Acuvue Lens Without Prescription


 Acuvue Lens Without Prescription

Many people are aware of the benefits of using frames to correct vision, but not many people know about Acuvue lens. Its popularity has skyrocketed over recent years as its three-hundred-dollar price tag has become more accessible for consumers. In addition to being virtually free from cost, Acuvue lenses have popularized patients with dry eye syndrome and those suffering from glaucoma.

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Despite its advantages, there are numerous drawbacks to using Acuvue lenses. Many individuals who used the lens claim that the vision definition was not as clear as promised by the manufacturer. Another complaint about Acuvu e lenses is that even after more than one hundred uses, they began to lose their effectiveness, with some users reporting problems after only a few months of use. The FDA recommends that patients dispose of used Acuvue lenses within ninety days of purchase.

The article below provides tips on how to properly use and discard your Acuvue lenses.
Acuvue Disposal Plan
To dispose of your unused Acuvue disposable lenses according to the FDA's instructions please visit:

Use the following steps to dispose of your Acuvue lenses:
Step 1. Remove the lens from the case and remove it from any case accessories. Verify that it is fully screwed in at both sides.
Step 2. Rinse each lens with tap water for one minute and then dry thoroughly with a clean, dry tissue or paper towel to ensure no water remains inside the lenses.
Step 3. Place one old pair of contacts on your eyes with the corneal surface facing upward to ensure proper ventilation.
Step 4. Remove the old lens from your eye gently by gently peeling it away from your eye.
Step 5. Place one new pair of Acuvue contacts on your eyes and align it with the center of the lens on the contact.
Step 6. Place a single drop of contact solution onto the wet surface of your index finger and rub it onto one corner (the crystal side) of the contact lens in a circular motion, being careful not to touch any other part of the contact lens or wet surface with your finger or thumb.
Step 7. Rub the same number of drops on the other side of the lens as you placed on the first side, being careful not to touch any other part of the contact lens or wet surface with your finger or thumb.
Step 8. Rinse your hands thoroughly to remove all traces of contact solution prior to handling your face or touching other surfaces that could become contaminated, such as stairs, furniture, bathroom mirrors and faucets.
Step 9. Touching a contaminated surface could result in serious eye infection or injury. Wear disposable gloves if necessary to protect yourself and others from contamination when handling contacts and cleaning surfaces
Step 10. Store contacts in their original case after use and discard within 90 days after opening package and replacing lid.
Step 11. If you are not able to return your unused lenses for recycling at an optical retailer, you may take them directly to the FDA's mail-back collection center at the following address:
FDA Office of Compliance and Biologics Quality
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 2550
Rockville, MD 20857-1488
The date your contact lenses were opened will be documented on the package. Please label each lens package "Returnable." The mailing label must have your name (for tracking purposes), the name and address of the authorized collector or store where you purchased Acuvue lenses, and a return address.
This is a service provided by the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., Consumer Relations Department, PO Box 37083, St. Louis, MO 63137-7083.
Step 12. Please dispose of all packaging with your household trash in accordance with local regulations or return it to an authorized collector.
In Summary: 
The FDA has approved Acuvue contact lenses as safe and effective devices that can be used for daily wear or extended wear (use up to 30 days). If your lenses are not being used beyond their suggested use date (90 days from opening) then you should follow the instructions above for proper disposal of your lenses. If you need further assistance about this issue please contact Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. at 1-800-992-9526 or by email at
In regards to these lenses it seems to be very important that you dispose of them properly because they are potentially dangerous if they have been around for more than 90 days (remember the toxicity of contact lenses lasts about 4 months). So it is really important that if you're not going to use the lenses for an extended period and are in a hurry then just throw them in the trash. If you do throw them in the trash however make sure you don't touch anything that has been exposed to your lenses like other surfaces because it could be very harmful to your eye.

1. Although Acuvue contact lenses are the most popular optically soft contacts on the market today, there are still many contact lens wearers who have problems with them, some of which can be potentially dangerous to their health.
Acuvue lenses may contain chemicals that have been known to cause severe eye infection and even vision deterioration.
2. Acuvue contact lenses have become a popular choice among many patients, but it is important for consumers to know that there are several reasons why some patients avoid using them altogether.
Many patients have experienced problems with Acuvue lenses, but many of them still say that they are very comfortable to wear. However, not all patients have reported wearing the lenses for an extended period of time, which may be the main reason why the lenses are held in such a high esteem by many patients.
3. As mentioned above, eye infections and vision deterioration can occur after use of a contact lens for an extended period of time, especially if there is a problem with the lens or if it is improperly disposed.
4. One reason that Acuvue lenses are so popular among some contact lens wearers is because they are relatively inexpensive compared to other brands and other contact lenses on the market today.

In conclusion, it is important that people wear the right contact lenses for the right reasons. Choosing to wear Acuvue contact lenses are an individual choice. If you choose to wear them, make sure you take proper care of them in order to avoid eye infection and vision deterioration.

Dr. Shubha Nallu is an eye surgeon from India and has been practicing in Oklahoma City since 1997. His specialties include LASIK, cataract surgery and premium lenses.
Dr. Nallu was featured on KOCO 5 news "Eye Exam" segment on November 9, 2013 where he discussed the Acuvue contact lens disposal problem in the US and abroad.

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