ACUVUE® - Innovators from the very beginning
The technology of contact lenses has come a long way since the first contact lenses were invented and ACUVUE® has always been at the forefront of research and development.
THE HISTORY OF ACUVUE® BRAND CONTACT LENSES
- O1987 – First Mass-Marketed Disposable Contact Lenses
In 1987, the world’s first mass‐marketed disposable soft contact lenses were introduced under the name ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses.
- O1993 – ACUVUE® is the No. 1 prescribed Contact Lenses
By 1993, ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses were the number one prescribed contact lenses in the world.
- O1995 – ACUVUE® - The World’s First Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
Two years later in 1995, another huge breakthrough was launched with the introduction of 1-DAY ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses; the world's first daily disposable contact lenses.
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE LIKE NEVER BEFOR
This new development made wearing contact lenses more convenient for millions of wearers as they were designed to be worn for a single day, thrown away and replaced with a new sterile pair. They eliminated the need to clean and store contact lenses overnight and made contact lens wearing infinitely more appealing.
Some of the benefits wearers experience from using 1-DAY ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses everyday include unsurpassed levels of comfort, healthy clearer vision, greater convenience and the elimination of the need to buy and use cleaning solutions.
- O1997 – Introduction of UV Protection
In 1997, UV (ultraviolet) protection was added to all ACUVUE® disposable contact lenses as standard.
- O1998 - ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses BIFOCAL for presbyopia
In 1998, the introduction of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses BIFOCAL for presbyopia (an age‐related condition that makes it harder to focus on objects up close) marked another significant ACUVUE® milestone.
- O2004 - The Vision Care Institute® established
During 2004, as part of the ACUVUE® commitment to becoming the world's leading contact lens company, The Vision Care Institute® was established to provide opticians and optometry students with exceptional education and instruction.
Today there is a network of 14 Vision Care Institutes located around the world providing instruction in 30 languages.
- O2005 – ACUVUE OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses launch.
This bi-weekly reusable lens features HYDRACLEAR® PLUS Technology, the newest generation of proprietary technology for increased moisture‐wetting ability.
Unsurprisingly, the innovations didn't stop there.
Introduction of Accelerated Stabilisation Design
ACUVUE® continued at the forefront of innovative contact lens development with the introduction of a totally new lens design that employed the outstanding stabilisation features of ACCELERATED STABILISATION DESIGN™(ASD) technology. ASD technology was designed and developed to overcome barriers associated with traditional contact lenses for astigmatism (a common condition where the eye focuses at multiple points and requires a more complex lens to correct).
- O2006 - 1‐DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand Contact Lenses
By 2006, the 1‐DAY ACUVUE® product line had extended its offerings with 1‐DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand Contact Lenses with LACREON® Technology. A patented technology that permanently embeds water‐holding ingredients into the contact lenses to mimic the natural state of the eye.
- O2007 – WCO Global Seal of Acceptance
In 2007 ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses became the first contact lenses to receive the World Council of Optometry's (WCO) Global Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbing Contact Lenses.
- O2008 - 1‐DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® Brand Contact Lenses
The company followed up this accolade in 2008 by launching another world first in the UK - daily disposable 1‐DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® Brand Contact Lenses with HYDRACLEAR® 1 Technology.CLICK TO DISCOVER MORE ABOUT HYDRACLEAR® Technology
- O2012 – 25 Years developing Contact Lenses
2012 celebrated 25 years since ACUVUE® launched their first disposable contact lenses.
- O2014 - 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand Contact Lenses
After a decade of success in Korea, ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand Contact Lenses were redesigned for western consumers. In 2014, 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® Brand Contact Lenses were launched in the UK.
- O2015 - 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL
2015 launch of 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL.
An innovative lens design for Presbyopia, providing an alternative to multifocal or reading glasses while still allowing you to see near, far and in-between. Presbyopia occurs in everyone starting around age 40 when it is more difficult to see objects up close.
At ACUVUE® our vision is to bring healthy vision to everyone, everywhere every day through new technologies and products. You can be sure your eye health is in safe hands when you choose ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses.
1. More oxygen when compared to hydrogel contact lenses.
2. 100% availability when compared to no lens wear.