Acuvue Contacts – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

6 types of Acuvue lenses stacked - Unionville OptometryIn this blog post on Acuvue contacts FAQs, our Optometrists at Unionville Optometry in Markham Ontario answer a number of frequently asked questions about Acuvue contact lenses.

Acuvue contacts offer exceptional visual clarity and are designed for comfort using the latest in eye care technology and contact lens materials.

Acuvue Contacts FAQs

Q – How long do Acuvue Contacts Last?

There are different types of Acuvue contact lenses available.

a) 1-Day Acuvue Oasys contacts are daily disposable contact lenses that should be discarded at the end of each day. In general, daily disposable contacts are healthier for your eyes.

b) Reusable Acuvue contacts that last 2 weeks to 1 month are available, however, we typically recommend 1-Day contact lenses first.

Q – Do I need a prescription for Acuvue Contacts?

Yes. Your Contact Lens power is based on your prescription. Your Contact Lens size and curvature are based on your eye size and shape. Regular eye exams with your Optometrist are necessary to ensure optimal eye health. Your Optometrist will review your Contact Lens prescription and tailor your Acuvue contact lenses specifically to the shape and vision needs of your eyes.

Q – Can I use my eyeglass prescription for contact lenses also?

Your Contact Lens power is based on your prescription; however, they are not always the same.

Q – What is Acuvue Oasis?

Acuvue Oasis contact lenses feature Hydraclear Plus technology and are specifically designed for comfort, keeping your eyes moist throughout the day.

Q – Can I sleep with Acuvue Contacts?


Q – How old do I have to be to wear Acuvue Contacts?

We have fit contact lenses in patients as young as 7.

Q – Are Acuvue contacts comfortable?

Acuvue contact lenses are moisture rich and breathable, designed specifically for comfort.

Q – Can Acuvue contact lenses get stuck in my eye?

If by chance, you are struggling to remove your contacts, your eye doctor will be able to remove them for you.

Q – Can I wear Acuvue contact lenses for sports?

Absolutely! Contact lenses can be worn during any type of physical activity.

Q – Can I wear Acuvue contacts if I have astigmatism?

Yes, we do carry  Acuvue contact lenses for Astigmatism, Presbyopia, etc, which can be ordered through your Optometrist.

Q – Can I still use my glasses if I mostly wear contacts?

Absolutely! You can alternate between your eyeglasses and your contacts lenses as often as you wish.

Q – Can I wear Acuvue contacts every day?

Always follow the advice of your Optometrist, but typically, the answer is yes.

Q – Are contacts lenses bad for my eyes?

No, as long as you use proper cleaning/care, schedule regular check-ups, and follow your eye doctor’s instructions.

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About Unionville Optometry

Our Unionville Optometry clinic is located in Markham Ontario. Along with Ontario eye exams we also offer our clients an extensive eyewear department. We carry hundreds of stylish brand name eyeglass frames by such renowned eyewear designers as Armani, Alfred Sung, Tom Ford, Gucci, Dior, Ray Ban, DKNY, Versace, Vogue, and many more!

If you still have questions that were not answered in this Acuvue contacts FAQs, please schedule an appointment or call us at 1-905-477-4488.

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