The average age people usually get contact lenses is 13, but it has been shown that some younger children are responsible enough to wear and maintain contact lenses. Successful lens wear depends more on responsibility and attitude than age. We recommend you contact your Eye Care Professional to determine if your child is a good candidate for contact lenses.
Not likely. With proper fitting, contact lenses should stay in place almost all the time. Even on that rare occasion when a contact lens moves out of place, it usually stays in your eye until you move it back.
Such contact lens-related problems can occur, but they’re unlikely. Most common eye health issues are caused by poorly fitted lenses, or by not taking care of the lenses like you should. If you do experience any unusual eye discomfort or changes in your vision, remove your lenses and call your Eye Care Professional immediately.
Contact lenses are a medical device, which is why you need a prescription. Only an Eye Care Professional can properly measure your need for vision correction as well as determine which size and type of contact lens is best for you. Plus, changes that can occur to your vision and eye health over time can only be detected with specialised equipment and procedures.
Yes. A prescription for contact lenses requires different information than a prescription for eyeglasses. Along with the level of vision correction, a contact lens prescription will include the base curve which is used to fit the curvature of the lens to your eye and the diameter which is used to fit the width of the lens to your eye. Schedule an eye exam with your Eye Care Professional to assess your eye health and current contact lens prescription.
Start by scheduling a contact lens appointment with an Eye Care Professional. As your first contact lens fitting takes a little longer than a regular eye exam, be sure to inform that you want a contact lens fitting. Want to find an Eye Care Professional near you who carries ACUVUE®? Find your nearest store.
Yes, contact lenses do expire, and it is strictly not advised to wear them after the expiration date. It is important to purchase your lenses from ACUVUE® authorised practitioners to ensure your lenses are the freshest batch. You may refer to the ‘Use-by-Date’ on the lens package, which indicates the date after which the lenses are not to be used.
For optimum clear vision, you should always stick to the power prescription provided by your Eye Care Professional. Although your vision may seem stabilised as an adult, without proper eye care and consistent eye examinations, your power may change over time.
The base curve is the back curvature of a contact lens. It’s used to determine the curvature of the lens to your eye to provide the best fit and comfort. The lower the number, the steeper the curve of the lens.
Advances in technology make contact lenses convenient and easy to use. Maintaining and caring for your reusable bi weekly lenses is easy with multipurpose lens solutions that make cleaning, disinfecting and storing contact lenses simple and convenient. For the most convenient way to wear contact lenses, consider daily contact lenses. Just wear them for the day, then throw them away.
Of course. You can wear both contact lenses and glasses, alternating for specific activities, needs, or preference. However, contact lenses can be used full-time. The choice is up to you and your Eye Care Professional.
If you do not need vision correction often, contact lenses are an easy, always-there alternative to wear when you need them for certain activities, such as sports. Unlike glasses, contact lenses won’t smudge, steam up, fall off or break. Plus, you will get a complete field of clear vision that won’t be obstructed by frames. Find out more
Bring it on. Contact lenses offer clear vision and you won’t have to worry about them fogging up, falling off or breaking during a game like glasses can. Plus, you won’t experience a loss of peripheral vision like you can with glasses.
Contact lens-related health problems can occur, but they’re rare. Infections are most commonly related to poor cleaning routines or other lens care-related issues. If you follow your Eye Care Professional’s directions for proper wear and care, you should be fine. For a more hygienic and hassle-free option, you may like to consider daily contact lenses.
It’s important to find beauty lenses that do not compromise on health and safety. One of the most common problems is that many coloured contact lenses leave your eyeballs in direct contact with its pigments. With friction, these pigments may rub off onto your eyes, causing irritation and other eye health complications. Learn how ACUVUE® DEFINE® uses BEAUTY WRAPPED IN COMFORT™ Technology to prevent pigments from coming in contact with your eyes.
Daily Disposable contact lenses are used for one day, then thrown away. They typically don’t involve the use of lens solutions and contact lens cases. You may want to consider daily lenses for travelling or if you simply want a more hygienic and hassle-free option.
Bi-weekly Reusable lenses are reused for two weeks and require cleaning and disinfection every day. Some lenses are approved for even longer wearing periods. However, a shorter wear cycle and more frequent use of fresh lenses, is more comfortable.
In general, bifocal contact lenses are designed with only two zones of vision (near and far) in the same lens. Multifocal contact lenses are designed with more than two zones of vision (near, far and in-between) in each lens.
This depends on the recommendation of your Eye Care Professional. LASIK surgery permanently alters the shape of your eye, but doesn’t prevent the development of presbyopia, so you’ll still need vision correction at some point.
If your Eye Care Professional feels that contact lenses are still an option, we believe that ACUVUE® is an excellent choice! Some have considered beauty lenses with no power to enhance their natural eye beauty.