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After years of not being able to see properly as a child, I found I needed glasses when I was a teenager. Unfortunately it was at that time in my life when looks were quite an important part of school life. Glasses were not good. A few years later after finally coming to terms with wearing glasses, I found Johnson and Johnson Acuvue contact lenses.
The lenses come in separate little compartments in a strip of about four or five. They have a little bit of saline in them to keep them fresh which is always useful. I find that when you peel off the bit of foil, you have to be a bit careful when handling them. My first time I ended up having butter fingers and dropped them on the floor.
Putting them in is a task that is different for everyone. I find it quite easy to do as I don't mind putting my finger on my eye. It takes a few goes to get used to it, but eventually you will get the gist. These are small and easy enough to place on your finger and pop on.
The Johnson and Johnson contacts feel fine to wear and I've had no problem with them so far. I have found that after about six hours my eyes do feel sore, but this can be different for everyone. However on the box it does say that they are an all day item, but don't believe they will last the entire day.
The quality of them is very good, my eye sight is just as good when wearing glasses. Taking them out is relatively easy as well. The boxes come in different sizes but the standard one months supply is £30, not bad as it is your eyesight were talking about!
I am short sighted and so pretty much have to wear glasses all the time. I have done for about 12 years and although it doesn't really bother me, I still don't really like wearing glasses on a night out.
So on some rare occasions, I do wear contact lenses.
Because I only wear them very rarely, probably once every one -two weeks, I always buy disposables.
The first contact lenses I ever tried was these one day acuvue by Johnson & Johnson and because they suited me ok, I have stuck with the all these years.
I buy my lenses online from vision direct and they come in boxes of 30 lenses. The lenses come in strips of 5 lenses per strip, and they are easy to snap off into one or two lenses at a time. I find this handy as I often snap of 2 or 4 lenses and put them in my bag just in case I need to ditch the glasses for a while. Yes, I am vain, and I am afraid to say if my colleagues suggest we go for a drink after work, I will put lenses in instead of wear glasses.
Each lens comes in its own little plastic case full of saline to keep it in top condition. Each little case is topped with a foil cover that you peel off to get to the lens in the solution.
Each lens has "123" printed on it, very very small, so you are able to see that you have the lens the correct way before you put it in. Any contact lens wearer knows the pain of an inside out contact lens!!
I like these lenses. They are easy to open up and the "123" print means that I never put them in back to front. I can personally though only wear these for about 4 hours before my eyes start to get dry and tired. This is one reason why I don't wear them every day, although I think this is probably down to me and not the lenses! These are not the cheapest lenses at around £20 for a box of 30, but when it comes to your eyes, I do not think you can scrimp on money.
I will continue to wear these lenses on nights out.
For years I have been wearing continuous wear contact lenses, and never even considered any other kind as these suit me so well. However, couple months ago I forgot to pack a replacement pair when going on holidays and ended up running around local opticians looking for someone willing to help (glasses are not an option - they make me sick). No one seem to have stocked my continuous wear kind, and, most of them weren't even willing to help without me having a prescription from local doctor :/ Anyway, after a while I found a kind optician who offered a box of 1-day lenses if I tell him exact power I need. Hallelujah! I was saved!
Above story gives you an idea I was "given" a box of lenses rather then being able to try and/or choose myself. Luckily, the optician was not an idiot and gave me 1-day Acuvue TruEye that apparently rarely cause any irritation. There were 30 lenses, each packed separately in a blister with solution, and all packed together in light-blue cardboard box. No leaflet, no instructions, just very brief information about content - like "Manufactured in Ireland", "daily wear single use only", etc. The packaging says lenses have UV block, too, which is always a plus. I presume lack of information has something to do with fact you are supposed to consult a professional before use...of course once you know how to use them extra information is just not needed anyway.
The lenses are clear. I'm used to tinted version for better handling but found it easy to find the lens in the solution so no problem. They were a bit harder to handle than my usual ones, I found them softer and thinner, but eventually I put them on ok (as they are only supposed to last a day, I presume this is normal for daylies). They indeed caused no irritation and were quite comfortable to wear, I had no problems whatsoever and thankfully the rest of my holiday was saved.
