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 for the World Health Organization recommendation on the safe cleaning of hands.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 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”.
We recommend if you are feeling unwell that you switch to wearing glasses as they may be more comfortable. Always follow the guidance of your Eye Care Professional and follow your contact lens Instructions for Use.
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 [www.acuvue.co.uk] where you will find a wealth of resources and information. For more specific details please contact your Eye Care Professional. Detailed information can be found on the ACUVUE® website under “Wear & Care” and “Application & Removal”.
We recommend using a suitable contact lens solution like ACUVUE™ 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 recommended 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.
Be rest assured that we will continue to supply ACUVUE® contact lenses to you to source through your optician, to ensure that you don’t run out of your lenses. To understand the specific volumes that you can order, please contact your optician directly. While the best course of action has been to close physical store locations to limit in-person interaction, most practices will be offering support online, or by email or phone. If you have a valid prescription, please visit your optician’s website where you may be able to reorder or contact them directly for more information.
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On March 30, 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced that we have a lead vaccine candidate for COVID-19 in a landmark new partnership with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; and commitment to supply one billion vaccines worldwide for emergency pandemic use. And, together with Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), we have committed more than one billion dollars to Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Research and Development; and we expect to initiate phase 1 of human clinical studies of the vaccine candidate at latest by September 2020.
In January 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced our support of frontline health workers through our Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation, committing $250M over 10 years. On March 30, 2020, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and the Johnson & Johnson Foundation announced they are increasing that commitment by $50M for immediate COVID-19 response, primarily focused on supporting frontline health workers. Now more than ever, we are applying all of our capabilities to the needs of nurses, doctors, midwives and community health workers. This fight is not new for us nor will it end in weeks; our support will respond to urgent, short-term needs while building a thriving health workforce for the long-term.
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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. Most people can start wearing contact lenses in their early teens, and some at a younger age. Speaking to your parents and consulting an optician can help you figure out whether contact lenses are right for you.
No. It’s physically impossible for a contact lens to get lost behind your eye. There is a membrane covering your eye that connects to the inside of your eyelids, so the lens cannot be lost behind the eye.
Contact lenses cannot get stuck to your eye if you follow your optician’s advice about wear, care and removal. Mastering taking off your lenses just takes a little patience and practice. Remember to remove your lenses before sleep, and if they feel dry try some rewetting drops before removing them. Find out about putting lenses on and taking them off
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 fitting lenses or not following your opticians care and 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 optician.
Most modern, soft contact lenses are made from breathable materials. Unless your optician has instructed you otherwise, you should be able to wear your contact lenses every day. Check with your optician about your daily wearing schedule.
As long as you keep to the replacement schedule and cleaning instructions that your optician provides you with, and go back for regular check-ups, then contact lenses are a healthy vision correction option.
An optician will examine your eyes to determine your prescription and fit you with the contact lens that is right for your eye shape, vision correction and lifestyle needs. You also need regular check-ups, as your vision and eye health may change over time.
Yes. A prescription for contact lenses requires different information than a glasses prescription. A contact lens prescription will also include the lens type, replacement schedule and base curve, which is used to match the curvature of the lens to your eye, and the diameter, which is used to fit the width of the lens to your eye.
Start by scheduling a contact lens appointment with an optician. Your first contact lens fitting will take a little longer than a regular eye examination, so make sure you specify that you are interested in contact lenses. You will often need to go back about a week later for a second appointment to confirm your prescription, so ask about scheduling any follow up appointments when you first call in. You can find an optician near you that fits and sells ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses here.
Not to worry! It is not a surface coating. This is a first-of-its-kind1 lens, built into the proven ACUVUE® OASYS (senofilcon A) material combined with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ (photochromic additive). We have conducted numerous clinical trials involving more than 1,000 patients, and have found no biological concern.
Lenses must be stored away from direct sunlight, as indicated on the label. Yes, the lenses can lose some photochromic performance over time if they are not properly stored. If properly stored, there should be no noticeable impact in performance during the two weeks of daily wear, for which these contact lenses are indicated.
Activation and fade back time of the lens is dependent on a number of factors. The typical time for the lens to activate when on the eye is less than 60 seconds. The typical time to fade back when on the eye is within 90 seconds.
ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™currently are unavailable for patients with astigmatism. They will be available in the first half of 2019 (each market to adjust). We will continue innovation in this area, but are unsure about specific timing for additional lens types.
It is not a surface coating. This first-of-its-kind1 contact lens is built using the proven ACUVUE OASYS® (senofilcon A) material combined with Transitions® Light Intelligent Technology™ (photochromic additive) throughout the lens.
These contact lenses quickly and seamlessly adjust from clear to various shades of darkness and reversibly back in response to changing light. The lenses are activated by exposure to UV and High Intensity visible (HEV) light.
ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™offer Class I — Same Class of UV blocking as ACUVUE OASYS®, but with a higher level of blocking, 100% UVB and >99% UVA.* Although UV-blocking contact lenses provide important added protection for patients, they should not be a replacement for sunglasses. Contact lenses should always be worn in conjunction with high-quality UV-blocking sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat for maximum UV protection for the eyes.
Not difficult, just a matter of practice! This will also depend on the type of contact lens; daily disposable lenses are simply discarded at the end of the day while reusable lenses are cleaned and put into disinfecting solution overnight. Your optician will give you advice about how to use and care for your contact lenses.
Of course, a lot of people alternate between glasses and contact lenses depending on what they’re doing or how they feel. You will still need to keep a pair of glasses as back up, but the majority of people can wear contact lenses every day.
With proper care, the risk of eye infections is minimal. Infections are most often related to poor cleaning routines or other lens care related issues, so it is important that you follow your optician’s wear and care advice.
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 replaced with a new pair according to your optician’s instructions, usually every two weeks or every month.
Toric is the name for the design of contact lenses needed to correct astigmatism. A toric lens has a different focusing power horizontally than it does vertically, enabling it to correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is a common condition that can result in blurred or distorted vision at all distances. It can affect people at any age and often people with astigmatism are short-sighted or long-sighted too. Astigmatism occurs when the surface of the eye (cornea) or the lens behind it is not a round shape, but oval like a rugby ball. This distorts the light entering the eye which does not focus correctly on the retina, and as a result the image is blurred.
In general, bifocal contact lenses are designed with only two zones of vision - near and far. Multifocal contact lenses are designed with more than two zones of vision, helping you see more seamlessly near, far and in-between.
Yes. ACUVUE® offers contact lenses that are specifically designed for people with astigmatism. You can wear daily disposable lenses such as 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST for ASTIGMATISM or ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day for ASTIGMATISM, or reusable daily wear lenses such as ACUVUE OASYS® for ASTIGMATISM (2-weekly replacement). Your optician can help you decide which of these products is the best one for you.
Airborne allergens including pollen and dust can build up on your lenses and cause discomfort. Always follow your optician’s wear and care advice, and opt for contact lenses designed for eyes with sensitivities such as 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST
If you need vision correction to drive, you are likely to need vision correction to see into the 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 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