Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses

Acuvue Oasys contact lenses are the most popular single contact lens on the market today.  Acuvue Oasys is prescribed by eye care professionals to effectively correct common vision problems even  astigmatism and presbyopia.

Acuvue Oasys Contact Lenses

Astigmatism is a common eye condition that is caused due to an imperfection in the curvature of the eye. It results in blurred and distorted vision at all distances. Astigmatism can occur in children and adults alike. The symptoms of astigmatism may include blurred vision, sensitivity to light, excessive squinting and headaches.  Presbyopia is an age-related vision condition that reduces the ability to focus on objects located nearby. Though presbyopia may seem to happen all of a sudden, this condition occurs over a period of time and is natural part of the aging process. A tendency to hold reading materials at arm’s length, distorted vision at normal reading distance and eye fatigue along with headaches are some of the signs of presbyopia.

Both astigmatism and presbyopia can be managed with an Acuvue Oasys contact lens. Acuvue Oasys lenses feature the Hydraclear Plus technology, a moisture-rich wetting agent, which keeps your eyes well-moisturized and allows long hours of use, even in tough conditions. These lenses offer visual stability along with remarkable comfort.

An Acuvue Oasys contact lens provides 90% protection from harmful UV-A radiations and 99% protection from UV-B radiations.

If you are using contact lenses for the first time, Acuvue Oasys contact lenses can prove to be an ideal choice. The unique design of these lenses makes them suitable for people who have an active lifestyle. Acuvue Oasys contact lenses are also apt for people who spend long hours in front of a computer. These tinted contact lenses are easy to handle and locate, in case you happen to drop one. The ultra-smooth construction of Acuvue Oasys contact lenses make you feel as though you aren’t wearing lenses at all.

Once you have your prescription, or if you need to refill a prescription, visit VisionDirect.com to buy contact lenses online. VisionDirect features contact lenses from Acuvue and all other popular brands.  Purchasing contacts online is easy and you will save you a lot of money.  Just search or browse the site to find the pair of lens that have been prescribed.  Enter a quantity and then select the power and base curve specified in your prescriptions.  At checkout you’ll be asked to enter your doctor’s details and you are ready to go. After having confirmed your prescription with your doctor, VisionDirect will quickly process and deliver your order.

All about Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have made effective vision correction comfortable, cosmetically pleasing and convenient. The rapidly evolving technology has enabled people to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, blurred vision and other correctable conditions related to an eye lens. You may want to know a little more about contacts before you talk to your doctor about a prescription.

A contact lens is a thin refractive optical lens (typically made out of soft, breathable, flexible and water absorbing silicon hydro-gels) that is placed on the surface of the eye. The contact lens then floats on the tear film layer of the cornea. This allows the lens to move naturally with your eye and line of vision. The eye’s refractive error can typically and easily be corrected with the use of contact lenses. Contacts can also be used for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes. Different types of lenses are available today, giving you multiple options to choose from. You can opt for soft lenses, hard lenses, disposable lenses, colored lenses and more.

Contact lenses have gained popularity over eyeglasses for a few reason that you may not have heard of. Many people find that contacts provide a better peripheral vision and do not fog up or collect moisture during rain, snow or condensation. People with contacts can also wear sunglasses, goggles and other fashionable eyewear without having to fit them with the prescribed lens. Contact lenses offer relief from the weight of eyeglasses, making them perfect for daily wear, for sports enthusiasts and those who love the outdoors.

When using contacts it is important that you follow the directions especially in regard to how long to wear them, when to wear them, how to put them in and keep them clean. Some contact lenses will require the use of a cleaning solution. Some basic tips are to wash and dry your hands before you put your contacts in or when removing them. Typically your left and right contact lens will be different in terms of their prescription parameters, so it can be helpful to make a habit of starting with the same side when you put them in or take them out. Carrying a backup set of eyeglasses is a good idea in case you accidentally lose or damage one of the lenses or run of out fresh contacts if they are disposable. Always discontinue using the lenses and talk to your doctor if you find them reddening your eye or hurting.

Take your time, talk to your eye care professional and ask lots of questions when choosing contacts. The technology has advanced so much that almost anyone can were contact lenses with comfort and convenience. Once you have your contact lens prescription check back with Vision Direct. Vision Direct has all the lenses your doctor will prescribe and at the most affordable prices. Visiondirect.com has ongoing promotions for new and repeat customers. For new customers check out this page for up to the minute promotional offers. If you are already a customer, our best offers for your next order are often found here.

Correcting Astigmatism with Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism Contact Lenses

Astigmatism is a common condition of the eye that occurs when the eye is not completely round. People with astigmatism have eyes shaped like the back of a spoon. The light entering the eye is refracted more in one direction than the other which may make objects appear wavy or blurred. This refractive error can be corrected by specially designed toric contact lenses, such as Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism.

