Contact lenses vs. glasses:
What are the benefits?

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See the difference

Are you wondering whether contact lenses or glasses are a good fit for you? There are many reasons to add contact lenses to your vision correction options. They can give you more freedom, day to day, in several ways. Use the slider to see an example of how contact lenses vs. glasses might respond to a rainy, humid day.

Top reasons people prefer contact lenses over glasses

Full field of vision

Contact lenses move with your eye to help to give you a full field of vision, meaning you can spot things out of the corner of your eye.

Hassle Free

No need to remember to carry reading glasses with you or wipe glasses down if they steam up or get dirty.

Active lifestyle

Unlike glasses, contact lenses won’t bounce around and you don’t need to worry about them falling off either. Contact lenses are also great if you need to wear sunglasses, goggles, or head gear for your activities.**


Contact lenses can cost as little as one cup of coffee a day, making them compatible with your daily routine. And while glasses require less upkeep in comparison, if you do lose or break them, they can be costly to replace.

Natural look

Contact lenses are ideal if you prefer a natural look. You can choose to wear lenses daily or on special occasions and holidays. Contact lenses are also great when you want to show off your eye make-up or wear your favourite sunglasses.

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See the difference for yourself

Experience ACUVUE® contact lenses yourself

Frequently asked questions about ACUVUE® contact lenses

Why should I choose ACUVUE® contact lenses?

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Why should I choose ACUVUE® contact lenses?

There are lots of reasons, but here's one: At ACUVUE®, we’re proud to be the #1 selling brand family of contact lens in the world committed to helping you see better, connect better and live better.

What if I'm not completely satisfied with ACUVUE® contact lenses?

Money-back guarantee subject to terms and conditions.

What if I'm not completely satisfied with ACUVUE® contact lenses?

We are so sure that you'll be happy with your ACUVUE® contact lenses, we offer a money-back guarantee!¥ If you're not 100% happy with your lenses, we'll give you your money back.

Do ACUVUE® contact lenses provide sun protection for eyes?

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Do ACUVUE® contact lenses provide sun protection for eyes?

All ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses offer Class 1 or 2 UV blocking to help protect from the transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye.#4

What is ACUVUE® doing to protect the environment?

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What is ACUVUE® doing to protect the environment?

ACUVUE® is committed to leading the conversation and driving meaningful action to bring a sustainable future into focus.

The basics of eye health

Eye health basics

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Take great care of your eyes

Whether you want to know what food is good for your eyes or tips to keep them comfortable, we've got you covered.

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Try contact lenses made to meet today's digital demands

We're spending more time on digital devices than ever, which can mean less blinking and more discomfort and blurry vision.5,6,7 Blue-violet light is everywhere8- digital screens, LED lights, especially the sun - and it scatters more in the eye, which can impact visual clarity. ACUVUE® OASYS MAX 1-Day daily disposable lenses with blue-violet light filter are designed for today’s intense lifestyle.

All day clear and comfortable vision†9 in all lighting conditions.±9

Get started with ACUVUE® contact lenses

Try ACUVUE® for free*

Start your Free* Trial of ACUVUE® contact lenses today.

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**While contact lenses are perfect for an active lifestyle, it is not advised to expose your contact lenses to water, and as such swimming with contact lenses should be avoided. This includes avoiding wearing contact lenses not just while swimming, but also showering, bathing, and using a hot tub.

‡Source Euromonitor International Limited; Eyewear 2024 edition; value sales at rsp, all retail channels, 2022 data; “ACUVUE® family of brands” represents aggregated sales of the following brands: 1-day ACUVUE®, ACUVUE® OASYS, ACUVUE® Advance, ACUVUE®, and ACUVUE®2.

NOTE: All ACUVUE® contact lenses have UV Blocking to help provide protection against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. UV absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV absorbing eyewear such as UV absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV absorbing eyewear as directed by your Eye Care Professional.



1. JJV Data on File 2008. No other toric contact lens has the total package like ACUVUE® OASYS Brand Contact Lenses for Astigmatism with HYDRACLEAR PLUS.

2. Chamberlain P, Morgan PB, Moody KJ, et al. Fluctuation in visual acuity during soft toric contact lens wear. Optom Vis Sci. 2011;88(4):E534-538. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e31820ea1ea.

3. McIlraith R, Young G, Hunt C. Toric lens orientation and visual acuity in non-standard conditions. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. 2010;33(1):23-26. doi: 10.1016/j.clae.2009.08.003.

4. JJV Data on File 2022: Master Brand Claims on Clinical Performance and Overall Material Properties for ACUVUE® Brand Soft Contact Lenses.

5. Hall L, Coles-Brennan C. Digital eye strain: more screen time = more digital eye strain. Contact Lens Spectrum. 2015;30:38-40.

6. Keeping up with ocular fatigue in the digital era [Clinical Education]. Contact Lens Spectrum. 2016;31:3-10.

7. Portello JK, Rosenfield M, Chu CA. Blink rate, incomplete blinks and computer vision syndrome. Optom Vis Sci. 2013;90(5):482-487.

8. JJV Data on File 2022. Blue-Violet Filter Utilized in ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-Day contact lenses.

9. JJV Data on File. CSM Subjective Responses ACUVUE® OASYS MAX 1 Day Contact Lenses – Retrospective Meta-analysis.

¥UK purchases only. 18+ UK residents only. One claim per person. Claims must be made on the official claim form. Claim form and full T&Cs available here. Optician validation required. Professional fees not refunded. Original proof of purchase required. Claims must be within 6 months of purchase. Claims in respect of daily disposable contact lenses must be accompanied by a minimum of 75% of the quantity of contact lenses purchased, in their original and undamaged blisters. Claims in respect of reusable contact lenses must be accompanied by a minimum of 65% of the quantity of contact lenses purchased, in their original and undamaged blisters. Maximum of 1 year’s supply of lenses refunded. You have statutory rights in relation to the lenses purchased. This satisfaction guarantee in no way affects your statutory rights.

Promoter: Johnson & Johnson Vision, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd. Pinewood Campus, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3EW

*T&Cs apply: 1 trial per person. 18+. Professional consultation and fitting fees may apply and are not included. Subject to Optician approval. Participating Opticians only. For full terms and conditions see here.

Filtering of HEV light by contact lenses has not been demonstrated to confer any systemic and/or ocular health benefit to the user. The Eye Care Professional should be consulted for more information.

Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE® Contact Lenses can be used for vision correction. An Eye Care Professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and instructions on proper lens care. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, any eye disease or systemic disease, that may affect the eye, or if you are allergic to any ingredients. If you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems, remove the lens and contact your Eye Care Professional immediately. For more information, including warnings and precautions, carefully read the Instructions for Use.



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