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    Default Anyone can explain the exact difference between Acuvue and

    Hi, everyone. I've been wearing Acuvue Oasys series since it was launched in my country. But I'm a contact lens fan, like to try different brands and types( which are suitable for my eyes). And I really love Acuvue this brand, I first tried Acuvue series was in 2001, the old 1 Day Acuvue, whose central thickness is 0.07 mm, transmissibility is 30.6 Dk/t, without "123" mark (the later 1 Day Acuvue, central thickness is 0.084 mm, transmissibility is 25.5 Dk/t, has "123" mark ), later Surevue, which was then discontinued.

    Then I tried original Acuvue in 2004, 1 Day Acuvue Define in 2005, Acuvue Advance in 2006, 1 Day Acuvue Moist in 2007, Acuvue Oasys in 2008, Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism and 1 Day Acuvue Trueye in 2009, Acuvue Advance Plus in 2011, and 1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism in 2012.

    But I've never tried Acuvue-2, since I live in a small country, non like US, loacal Johnson & Johnson fears the consumers get confused by so many ranges, so after J & J launched Oasys, it delisted Advance; and they also delisted Acuvue-2 since Advance Plus was lanuched.

    So as an Acuvue fan, if I haven't tried Acuvue-2, I will feel upset.

    Can anyone please explain what's the difference between the original Acuvue and Acuvue-2?

    Please don't say "the feeling depends on different person", my eyes can wear soft contact lens diameter from 13.8 mm to 14.5 mm, bease curve around 8.7 to 8.8.

    And I searched in Google "the difference between the original Acuvue and Acuvue-2", although there are a few answers, none of them hits the point, yes, we already konw the different factors: original Acuvue is a bit thinner than Acuvue-2, orginal Acuvue offers wider base curve and diameter to choose.

    What I need is the exact difference about feelings, why Johnson named the product "2"? "2" means the next generation, more improvement.

    So anyone please explain? Thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alecchong View Post
    Hi, everyone. I've been wearing Acuvue Oasys series since it was launched in my country. But I'm a contact lens fan, like to try different brands and types( which are suitable for my eyes). And I really love Acuvue this brand, I first tried Acuvue series was in 2001, the old 1 Day Acuvue, whose central thickness is 0.07 mm, transmissibility is 30.6 Dk/t, without "123" mark (the later 1 Day Acuvue, central thickness is 0.084 mm, transmissibility is 25.5 Dk/t, has "123" mark ), later Surevue, which was then discontinued.

    Then I tried original Acuvue in 2004, 1 Day Acuvue Define in 2005, Acuvue Advance in 2006, 1 Day Acuvue Moist in 2007, Acuvue Oasys in 2008, Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism and 1 Day Acuvue Trueye in 2009, Acuvue Advance Plus in 2011, and 1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism in 2012.

    But I've never tried Acuvue-2, since I live in a small country, non like US, loacal Johnson & Johnson fears the consumers get confused by so many ranges, so after J & J launched Oasys, it delisted Advance; and they also delisted Acuvue-2 since Advance Plus was lanuched.

    So as an Acuvue fan, if I haven't tried Acuvue-2, I will feel upset.

    Can anyone please explain what's the difference between the original Acuvue and Acuvue-2?

    Please don't say "the feeling depends on different person", my eyes can wear soft contact lens diameter from 13.8 mm to 14.5 mm, bease curve around 8.7 to 8.8.

    And I searched in Google "the difference between the original Acuvue and Acuvue-2", although there are a few answers, none of them hits the point, yes, we already konw the different factors: original Acuvue is a bit thinner than Acuvue-2, orginal Acuvue offers wider base curve and diameter to choose.

    What I need is the exact difference about feelings, why Johnson named the product "2"? "2" means the next generation, more improvement.

    So anyone please explain? Thank you very much!
    So you're not looking for something like "Acuvue 2 are thinner and come in more sizes. You want personal testimonies from people who have worn both types of lenses, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddikitty View Post
    So you're not looking for something like "Acuvue 2 are thinner and come in more sizes. You want personal testimonies from people who have worn both types of lenses, right?
    No, I'm not looking for, just wonder what the exact difference between original Acuvue and Acuvue-2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alecchong View Post
    No, I'm not looking for, just wonder what the exact difference between original Acuvue and Acuvue-2.
    That's a fair question, and one that should be simple to answer. However, I could not find a website that simply said "Presenting New and Improved Acuvue 2 contact lenses. They're better than Acuvue lenses because . . . " but I couldn't. Lens.com has a handy page that lists the materials the lenses are made of, and they say that both lenses are made of 42% Polymer (etafilcon A) and 58% water. So the "improved" part probably has to do with a coating or something. Think about it though. If it was something really different, they wouldn't just call them "Acuvue 2." They'd give them a totally different name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garfield21 View Post
    That's a fair question, and one that should be simple to answer. However, I could not find a website that simply said "Presenting New and Improved Acuvue 2 contact lenses. They're better than Acuvue lenses because . . . " but I couldn't. Lens.com has a handy page that lists the materials the lenses are made of, and they say that both lenses are made of 42% Polymer (etafilcon A) and 58% water. So the "improved" part probably has to do with a coating or something. Think about it though. If it was something really different, they wouldn't just call them "Acuvue 2." They'd give them a totally different name.
    I've got a pair of Acuvue-2 from my friend who works in JnJ Visioncare. Now I find the main improvement of Acuvue-2 is it stands like a bowl more easily than original Acuvue, easier for new wearers to handel with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alecchong View Post
    I've got a pair of Acuvue-2 from my friend who works in JnJ Visioncare. Now I find the main improvement of Acuvue-2 is it stands like a bowl more easily than original Acuvue, easier for new wearers to handel with.
    Acuvue 2....soon to be discontinued.....so which new lens or brand will you switch too?

    NB>personally I have found the edges too sharp and need to be rounded more in Acuvue 2 to be uncomfortable almost a sharp feeling until your eyes get use to it.
    Last edited by luvbostonxo2's; 06-03-2012 at 01:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    Acuvue 2....soon to be discontinued....
    How soon? It's been 18 months since your claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captiva View Post
    How soon? It's been 18 months since your claim.
    They're being discontinued December 31, 2013.

    http://www.acuvueprofessional.com/brands-discontinuation

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    Acuvue 2 has added UV filters...that the original Acuvue didn't have.

    Other than that, they are basically the same lens....but the UV protection is an important upgrade.

    The original Acuvue is slowly being removed from the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily Kristina View Post
    Acuvue 2 has added UV filters...that the original Acuvue didn't have.

    Other than that, they are basically the same lens....but the UV protection is an important upgrade.

    The original Acuvue is slowly being removed from the market.
    No, both Acvue and Acuvue 2 are Class Ⅱ UV block contact lenses.

    I already posted above, the difference between the two is Acuvue is thinner, allows more oxygen to go through, but it's not easy for new wearers to handle with, because Acuvue can not easily stand in your finger like a bow.

    While Acuvue-2 is a bit thicker than Acuvue, with lower oxygen transmissibility (Acuvue is 30, Acuvue-2 is 26), but it can easily stand like a bow on your finger, easy for everyone to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamrocker View Post
    They're being discontinued December 31, 2013.

    http://www.acuvueprofessional.com/brands-discontinuation
    Looks like they changed their minds, as of 7/7/15 their still being sold

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