How Acuvue advanced differs from other contact lenses
Currently there are two main types of hydrogel used in
contacts. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages.
Traditional hydrogel lenses are comfortable and allow
the eye to stay moist, but they don’t allow much
oxygen to pass, so the eye can’t breathe. Silicone
hydrogels allow the eye to breathe, but are not as comfortable.
Hydroclear – the new material
used in Acuvue Advance, combines the two features, so
Acuvue Advance allows 3 times more oxygen through than
any other lens with traditional hydrogel. Hydroclear is
a moisture rich element that lies throughout the interior
and exterior of the lens and provides a soft, silky feeling.
The result is what every contact wearer wants –
long lasting comfort for the eye.
Acuvue Advanceed contacts
are particularly recommended for people who wear their
lenses all day long and work at the computer. If you are
peering at your monitor all day, you’ve probably
noticed how tired your eyes are by the end of the day,
and your contact lenses feel like sand. This is mostly
because people blink much less than normal, while working
on the computer, and their eyes dry quicker. The unique
design of Acuvue Advanced prevents this dryness and general
Also, Advanced lenses experience very low protein build-up
and offer the highest level of UV-blocking available on
today's soft contact lens market.
If you are currently prescribed Acuvue
2 contacts, or any other 2 week replacement contacts
lenses, and by the end of the day you feel like your eyes
are tired and dry, you can switch to Accuvue Advance and
see if your eyes feel more comfortable.