I’m not quite sure how or why I turned up at the Johnson & Johnson Acuvue launch for their new contact lenses, except perhaps for the promise of a good luncheon 😛 Ever since my epi lasik procedure years ago, I’ve had no need for any assistance in the vision department, wonky as it might be from day to day. However, this might be useful for those of you who are wearing spectacles and thinking of trying contact lenses, or who are already wearing contacts.
The new Acuvue Advance Plus contact lenses can be used for up to 2 weeks before discarding and changing for a new pair. They promise to be very comfortable and are designed for new contact lens wearers who might have been afraid of wearing contacts due to the perceived discomfort.
Personally, I was wearing glasses for many years and in that time, I did try to wear contact lenses. However, I used to find contacts uncomfortable. I had to wear prescription lenses and they were thick and quite uncomfortable and my eyes felt very dry after a few hours. It was expensive and I hated them.
There was once when I had to pull an all nighter at work and I forgot to bring my glasses to work, and it was torture! My eyeballs felt like they had shriveled up into raisins and yet I could not remove the lenses because I was effectively blind with no vision aid. After that episode, I never went back to wearing contact lenses. Perhaps with all the new advancements in the permeability of the lens, as in the Acuvue Advance Plus, perhaps I might have switched over back then instead of going around in my heavy inch thick glass lenses.
They look pleased with their Acuvue contact lenses 😛
The Acuvue Advance Plus contact lenses can be used for up to 14 days (you do have to remove them at night, but you do not have to toss them as you do dailies) and comes with UV protection to protect your cornea (not a replacement for sunglasses but a great excuse to get a pair of trendy sunnies! 😀 )
If you are already an Acuvue user, you might already be familiar with the brand. If you have been considering switching over from glasses to contact lenses, I suppose this is always one to consider 🙂 I have eyes that have been “reborn” so I’ll be skipping trying these 🙂
Acuvue Advance Plus Contact Lenses are available by prescription at most major optical shops and retail at RM69 for a pack of 6 contact lenses or 3 pairs or 1.5 months wear