Acuvue Oasys 1-Day vs 1-Day Acuvue MoistUpdated: Jul 25, 2021

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care is currently offering three daily disposable contact lenses: 1-Day ACUVUE Moist, 1-Day ACUVUE TruEye, and the most recent addition ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day.

What is the difference between 1-Day ACUVUE Moist and ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day? Well, quite a lot - but let's first look at the release dates. 1-Day ACUVUE Moist was introduced in 2006 and is one of the most successful daily disposable contact lenses ever. ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day was made available in 2016, and it comes with several improvements compared to 1-Day ACUVUE Moist.

Material

The two lenses couldn't be more different when looking at the base material. ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day is made of a silicone hydrogel material called Senofilcon A while 1-Day ACUVUE Moist utilizes an ionic hydrogel material (Etalfilcon A). Silicone hydrogel is the preferred material for contact lenses nowadays as it lets a high amount of oxygen get through to the cornea. The oxygen transmission value for ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day is 121 Dk/t, while 1-Day ACUVUE Moist's Dk/t value stands at 33 Dk/t.

Wetting Technology

Most contact lens manufacturers add some type of wetting technology to their contact lenses to improve wearing comfort throughout the day. LACREON is a wetting technology found in 1-Day ACUVUE Moist, while ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day offers a lens surface technology called HYDRALUXE, which is promising a stable tear film. LACREON, on the other side, is a moisture embedding technology that increases the amount of moisture within the lens. Could we tell which technology is better? No. And that is because our eyes are unique. While one person might prefer the higher breathability of ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day, another one might tell you that the 1-Day ACUVUE Moist feels 'more moist'.

UV blocking

UV blocking is a standard feature in all ACUVUE lenses. However, ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day offer Class 1 UV blocking, whereas 1-Day ACUVUE Moist offers Class 2 UV blocking. While UV blocking in contact lenses is quite common, keep in mind that it is not a replacement for sunglasses (just think of the surface area of your eyes and what portion your contact lenses cover).

Cost

Both products are available with 30 or 90 lenses per box, and most retailers offer a discount when you buy the 90-lenses per box. 1-Day ACUVUE Moist starts at 53 cents per lens, and ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day starts at 80 cents. And that means you pay an extra $200 per year for the ACUVUE OASYS 1-Day.

 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST and ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY - Spec Sheets

1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST
ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with HydraLuxe
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Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Release Date 2006 July 2016
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Daily Daily
Wearing Details Daily wear Daily wear
Sphere Powers -12.00D to -6.00D in 0.5 steps
-6.00D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
+6.00D to +6.00D in 0.5 steps
-12.00D to +8.00D in 0.25 steps
and in 0.5 steps after +-6.00D
Base Curves 8.5 mm
9.0 mm
8.5 mm
9.0 mm
Diameters 14.2 mm 14.3 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group IV V-C
Lens Material Ionic hydrogel
(Etalfilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Senofilcon A)
Lens Design Spherical Spherical
Wetting Agents Yes
- PVP
Yes
- PVP
% of Material 42% 62%
% of Water 58% 38%
Center Thickness 0.084 mm 0.085 mm
Oxygen Transmission 33 Dk/t 121 Dk/t
Modulus 0.3 MPa 0.72 MPa
Other Features
Special Features
UV Blocking Class 2
88% UVA
95% UVB
Class 1
>90% UVA
>99% UVB
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
(blue)
Yes
(blue)
Inside-out Mark Yes
(123)
Yes
Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 30 lenses per box or
90 lenses per box

Each box contains 30 or 90 visibly tinted UV blocking lenses immersed in a buffered saline solution with povidone.
30 or 90 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
Price Range $33 - $39 (30 lenses)
$51 - $80 (90 lenses)
$72 - $110 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day $1.09 - $1.30 (30 lenses)
$0.57 - $0.89 (90 lenses)
$0.80 - $1.22 (90 lenses)
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