Acuvue Vita Contact Lenses
If you have the bad habit of accidentally overwearing your current biweekly contact lenses, Acuvue Vita may be a better contact lens option for you. Acuvue Vita is a monthly contact lens that is manufactured with specialized HydraMax Technology that doesn’t just keep your lenses moist for one day, but for up to four weeks at a time. Acuvue Vita also features extremely high levels of UV protection, providing additional layers of support from the sun while wearing your sunglasses or even on an overcast day. As a whole, Acuvue Vita provides both unprecedented protection and comfort all at an affordable price.
What is HydraMax Technology?
HydraMax Technology is a hydrating system that is exclusive to the Acuvue Vita brand of contacts. This built-in wetting agent provides all day, and all month, support by pulling moisture directly from your tears into the contact itself while you are wearing it. With this type of technology, not only will your lenses feel comfortable by week four, but they’ll stay moist, too. According to Johnson & Johnson, Acuvue Vita is superior for overall comfort at weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4 compared to all other brands of contact lenses.
Does Acuvue Vita Have a Lens for Astigmatism?
Yes! Acuvue Vita is made as a toric lens for astigmatism. These astigmatism contacts come with the exact same HydraMax Technology and UV blockers that the typical spherical lenses contain. Plus, they also come with a Blink Stabilized Design to provide an even clearer picture and more comfortable lens that moves with your eye naturally.
Unfortunately, the powers that Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism come in are much more limited than their regular spherical lenses, as well as more limited than a typical astigmatic contact. So, if you have extreme astigmatism, there’s a chance Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism won’t be available in your prescription. All contact lenses require a prescription to purchase, so make sure to consult your eye doctor to determine the best lens for yo.
Does Acuvue Vita Have a Lens for Presbyopia?
No, unfortunately, Acuvue Vita does not currently have a lens for presbyopia. If you do have presbyopia, you can wear contacts for distance but will still need to wear reading glasses for closer distances. Your could wear Acuvue Vita lenses as monovision lenses (one eye for up close and one eye for far), but most doctors prefer to prescribe multifocal lenses instead.
Powers and Parameters
Acuvue Vita’s powers reach from -12.00 to +8.00 which covers most typical eyesights. These contact lenses are available in two different base curves, so you must talk with your eye doctor before choosing which option is best for you.
Unlike other Acuvue lenses, Acuvue Vita is a monthly disposable contact lens, so you can wear them for up to four months before you need to throw them out. However, wearing these lenses longer than a month could negatively affect your eyesight, so not try to overwear them. These contacts are some of the most affordable on the market, so don’t worry about stretching their use to last longer. Simply buy a new pack whenever it’s time.
It is important to note that Acuvue Vita is not approved for sleeping in whatsoever. Sleeping in your contacts restricts the oxygen flow to your eyes which can be incredibly harmful to your eye health; you should avoid sleeping in your lenses at all costs. We recommend storing your Acuvue Vita's in Biotrue, RevitaLens, or Opti-free Pure Moist contact lens solutions.
Can I Sleep or Take a Nap in Acuvue Vita?
No, Acuvue Vita is not designed to be slept in for any amount of time, including naps. Even if you’re only sleeping for twenty minutes, that’s twenty minutes that your eyes are being cut off from oxygen flow. Cutting off the flow of oxygen to your corneas can cause serious potential damage to your eyesight, not to mention leaving your eyes dry and super uncomfortable. So, even if you’re planning on just laying down for a bit, err on the side of caution and take out your Acuvue Vitas.
What is the Difference Between Acuvue Oasys and Acuvue Vita?
Acuvue Oasys contact lenses are bi-weekly disposables, meaning they’re designed to be worn for two weeks at a time and then thrown out. Acuvue Vita, on the other hand, is a monthly disposable brand, so while you can choose to toss them out after two weeks, you can also wear them for up to four weeks without discomfort. The base materials for the two are slightly different, with Acuvue Vita utilizing a newer silicone hydrogel for extra hydration and comfort. When broken down, Acuvue Vita is just slightly more affordable than Acuvue Oasys, though only by a few cents.
How Much Does Acuvue Vita Cost?
If you have astigmatism, you can purchase a six-pack of toric lenses for $49.98.
Pros and Cons
Acuvue Vita is a quality contact brand, but it still has its pros and cons. To make things easy, we’ve broken down the pros and cons for you to see.
- A great option for those who find themselves accidentally overwearing their biweekly contact lenses.
- Made with HydraMax Technology to provide extreme moisture and comfort all month long.
- Compared to other monthly lenses, Acuvue Vita is one of the most affordable out there.
- Options available for those with astigmatism, which utilize the same specialized technology and UV blockers as the spherical lenses.
- Acuvue Vita is not available in multifocal lenses, so those with presbyopia will need to wear monovision. They also have limited ranges for those with astigmatism, making it difficult for anyone without spherical contact needs to get what they require.
- These contacts are not available in a daily disposable version, despite daily disposable being most doctor’s preferred choice of contact lens modality.
When it comes to Acuvue Vita, these are great contact lenses for those looking for extra comfort and hydration in an affordable monthly lens. Both of the spherical and astigmatism lenses come with HydraMax Technology to provide the best support that Acuvue offers. At four weeks, these contact lenses are still moist, comfortable, and totally wearable.
Keep in mind that Acuvue Vita is not available for those with presbyopia, and come in very limited ranges for those with astigmatism. Also, Acuvue Vita cannot be slept in nor can they be worn past one month. Doing either of those can cause potential damage to your eyes and should always be avoided. But, as long as they’re taken care of, you’ll be comfortable for up to a month with your Acuvue Vita's.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you sleep in Acuvue Vita?
No, you cannot sleep in Acuvue Vita contact lenses (even for a nap!) Sleeping in your contacts limits the oxygen that gets to your eyes and is never recommended. For storing your Acuvue Vita lenses while you sleep, we recommend Biotrue, RevitaLens, or Opti-free Pure Moist contact lens solutions.
Is Acuvue Vita Extended Wear?
Extended wear contact lenses are contacts that can be worn continuously for several days in a row, even while sleeping. Acuvue Vita are not considered extended wear because you need to take them out each night before you sleep.
How long do Acuvue Vita Contacts last?
Acuvue Vita contacts last up to a whole month as long as you take good care of them. That means Acuvue Vita is one of the most affordable contact lenses on the market because of the low cost of buying 24 lenses (1 for each eye for each month of the year).