SILICONE HYDROGELS

Breathable soft contact lens materials with great comfort

The technology used in contact lenses has come a long way since the first contact lenses were invented and ACUVUE® has ever since been at the forefront of research and development. Now contact lenses have evolved to provide the comfort, health and vision that our lifestyles demand.

In the late 1960s gel-like plastics called hydrogels were invented. Hydrogels are soft, comfortable and are water loving. That is key because the water in the material helps to transmit oxygen, helping keep eyes healthy.

ACUVUE® Brand revolutionised hydrogel lenses by introducing the first disposable hydrogel contact lenses in the 1980s, and today such lenses are worn successfully by millions of people around the world.

More recently, silicone hydrogel contact lenses were introduced. They allow almost 100% of available oxygen to reach the eye1. Moreover, the high level of oxygen helps eyes stay white and bright1.

ACUVUE® Brand later incorporated these innovative silicone hydrogel materials with exclusive HYDRACLEAR®, HydraLuxe™  and HydraMax™ technologies to make contact lenses even more comfortable by combining an embedded wetting agent within the contact lenses that helps improve in comfort related measures for many wearers2.

At ACUVUE® we know everyone is unique.  Each one of us has a different lifestyle, as well as individual clinical needs and preferences. This is why we have designed a range of contact lenses using science and technology to suit your needs.

If you would like to wear silicone hydrogel contact lenses, we have a range of options, from monthly replaced ACUVUE® VITA™ with HYDRAMAX™ contact lenses that provide reliable, superior comfort all month long3-4, two-weekly replacement ACUVUE OASYS® with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS, unbeaten in comfort5, and daily disposables such as ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ that helps keep you up with your busy, demanding day.

All ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses have UV Blocking to help provide protection against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye*.

Let your optician know of your needs and lifestyle, and they will help to choose the right contact lenses for you.

* All ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses have UV Blocking to help provide protection against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. UV absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV absorbing eyewear such as UV absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV absorbing eyewear as directed by your Optician.

1. JJVCC Data on file 2011.

2. The 14 clinical studies evaluated subjective comfort as a primary or secondary endpoint for ACUVUE OASYS® Brand with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS Technology. Review conducted as of October 13, 2015.

3. JJVCC Data on file 2016; 30-day dispensing.

4. JJVCC Data on file 2016, HydraMax™ Technology.

5. JJVCC Data on file 2013.