- Can I wear Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism to sleep?
While most eye care practitioners caution against sleeping with contacts in, Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism with Hydraclear Plus contact lenses are approved by the FDA for extended wear and overnight use. Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism with Hydraclear Plus is traditionally prescribed to be worn for two weeks, and removed nightly; but, depending on your eyes and your eye care practitioner, you may be approved to wear the lenses overnight for six consecutive days. After the six days, it is strongly recommended that you then take the lenses out for a least one night.
- What is the difference between Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism and Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism?
The entire line of Acuvue Advance contact lenses are made of Galyfilcon A and contain 47% water. Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism contacts are made with Senofilcon A which has 38% water content. In many cases, lenses with lower water content can actually be better and more comfortable for patients with dry eyes. If a contact lens has a very high water content, it may actually pull tears from your eyes to maintain its water content, and make your dry eyes even drier in the process. Acuvue has taken the popular and successful Acuvue Advance contact lenses and created --The newer and more advanced Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear contact lenses. This contact lens was designed to be the ultimate in comfort and have a higher oxygen transmission resulting in a healthier, more breathable lens. The Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus is designed to be resistant to protein build up, which can also decrease the life of your lens as well as its overall comfort.
- How long can I wear Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism contacts?
Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism is designed to be a 2 week wear lens, meaning that you should get about 14 days worth of wear from them. Because of this, they may last slightly longer than two weeks if you do not wear them every single day. The average daily wear time for these lenses is approximately 12-14 hours per day. It is generally recommended to take them out at night, as patients with a history of sleeping in contact lenses have a higher chance of developing problems related to contact lens overwear.