Manufactured by the trusted brand Johnson & Johnson, Acuvue is the world's most popular contact lens brand. A pioneer in technological advancement, having developed the first daily disposable lenses, Acuvue is constantly striving to enhance the lives of contact lens wearers. Centred around improving levels of comfort and convenience through innovative technology, Acuvue's product designs ensure constant hydration and a frictionless wearing experience.
With a wide range of contact lenses to suit all prescriptions, modalities and lifestyles, Accuve is undoubtedly the answer to your vision needs. As the UK's number one retailer of contact lenses, Vision Direct stocks an extensive selection of Acuvue's high-quality lenses, encompassing dailies, two-weeklies and monthlies.
Acuvue brand families
There are 3 brand families that Acuvue contact lenses fall under, including:
1 Day Acuvue - Convenient daily disposable contact lenses that are ideal for a hassle-free eye care routine, promising comfort throughout the day.
Acuvue 2 - Designed to minimise eye irritation, these lenses are multi-faceted and easily removable, with a smooth front surface and slight tint.
Acuvue Oasys - Oxygen permeable lenses, which continuously keep dry eyes moist and allow for a smooth fit.
The benefits of Acuvue technologies
LACREON™ - Inspired by the effect of your tears in maintaining moisture in your eyes, this technology nourishes the eyes with moisture, creating a cushioning effect.
HydraMax™- A type of technology found within the monthly contact lenses that features an uncoated silicone hydrogel to keep the eyes incredibly hydrated and comfortable.
HydraLuxe™ - Created to alleviate dryness and friction through the revolutionary design of breathable hydrated silicone and tear-like molecules, this technology provides a pleasant fit.
Hydraclear Plus™ - This technology reduces dryness and locks in moisture, guaranteeing a fresh feeling all day long.
Stereo Precision™ - A technology that works with your eyes's natural function to provide balanced vision, regardless of the distance or lighting conditions.
Acuvue contact lenses: which one is right for me?
Going for a regular eye test, and consulting your optician about the most suitable lenses for you are important steps to enjoying clear and comfortable sight, with a natural sparkle.
Classic go-to lenses for long-lasting comfort and excellent eye health, these daily disposable lenses feature advanced LACREON™ Technology, inspired by the body's natural tears. Wearers can benefit from in-built UV blocking to protect their eyes while not having to worry about an eye care routine.
Employing advanced technology to ensure complete comfort, these daily disposable lenses are coated with HydraLuxe™ Technology, reducing tired and irritated eyes. Each lens works to form a tear-like network, locking in moisture and keeping your eyes ultra-moisturised. Plus, an added UV filter provides an extra level of protection, and a handling tint makes the application process easy-peasy.
If you're wondering which is better, Acuvue Moist or Oasys, it very much depends on what technology would be more suitable for your eyes. It's possible that you could benefit more from the increased hydration of 1 Day Acuvue Moist or the improved levels of breathability of Acuvue Oasys 1 Day with HydraLuxe.
The perfect premium daily lenses, 1 Day Acuvue Trueye are made from a breathable and flexible silicone hydrogel. Exceptional for healthy and fresh feeling eyes, these multi-purpose lenses retain moisture, keeping your eyes comfortable, and allowing oxygen to flow freely.
As two-weekly lenses, Acuvue Oasys are great value for money and can be worn for up to 14 consecutive days, under the guidance of your optician, with a simple overnight cleaning and storage routine. They're made from breathable etafilcon A, which allows a large amount of oxygen to flow through to your eyes for a healthy look and feel.
You can't beat these super-easy to apply and well-fitted lenses, especially if you're a beginner. If you've been granted permission from your optician, you can wear them for up to 14 consecutive days, and even while you sleep. A blue surface tint allows you to apply or remove them trouble-free, and a breathable design, and a breathable design prevents any discomfort.
These monthly Acuvue lenses are designed to be worn for up to 30 days, if recommended by your optician, with a simple overnight storage and cleaning routine. The HydraMax™ Technology maintains and maximises moisture, so you can expect healthy and hydrated eyes, with a natural shimmer, throughout the day.
Manufactured to combat the effects of presbyopia, these uniquely-shaped multifocal contact lenses fit the eyes securely, with a long-lasting cushion of moisture provided by the LACREON™ Technology. Regardless of the distance of the object, you can enjoy crystal-clear vision with lenses that are convenient and hygienic.
Another fantastic option for wearers with presbyopia are these two-weekly multifocal lenses. Each lens is incredibly breathable to make your eyes look and feel fresh, as well as free of any strain or irritation. Additional UV blocking protects your eyes from harm, and Stereo Precision™ Technology promises seamless sight whether you're focusing on near or far objects.
Providing a flawless fit for those who have astigmatism, these high-quality two-weekly toric lenses are comfortable, stable, and keep your eyes healthy while giving you clear and crisp vision. An ultra-breathable lens material lets plenty of oxygen flow through for a fresh feel. Tinted markers also offer a simple guide to fitting these lenses correctly.
Created to correct the vision of astigmatic wearers, these daily disposable toric lenses maintain high levels of moisture for an irritation-free experience. A breathable design allows oxygen to reach the eyes with ease, and a UV filter blocks out harmful rays. Busy wearers, in particular, won't have to worry about a daily cleaning routine, and can enjoy long-lasting comfort.
An innovative design, with a formula that imitates natural tears, means that these lenses provide boosts of moisture from breakfast to bedtime. As these are single-use, and not reusable, you can pop in a new, fresh pair, whenever you want. Plus, a UV blocker will protect your peepers from damaging sun rays, and those who use digital screens for long periods of time can enjoy relief from the constant hydration.
Did you know?
Johnson & Johnson developed the world's first disposable soft contact lens in 1987. It was an Acuvue lens that utilised the company's etafilcon A materials.
Who are Acuvue? A history
1950s - 1980: Frontier Contact Lens Company, led by optometrist Seymour Marco, developed a new, more comfortable contact lens material known as etafilcon A. This water-loving, or hydrophilic type of soft hydrogel became the material used in several Acuvue contact lenses, including 1 Day Acuvue Moist; one of the most popular contact lens brands worn today.
1981: Frontier Contact Lenses was sold to Johnson & Johnson who renamed the company Vistakon, and they then overhauled the production processes, so that their super comfy contacts could be brought to a wider audience.
1987: Acuvue brand contact lenses were released in 1987, the world's first disposable soft contact lenses available to a big audience.
1995: Johnson & Johnson launches 1 Day Acuvue, the first daily disposable contact lenses. They're made with ultra-breathable materials that make it possible for those with dry eyes to enjoy healthy vision.
1997: Johnson & Johnson adds UV (ultraviolet) protection to all of its disposable Acuvue contact lenses.