Contact lenses or glasses?

Discover the right choice for you

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See the difference

When trying to decide between glasses or contacts, remember, there are great reasons to have both. But contact lenses can give you more freedom in your day to day in a number of ways. Use the slider to see an example of how the two might respond to a rainy, humid day.

Top six reasons people prefer contacts vs. glasses

Full field of vision

Since contacts move with your eyes, there are no blind spots.

More than sight

UV protection#, antioxidant infusion, and more—you can fit your contacts to your lifestyle.

No fogging up

Your vision won't be impaired by rainy days or when you go from hot to cold.

Freedom of movement

Run, jump, even do headstands. It's why athletes and people with active lifestyles love them.

Replacement costs

Glasses tend to require less upkeep, but they can be costly to replace.

Tailored to your eyes

Contacts can correct a variety of issues, including astigmatism, and in certain cases of eye disease may even provide better vision than glasses.

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: ACUVUE is the most trusted brand by Eye Care Professionals globally.§

What if I'm not completely satisfied with ACUVUE contacts?

100% satisfaction or your money back. ACUVUE Comfort Promise.

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

We are so confident that you'll love how comfortable ACUVUE contact lenses are, we promise your money back^, no questions asked, if you're not 100% satisfied within 90 days.

Do ACUVUE contacts provide UV protection?

Do ACUVUE contact lenses provide UV protection?

ACUVUE contact lenses are the only major brand which blocks at least 97% of UVB and 82% of UVA rays, as standard across the entire product line.#

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 your back - and your eyes.

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Find ACUVUE lenses that fit your lifestyle

Discover lenses that meet the needs of your eyes and your life. Answer a few questions to see which ACUVUE contact lenses would be the best fit for you.

ACUVUE OASYS Max contact lens box.

Try contacts designed to help meet the demands of today

ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-Day contact lenses are intentionally designed with innovative technologies to help with today’s digitally intense lifestyle.

Get started with ACUVUE® contact lenses

Try ACUVUE for free*

Provide some basic information and get a certificate for a free* trial pair

Find an eye doctor

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#Helps protect against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye.
WARNING: 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. NOTE: Long-term exposure to UV radiation is one of the risk factors associated with cataracts. Exposure is based on a number of factors such as environmental conditions (altitude, geography, cloud cover) and personal factors (extent and nature of outdoor activities). UV-blocking contact lenses help provide protection against harmful UV radiation. However, clinical studies have not been done to demonstrate that wearing UV-blocking contact lenses reduces the risk of developing cataracts or other eye disorders. Consult your eye care practitioner for more information.

†Filtering of HEV light by contact lenses has not been demonstrated to confer any health benefit to the user, including but not limited to retinal protection, protection from cataract progression, reduced eye strain, improved contrast, improved acuity, reduced glare, improved low light vision, or improved circadian rhythm/sleep cycle. The Eye Care Professional should be consulted for more information.

^Available on up to two opened boxes of contacts. Copy of purchase and fitting fee receipt required. Refund by mail within 4 to 6 weeks. Cannot be combined with rebate. For additional terms and conditions and for complete instructions download the claim form. Offer valid until December 31, 2023.

§Survey among 1,002 Eye Care Professionals from the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, China, France, and Germany conducted 10/2022 to 11/2022.

*Free trial contact lenses available only from participating eye care professionals. Exam and fitting fees not included.

Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE Contact Lenses are available by prescription only 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 the lens care instructions provided by your eye doctor. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. If one of these conditions occurs, remove the lens and contact your eye doctor immediately. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional, call 1-800-843-2020, or download the Patient Instruction Guides.



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