ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY vs Proclear 1 dayUpdated: Nov 25, 2020

A comparison of ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY and Proclear 1 day (CooperVision). What are the differences? Detailed up-to-date specifications shown side by side with a comparison of material, technical parameters, prescription parameters, special features, and daily cost.

Comparison Highlights

  • Proclear 1 day was introduced in 2007 with an aspherical lens design whereas the spherical silicone hydrogel based ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY has been available since 2017.
  • ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY offers Class-1 UVA and UVB protection, Proclear 1 day doesn't.
  • A big difference is seen in their ability to let oxygen pass through the lens: ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY's oxygen transmission value stands at 121 Dk/t. This value is not unusual considering that ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY is a silicone hydrogel lens. The value drops to 37 Dk/t found in the Proclear 1 day lens. The trade-off however is found in the stiffness of the lens. Proclear 1 day is softer than ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY, so you can expect the Proclear to be a bit more flimsy when you take them out or put them in.
  • The water content of the two lenses is also quite different: 60% water in the Proclear versus 38% water in the ACUVUE OASYS lens. We have written about this before: More or less water and more or less oxygen transmission doesn't necessarily mean a better or more comfortable lens. It really comes down to personal preference and eye condition and the type of material your eyes will tolerate (assuming the technical parameters are a fit).
  • And how much will you have to pay for the two lenses? Well, the daily cost per eye is much lower for the Proclear 1 day and this is not a surprise as silicone hydrogel lenses are priced much higher than their non-ionic hydrogel cousins.

ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY and Proclear 1 day Spec Sheets

ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with HydraLuxe
Proclear 1 day
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Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. CooperVision, Inc.
part of
The Cooper Companies Inc.
Release Date July 2016 2007
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Daily Daily
Wearing Details Daily wear Daily wear
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 and +5.00D)
Base Curves 8.5 mm
9.0 mm
8.2 mm
8.6 mm
Diameters 14.3 mm 14.2 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group V II
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Senofilcon A)
Non-ionic hydrogel
(Omafilcon A)
Lens Design Spherical Aspherical
Wetting Agents Yes
- PVP
Yes
- PC
% of Material 62% 40%
% of Water 38% 60%
Center Thickness 0.085 mm 0.09 mm
Oxygen Transmission 121 Dk/t 37 Dk/t
Modulus 0.72 MPa 0.4 MPa
Other Features
Special Features
UV Blocking Class 1
>90% UVA
>99% UVB
No
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
(blue)
Yes
(light blue)
Inside-out Mark Yes No
Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 30 or 90 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
30 lenses per box,
immersed in buffered 0.83% saline
Price Range $72 - $110 (90 lenses)
$57 - $78 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day $0.80 - $1.22 (90 lenses)
$0.63 - $0.87 (90 lenses)
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