Different Types of Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can help free you of the burden of wearing glasses while providing you with great vision. A contact is a thin lens that you place directly on your eye’s surface. Contacts are worn for corrective purposes and may be multifocal or monovision. Contacts may be worn for Myopia/Hyperopia and astigmatism as well. Contact lenses are available for many different prescriptions and eye care needs. If you are considering improving your vision using contact lenses the first thing that you are going to want to do is make an appointment with your optometrist for an eye exam. Once you have received your prescription you will want to ask your optometrist if you are suited for wearing contacts. If you are a candidate for contact lenses you can choose from soft lenses, daily wears, disposables, extended wear and more. It is important to always use clean hands when changing contact lenses. They should also be worn as directed. Cleaning your contact lenses with the appropriate solution will help to extend the life of your contacts and improve the comfort of wearing them. 


Astigmatism is a condition in which the eye is not completely round. If you have this condition, don’t worry you are not alone. Most people do have astigmatism to some degree, but for others it can cause major issues with their vision. Many people are born with astigmatism, and others may develop it from an injury or disease. Astigmatism has many different symptoms including: blurry vision, distorted vision, squinting, eye fatigue, headaches and eye pain. Your optometrist can determine if you have astigmatism from an eye exam. Astigmatism can be corrected by wearing glasses, contacts or refractive surgery. Contact lenses are an easy and painless way to correct astigmatism. Usually you will be prescribed soft contact lenses that can bend light in a certain direction. If you have severe astigmatism, your doctor may prescribe a gas-permeable rigid contact lenses.

Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is a common eye condition that is caused by lack of lubrication and moisture to the eye’s surface. Dry eyes can cause a variety of symptoms including eye redness, watering, itchiness and aching. It can also cause the eyes to feel heavy and sore. The symptoms can range from being a nuisance to creating significant inflammation and discomfort. Dry eyes can occur because of a lack of tear production, which can happen for a variety of different reasons including aging, air conditioning, allergies, smoking. screen use, fatigue, disease, medications, laser eye surgery and tear gland damage. If your dry eye problems persist you will want to make an appointment with your optometrist. Your eye doctor will perform some eye tests to determine what the issue is and the best treatment available. Sometimes the symptoms of dry eyes can be treated with rest and eye drops. Other times, your doctor may recommend prescription eye medications and office procedures to help decrease irritation, inflammation and other symptoms of dry eyes.


ACUVUE has a wide range of contact lenses that can help to correct your vision, while keeping your eyes comfortable. ACUVUE has contacts available for many different eye conditions including astigmatism, near-sightedness, far-sightedness and multifocal. Acuve has contacts that are disposable and can be tossed out after each wear. There are also contacts available that last two weeks, and can then be disposed of. A few of ACUVUE’s most popular contact lenses products include ACUVUE OASYS, ACUVUE DEFINE, ACUVUE MOIST, ACUVUE TruEye. ACUVUE also has contacts that are available for eyes with sensitivities, challenging environments, maximized wear and for cosmetic purposes. ACUVUE makes it very easy to purchase new contacts because you can order online. You can order easily online, making replacing your contacts, purchasing cleansing solution and trying out new options easy.

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