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Etafilcon A Contact Lenses

Etafilcon A is a widely used conventional hydrogel contact lens material. It is often regarded as a benchmark for safety, efficacy, and comfort because of its excellent safety profile. Moreover, etafilcon A contact lenses contain a wetting agent that mimics the natural tear film and have a relatively high water content of 58%.

See All Available Etafilcon A Contact Lenses Rebates

Rebates for Order Amounts
Etafilcon A Contact Lenses Brand Products 4 Boxes 8 Boxes
1-Day Acuvue Define -- $160
1-Day Acuvue Moist 30 Pack $85 --
1-Day Acuvue Moist 90 Pack -- $220
1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism 30 Pack $85 --
1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism 90 Pack -- $180
1-Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal 30 Pack $75 --
1-Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal 90 Pack -- $180
Acuvue 2 -- $180

About Etafilcon A Contact Lenses Contacts

Features of Etafilcon A Contact Lenses

Etafilcon A is a hydrogel material used in the manufacture of contact lenses. It contains a wetting agent called polyvinylpyrrolidone, which mimics the natural tear film. The tear film is essential for protecting the eye from the environment and lubricating the eye’s surface. It also helps preserve the health of the conjunctiva, which lines the inside of the eyelids.

Large studies have shown very low inflammatory event rates with contact lenses manufactured in etafilcon A. Moreover, daily disposable contacts made of etafilcon A are associated with a lower risk of microbial keratitis — an infection of the cornea that is caused by bacteria — than daily disposable contacts made of other lens materials, according to case-control studies.

Like other hydrogel lens materials, etafilcon A also has high biocompatibility to the human eye. This means our bodies don’t produce a negative immunological response when exposed to it.

Moreover, etafilcon A has a relatively high water content. Generally speaking, the higher the water content in a contact lens, the more oxygen reaches the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped front surface of the eye) during lens wear. However, it’s worth noting that high water content contacts are not always the best option for people with dry eyes. This is because high water content contacts tend to lose moisture to the environment. High water content contacts may also absorb water from the tears, potentially making the lens less comfortable.

Etafilcon A contact lenses are also thick, which is why they’re able to hold a lot of water. However, their thick composition can make you feel like there’s something in your eye. This can be a deal-breaker for people who want contacts that feel like nothing. On the plus side, thick contacts are often easier to handle when inserting, removing, and cleaning than thin ones.

Popular Etafilcon A Contact Lenses

Frequent replacement contact lenses made of etafilcon A were introduced into the market over 30 years ago. Today, etafilcon A remains the most widely used hydrogel lens material.

Popular brands of etafilcon A lenses include those belonging to the ACUVUE® family of contacts by Johnson & Johnson, namely, ACUVUE 2, 1-Day ACUVUE Define®, 1-Day ACUVUE Moist, 1-Day ACUVUE Moist for Astigmatism, and 1-Day ACUVUE Moist Multifocal.

As daily disposable lenses, these contacts allow you to enjoy that “new lens” feeling every day. They’re also great choices for first-time lens wearers, children and teenagers, and anyone who doesn’t particularly enjoy the hassle of a lens care routine.

On top of that, ACUVUE contacts feature one of the highest levels of ultraviolet (UV) protection in a daily disposable lens.

Schedule a visit with your eye care professional to discuss your options.

How Much Are Etafilcon A Contact Lenses?

Etafilcon A contact lenses can cost $40 to $55 per box of 30 lenses, with each box lasting one month. If you replace your contacts every day, expect an annual lens cost of $960 to $1,320. The actual figure may be lower or higher depending on how frequently you replace your contacts.

On, etafilcon A contact lenses can cost as low as $20 per box of 30 lenses after rebates. Take advantage of our discount prices by shopping today!

How to Insert and Remove Etafilcon A Contact Lenses

Etafilcon A contacts are soft contacts and as such, you should follow the standard procedure for that type of lens. Start by washing your hands with mild soap and water, then dry them with a lint-free towel. Scoop your first lens out of the case with your index finger of your dominant hand and rinse it with a cleaning solution that’s specially formulated for soft contacts. Inspect the lens for any tears or debris and make sure it’s not inside-out. Using the middle finger of your dominant hand, pull down your lower eyelid. If necessary, use the middle finger of your non-dominant hand to pull your upper eyelid. Look upward and gently put the lens on your eye. Blink a few times to center the lens. Repeat this with the other lens. 

To remove etafilcon A contacts, hold your eyelids open and gently pinch the lens between your index finger and thumb. Carefully lift the lens off of your eye. Repeat with the other lens.

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