What I did find difficult was the fact in continuous wear you can do all the daily routine stuff without disruption - washing your face and showering, swimming, sleeping. It was very hard for me to remember to take them out every time (ok, honestly, I didn't - I didn't have solution anyway so I was just trying to be careful). Once I even fell asleep with them in, fortunately not for very long - and no damage done. I take this as a proof they are indeed very mild, I would expect my eyes to be quite irritated back then.
Cost-wise, I remember paying about EUR 30 for the box, and see it's about correct as I can find them online in the UK for between £25-£30 for a box of 30. I presume, as all lenses I'm aware of, they will be quite a bit more expensive at high street optician's. These are definitely great "emergency" lenses for monthly-wearers, or for people who don't wear contacts every day, but I'll definitely stick with my monthlies...
I have been wearing contact lenses for a couple of years now and despite my previous terror at putting them in and taking them out it has become second nature, just as the optician originally assured me it would. However, I find that I only really bother to put my lenses in if I have something important going on or I am going out, for general day to day stuff I tend to just wear my glasses.
I had switched to Johnson and Johnson acuvue 14 day lenses and was tending to use these on the odd occasion and then leaving them soaking in the fluid, it meant that a set of 6 pairs (3 months worth technically) costing around £25 would generally last me about 6 months. I never buy my lenses from the opticians, I buy them online as it is much cheaper (getlenses.com) and in this way it has been a pretty economical way to have my contact lenses.
However, I tend to lose track of how many times I have worn a particular pair and usually I can just tell by how dry and irritating they are when the normal life has expired so it is a bit trial and error. Over the last few months I had noticed my eyes seem much dryer and it is not as comfortable for as long as it used to be when I have the lenses in.
A trip back to the optician was therefore in order and because of the amount of usage I have for the lenses he recommended I switch to these dailies. I have tried daily disposable lenses before and I got on with them perfectly well but the price was too high for them to be a viable option long term, it seems though that the prices have dropped in recent years and these are actually now not far off my 14 day version in terms of price. Via getlenses.com I can get 1 months worth (30 pairs) for around the £30 mark - and I figure these will last me the same amount of time.
The great thing is that because when you have finished with them you literally throw them away there is less faff and no soaking/cleaning - a real benefit. Also my eyes are noticably less dry and irritated, certainly for now I shall stick with these as they work out better for my eyes and are less hassle all round. Now that the prices are comparable these are a realistic alternative for me.
I was recommended these contacts by my ophthalmologist after he did a thorough examination of my eyes and told me that I have slightly scratched my eyes, and that my eyes are too dry because apparently they don't produce enough tears... or something. Previously I used those contacts that last 2 weeks at a time, also by J&J, but my opthamologist said that for people like me - who wear contacts for up to 12 hours (sometimes more!) every single day - those are no good. Indeed, I find that my eyes were always too dry and feels VERY uncomfortable. Sometimes my eyes were so dry that I had to literally PEEL off the contacts just to get them out. Very bad for my eyes!
After switching to trueye, which are 1 day disposable contacts, I find that the dryness of my eyes have slightly improved - not a massive improvement, they are still incredibly dry probably because of bad habits that had lasted for years - but still an improvement. But I no longer have to peel the contacts off - these trueye contacts are truly moist! I think they are also better for everyday use, up to 10 hours a day, because my ophthalmologist told me that compared to other lines under this brand/ other brands, these trueye 1 day acuvue are the most permeable contacts? Meaning your eyes could literally "breathe" better. Not sure the amount of truth in that, but they definitely work for me. The only downside may be the slightly higher price, which can build up quite significantly because you have to stock them quite frequently for everyday use.
If like me you wear contact lenses, you'll know that comfort is number one and time spent cleaning and preparing is number two, well for me anyway. I have suffered from dry eyes ever since I started wearing contacts. This can be debilitating for everyday life as my eyes can feel scratchy and dry and every blink can feel like sandpaper rubbing over my already irratated eye surface. This in turn literally makes seeing impossible as my vision becomes exstreamly blured. And the frustrating fact is when my eyes are like this, it's far worse than my vision I was trying to correct by wearing the contacts in the first place.
