Are Acuvue Oasys better than 1-Day Disposables?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Kevin, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Guest

    The best clarity and comfort in a soft contact lens I ever had was with
    the original Johnson & Johnson Acuvue 1-Day Disposables. I was
    thrilled with them.

    As some of you may recall, J & J was sued in court because of their
    marketing of these new lenses. I vaguely recall that the exact same
    lens was marketed as a 1-day and also as a longer wearable lens, and
    the price charged was different according to the marketing. J & J
    eventually settled a class-action lawsuit over this. (I personally
    felt that they should have the capitalistic right to market and charge
    as they saw fit).

    Because of this lawsuit, did they change their manufacturing process of
    the 1-day disposable lens? I suspected such since I sensed that the
    lenses were not as good as they were originally. Does anyone know for
    a fact if they did change, or was I imagining it?

    My next question: The Acuvue 1-Day Disposables have 58% (or 52%?)
    water content, while the new Oasys have 38% water content but
    purportedly a better sense of hydration due to the substance they're
    made of. Does this make sense? Which will provide better comfort for
    me, assuming I'm not sensitive or allergic to the new substance? Are
    the Oasys truly superior or just more affordable over the long term?

    My new doctor just switched me from the Acuvue's to the Ciba Day &
    Nites, but I'm finding them less comfortable, so I intend to ask that I
    try the Oasys or my old Acuvues.

    Any suggestions?
    Kevin, Jun 23, 2006
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  2. Kevin

    CatmanX Guest

    Yes, talk to your optometrist.

    dr grant
    CatmanX, Jun 23, 2006
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