Our Innovative Technologies

Innovative Technologies

Contact lens technology has come a long way since the first lenses were invented in the late 1880s, when they were made from glass. Thanks to leaps and bounds in technology, ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are now made from far more sophisticated and complex materials.

Keeps your eyes moist and fresh all day

ACUVUE® embeds a series of revolutionary moisture-locking technologies, including HYDRACLEAR® 1, HYDRACLEAR® Plus and LACREON® into lens material and crafting. The wettable and silky smooth lenses give you a moist, fresh feeling, enabling you to enjoy every moment in comfort.

Here are just some of the technologies ACUVUE® has developed so you can enjoy comfortable, convenient contact lens wear and healthy, clear vision.

HYDRACLEAR® technology: For longer-lasting comfort and a fresh feeling

The latest ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are made from silicone hydrogel. Our advanced silicone hydrogels share many of the properties of other hydrogels but are more breathable and allow more than 98% of available oxygen to pass through the lens to help your eyes feel fresh and comfortable². Our exclusive HYDRACLEAR® technology is used in all of our silicone hydrogel contact lenses to keep moisture locked inside, so you can experience comfortable, moisture-rich lenses all day long.
Ask your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist about 1• DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® or ACUVUE® OASYS® with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS.

ASD technology: Removing the blur of astigmatism

For astigmatism, lenses need to stay in place when you blink or roll your eyes. Our Accelerated Stabilisation Design (ASD) technology uses the power of your blink to keep your contact lens in the correct position³.
Ask your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist about 1• DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM or ACUVUE® OASYS® for ASTIGMATISM for crisp, steady vision – no matter what you are doing.

LACREON® technology: For moist eyes all day long

Our unique LACREON® technology locks a moisture-rich ingredient into the hydrogel contact lens material to help keep your eyes moist and fresh – even at the end of the day when you need it most.
For exclusive LACREON® technology ask your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist about 1• DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® or 1• DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM.

Daily Disposables: For convenience

ACUVUE® launched the world’s first daily disposable lens. For the first time, contact lens wearers could enjoy the convenience of a new lens every day without the need for disinfecting solutions, cleaning or storage.
Ask your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist about 1• DAY ACUVUE® TruEye®, 1• DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® or 1• DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM.

UV blocking: Helps to protect your eyes from the sun

ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are the only major brand to block the transmission of more than 98% of UVB and 85% of UVA rays, as standard across their product range¹.* Wearing ACUVUE® contact lenses as well as wraparound sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat protects the areas of your eyes that sunglasses alone are unable to cover.
To find out more, read our article about protecting your eyes from the sun.

ACUVUE®: Continuing leaders in lens technology

ACUVUE® OASYS® with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS were the first reusable contact lenses to receive a Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbing Contact Lenses from the World Council of Optometry.
They have now been joined by 1• DAY ACUVUE® TruEye®, which offers the highest protection from the transmission of the sun’s ultraviolet rays of any daily disposable contact lens.*
ACUVUE® is committed to continue pioneering the technologies to help ensure you enjoy clear, healthy vision and increasingly convenient and comfortable contact lens wear.

Keeps your eyes moist and fresh all day

ACUVUE® embeds a series of revolutionary moisture-locking technologies, including HYDRACLEAR® 1, HYDRACLEAR® Plus and LACREON® into lens material and crafting. The wettable and silky smooth lenses give you a moist, fresh feeling, enabling you to enjoy every moment in natural comfort.

Here are just some of the technologies ACUVUE® has developed so you can enjoy comfortable, convenient contact lens wear and healthy, clear vision.

HYDRACLEAR® technology: For longer-lasting comfort and a fresh feeling

The latest ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are made from silicone hydrogel. Our advanced silicone hydrogels share many of the properties of other hydrogels but are more breathable and allow more than 98% of available oxygen to pass through the lens to help your eyes feel fresh and comfortable². Our exclusive HYDRACLEAR® technology is used in all of our silicone hydrogel contact lenses to keep moisture locked inside, so you can experience comfortable, moisture-rich lenses all day long.
Ask your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist about 1• DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® or ACUVUE® OASYS® with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS.

ASD technology: Removing the blur of astigmatism

For astigmatism, lenses need to stay in place when you blink or roll your eyes. Our Accelerated Stabilisation Design (ASD) technology uses the power of your blink to keep your contact lens in the correct position³.
Ask your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist about 1• DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM or ACUVUE® OASYS® for ASTIGMATISM for crisp, steady vision – no matter what you are doing.

LACREON® technology: For moist eyes all day long

Our unique LACREON® technology locks a moisture-rich ingredient into the hydrogel contact lens material to help keep your eyes moist and fresh – even at the end of the day when you need it most.
For exclusive LACREON® technology ask your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist about 1• DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® or 1• DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM.

Daily Disposables: For convenience

ACUVUE® launched the world’s first daily disposable lens. For the first time, contact lens wearers could enjoy the convenience of a new lens every day without the need for disinfecting solutions, cleaning or storage.
Ask your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist about 1• DAY ACUVUE® TruEye®, 1• DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® or 1• DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM.

UV blocking: Helps to protect your eyes from the sun

ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are the only major brand to block the transmission of more than 98% of UVB and 85% of UVA rays, as standard across their product range¹.* Wearing ACUVUE® contact lenses as well as wraparound sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat protects the areas of your eyes that sunglasses alone are unable to cover.
To find out more, read our article about protecting your eyes from the sun.

ACUVUE®: Continuing leaders in lens technology

ACUVUE® OASYS® with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS were the first reusable contact lenses to receive a Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbing Contact Lenses from the World Council of Optometry.
They have now been joined by 1• DAY ACUVUE® TruEye®, which offers the highest protection from the transmission of the sun’s ultraviolet rays of any daily disposable contact lens.*
ACUVUE® is committed to continue pioneering the technologies to help ensure you enjoy clear, healthy vision and increasingly convenient and comfortable contact lens wear.