I wore Acuvue Oasys lenses for several years until I recently made the change to the daily disposable version of the same lens. As somebody with very dry eyes, I needed a lens which would stay moist and sit comfortably in my eye for several hours each day and I did find that the Acuvue Oasys lenses were perfect in this sense.
My main problem with these lenses was that they had to be removed every night, cleaned with a solution and then soaked in a lens case overnight ready to be put in again the next morning. Solutions are expensive and I went through several lens cases in an attempt to keep everything clean however I still found myself getting recurring eye infections. Upon being referred to the hospital, the optician informed me that they see endless infections like mine, all caused by people using the same contact lens day after day, and for this reason I changed to the dailies.
Overall, these are very comfortable lenses, great for those with dry eyes, however please be very careful when cleaning them so as to minimise infection.
I've been short-sighted for as long as I can remember. And, whilst I'm not quite Mister Magoo myopic (-2.00 in one eye and -3.25 in the other) it is significant enough that I need to wear glasses or contacts for most things, particularly driving. I've never been a fan of glasses: they hurt the bridge of my nose and I'm always aware of them on my face. I also don't like the fact that they only improve part of my field of vision and my eyes feel like they're having to constantly readjust. This is enough to exacerbate my migraines and so it's contacts all the way for me.
I've been wearing contacts on and off for the last 15 years and in that time I've experimented with quite a few brands. These, the Acuvue Oasys, were recommended for me about 5 years ago by my optician and I've been wearing them ever since. She felt these would suit me because I wear my contacts from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to bed, which is a habit that made her frown and make cross noises. And, well, the last thing you want is an obstreperous optician, particularly when they do that horribly discomfiting bit of the eye exam where they look in your eyes with the torchy-looky-thing and get so close to your face that you could give them a big snog were it not for fear of the inevitable restraining order that would doubtless ensue. For those of you who don't wear contacts, the reason that you shouldn't wear them constantly is because they act as a big plastic seal on your eyeball, preventing the free flow of oxygen and other gases and making your eye itchy, uncomfortable and possibly with long-term scarring damage. Sensible people wear their glasses for a few hours a day to give their eyes a break from the contact lenses. For eejits like me there are contact lenses designed to be as gas-permeable as possible, which is where Acuvue Oasys come in.
It's pure arse, isn't it? As well as phonetically incorrect. There are few things I dislike more than fannying around with the English language just for the sake of being cool. Or 'kewl'. Gah! Incidentally, I include 'lol' and most acronyms in my wrath (apart from OMG, because it makes me laugh) but I haven't time to deal with those transgressions right now. There are only so many fronts you can fight a battle on. That apart, Acuvue are a well-known and trusted brand and every optician I've been to in the last few years (that's all, um, two of them) have said that they're the best.
These are marketed as being suitable for people who do a lot of computer work and/or wear contacts for extended periods of time. If you only wear contacts for a few hours every so often, you'd be better going for something cheaper as otherwise you're paying for something that you don't really require. Oasys (gah!) are made with something called Hydraclear, which ensures lots of oxygen transference and means you shouldn't experience dry or sore eyes. They can correct long and short-sightedness. I've had a look on the website and it doesn't mention suitability for use if you have an astigmatism in one or both eyes. I have a mild astigmatism in one eye and they're grand, but I'd check with your optician before you go ordering a boxload. They're for daily use and should be changed every fortnight, or they can be worn continuously for 7 days and nights before being changed (but only if your optician okays this).
These are by far the most comfortable lenses I've ever worn. Once they're in I very rarely feel them on my eyes and they are a good fit; with cheaper lenses I've occasionally 'lost' one round the back of my eye or had it tear as I was taking it out but there's never any of this with the Acuvue ones. They always centre properly on my eyeball and never drift around when I blink. Similarly, if I rub my eyes out of tiredness or frustration (which is often) they always return to position without me having to do anything, all of which are signs of a good fit and a quality lens.
