Have you ever wondered how much it costs to wear contact lenses? Is there a difference between wearing monthly or weekly replacable lenses and daily disposable contact lenses?

We put together a simple table showing the daily cost per eye for some of the most popular lenses on the market. We started with a comparison of lenses for myopia/hyperopia, soon to be followed by lenses for astigmatism as well as multifocal lenses.

How we calculated the daily cost: we took an average retail price and used the typical replacement schedule for the lens. For example a daily disposable lens might cost $33 per box, containing 30 lenses, so the daily cost per eye is $1.10. To keep it simple we did not include the cost for other items, such as cleaning solutions that are required for weekly or monthly lenses.

Cost Comparison of Lenses for Myopia or Hyperopia

   

NameReplaceLenses
per Box
Cost per
Day & Eye
1-DAY ACUVUE® Daily 30 $0.87 - $1.17
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® Daily 30 $0.77 - $1.00
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® Daily 90 $0.62 - $0.78
1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® Daily 30 $1.10 - $1.20
1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® Daily 90 $0.83 - $0.88
ACUVUE OASYS® 1-DAY
with HydraLuxe
Daily 90 $0.87 - $0.97
ACUVUE VITA® Monthly 6 $0.23 - $0.33
ACUVUE® 2® 2 weeks 6 $0.21 - $0.25
ACUVUE® OASYS® 2 weeks 6 $0.28 - $0.38
AIR OPTIX AQUA Monthly 6 $0.17 - $0.28
AIR OPTIX NIGHT & DAY AQUA Monthly 6 $0.26 - $0.39
AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde Monthly 6 $0.20 - $0.25
Avaira 2 weeks 6 $0.27 - $0.31
Avaira Vitality 2 weeks 6 $0.33 - $0.39
Biofinity Monthly 6 $0.19 - $0.28
Biofinity Energys Monthly 6 $0.22 - $0.28
Biotrue ONEday Daily 30 $0.73 - $1.33
Biotrue ONEday Daily 90 $0.59 - $0.83
Clariti 1 Day Daily 90 $0.71 - $0.83
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Daily 30 $0.83 - $0.93
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Daily 90 $0.56 - $0.67
DAILIES TOTAL1 Daily 30 $1.26 - $1.50
DAILIES TOTAL1 Daily 90 $0.89 - $1.11
Focus DAILIES Daily 30 $0.67 - $0.83
Focus DAILIES Daily 90 $0.49 - $0.59
MyDay daily disposable Daily 90 $0.89 - $1.00
Proclear Monthly 6 $0.17 - $0.26
Proclear 1 day Daily 30 $0.83 - $1.10
Proclear 1 day Daily 90 $0.61 - $0.72
PureVision Monthly 6 $0.17 - $0.38
PureVision2 HD Monthly 6 $0.17 - $0.29
SofLens Dailies Daily 90 $0.39 - $0.64