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Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism

Type of lens: Soft, 1-2 week disposable for astigmatism
Details about the package: 6 visibility tinted UV blocking lenses immersed in buffered saline solution
%age of water content: 47%
Material used: 53% polymer (galyfilcon A)
Manufactured by: Johnson and Johnson Vision Products, Inc.

You may come across the term HYDRACLEAR when you go about hunting for a perfect pair of contact lenses for yourself. But, what exactly HYDRACLEAR is? Well, HYDRACLEAR is a moisture rich element that gels well with the fluid of your eye and hence makes it easy for you to adjust you to a pair of contacts.

Acuvue Advance for astigmatism consists of the coating of HYDRACLEAR on the inside as well as the outside of the lenses. They offer a unique, soft and silky feel which makes it very easy for you to wear lenses for a longer time period. Apart from all the features offered by Acuvue Advance, Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism gives the patients a crisp, clear and stable vision.

To get a fair idea of what this lens does to your condition of astigmatism, you must understand what astigmatism is and how do you know that you are suffering from it?

What is astigmatism?
Astigmatism is a vision condition wherein the person experiences blurred vision. It could be a result of irregularly shaped cornea, curvature of the lens inside the eye or a clear front cover of the eye. An irregularly shaped cornea or lens prevents the light from focusing properly on the retina (the light sensitive surface on the back of the eye). When this happens, the person is likely to be unable to see things clearly at a smaller as well as a larger distance.

It is a very common condition which is present in most of the people in varying degrees. People who have this problem in lesser degrees do not usually face any problems while those who suffer from it big time may come across headaches and unclear vision.

Symptoms of astigmatism
Small amount of astigmatism may go unnoticed. You may only be able to know that the condition exists when you may experience headaches or eye strain. You may also experience distorted or blurred vision at all distances.

Treating Astigmatism
Astigmatism could be treated with the help of eyeglasses, contact lenses, orthokeratology or laser and other refractive surgery procedures. Although eye glasses form the most common form of treatment for astigmatism, people have also started to use contacts quite widely. And, when it comes to treating astigmatism, Acuvue Advance for astigmatism is the best bet!