These Acuvue TruEye lenses had been getting good reviews in the press but I asked my opthamologist friend whether or not he would recommend I start using them. First he gave me a thorough eye examination then he did researched the product for me and said everything sounded good about theses lenses and they would be suitable for my dry eye problem. He also commented that the recommendations they had received up to that point where form highly respectable names in his field of practise.
Theses lenses are made by the recognisable name of Johnson and Johnson. They come in a blister pack of 30 lenses. Each blister contains the lens floating in a saline solution to keep them sterile. This simplistic blister pack design is very easy to use, as fiddling with lids and tubs while half asleep in the morning is never enjoyable.
The lenses themselves are different in both appearance and feel to my previous brand. The lens is thicker yet more comfortable to wear. My friend told me this is because of the silicon hydrogel design. As these are meant to be worn for one day and one day only, this gel is highly moisturised making them very comfortable indeed. The fact that they are a little thicker than my previous brand isn't a bad thing. The minute increase makes them much easier to fit and remove.
These haven't cured me of my dry eye problem, but they have made wearing contact lenses much more bearable. I would highly recommend this product.
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Firstly, I'd recommend anyone thinking of wearing lenses to get daily ones, they're a lot less hassle. But some contacts can be too hard and rigid, which is also why I'd tell you to consider Acuvue.
These lenses are very soft, which can make it frustrating when trying to put them in, but equals it out in comfort; if you wear lenses you know there's nothing worse than dry, hard lenses which make your eye itch. Apparently these are also designed to let in as much oxygen as possible for your eye's health. Something I did notice however, is for the price (these are one of the more expensive brands) they don't last particularly long throughout the day, well, not any longer than the average ones. About 8 hours (10 hours at a push) is the same as any other brand, and they seem to lose their comfort quickly. Although it should be said that you rarely have discomfort problems when they are in for the first few hours, and they are also pretty easy to get out when you need too, not sticking onto your eye. You know that panic when you think it's gonna grow into your retina because it won't come out? Not quite as bad with these lens.
Overall, they are a bit pricey but in many ways worth the money, although maybe not if you need them for 9+ hours or so. It might also be irritating if you're a bit heavy handed, as these are quite soft, sticky and light contact lenses. I'd give them a 3.5/5 but since they aren't as cheap as other equally effective brands I'll give them a three, but I'd still recommend them to contact wearers, especially first-timers.
I wear contact lenses most days and sometimes as much as 14 hours. I have had very few problems with them and they are very comfortable throughout the day, although my eyes can feel dry at 10 o'clock or 11 o'clock at night.
As for cost, I would say that these contact lenses are quite expensive for what they are, especially as the cost of production is small and most of the money goes into research and development.
For a period of time I wore a different kind of contact lenses as they came free with my glasses, but I would say that the Johnson and Johnson contact lenses are far superior. They are more comfortable, longer lasting and come in more solution, make them more moist.
The fact that the lenses are one-day is another advantage as there is no need to mess around with contact lens solution, especially when it is late at night and you are tired.
I normally wear continuous use contact lenses but following a recent burst of two eye infections one after another my optician recommended wearing these Acuvue TruEye contact lenses to ensure that the infection didn't return and to rebuild the length of time that I wear the lenses up again.
I am very short sighted if you ever wondered who can't read the letter at the top of the eye chart I am that person and on a good day I do realised there is a chart to read so going without glasses or lenses for me isn't an option and I prefer lenses to glasses.
These are daily disposable lens which means that you throw them out each day after use and there is no fiddly cleaning which was a bonus for me, as I didn't fancy moving from not having to clean lens to having to fiddle around with them for a couple of weeks till my eye health returned.
These are soft contact lenses that have a slight blue tint to them. They are made from a silicone hydogel that is called Narafilcon A this is supposed to let through almost 100% of the oxygen to stop eyes getting dry and to keep the eye looking healthy. One feature that I did find handy is there is a there is a 123 composed of dots on the lens so you know which way round the lens should go on your eyes. Having on occasions reversed my normal contact lens and found it to be painful I found this feature to be very helpful when it came to inserting the lens into my eyes and I never reversed them at all. The lens come in packs of 30 with each lens individually packed in a sealed pouch with the lens suspended in saline solution. I did find separating these on occasions a bit tricky as the foil tops would occasionally start to unpeeled the next lens in the strip.
