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Acuvue Oasys vs Acuvue 2 - worth changing over?

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:31 PM
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Question Acuvue Oasys vs Acuvue 2 - worth changing over?

Hi there, I'm new here
I've been wearing Acuvue 2 lenses for more than 15 years, but my eyes have become drier over the last few years, and the Acuvue 2 lenses just aren't as comfortable for a whole day's wear like they used to be.
I'm thinking of switching over to Acuvue Oasys and I'd like to know comfortable the Acuvue Oasys lenses REALLY are, compared to the Acuvue 2 lenses. Is anyone able to advise please?

I also noticed that Acuvue Oasys is made from senofilcon A polymer, while Acuvue 2 is made from etafilcon A - does anyone know what this difference means in terms of ease of handling, lipid deposits, quality of vision, and other important factors?
I'd really appreciate your insights and advice, thanks.
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Hi there, I'm new here
I've been wearing Acuvue 2 lenses for more than 15 years, but my eyes have become drier over the last few years, and the Acuvue 2 lenses just aren't as comfortable for a whole day's wear like they used to be.
I'm thinking of switching over to Acuvue Oasys and I'd like to know comfortable the Acuvue Oasys lenses REALLY are, compared to the Acuvue 2 lenses. Is anyone able to advise please?

I also noticed that Acuvue Oasys is made from senofilcon A polymer, while Acuvue 2 is made from etafilcon A - does anyone know what this difference means in terms of ease of handling, lipid deposits, quality of vision, and other important factors?
I'd really appreciate your insights and advice, thanks.
Just watch for rapid lens deposit formation......acuvue's internal wetting agent hydraclear can cause dry eyes to guck up!
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Just watch for rapid lens deposit formation......acuvue's internal wetting agent hydraclear can cause dry eyes to guck up!
Thanks for the tip luvbostonxo2's
Hmm... maybe I should investigate a different brand altogether. Any recommendations for a range/brand of contact lenses that are better suited for drier eyes, that don't "guck up"?

BTW, I went to my optometrist a couple of years ago and was recommended Biofinity (Coopervision), after trialling a couple of other brands. However, the Biofinity lenses got more and more uncomfortable as the days went by, so I switched back to Acuvue 2.
I wonder if maybe my eyes are sensitive to the silicone hydrogel that the Biofinity lenses are made up of?
Anyway, any recommendations for other lenses to try would be most appreciated, thanks.
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I tried changing from the Acuvue 2 to the Acuvue (it was either Advance or Oasys-can't remember which one) and I couldn't wear them but for a couple hours and sometimes not even that before they were covered in deposits. I wound up changing to Air Optix and they were comfortable. You can ask your doctor for a trial of the Acuvue and see if they work, and if not just let them know and trial a different brand.
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I tried changing from the Acuvue 2 to the Acuvue (it was either Advance or Oasys-can't remember which one) and I couldn't wear them but for a couple hours and sometimes not even that before they were covered in deposits. I wound up changing to Air Optix and they were comfortable. You can ask your doctor for a trial of the Acuvue and see if they work, and if not just let them know and trial a different brand.
So no deposits on the Air Optix, then?
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I tried changing from the Acuvue 2 to the Acuvue (it was either Advance or Oasys-can't remember which one) and I couldn't wear them but for a couple hours and sometimes not even that before they were covered in deposits. I wound up changing to Air Optix and they were comfortable.
Thanks, the Air Optix lenses sound like another viable option. How many hours each day do you wear them for? Also, are your eyes a bit on the dry side, like mine?
Ideally, I'd like to be able to wear the lenses from when I get up in the morning, until bedtime - are they still quite comfortable by day's end?
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Thanks, the Air Optix lenses sound like another viable option. How many hours each day do you wear them for? Also, are your eyes a bit on the dry side, like mine?
Ideally, I'd like to be able to wear the lenses from when I get up in the morning, until bedtime - are they still quite comfortable by day's end?
Biofinity will dry up.