The procedure for inserting and removing them is the same with all contact lenses. As always, it is wise to make sure that you have clean hands and a make-up free face otherwise you will feel every speck and air bubble. Once they're in properly, though, I very rarely get irritants trapped underneath them. They are very delicate and the edges quickly become ragged (making them unsuitable for wear) if they aren't removed gently, but this is true of all lenses. A particularly handy feature is that they have a blue tint and a number etched onto them, allowing you to find them if you drop them and to make sure you haven't got them inside out on your eye. They also block UV rays but I'm never sure how useful that actually is, given that contacts don't cover the whole eye.
On a normal day, I put mine in at about 7.30am and take them out around 11pm - effectively wearing them all day long without a break. As soon as they're in I can forget about them because there is no sensation of them being 'on' my eye. As part of my job I do a lot of writing, reading, computer work and driving and my eyes cope fine; like most people I occasionally get tired eyes but they rarely get dry or irritable and I never feel like the contact lenses are sticking to my eyes.
I confess that I usually get a month out of each pair before I change them but I would strongly suggest you follow whatever directions your optician gives. I'm just the kind of ophthalmic rebel who can't be tamed. I have worn mine continuously on a couple of occasions - once when I was too drunk to contemplate putting my finger in my eyes and once when I was away overnight and forgot to bring solution. On both occasions I was fine when I woke up and I didn't experience any stickiness or aggravation (I've just realised that that's a phrase that could be misconstrued, but you know what I mean). Compared to cheaper lenses they were a revelation: no blurriness and my vision was 20:20 straight away without me having to put drops in and reposition the lenses in my eyes. Mind you, wearing them constantly isn't something I'd recommend unless your optician has prescribed these expressly for that purpose.
These are the lenses that I am likely to wear for the foreseeable future as they perfectly suit my needs. Additionally, at my recent eye examination and contact lens check the optician reported that the surface of my eyeball was extremely healthy and free of any abrasions, despite me wearing these lenses all day long.
Obviously, with all these positives there was bound to be some negatives. In this case, it's the price. The cheapest I've found them anywhere is the Vision Direct website, where 12 pairs cost me £67.40 when I ordered in April 2011. If worn as directed (for a fortnight) that would work out at just under £135 a year. For me, it's a price worth paying but others may feel that glasses can be bought for a cheaper one-off cost and are likely to last at least two years before the prescription needs changed.
I have been wearing these contact lenses for the past 6 months and I would highly recommend them. With my previous contact lenses (which were also two weekly disposables) my eyes would often come very dry, particularly at work, as the air-conditioning would often dry the lenses, making my eyes bloodshot and irritated. I have not had the same problem with these, and I can also quite easily place them in my eyes even when very tired. I think you are safe to fall asleep in these as well, though I would perhaps not recommend this as it is always good to give your eyes a good rest from wearing lenses. With past lenses there was also quite a high incidence of my lenses tearing, which led to the rather unpleasant situation of having to extract both halves from my eye. This, I am pleased to say, hasn't happened as yet with these. All in all, I am very pleased with these and I am glad that my opticians recommended an update, for though slightly more expensive I feel that my eyes are benefiting from the purchase!
These two-weekly lenses are marvellous. I have tried other brand lenses in the past, but they have made my eyes feel irritated and dry. The Acuvue Oasys range are very comfortable (so comfortable you'll forget you're even wearing them) and healthy for the eyes too, as they come with a UV filter and let in 98% oxygen compared to other lenses on the market. The price varies, but the standard cost is around £30.00 for one box of six lenses (which lasts for 3 months). It does pay to shop around.
I have never word contact lenses before, so naturally I had a few concerns. Firstly, I hate shoving things into my eye. In fact, I go so far as to try and avoid it at least 60% of the day. Next, the cost. I like things cheap, the cheaper the better, but understandably I have to settle with poorer quality to match my budget.
