Contact lenses are traditionally worn by people afflicted with myopia (near / short sightedness) or hyperopia (far / long sightedness). People suffering from astigmatism, a visual condition wherein the lens of the eye and / or the cornea are irregularly shaped, which may result in a person experiencing both myopia and hyperopia. Astigmatism is usually corrected by the use of spectacles (or eye glasses) and seldom do eye doctors recommend contact lenses.
Recent developments in science and technology have given rise to new materials that can perform better functions than their previous counterparts. Such are the lenses of Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism.
Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism is one of the many kinds of contact lenses pharmaceutical giant, Johnson and Johnson, has released under the Acuvue brand. These lenses are unique because the lenses are made using an Accelerated Stabilization Design, which allow the lens to remain positioned correctly no matter how often you blink or move around. Through the ASD, astigmatics are able to see crisp, clear and stable images for hours at a time.
In addition to the Accelerated Stabilization Design that sets Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism apart from other contact lenses, the lens material itself is made with Hydraclear, another unique product developed in the laboratories of Johnson and Johnson. Hydraclear allows the lenses to be soft, flexible and comfortable for long periods of time. The combination of ASD and Hydraclear make Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism contact lenses in a class of their own.
Like all Acuvue products, Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism lenses have been developed to protect parts of your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. Normal contact lenses give your eyes up to 30% UV ray protection but Acuvue gives you up to almost 70% more. Despite this, however, do not use your contact lenses as a replacement or substitute for regular sunglasses.
Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism contact lenses are categorized as extended wear lenses which means, you can use a pair for a minimum of 7 (if you wear lenses even while you sleep) and a maximum of 14 days (if you remove lenses at night and rinse these in disinfectants) before these should be replaced. These lenses are tinged with a hint of blue so it would be easy to see them even if these are submerged in cleaning solutions.
Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism is available in most optical shops. Prior to purchasing any Acuvue product, make sure that you have consulted with an eye-care specialist and that you have the proper prescription with you.