Air Optix Aqua has better properties for dry eyes.
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Thanks, the Air Optix lenses sound like another viable option. How many hours each day do you wear them for? Also, are your eyes a bit on the dry side, like mine?
Ideally, I'd like to be able to wear the lenses from when I get up in the morning, until bedtime - are they still quite comfortable by day's end?
They stayed comfortable all day for me, I switched to daily disposable lenses a few weeks ago due to allergies though. As long as my allergies weren't bad, the Air Optix were great. But, I live in the South and we have alot of pollen ect... right now and my eyes were staying irritated.
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They stayed comfortable all day for me, I switched to daily disposable lenses a few weeks ago due to allergies though. As long as my allergies weren't bad, the Air Optix were great. But, I live in the South and we have alot of pollen ect... right now and my eyes were staying irritated.
I have tried Acuvue one day trueye and they are also good. Very comfortable lens.
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Air optix aqua has better properties for dry eyes.
That's good to hear, thanks!
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They stayed comfortable all day for me, I switched to daily disposable lenses a few weeks ago due to allergies though. As long as my allergies weren't bad, the Air Optix were great. But, I live in the South and we have alot of pollen ect... right now and my eyes were staying irritated.
That's a shame about your allergies. Glad to hear that Air Optix were otherwise good all-day lenses -- I'll definitely follow up on these with my new ECP, thanks.
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That's a shame about your allergies. Glad to hear that Air Optix were otherwise good all-day lenses -- I'll definitely follow up on these with my new ECP, thanks.

I agree as well from personal use and having dry eyes, Cibavision Air Optix Aqua monthly lenses are extremely comfortable for dry eyes.

Even proclear which are designed for dry eyes dry out. Even tho this lens has higher water content.

Extreme H20 are also great lenses but have low O2 transmission. So overall CB air optix aqua is the better lens for dry eye.
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I've been wearing the Air Optix Aqua lenses for a couple of months and would highly recommend them. As an older user (mid 50's) my eyes aren't as moist as in my younger days. But these lenses last all day without much problem.
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I agree as well from personal use and having dry eyes, Cibavision Air Optix Aqua monthly lenses are extremely comfortable for dry eyes.

Even proclear which are designed for dry eyes dry out. Even tho this lens has higher water content.

Extreme H20 are also great lenses but have low O2 transmission. So overall CB air optix aqua is the better lens for dry eye.
Interesting to hear that about the Proclear and Extreme H20 lenses, thanks... you're a goldmine of information!
Glad to hear that you find the Air Optix Aqua lenses really comfortable -- they sure sound like they'd be suitable for me too.
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I've been wearing the Air Optix Aqua lenses for a couple of months and would highly recommend them. As an older user (mid 50's) my eyes aren't as moist as in my younger days. But these lenses last all day without much problem.
Thanks for the recommendation Beer Goggles Glad to hear that you can wear them all day long, even with dry eyes.
I'm in my late thirties and my eyes have definitely become drier these past few years, so the Air Optix Aqua lenses sound like they' d be much better for me.
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Thanks for the recommendation Beer Goggles Glad to hear that you can wear them all day long, even with dry eyes.
I'm in my late thirties and my eyes have definitely become drier these past few years, so the Air Optix Aqua lenses sound like they' d be much better for me.
agreed....Cibavision air optix aqua perform quite well for those of us that have dry eyes.

I also recommend a drop of aquify or refresh tears on the lens before insertion. Acts like a wetting aid and will make them comfortable longer all day.
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Interesting to hear that about the Proclear and Extreme H20 lenses, thanks... you're a goldmine of information!
Glad to hear that you find the Air Optix Aqua lenses really comfortable -- they sure sound like they'd be suitable for me too.
I'm glad that luvbostonxo2's found you and answered your question. He's been very helpful to the people of Lens 101.
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agreed....Cibavision air optix aqua perform quite well for those of us that have dry eyes.

I also recommend a drop of aquify or refresh tears on the lens before insertion. Acts like a wetting aid and will make them comfortable longer all day.
I totally agree with this last comment. I do a drop of refresh in each eye before insertion and it makes insertion easier and always more comfortable.

It seems to me that my eyes have been a little bit dryer at night after I take my contacts out since I started wearing them. But a couple of drops in the morning and all is well.
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I totally agree with this last comment. I do a drop of refresh in each eye before insertion and it makes insertion easier and always more comfortable.

It seems to me that my eyes have been a little bit dryer at night after I take my contacts out since I started wearing them. But a couple of drops in the morning and all is well.
Good news, Beer Goggles. Thanks for the update.
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