Acuvue 2 is a premium bi-weekly disposable contact lens from Johnson & Johnson. Offering exceptional comfort, superior handling and one of the highest levels of UV blocking available in a disposable contact lens.
Featuring Johnson & Johnsons INFINITY EDGE™ design meaning the contacts can contour to the eye for maximum comfort, with its smooth front surface making it easy to insert and remove your contacts.
Acuvue 2 are designed to be a 1 week or bi weekly disposable contacts, your eye Doctor will advise you which wearing mode is best for you. Available in two fittings 8.3 and 8.7 and a wide range of powers, add in the UVA and UVB protection plus the 123 inside out indicator, and you can see why Acuvue 2 is suitable for most contact lens wearers.
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Acuvue 2 is a premium bi weekly contact lens offering a great wearing experience
Although Johnson & Johnson say Acuvue 2 are 1 week continuous wear or bi weekly disposable contacts, studies have shown that there are better lenses available for overnight wear, such as Acuvue Oasys or Purevison. Sleeping in contacts is never advisable unless your eye doctor has agreed that you can sleep or nap in the contacts they have prescribed for you.
No, Acuvue 2 are a weekly or bi-weekly disposable contact lens, offering maximum comfort and easy insertion and removal, but you will need to dispose of them every 1 to 2 week depending on your eye doctors recommendations. Acuvue 2 are a great option for those contact lens wearers who experience discomfort or shorter wearing times with contacts towards the end of the month.
First the similarities, both contacts are manufactured by Johnson and Johnson so you know you are getting a great contact lens, both have two fitting options - although not exactly the same they are very similar, both contacts come in a wide range of powers from +0.50 to +8.00 and -0.50 to -12.00 so are available for those experiencing short or long sightedness.
Both Acuvue 2 and Oasys have a handling tint and the 1-2-3 inside out indicator.
Now for the differences, Acuvue 2 are regular hydrogel contacts recommended for 1 week or bi weekly daily wear, so you will need to store them overnight and dispose of them after 1 or 2 weeks depending on your eye doctors recommendation. Acuvue Oasys are silicone hydrogel contacts recommended for 2 weekly disposability but also can be worn up to 6 continuous nights, so if you want to sleep in your contacts then Acuvue Oasys is the better choice.
The other big difference is the price, Acuvue 2 comes in around $25.20 for 6 contacts and Acuvue Oasys $31.49
Manufacturer: Johnson & Johnson
Wearing Type: 2 weekly disposable
Power Range: +8.00 to -12.00
Base Curve(s): 14.0
Diameter(s): 8.3 and 8.7
Lens Material: etafilcon A
Water Content: 58%
Oxygen Permeability: 25.5 Dk/t
Handling Tint: Yes
UVA/UVB Protection: Yes blocks 99% UVA and 88% UVB
Inside out indicator: Yes 1-2-3
Quantity per Box: 6 Contact lenses per box
Availability: Over 95% of powers are in stock
After trying different lenses over the years I keep going back to these lenses. I work in the hospital and long nights normally dry my eyes out with other lenses but these are absolutely perfect for me. Also highly recommend contactlenses.co.uk with their easy to order process, speedy service and friendly customer service.
As the title says I have been using these lenses for nearly fifteen years, without a single problem or eye infection (touch wood). I have taken part in kick boxing tournaments, played rugby, lacrosse and gone water skiing without ever loosing a lens. Even after extended wear in dry conditions they still feel as comfortable as when I first put them in. I can't recommend them highly enough!
I've been using contactlenses for over 25 years, Acuvue 2 since they were first introduced to the marked here in Denmark. Every now and then I've tried out other lenses, but I've always returned to Acuvue 2. There are room for improvement but at the moment I haven't found the lenses that over a period of 2 weeks or more are better for me. I do recommend that you always try out new lenses at least for 2 weeks.