With these lenses, I found that they were indeed quite soft, thus allowing a stronger suction during the putting on process. This allows for less time spent exploring my orbital cavity and so ticking my first box :)
As for the price, I found that these lenses really didn't break the bank! (granted though, I've only been wearing these for 2 months) I wish I had only worn lenses sooner, I'd have discovered these bad boys
Packaging too is nice and easy to open, etc (Just don't forget which lens goes in which eye!)
These are the most comfortable contact lenses I have worn in nearly ten years of use. Previously I have been concious of dry and gritty eyes towards the end of the day but with these lenses I have not experienced this at all. The price of these is slightly more expensive than some of the other contact lenses on the market but I would say the general improvement in comfort justifies this. The option of extended wear with these lenses overnight is another big benefit, if I forget to take my solution or case with me somewhere it is not a massive problem as it may have been otherwise. The '123' indicator on the inside of the lens makes it far easier to see if it is inside out, rather than trying to judge from the shape of the lip of the lens as with other makes. Overall I would definitely recommend them, the only negative I can think of is the slightly higher price.
Having worn contact lenses for the last seven years, i can honestly say these are the best lenses that i have tried. They are incredibly durable, i have not ripped or snagged one in the year and a half that i have been using them. But rather than being uncomfortable, they are very comfortable to wear. They feel very "light", when wearing them. They are also very practical, as sleeping whilst wearing them is not a problem. I was advised that i could wear each lense continously for two weeks. I have never done this. I have only ever slept in them for one night at a time, or for a few hours. Anyone who has ever slept in "traditional" lenses will know how uncomfortable this is. Although i was aprehensive about sleeping whilst wearing them, i needent have worried. I had no pain or discomfort at all. I would recomend these lenses to anyone. Although i would recomend shopping around as certain opticians charge more than three times the price of other companies.
My husband has worn weekly disposable contact lenses for years, however for me it took years of convincing to even try wearing lenses. I have needed to wear glasses for about 5 years now, my husband kept advising me that contact lenses would be much easier as they didn't get finger marks, didn't steam up or get wet in the rain and I could wear any sunglasses I liked without having to worry about getting special lenses put in.
After a brief, but failed experiment, with daily contacts about two years ago I decided to take the plunge in February this year. The optician advised that I go for weekly disposables rather than daily. Initially I was given a different brand, however my eyes constantly felt like they had grit in them and were really dry, I got through 2 bottles of saline solution in one day. However I persevered as I could see the benefit. The third set I was given were the Acuvue Oasys and I can honestly say that they are brilliant. I can't feel them at all and forget I have them in.
I no longer have problems with steaming up, fingerprints, rain marks on my glasses. I can also wear whatever sunglasses I want - I didn't bother before as I found that the prescription was never as good as in real glasses.
For those who are thinking about trying contacts I urge you to do so, they are brilliant.
For those who have had previous problems with contact lenses - they have felt uncomfortable and dry, I urge you to try Acuvue Oasys. They are extremely comfortable.
I tried these contact lenses about 6 months ago and they were ok to start of with. I was wearing them for about 10 hours per day. For the first few days they felt like a new pair each time I put them in, but, towards the end of the week they started to feel a little bit worn and dry. For a weekly lens it was bearable to wear them for the last couple of days of the week when they were starting to feel a little dryer but not really what you want. I personnally felt that cibavision lenses suited me far better, I would recommened trying them if you are prone to suffering with dry eye. I also think that there are better lenses on the market and at much better value for money. All contact lens wearers know that it is quite expensive to wear any type of lenses and these are an ok price. There are far better products out there at far better prices.
I have tried several brands of contact lenses, but these I find the most comfortable. I never experience any discomfort from the lens itself and rarely get dust or anything else trapped behind the lens. The lenses do not turn dry, even after wearing them for a full day or on the last days before they need to be thrown away. They provide the eyes with plenty oxygen and have a good UV filter. The fact that they are two weekly lenses is a great benefit. It means that they are not cloudy or dirty on the last days of wear, which monthly lenses sometimes tend to be. They are also cheaper than daily lenses.
