Acuvue Moist versus Dailies Total1This comparison covers one of the most popular ACUVUE lenses, 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST, and Alcon's top silicone hydrogel lens, DAILIES TOTAL1. First, let's have a look at the basic prescription parameters. 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST and DAILIES TOTAL1 are daily disposable contact lenses with sphere powers from -12.00D to +6.00D and 0.25 steps in the popular -6.00D to +6.00D range. While DAILIES TOTAL1 can be fitted with just one base curve, 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST is available in two different base curves. An advantage eye care practitioners enjoy in 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.

1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST and DAILIES TOTAL1 - Spec Sheets

 
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST
DAILIES TOTAL1
Product Image 1-Day Acuvue Moist Dailies Total1
Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
a Novartis company
Release Date 2006 2013
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Daily Daily
Wearing Details Daily wear Daily wear
Available 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
Available Base Curves 8.5mm
9.0mm
8.5mm
Available Diameters 14.2mm 14.1mm
Technical Parameters
Lens Material Ionic hydrogel
(Etalfilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Delefilcon A)
Lens Type Spherical Spherical
Wetting Agent Yes
- PVP
Yes
- PC
% of Material 42% 67%
% of Water 58% 33%
Center Thickness 0.084mm 0.09mm
Oxygen Transmission 33 Dk/t 156 Dk/t
Modulus Unknown 0.7 MPa
Other Features
Special Features LACREON® Technology embeds a wetting agent into the lens matrix - Surface optimization using an ultrasoft, hydrophilic surface gel
- High water content (>80%) at the outermost surface
- SmarTears® Technology
UV Blocking Class 2
88% UVA
95% UVB
No
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
(blue)
Yes
(Visitint)
Inside-out Mark Yes
(123)
Unknown
Packaging, Pricing and Ratings
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
Online Retail Price $23 - $30 (30 lenses)
$56 - $70 (90 lenses)
$38 - $45 (30 lenses)
$80 - $100 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day $0.77 - $1.00 (30 lenses)
$0.62 - $0.78 (90 lenses)
$1.26 - $1.50 (30 lenses)
$0.89 - $1.11 (90 lenses)
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