Wearing the lens at first seemed to be very comfortable and for the initial four hour periods that I was wearing these lenses I can honestly say I noticed no problem at all in relation to dry eyes, or itching. They were easy to insert and remove and I was very impressed with them as previous daily disposables I had tried had often resulted in my eyes becoming and feeling very dry after a few hours. However when I had increased the length of time of wearing them to about 8 hours I was starting to notice that my eyes were starting to feel a bit dry and gritty and I would need to blink frequently to seem to moist them up. I would also notice after wearing them all day by the time night came to take them out that the contact lenses would feel a bit sticky to the touch which I found unpleasant compared to my normal continuous wear lenses which feel comfortable even when I am very tired during a night shift. I would find if I rubbed my eyes with these lenses in which is naughty I know that they would easily start to either fold in and be displaced in my eyes which again doesn't seem to happen with my normal lenses. Taking the lenses out was very easy to accomplish and presented no problems with them being easily lifted by my finger tips. As there is no cleaning involved they are just thrown away there is no need to clean and soak these overnight which was a bonus for me as I hate messing around with solutions when I am tired.
I am not sure I can fully recommend these as they did leave my eyes feeling gritty and dry by the end of a days wear and they certainly were not as comfortable as my usual continuous wear lenses. However if I am plagued again by some infections I would be happier to wear these to build up my eyes tolerance to contact lenses again compared to the fiddly around with cleaning solution for my continuous wear lenses and for that reason alone I am going to give them 3 stars. As my optician gave me these to wear within my normal monthly plan without any extra cost I can only give the cost as per an internet search and these vary between about £17.50 -£22 for a months supply at present.
It took me a while to come across to the idea of wearing contact lenses as I was not keen about messing around with my eye balls, usual sort of squeamish fears however I have found that these 1-Day Acucue TruEye contact lenses easy to use and particularly suitable for those with relatively dry eyes like myself.
These have a silicon hydrogel composition which is supposed to prevent them from drying out and in my case it certainly seems to work and this is especially noticeable in the fact that they are a lot easier to take out than the previous make that I used.
I found these easier to handle and certainly getting them in and out was easier however it did take a while to adjust to them being in as they are a bit thicker than my last make.
Each lens comes in its own saline pack and they come in boxes of 30 lenses, once I decided that I was happy with these lenses I took advantage of an offer at Vision Direct to but three packs which will last me a couple of months as I do not wear lenses every day just on the occasions when I do not want to wear glasses.
I have found these to be very comfortable to wear and my vision is great when wearing them even if they are in for the whole day, they cope well with being around dry ice and also in air conditioned rooms and they are a product I would recommend.
This is the contact lens that I now use and they work really well with my dry eyes. I have dry eyes which means that it's really important that I have the right type of contact lenses to ensure that my eyes don't become worse and irritated. Dry eyes can also affect my vision and make it blurry especially at the end of the day when I'm tired.
I have been using the acuvue moist lenses before and they seemed to not really be very good in terms of hydration and they tend to stick quite firmly to my eyes making it hard to remove the lens at the end of the day. The acuvue moist lenses are hydrogels and they tend to have a high water content which means they dehydrate. The newer lenses on the market are silicon hydrogels which are really good for those with dry eye as they don't have a high water content. They are also thicker and a little stiffer than normal lenses so there may be an adjustment period to get used to them. They are easier to handle because they are thicker and so insertion and removal is easier and thicker. I find that this is especially true for me. Trueye is a silicon hydrogel lens that is daily disposable so a new pair of lenses are used each day as opposed to using and cleaning a pair of lenses for a month.
The silicon hydrogel lenses are really good for those that have moderate or borderline dry eye and want to wear contact lenses. The Trueye lenses are made by Johnson and Johnson and all of their lenses have abc written on the side of the lens so that it is easier to tell if the lens is the right way round because it can be extremely uncomfortable if the lens is inside out. I think that this is a really good feature because I cant tell if the lens is inside out if there are no markings. None of the other contact lens manufacturers have this feature and I think its a shame that the other manufactures haven't incorporated this into their lenses.
