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 Advance 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 tiredness.
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.
Unfortunately, Acuvue Advanced doesn't come in toric,
so it isn't suitable for people with astigmatism