What Are Some Types of Acuvue Contact Lenses?


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Acuvue produces Oaysis, 1-Day Trueye, Advance with Hydraclear and Acuvue 2 contact lenses for nearsighted and farsighted people, as of 2015. Acuvue also makes contact lenses to treat astigmatism and presbyopia.

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HydraClear technology keeps lenses hydrated and smooth so that wearers do not feel like they are wearing contact lenses. Lenses with HydraClear feature a wetting agent mixed into the contact lens formula. The Oaysis, Advance and 1-Day Trueye contact lenses use this technology. Acuvue uses Lacreon technology in its 1-Day lenses to keep them moist longer. These lenses work well for part-time or first-time contact lens users.

Acuvue brand contact lenses include protection from the sun's ultraviolet rays. The company divides its lenses into Class 1 and Class 2 categories. Lenses in Class 1 block 90 percent of ultraviolet-A radiation and 99 percent of ultraviolet-B radiation. Oaysis, Advance and 1-Day Trueye lenses are in this category. Class 2 lenses block 50 percent of ultraviolet-A radiation and 90 percent of ultraviolet-B radiation. Moist, Acuvue 2, Acuvue 2 Colours, and Acuvue Bifocals are in this category.

The company uses silicone hydrogels and hydrogels to make its contact lenses. Lenses made with silicone hydrogels also include senofilcon A, galyfilcon A or nerafilcon B materials. Lenses made with Hydrogels also include etafilcon A. The different materials affect the lenses' oxygen permeability, or the amount of oxygen that reaches the eye.

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