The lenses come in a blister pack that contains saline and they are really easy to open. I tend to leave the packet open with the saline until the lens is in my eye because if the lens falls I need to clean it and I use the saline in the blister pack. This is quite important as I don't have any solutions as these are daily lenses. A box of lenses has 30 lenses and two boxes last 30 days and so for me this is about 5 weeks as I don't wear lenses in the weekend to give my eyes a rest.
The first thing that I noticed about these lenses is that they where thicker than my previous acuvue moist lenses and they were easier to insert and remove. My eyes felt a lot more comfortable at the end of the day and at the office which always has the air conditioner on full blast. I also found that I could wear the lenses for longer.
I get my lenses from my local optician and I am on a direct debit scheme which means that I pay £33 a month for 3 months for 90 pairs so this is £99 for 3 months and 90 pairs of lenses. This may seem rather expensive compared to other lenses, especially monthly lenses but these are quality lenses. Also no solution is needed and they are really good for those who like me find that a new fresh pair of lenses are more cleaner and healthier for the eyes. I get my aftercare for free because I have this direct debit and this works out as cost effective because the normal charge is £29.00.
I would highly recommend that these be a first choice for contact lens wearers and you could get your optician to give you a trial of theses lenses. The trial should be free but there may be a charge for the consultation but you don't have to buy the lenses unless you are happy with them.
I have been wearing daily disposable contact lenses for around 15 years. Last year I went to the optician to get a contact lens check up and was told I had an infection and had very dry eyes. Also the optician commented on blood vessels that were developing in the whites of my eyes probably as a result of over use. After treatment for the infection the optician recommended that I should switch to the new Acuvue TrueEye. I have now been wearing these lenses for 12 months and yesterday went for my annual lens check up. The optician commented that my eyes were fine and that the small blood vessels that had been forming in my eyes were empty. Since I have been wearing these lenses I have had no problems at all and my eyes look much healthier. Although I had no problems with my previous daily disposable lenses I am happy to pay the small extra amount for these lenses for the sake of the improved health of my eyes.
From what I can gather, people have a very love/hate relationship with Tru-Eye contact lenses, but I have to say, they work for me, which isn't something that can be said for most contact lenses.
As someone with -2.75 vision, I need to wear either lenses or glasses more or less all the time. Glasses do not suit me, so for the past 4 years I have relied on lenses, with varying results. I shan't name and shame the past brands in this review, but I tried almost every brand before settling on acuvue lenses.
Within acuvue, I used the Moist variety for about 3 years. These are relatively good, but it was always the case that after 8 or so hours, my eyes would dry up to the extent where I'd have to take them out. If I was caught short, and had no glasses with me, this could result in absolute nightmares! However, since switching to Trueye, I have been able to keep lenses in for upwards of 12 hours without any discomfort. They are also easy to put in; with past brands, there's sometimes been difficulty with getting the lense to stay in place; no such problem with these babies!
The biggest downside is the price, though you can save a bundle if you buy online! The last time I bought them in an optician's, it cost me around £160 for 3 months. Online, I found them for £130, saving £30.
I love these contact lenses after trying a number of different brands these are definitely the most comfortable
These lenses are so easy to use and fit very well on your eye with very little irritation. The lenses come in individual packaging that makes it easy to remember which day you are on and there is a good instruction guide on how to fit and resolve any problems you may have.
I have been using these lenses for about a year now and are very happy they also are good value at under a pound a day makes them very cost effective
In conclusion these lenses are a premium product and i find it hard to say anything bad about them
They fit very nicely to your eyes and are also comfortable to wear for extended periods
These lenses are built to last and some days i have worn them over the recommended time but are priced very reasonably anyway
I would recommend these lenses to anyone looking to change supplier as i haven't ben able to find a better product at the same price on the high street
The lenses also allow air to get to your eyes and prevent the eye drying out
I wear contact lenses pretty much every day and was recommended these by my optician who gave me a free 2 week trial. All I can say is I'm glad the trial was free! I just cannot get on with these lenses - even for just a few minutes! Immediately upon putting them in my eyes, my eyes are unbearably sore and scratchy, as if I have soap in them. This settles down after a few minutes, but the lenses then feel extremely dry and my vision is very cloudy whilst wearing them. I've used Focus Dailies and Acuvue Moists in the past, and both these lenses are far more comfortable for me. TruEyes just don't work, as far as I'm concerned.