Acuvue Moist versus Dailies Total1

This comparison explores two of the most popular contact lenses: 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST and DAILIES TOTAL1 by Alcon, a leading silicone hydrogel lens. Let's begin by examining their basic prescription parameters. Both 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST and DAILIES TOTAL1 are daily disposable lenses with sphere powers ranging from -12.00D to +6.00D, in 0.25 increments within the widely used -6.00D to +6.00D range. However, while DAILIES TOTAL1 has a single base curve, 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST offers two different base curves, providing eye care practitioners with added flexibility during the fitting process.

Both lenses are based on a spherical lens design with a similar center thickness. The remaining technical parameters couldn't be more different though. 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST is an ionic hydrogel lens, and DAILIES TOTAL1 is a silicone hydrogel lens. Hence, DAILIES TOTAL1's ability to let oxygen pass through the lens (measured by the oxygen transmission value) is 156Dk/t compared to 33Dk/t in the ACUVUE® MOIST. The slightly cheaper and UV blocking ACUVUE® MOIST's water content is 58% supported by an additional wetting agent for increased comfort (LACREON technology). While Alcon's water content appears to be low, it's a value measured at the core of the lens. This value increases to 80% at the surface of the lens, thanks to Alcon's SmarTears technology.




Product Image 1-Day Acuvue Moist Dailies Total1
Price Comparison

Lowest prices found:

30 Pack: $40.79

90 Pack: $76.49

Lowest prices found:

30 Pack: $43.19

90 Pack: $99.44

Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Alcon Inc.
Release Date 2006 2013
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Daily Daily
Wearing Details info 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 -6.00D in 0.50 steps
-6.00D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
Base Curves info 8.5 mm
9.0 mm
8.5 mm
Diameters 14.2 mm 14.1 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group info IV V-C
Lens Material Ionic hydrogel
(Etalfilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Delefilcon A)
Lens Design Spherical Spherical
Wetting Agents info Yes
- PC
% of Material 42% 67%
Water Content 58% 33%
Center Thickness info 0.084 mm 0.09 mm
Oxygen Transmissibility info 33 Dk/t 156 Dk/t
Modulus info 0.3 MPa 0.7 MPa
Refractive Index info 1.4 1.42
Other Features
Special Features info
UV Blocking info Class 2
88% UVA
95% UVB
Dynamic Light Absorption info No No
Visibility Tint Yes
Light Blue
Inside-out Mark 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 lenses per box or
90 lenses per box
in buffered saline with polymeric wetting agents
Price Range info $41 - $53 (30 lenses)
$76 - $97 (90 lenses)
$43 - $60 (30 lenses)
$99 - $140 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day info $1.36 - $1.76 (30 lenses)
$0.85 - $1.08 (90 lenses)
$1.44 - $2.00 (30 lenses)
$1.10 - $1.56 (90 lenses)
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