A comparison of CooperVision Avaira® and ACUVUE® OASYS - both are bi-weekly silicon hydrogel contact lenses with a wide spectrum of available sphere powers.

 

 
ACUVUE® OASYS®
Avaira
Product Image Acuvue Oasys Avaira
Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. CooperVision, Inc.
part of
The Cooper Companies Inc.
Release Date 2005 April 2008
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Two weeks Two weeks
Wearing Details Daily wear or
up to 6 consecutive nights extended wear
Daily wear
Available Sphere Powers -12.00D to +8.00D
(in 0.5 steps after +-6.00D)
-12.00D to +8.00D
(in 0.5 steps after +-6.00D)
Available Base Curves 8.4mm
8.8mm
8.4mm for +prescriptions
8.5mm for -prescriptions
Available Diameters 14.0mm 14.2mm
Technical Parameters
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Senofilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Enafilcon A)
Lens Type Spherical Aspherical
% of Material 62% 54%
% of Water 38% 46%
Center Thickness 0.07mm 0.08mm
Oxygen Transmissibility 147 Dk/t 125 Dk/t
Modulus 0.7 MPa 0.50 MPa
Other Features
Special Features Internal wetting agent Polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) using HYDRACLEAR® PLUS technology for better wettability and lens surface smoothness. Aquaform® Technology
UV Blocking 96% UV-A
99% UV-B
75% UVA
99% UVB
Visibility Tint Yes
(blue)
Yes
(Phthalocyanine blue)
Inside-out Mark 1-2-3 mark No
Packaging, Pricing and Ratings
Packaging Details 6 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
6 lenses per box,
each lens in a
foil-sealed plastic package
Online Retail Price $26 - $34 (6 lenses) $24 to $28 (6 lenses)
Cost per Day $0.31 - $0.40 $0.27 to $0.31
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Conclusion:

Avaira comes with a slightly higher water content but points to ACUVUE® OASYS® for better UV blocking. If you are looking for a toric or presbyopic version, you can choose from both brands.