Comfort, durability, appearance, clarity, reliability, and convenience all factor into your choice of contact lenses. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to tell which lens will best meet your needs.
If you have been recently diagnosed with astigmatism or are looking to switch brands, we’ve detailed the five main factors to keep in mind when considering Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism:
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While there are a number of Acuvue lines, manufactured by a division of Johnson & Johnson, we will specifically consider Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism. If you have an astigmatism and want to try out contact lenses, these may be for you.
Astigmatism is a warping of the normally round shape of the eye. The causes can be various. Sometimes it results from injury, and other times you are just born with it.
This condition is not a disease or degenerating condition. Rather, it is considered to be a refractive error, the light does not bend properly coming into the eye. Blurry vision, strain, migraines, and lack of comfort in seeing can all result.
Regular and irregular are the two classes of astigmatism. Within these two designations, there are myopic, hyperopic, and mixed astigmatism. Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism can address any of these.
Here are five reasons to choose Acuvue Vita contact lenses to correct your astigmatism.
In the past, contact wearers faced a problem which had never come up for glasses wearers. To stay healthy, the eye needs oxygen.
That’s right. Common sense would suggest that air just dries out our eyes. Science has learned otherwise. Our eyes do their own breathing. While the rest of our body relies on blood to carry oxygen, the cornea of our eye draws oxygen, through our tears, directly from the air.
Older materials of contact lenses have struggled to maintain this aspect of eye health. Just like we don’t want to stop airflow to our lungs, we also shouldn’t suffocate our eyes.
Silicone hydrogel is a material which is oxygen permeable. It allows as much as five times as much oxygen to reach the eye as a simple hydrogel lens (an older material used for contact lenses).
Just like the eye needs to be moistened by our tear ducts to absorb oxygen, silicone hydrogel needs to be moist to allow proper oxygen flow. That’s why we soak such lenses in contact solution. When well cared for, this material allows for a maximum of both comfort and health for your eye.
Due to the effectiveness of the material, silicone hydrogel lenses, like Acuvue Vita, have accounted for the majority of lenses preferred by contact wearers in recent years.
While some other lenses may also be made of silicone hydrogel, Hydramax Technology is specific to Acuvue Vita.
The goal: maintain eye hydration. Many other lenses use a coating to maintain hydration, a coating which can wear off. Hdramax technology integrates right into the lens itself. This means increased comfort and health for longer.
Hydramax operates by focusing on lipid density. Our eyes have a tear film which protects and accentuates our vision. We may think of our tears as salty water, but there is actually an oil layer which is essential to protecting and lubricating the eye.
Rather than interfere with this layer, Hydramax’s hydrating agents optimize the density of lipids which constitute this oil layer. This then prevents film evaporation, allowing the eye the moisture it needs to breathe and function.
Furthermore, Hydramax technology incorporates UV protection. We have all been exhorted again and again to protect our skin with sunscreen. Acuvue Vita lenses can serve as a screen for your eyes.
There are two main types of UV rays to consider for eye health: UVA and UVB. Hydramax technology shields against 93.4% of the first and 99.8% of second.
A final engineering feat of these lenses, Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism have Blink Stabilized Design. Through careful shaping of the lens, Johnson & Johnson allows these contacts to cooperate with your eyelid to stay in place without rubbing.
Other lens designs have made varying parts of the contact thicker or thinner to try and keep the lens in the same place before and after a blink. Unfortunately, as the eyelid encounters these different elevations along the lens, it pushes on them and shifts the lens.
Being Blink Stabilized, Acuvue Vita has uniform thinness all around its edge so it doesn’t touch the eyelid. Four inner areas on the lens are elevated to be the points of contact with the eyelid. By carefully arranging these and keeping them uniform, the lens avoids being displaced.
This technique limits the amount of interaction between contact and eyelid. If the lens has slipped or shifted at all, the remaining eye-to-lens interaction actually guides the lens back into place.
What does this mean in practice? You don’t need to worry much about placing the lens just right. A few blinks will be all it takes to properly adjust an Acuvue Vita lens.
Different contact lenses are worn for varying periods of time. More specifically, there are three categories of lens disposability: daily, weekly, and monthly. Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism is a monthly disposable lens.
Some lenses should be disposed at the end of the day they are worn. Others only last a week or two. Some are built with enough durability to last a month without risk of damage to your eye.
Being monthly disposable lenses, you can use Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism every day for 30 days straight. This durability often makes such lenses very cost effective. Daily wear lenses, on average, cost twice as much.
It is worth noting though that any lens worn for more than a day needs proper care. Fortunately, you’re not the first person to own contacts. There are easy resources for proper cleaning and care which can help you with Acuvue Vita lenses.
In the digital age, the greatest convenience of all is ease of purchase. You can’t just pick up lenses like you pick up your eggs at the supermarket. As a matter of fact, you don’t want to. Our eyes are too important to take lightly.
You could go the traditional route and buy your lenses through a doctor’s office. Many doctors recommend these lenses. Yet, this tends to be the more expensive option and requires all the hassle of scheduling, attending, and paying for an appointment.
Fortunately, there are more convenient ways to acquire Acuvue Vita lenses and still ensure you are getting the right fit for your life and look.
Simple Contacts offers an array of contact lenses at rates 10-25% lower than other retailers. Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism is no exception (check our offer). You can subscribe to make additional savings or just buy a one-off box. Shipping is always free.
All of the major insurance companies will reimburse lenses bought from Simple Contacts. We have guides to help you with your particular insurance company.
What about renewing your prescription?
Simple Contacts has a team of doctors ready to help you renew your expiring prescription without ever leaving the comfort of your living room.
Compared to your normal $100+ doctor’s visit, Simple Contact’s online eye exam only costs $20.
The test only takes 5 minutes. Within 24 hours, one of our qualified doctors will review your test to make sure your prescribed contacts are still right for you. With your prescription renewed, we can then send your lenses right to your doorstep.
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Have a prescription already: Buy Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism Lenses
Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism, while correcting your vision needs, prioritizes keeping your eyes hydrated and comfortable.
As you make your list of the main perks of Acuvue Vita, I encourage you to make sure to include these specs:
· Health & comfort of modern lens material
· Lipid optimization of Acuvue specific Hydramax technology
· Non-slippage of Blink Stabilized engineering
· Cost efficiency as monthly wear lenses
· Ease of purchase
On the question of price, buying Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism lenses costs $60.99/box to buy directly from Johnson & Johnson. We have something a step better. This competitive price of $49.50 for a box of six lenses with free shipping does not even require the hassle of rebates.
With six lenses coming in a pack, this purchase covers three months of lens wear. If you need different prescriptions for each eye, then two boxes (one for each) would cover six months. For those who think in annual budgets, that comes to $198 for an entire year of constant wear.
Some daily contact lenses which can cost $900 for a year. Acuvue Vita can be a cost-effective way to correct astigmatism without breaking the bank.
Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism Contact Lenses: $49.50 per box of 6 lenses.
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