In the past, patients with astigmatism were often advised not to wear contact lenses. Legacy contact lenses would most often not result in a successful vision correction. Modern contact lens technology can correct for both nearsightedness or farsightedness and an astigmatism in the eye shape itself. With the advances in lens technology, contact lenses are now a great choice for astigmatism patients as they can treat both conditions simultaneously. Patients with even severe astigmatism now have the option to wear contact lenses and enjoy all the benefits of them.

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These new contacts are soft lenses (called toric lenses). The lenses have greater power in bending light to compensate for refraction problems. Toric contact lenses for astigmatism are specially designed to fit the elongated eye. They are weighted to prevent movement when your head moves. If the lens rotates in the eye it may cause blurring of vision. These unique lenses are designed to minimize the rotation of the lens due to gravity and eye movement. Because of this toric lenses help to create smooth optical transitions. Looking up from a book, looking down to check your phone or simply doing daily activities is made much simpler, easier and comfortable with contact lenses such as Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism.

The toric lenses are made extra smooth, breathable and moist for a comfortable fit. They also may be slightly tinted for ease of handling. A visibility tint makes it easier for you to find the lenses in case you lose one. Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism is one of the most popular toric contact lenses prescribed today by optical care providers. Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism provides the eye with 98% of the available oxygen in the air and blocks 90% of UV-A and 98% of UV-B radiation.

Blurred vision is one of the symptoms of astigmatism. Consult your eye doctor if you experience problems in your vision. Many patients with astigmatism really appreciate the option of contact lenses. Contact lenses are perfect for sports and outdoor activities like cycling, walking and jogging.

Visiondirect.com offers all the brands an eye care provider may prescribe for an astigmatism patient. Easy ordering, great prices and fast delivery make Visiondirect.com a smart choice. To learn more about contact lenses for astigmatism, visit the astigmatism page at Vision Direct.

I want to wear Contact Lenses but my doctor says I have an astigmatism. What is that anyway?

Astigmatism is a very common vision condition that causes blurred vision mainly due to the way your cornea is shaped. It prevents light from focusing on your retina, causing the images you see to be blurred.

Many people with astigmatism feel that they cannot wear contact lenses because of this and nothing could be farther from the truth. Contact Lens manufacturers make “toric” lenses, which are especially made for people with astigmatism. These soft, disposable lenses have tiny weights in the lens that are shaped to help you focus and see better.

There are many lenses to choose from, depending on your lifestyle. Acuvue has a weekly disposable lens called Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism that you use daily for 2 weeks and start a new pair when you throw the old ones out.

If you’re not interested in cleaning and disinfecting your lenses daily, you can opt for Focus Dailies Toric. They come in either a 30 day box or a 90 day box for each eye. There is no maintenance with these lenses, you simply throw them out at the end of the day and start a fresh pair every morning.

Speak to your eye care professional on which lenses will work best for your prescription and lifestyle. Most locations will give you a trial pair with your eye exam so you can test the comfort and vision before making a purchase.

Daily Disposable Contact Lenses – a Growing Trend in the U.S.

Daily disposable lenses have been the best-selling lens in Europe and Asia over the past few years and here in the United States, the trend is just catching on.

A few years ago there were very few options available for daily disposables in the country. If you had astigmatism or needed multifocal lenses, your only options were extended wear contacts or glasses.

Lately, contact lens manufactures have begun to take notice and now there are options for just about anyone. Acuvue, for example, offers standard daily disposables in both 30 and 90 day supplies and there’s a new daily disposable lens for astigmatism as well that comes in a 30 day pack. Do you need multifocal lenses? CooperVision will soon have their Proclear brand available in a new daily disposable multifocal lens in a 30 day pack. Do you like colored contacts? Freshlook offers a 10 pack of colored daily disposables as well.

Have you considered making the switch to daily disposables? Here are a few things to consider

-Comfort is a big plus. Imagine wearing a fresh pair of lenses every day!
-No cleaning required! You throw them out every night, so there’s no need to clean and disinfect your lenses at night. In the morning, simply put in a fresh pair.
-Don’t wear lenses often? Great! You can wear a new pair every time you wear contact lenses. You don’t have to keep your lenses soaking in solution for days or weeks in between wears.
-Price. While the daily disposable lenses are a little more expensive than traditional extended wear lenses, they’re much easier to maintain and save money by not requiring lens solution and cases.

If you’re interested in a disposable daily lens, please consult your eye doctor for more information and to get a prescription.

The focus is on 1-Day Acuvue Contact Lenses with the Celebrity Mentor Contest

As they did last year, Acuvue launched the celebrity mentor contest for 2012 via the Acuvue YouTube Channel.  This gives a teen the chance to win an individual life mentoring session for a day with a teen star from music, entertainment and sports.  The list of celebs includes:  Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Tyler Blackburn, Meaghan Martin and Allyson Felix.

Check out all the rules and prizes.  You may enter now thorough June 7th.

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