ACUVUE VITA : More Moisture Means More Comfort in New Contact Lens
ACUVUE VITA brand contact lenses are the newest lenses from ACUVUE. We’re having great success with these lenses in our practice. Patients love them for their comfort. We doctors think they are great because they let so much oxygen pass through to the eye.
Lenses that retain abundant moisture tend to be the most comfortable. The VITA lens takes advantage of some new ACUVUE engineering, HydraMax
ACUVUE’s researchers surveyed monthly contact lens users about comfort. More than two-thirds of respondents said they experience comfort-related issues with their contacts at some time during the month. 84 percent of these contact lens wearers try to fix the discomfort. They use re-wetting drops or take a day or two off from wearing contact lenses. In addition, of those lens wearers experiencing discomfort, 73 percent had no plans to ask their doctor to help them improve their comfort. Most of these patients considered these discomforts normal. A few patients even expressed fears that complaining about discomfort would cause their eye doctor to recommend glasses instead of contact lenses. In most cases, we eye doctors have strategies to help patients improve comfort.
ACUVUE VITA Versus Competing Contact Lenses
Researchers also compared ACUVUE VITA to competitors AIR OPTIX AQUA, Biofinity, and ULTRA. Patient ratings for VITA were superior for overall comfort. As a matter of fact, ACUVUE VITA comfort at week four exceeded that of the competitors at week one.
ACUVUE VITA contact lenses have a high oxygen transmissibility score of 147. These lenses also allow ample oxygen to reach your eyes. I prefer to fit patients in contacts lenses with an oxygen transmissibility score that exceeds 100. 147 is great. Oxygen helps eyes stay healthy.
VITA is a 30-day daily wear contact lens, so most patients remove and clean these lenses every day. (Do not sleep with these contacts.) After thirty days, you replace the pair you’ve been wearing with a new pair. If your doctor gives you different instructions, follow his or her guidelines instead.