Over the last few years, daily replaceable contact lenses have dramatically increased their share in a fast-growing contact lens market. This isn't a surprise, as the advantages of wearing daily contact lenses are quite obvious. They don't require any cleaning routine as you just discard them at the end of the day. You can always carry a few extra boxes with you when you are on-the-go or while traveling. You don't have to worry about the handling as you just put them in once and you can start with a fresh pair every day.
Every major contact lens manufacturer is now offering daily replaceable lenses for all types of vision corrections and most of them carry two or even three daily lens families in their portfolio. So which daily disposable contact lenses are the best?
Like 1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye®, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care's ACUVUE OASYS® 1-DAY is a high-performance silicone hydrogel contact lens. They are both made with a water-loving (hydrophilic) material that has the ability to absorb water while providing a high level of oxygen transmissibility. This makes the lenses soft and comfortable, and the eyes stay fresh. Introduced in 2009, 1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye® is using Narafilcon A, while ACUVUE OASYS® 1-DAY (introduced in 2016) uses Senofilcon A, a material also found in the time-tested ACUVUE OASYS® product family. Both lenses feature Class-1 UVA and UVB blocking.
How much does it cost to wear contact lenses? Is there a difference between wearing monthly or weekly replaceable lenses and daily disposable contact lenses? And are there any differences between the major brand manufacturers?
We've put together a simple but effective 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 a cost comparison of lenses for astigmatism as well as multifocal lenses.
With ACUVUE OASYS® and 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST we are comparing the main products of the two flagship product families from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Johnson and Johnson Vision Care is one of, if not THE market leader in the contact lens industry and the ACUVUE brand is well known and highly respected by millions of patients around the globe.
2019 will be another exciting year for the contact lens industry, for patients and for eye care professionals around the globe. It will mark the first time a contact lens will offer auto-light-adjustment capabilities. Hard to imagine, but yes, these lenses will automatically adapt to changing lighting conditions. This has been available for a long time for glasses, but not for contact lenses, and ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions® will be the first of its kind. Johnson & Johnson Vision received FDA pre-market approval for ACUVUE OASYS® with Transitions® on April 10, 2018.