Acuvue is a contact lens manufacturer that has been in business since 1988. They are credited with the world's first disposable soft contact lens. Part of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care In, they believe it is their responsibility to find ways of making vision care more affordable. Their lab is constantly searching for new materials, formulations, and other ways to improve vision for consumers, and to make their lenses even more comfortable. Acuvue also runs The Vision Care Institute LLC, which serves as a professional resource for not only current eye doctors but future ones as well. Their curriculum is designed to work with that offered at top optometry schools in the country. Acuvue also created the AchieveVision Program that works with athletes, coaches, sports trainers, and optometrists to create vision solutions for athletes and their unique performance based needs.
Acuvue also created the Hydraclear Plus technology available in two of their contact lens families. This technology makes the lens smoother and more wettable while allowing for a higher transmission of oxygen. Their technology is FDA approved for continuous, overnight wear for up to one week. The Acuvue website offers advice to consumers who are thinking of wearing contacts, with features such as “Myths, fears, and facts,” “Why try contacts,” and “Who can wear contacts.” There is a section that covers wearing contacts to answer any questions you might have. They also offer advice on purchasing contacts such as how to find an eye doctor if you don't already have one, cost and insurance, and how to get started. While Acuvue does offers a free trial pair and a $100 rebate, they do not sell contact lenses through their site.
The Acuvue line includes:
-Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus, and for Astigmatism, or Presbyopia
-1 Day Acuvue that is available in a regular lens and Moist
-Acuvue Advance with Hydraclear, and for Astigmatism
-Acuvue 2 regular lenses and Colours