Acuvue Oasys contact lenses are manufactured by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. by way of their Vistakon subsidiary which is specialized in the production of contact lenses. A specialized Silicone Hydrogel material known for its high oxygen transmissibility and wettability is used for the production of these lenses. Acuvue Oasys lenses are designed for use as daily wear lenses with a replacement schedule of up to two weeks after which a fresh pair of lenses should be used. Your eye doctor will recommend the replacement frequency that is ideal for your eye health. According to AcuvueProfessional.com this lens is rated number one in comfort with 7 out of 10 contact lens wearers surveyed stating that it is the most comfortable brand they have ever worn. What makes this lens more comfortable and allows it to outperform its competitors? Well let's try to answer this question by looking at the 4 beneficial properties that Acuvue Oasys has to offer:
1) High Oxygen Transmission
According to Contact Lens Spectrum, "The eye has the greatest likelihood of good health if it receives the highest possible levels of oxygen.". The Silicone Hydrogel material that Acuvue Oasys lenses are made of has the capacity to deliver up to 98% of the available oxygen to the corneal tissues. This proprietary material is also specifically designed to provide maximum all-day comfort to the wearer, even at the end of the day where most competitive products encounter issues of dryness and irritation. This feature helps to ensure wearer compliance along with excellent eye health.
2) Moist Lens Surface
Although one of the chemical characteristics of silicone is to reject water, the scientists at Vistakon were able to marry the qualities of silicone with the benefits of hydrogel lenses. Using the company's proprietary Hydraclear Technology the research and development team was successful in developing a lens material that was used to produce a lens with moisture enhancing features that directly impact comfort and eye health.
3) Soft, Flexible Material
Another benefit of Vistakon's patented Hydraclear Technology and material as used for Acuvue Oasys is its extra smooth surface which keeps the lenses moist, soft and smooth. This feature promotes all-day comfort for the wearer and therefore avoiding end-of-day drying, discomfort or itching.
4) UV Blocking
UV exposure can increase the incidence of developing eye problems, including but not limited to cataracts and macular degeneration. The Acuvue Oasys lenses block more than 96 percent of UVA and 99 percent of UVB rays, which means this lens meets the highest UV-bocking standards on the market. According to MasterEyesAssociates.com, Acuvue Oasys lenses received a seal of approval from the American Optometric Association for being a class 1-UV-blocker. Nevertheless, it is important to note that although this lens has UV blocking properties it should be worn in concert with other UV blocking devices such as sunglasses in order to provide a more comprehensive solution and protection.
So why is Acuvue Oasys so popular? As illustrated above, the Acuvue Oasys lens has many properties that helped propel it to the level of a leading industry product. With Vistakon combining its proprietary Hydraclear Technology and the unique Silicone Hydrogel material it was able to capitalize on the benefits of a material with high oxygen transmission properties while minimizing any of its shortcomings relating to wettability by introducing a new hydration formula for all-day comfort. The Acuvue Oasys is one of the most popular lenses on the market today and it seems that it will remain so for some time.
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