Acuvue Oasys contact lenses are one of the commoner brands for biweekly contact lenses. These are disposable lenses and as the name suggests, we can wear the same pair of contact lenses for 15 days i.e. half a month. Over the years improved technology in materials and manufacturing has led to the creation of these types of lenses.
They are worn when you begin your day and need to be removed at the end of the day. After removing them, the lenses need to be cleaned and kept in the contact lens case. They are soaked in lens solution so that you can wear the same the next morning. As of today, Johnson and Johnson is one of the leading brands which provides this type of contact lenses. The 15-day lenses are called Acuvue Oasys contact lenses.
Biweekly disposable lenses are a type of contact lenses where the same lens can be worn for 15 days. One should also remember that these lenses are supposed to be worn in the day and removed at night. They are not extended wear contact lenses. Extended wear contact lenses can be worn continuously for days but are not recommended for all patients and one should be very careful before using extended wear contact lenses.
Contact lenses are placed on the surface of the eye. More accurately they are placed on the cornea which is the front most transparent layer of the eye. The contact lenses are bathed by tear film and come in contact with our eyelids. Our eyelids have multiple oil glands called meibomian glands. These glands are responsible for secreting oil on the tear film surface preventing quick evaporation of tear fluid and thus prevent dryness.
Thus, when one wears contact lenses there is an accumulation of lipids, proteins, calcium, and other substances on the surface of the lens. These deposits can be cleaned every night when one removes the contact lenses. This can be done for the next 15 days and then the patient can open a new pair of lenses.
Acuvue Oasys contact lenses are cost-effective as well as comparatively safe contact lenses. They are cheaper than daily disposable contact lenses as we are disposing of them in 2 weeks and not every day. Because these are biweekly lenses we discard them in two weeks and get a fresh pair in 15 days and not a month like would happen in monthly disposable contact lenses.
Biweekly contact lenses are available for both spherical power and cylindrical powers. The lenses available for spherical power are called Acuvue Oasys and those for cylindrical powers are called Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism (AOFA).
The most common brand offering these types of contact lenses is Johnson and Johnson, called Acuvue Oasys and Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism. Only one other company makes these and is called ‘Seed’.
Most likely yes. Of course, you should consult your eye doctor when you consider moving to contact lenses.
If your eyes are very dry or cornea not healthy your eye doctor may advise eye drops or against using contact lenses. Sometimes your eye doctor may also advise you to shift to daily disposable contact lenses if you are having problems with these lenses.
The cost of these lenses has reduced in the past few years. Because of better manufacturing techniques and larger volume production, the cost has reduced. Find out more about the cost of contact lenses.
Over the years contact lenses have become an over-the-counter product. In most cases, nothing really happens but it is important that an eye doctor examine your eyes to make sure you are a good candidate for contact lenses. They would also be able to check your eye power and make sure you don’t buy the wrong contact lenses. The first contact lens consultation is an important step when one is considering moving to contact lenses.
At Eye Solutions, we offer certain discounts to all our patients with free shipping. We also offer to take back unopened boxes of contact lenses if the eye power changes. You can order Acuvue Oasys contact lenses here.