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Our eyes are one of the most complex organs of our body. They rely on three different layers and more than two million components to make our eyesight possible. The first layer - and also the outermost layer - contains the cornea and the sclera. The sclera is a thin, fibrous yet tough structure that acts as a shield, protecting your eye's more fragile components within. Together with the cornea, the transparent front surface of the eye, it protects your eyes from bacteria, dirt and other harmful particles.
There are many aspects to consider when searching for a pair of glasses or getting contact lenses that perfectly fit your needs. But why do you need them in the first place?
Everyone’s eyes are different and contain their own genetic and anatomical information that will determine their quality of vision.
Updated: Jul 5, 2022
There are a variety of contact lens purchase incentives, manufacturer rebates, special discounts, lens subscription-based deals, loyalty programs and bulk deals available for contact lens users to offset the cost of purchasing or replenishing their contact lenses.
Updated: Oct 5, 2022
A comparison of ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY and ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY. What are the differences? Detailed specifications and features shown side by side with a comparison of material, technical parameters, prescription parameters, special features, and daily cost.
Wearing daily replaceable contact lenses is the preferred choice of most contact lens wearers in 2023. This isn't a surprise, as the advantages of wearing daily contact lenses are quite obvious. They don't require any cleaning routine as you just discard them at the end of the day. You can always carry a few extra boxes with you when you are on the go or while traveling. You don't have to worry about the handling as you just put them in once and start with a fresh pair every day. And with a fresh pair, you reduce the risk of an eye infection.
ACUVUE OASYS MULTIFOCAL is a two-week disposable soft contact lens and it's manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. It was released in the US and Canada in March 2021. So, is this the same lens as the ACUVUE OASYS for Presbyopia - a product that has been around since 2009? It's easy to get confused with two ACUVUE OASYS products that are both bi-weekly replaceable lenses and are both addressing a similar need: Helping patients that need vision correction for a condition (which is often age-related) called presbyopia.
Updated: Feb 6, 2023
Two new lenses, launched at the same time and an expansion of the popular ACUVUE OAYSYS 1-Day family! MAX is the new motto, so we went on a mission to find out more about these new contacts.
Updated: Feb 06, 2023
How much does it cost to wear contact lenses? Is there a difference between wearing monthly, weekly and daily disposable contact lenses? What are the differences between the major brand manufacturers?
We monitor the prices of all major brand contact lenses and update the table below on a regular basis. It is showing the daily cost per eye for the most popular contact lenses on the market. While this comparison is covering lenses for myopia/hyperopia you can also check out our cost comparison of lenses for astigmatism as well as our comparison of multifocal lenses.
The bi-weekly replaceable ACUVUE OASYS and the daily disposable 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST are two popular contact lenses developed by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.
Johnson and Johnson Vision Care is one of the market leaders in the contact lens industry and the ACUVUE brand is well known and highly respected by millions of patients around the globe.
ARE CONTACTS RIGHT FOR ME?
Almost everyone can wear contact lenses. There are lenses that help compensate for poor eyesight. There are lenses to change or enhance the color of your eyes. There are lenses for age-related vision correction, a condition called presbyopia. And there are lenses for people with astigmatism, a common imperfection in the curvature of the cornea.
Just last week a good friend told me, that the cost of wearing contact lenses can be really high.
I am 48 and need reading glasses to read a menu in a restaurant. There are no contacts for my age group.
Do I need to see an eye care practitioner before getting into contact lenses?
CONTACT LENSES FOR EVERY LIFESTYLE
Contact lenses can be broken down into three major vision correction types and two major replacement types. Besides standard lenses, there are contacts for presbyopia or astigmatism as well as color lenses. And you can choose between daily disposable lenses and weekly/monthly replaceable lenses. A lot of choices? Yes. And, there is certainly a lens for your correction needs and your lifestyle. Here is a small selection of the best daily disposable contact lenses.
Top Daily Replaceable Lenses
Ready to explore more? Make an appointment with your eye care practitioner or learn more about the various exciting lens technologies and lens types that are available for your vision correction needs. The more you know the better. So you can have an informed discussion and make a decision that's right for you.
WHAT ABOUT LENS CARE?
The most convenient way is to go with daily disposable lenses. You insert them in the morning and toss them in the evening. No cleaning, no storing and a fresh pair every day. And if you are more budget conscious, choose weekly or monthly replaceable lenses. After all, the lens cleaning routine is not that complicated.
READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?
Every eye is different. Make an appointment with an Eye Care Practitioner. They are the experts and only they can determine the accurate prescription parameters and provide you with the right alternatives. Ask for a free trial - most manufacturers offer free trial lenses. That way you can try out different lens options, and find out which lens works best for you.