Product Type: Johnson & Johnson in Contact Lenses
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Johnson & Johnson 1-Day Acuvue TruEye
Member Name: Juliet101
Johnson & Johnson 1-Day Acuvue TruEye
Advantages: First Silicon hydrogel lens for daily wear, great for those with dry eyes, all day comfort
Disadvantages: Expensive but Quality is expensive
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.
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