Have Astigmatism And Want To Try Extended Wear Eye Contacts? ACUVUE Oasys Toric Contact Lenses May Be For You

By David Long

If you are seeking extended wear contact lenses for your astigmatism, and especially if you are suffering dryness and irritation from your current eye contacts, ACUVUE Oasys For Astigmatism is a toric contact lens product you will love.

ACUVUE Oasys toric lenses are very similar to their cousins, ACUVUE Advance For Astigmatism, and are made by parent company Johnson and Johnson. Both offer disposable wear technology and may be worn for up to two weeks with daily cleansing. ACUVUE Oasys, however, is also approved by the FDA for non-stop and overnight wear of up to six days.

ACUVUE Oasys uses an advanced silicon polymer compound called Hydraclear Plus. It is a very moisture rich element found throughout each lens. The polymer maintains a high moisture level because it is mostly made up of water-absorbing long-branch molecules. The result is a silky, super-comfortable feel every day and night that the lenses are worn. They are so smooth that it becomes easy to forget you have them on, even in difficult environments or if you tend to suffer from dry eyes.

These toric contact lenses are also highly permeable, which is absolutely vital for any extended wear eye contacts. Breathability is important for your eye, since the eye needs oxygen in order to function properly. Hydraclear Plus permits an amazing 98% of available oxygen to permeate through the lens down to your cornea.

ACUVUE Oasys astigmatism lenses also provide almost total protection against the sun's ultraviolet rays. UV protection is important because UV rays can damage your eyesight. ACUVUE Oasys lenses give almost 100% protection against UV-B and up to 96% protection against UV-A. That is much greater than the relatively meager 30% and 10% protection respectively offered by some other brands!

Toric lenses must remain motionless in position on the eye rather than float around, because their shape and position cure the scattering of light caused by astigmatism. ACUVUE Oasys lenses counter astigmatism through advanced toric lens engineering its makers call Accelerated Stabilization Design, which minimizes contact between the lens and the eyelid when the eye blinks. The design also harnesses pressure caused by the eyelids themselves to keep the lens where it belongs. This is all possible because ACUVUE Oasys lenses have four stabilization zones instead of a single heavy "ballast" zone at the bottom of the lens as found on most other toric lenses. The enhanced stability results in sharp vision, since your toric eye contacts should almost never pop out of their correct shape.

You should consult with your doctor and discuss whether extended wear toric lenses are a good option, since everyone's opthalmic needs are different. If your doctor agrees you are a candidate for extended wear, then you'll be glad you gave ACUVUE Oasys a try. - 30540

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