One time I got a new lens with a slightly damaged edge, which I threw out. I was told this sometimes happens and the optician replaced the lens.
Overall, these are not the cheapest lenses you can get, but they are definitely of better quality. You have to take good care of your eyes, and honestly feel these lenses do.
Just transferred to using these. They are lightweight and feels like they arent there. They are breathable and can be slept in which is perfect. Can be a bit fiddly to get in as they are so ligthweight and I have lost 1 in the past. They are more expensive than the last lot I used. Transferred due to an eye condition and it has improved with the use of these contacts. They feel fresh every morning. Acuvue are the only contact lenses I have used since getting them 6 years ago and overall I have never had a problem with them. I swim in them even though your not supposed to and it hasnt affected my eyes yet. I would reccomend using these. Do not put them in water though as it will dry them out and remove any protection on them, best to just bin them and get a new pair.
I used to wear these lenses before I converted to dailies. I started off with monthlies, and got gradually down to dailies. In this transition, I came across the Johnson & Johnson oasys. These lenses are truly the most comfortable lenses in the price range. These are especially for people like me, with drier than normal eyes.
These lenses actually do deliver on all their claims just keep them on even over night and it would not be a problem,
I changed from these lenses to Johnson and Johnson dailies only because I am to lazy to clean lenses and store them properly. It is just so much easier to put on new ones every time.
Any ways if you are not lazy like me, like to feel super comfort with lenses, like to keep them on for long, go out clubbing and forget to take of your lenses at night.......
well these lenses are for you.
I would suggest that you buy them of the internet, tesco opticians are quite cheap. The opticians just rip you off!!
I used to worry about staying up late until I found these!
whenever we had stayovers and friend's place we would stay up the whole night, sometimes not sleeping even. Often my eyes would turn bloodshot by midnight with my previous contacts, Acuvue 2. However with Acuvue Oasys, there has been a noticeable difference! I now can wear my lens for a full 24 hours and still have my eyes feel fresh and moist.
My optician has reccomended that I wear these lens for 2 weeks but occasionally i've worn then for 3 weeks and at the end of the 3 weeks they are still as moist as when they were new.
My eyes hardly feel tired and they have definately been very comfortable. I know they are pricier than the others, but its totally worth the money especially if you're always staying up late, going to parties and having fun!
I was recommended these lenses by my optician a few months ago after 17 years of almost constant use with various types and brands.
At first they seemed very sticky and for the first few hours of the first week of wearing them my eyes were quite tired. This however soon subsided and the lenses are now sitting nicely on my eyeballs.
The fit seems a lot smoother than other lenses I have used, and the general feeling on the eyes is very clean and fresh. I have had no problems with storing them or getting them in. On other occasions I have struggled to get lenses to sit on my fingertip when they are wet but I have never had that problem with these.
My optician has told me they can comfortably be worn for 12-14 hours a day and assures me you can even sleep in them. I have not tried this, however, because I am rarely that tired that I can't get to the bathroom to take them out!
If you have problems with dry eyes, then this product has been made for you!
Contact Acuvue Oasis was formulated to make your eyes very moist and receive oxygen to the eye through it's small pores. My mother started wearing these, and she recommended them to me for the dry eye problem.
I would recommend these contacts to everyone because if you wear regular contacts for to long without oxygen getting to the eye, then your doctor can suspend your wearing contacts at all!
I got suspended from wearing contacts for two years. Finally the new contacts come out, and I asked my doctor if I could try them and he said Yes! I was so excited to be able to wear contacts again.
You should try these contacts for a healthier eye.
I give this product ten stars for the brilliant idea for pores to allow your eyes the proper air they need!