There is no age limit as such to start wearing contact lenses, it is more about being able to take on the responsibility of looking after them. Speaking to your parents and consulting an Eye Care Profesional can help you figure out whether contact lenses are right for you.
No, contact lenses cannot get stuck to your eye, but it is important to follow your Eye Care Profesional’s advice about wear, care and removal. Remove your lenses before sleep, and if they feel dry try some rewetting drops before removing them.
Properly fitted contact lenses should stay in place. In the rare event that a lens moves out of place, blinking a few times should move it back into position. Alternatively, you can gently massage your eyelid to help do this, or wash your hands and move the lens back in place with your finger.
Contact lens related problems can occur, however this is very unlikely. Most common eye-health issues are related to poorly fitted lenses or not following your Eye Care Profesionals recommended lens wear schedule. If you experience any unusual eye discomfort or changes to your vision while wearing your contact lenses, remove them immediately and call your Eye Care Profesional.
As long as you keep to the replacement schedule and cleaning instructions that your Eye Care Profesional provides with, and go back for regular check-ups contact lenses can be a healthy vision correction option.
ACUVUE® supports the guidance provided by public health officials to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by avoiding touching the face and eyes. To date, there is no evidence to suggest any correlation between the spread of the COVID-19 and use of contact lenses or any incidents of COVID-19 infection related to contact lens wear. ACUVUE® contact lens users should always follow proper lens wear and care instructions as prescribed. Detailed information can be found on the ACUVUE® website under “Wear & Care”and “Application & Removal”. *See here(link is external) for the World Health Organization recommendation on the safe cleaning of hands.
According to the CDC(link is external), it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Contact lenses can be worn safely while preventing potential contamination by following proper contact lens care instructions as prescribed by an eye care professional, which includes thoroughly washing, cleaning, and drying your hands prior to handling contact lenses.
Yes, your contact lenses are safe to wear at this time. As always, we encourage all contact lens wearers to follow proper care instructions as prescribed by their eye care professional. This includes thoroughly washing, cleaning, and drying your hands prior to handling the contact lenses. Detailed information on the proper care and cleaning of contact lenses can be found on the ACUVUE® website, under “Wear & Care” *See here for the World Health Organization recommendation on the safe cleaning of hands.
To date, there is no evidence to suggest any correlation between the spread of the COVID-19 and usage of contact lenses or any incidents of COVID-19 infection related to contact lens wear.
ACUVUE® contact lens users should always follow proper lens wear and care instructions as prescribed by an eye care professional. Detailed information can be found on the ACUVUE® website under “Wear & Care” and “Application & Removal”.
To date, there is no evidence to suggest any correlation between the spread of COVID-19 and the use of contact lenses or any incidents of COVID-19 infection related to contact lens wear. Currently there is no evidence to suggest that reusable lenses are less safe than daily disposable lenses. ACUVUE® contact lens users should always follow proper lens wear and care instructions as described by their eye care professional. In particular, and as always, hand hygiene is critical for safe contact lens use whether they are daily disposable or reusable lenses. Detailed information can be found on the ACUVUE® website under “Wear & Care” and “Application & Removal”.
For general advice on contact lenses please visit our website where you will find a wealth of resources and information. Detailed information can be found on the ACUVUE® website under “Wear & Care” and “Application & Removal”.
We recommend using a suitable contact lens solution like COMPLETE RevitaLens® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution which will help disinfect your lenses and protect against harmful germs and bacteria. ACUVUE® contact lens users should always follow proper lens wear and care instructions as prescribed by an eye care professional. Detailed information can be found on the ACUVUE® website under “Wear & Care”.
Unfortunately not. For reusable lenses you must always use a disinfecting solution, as prescribed by your eye care professional, as part of your cleaning routine. ACUVUE® contact lens users can find more detailed information on the ACUVUE® website under “Wear & Care”. If you wear daily disposable lenses, simply discard them after use.
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Yes. A prescription for contact lenses requires different information than a glasses prescription. A contact lens prescription will include the base curve, which is used to match the curvature of the lens to your eye. It will also include the diameter, which is used to fit the width of the lens to your eye.
Start by scheduling a contact lens appointment with an Eye Care Profesional. Your first contact lens fitting will take a little longer than a regular eye examination. You can find an Eye Care Profesional near you that carries ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses here.
With daily disposable contact lenses you simply discard them after use and start with a fresh pair the next day. If you have reusable daily wear contact lenses, with modern solutions, you will find it takes very little time to remove, clean and store reusable contact lenses, and with some practice it quickly becomes second nature. Find out more about how to wear & care for your lenses here.
Of course. You can alternate between your contact lenses and prescription glasses to suit your activities, needs and preferences. Or, you can wear your contacts every day. Please note that you will still need a pair of glasses as a back-up.
Contact lens related health issues can occur, but serious problems are very rare. Infections are commonly related to poor cleaning routines, so you should always follow your Eye Care Profesional’s wear and care instructions.
The main difference is how often you replace the lenses for a new pair.
Daily disposable contact lenses are used for one day and then thrown away, so they don’t involve the use of contact lens solutions. You will start with a new pair every time you put on your contact lenses.
Reusable contact lenses for daily wear require cleaning after you take them out, and are normally left to soak overnight in contact lens disinfecting solution The lenses are then replaced with a new pair according to your Eye Care Profesional’s instructions, usually every two weeks or every month.
They’re the same thing. Toric is the name for the kind of contact lens needed for astigmatism. A toric lens has a different focusing power horizontally than it does vertically, enabling it to correct astigmatism.
In general, bifocal contact lenses are designed with only two zones of vision (near and far) in the same lens. Multifocal contact lenses are designed with more than two zones of vision (near, far and in-between) in each lens.
Dk, or oxygen permeability, refers to the degree that oxygen can flow through a contact lens material. Dk/t or oxygen transmissibility, determines how much oxygen gets through a lens of a particular thickness.
Yes. ACUVUE® offers contact lenses that are specifically designed for people with astigmatism. You can wear daily disposable 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST for ASTIGMATISM or reusable ACUVUE OASYS® for ASTIGMATISM contact lenses. Your Eye Care Profesional can help you decide which of these products is the best one for you.
It is possible, by only your optician can tell you for certain. If your optician feels that contact lenses are still an option, we believe that ACUVUE® Brand is an excellent choice. Possibly, however your optician will be able to advise you on this, as it varies for everyone.
If you need vision correction to drive, you are likely to need vision correction to see at a distance all the time. Lenses also give you unobstructed all-round vision ideal for driving. With contact lenses, you can benefit from clear, crisp vision constantly without needing to put on your glasses.
Contact lenses can be surprisingly affordable, and costs depend on type of lens, replacement schedule and how often you wear them. Replacing a lost contact lens can be cheap and easy compared to replacing lost or damaged prescription glasses. However please note you will still need a pair of glasses as back up