Updated: 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.
- 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
|Price Comparison|| |
|Manufacturer||Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.|| CooperVision, Inc. |
The Cooper Companies Inc.
|Release Date||July 2016||2007|
|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|
| 8.2 mm |
|Diameters||14.3 mm||14.2 mm|
|Lens Material|| Silicone hydrogel|
| Non-ionic hydrogel |
|Wetting Agents|| Yes |
| Yes |
|% 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|
|UV Blocking|| Class 1 |
|Dynamic Light Absorption||No||No|
|Visibility Tint|| Yes |
| Yes |
|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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