.50D to +1.75D spectacle add), HIGH (+2.00D to +2.50D spectacle add)|
|Handling tint||Light blue||Light blue||Light blue|
|Dk/t (i.e. oxygen transmissibility)||147 @ -3.00||129 @ -3.00||147 @ -3.00|
|Center thickness||0.070 mm @ -3.00||0.080 mm @ -3.00||0.070 mm @ -3.00|
|Technology||Hydraclear Plus||Hydraclear Plus||Hydraclear Plus|
|Wear type||Daily wear||Daily wear||Daily wear|
|Replacement schedule||Two weeks (i.e. throw away at the end of two weeks)||Two weeks (i.e. throw away at the end of two weeks)||Two weeks (i.e. throw away at the end of two weeks)|
|Trials||Single lenses||Single lenses||Single lenses|
|Available for purchase||12 or 24 lenses per a box||6 lenses per a box||6 lenses per a box|
|Approved to be slept in?||Yes (6 nights in a row)||Yes (6 nights in a row)||Yes (6 nights in a row)|
|Inside out markings?||Yes (123)||No||No|
|UV protection?||Yes (>99% UVB & 96% UVA)||Yes (>99% UVB & 96% UVA)||Yes (>99% UVB & 96% UVA)|