ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY vs ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY

A comparison of ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with HydraLuxe and ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY. What are the differences? Detailed specifications and features shown side by side with a comparison of material, technical parameters, prescription parameters, special features, and daily cost.

Comparison Highlights

  • ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY is the newest addition to the OASYS 1-DAY family and is available since Sep 20, 2022.
  • The base material and water content are identical, and the oxygen transmission is the same with 121 Dk/t.
  • Both lenses offer Class-1 UVA and UVB protection. ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY also features OptiBlue Light Filter Technology for the filtering of High Energy Visible Light (HEVL). So far, we have seen HEVL filtering in two other lenses: ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions and DAILIES TOTAL1 for Astigmatism from Alcon.
  • Johnson & Johnson Vision Care provides two new technologies with the MAX version. In addition to the OptiBlue Light Filtering, TearStable Technology has been added to the ACUVUE OASYS MAX family. This improves tear stability and - according to Johnson & Johnson Vision Care- provides a much lower tear evaporation rate when compared to competitors.
  • Comparing the price of the MAX version to the ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY with HydraLuxe lens, it is apparent that early adopters have to reach much deeper into their pockets. Right now - and this might change as more retailers start offering this lens - ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY is 20-25% more expensive than the HydraLuxe sibling.

Comparing Features of ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY and OASYS 1-DAY with Hydraluxe

One of the key distinctions between these two lenses lies in their wetting technologies.

Hydraluxe or Tearstable? Which one is better?

ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with Hydraluxe utilizes a wetting technology that incorporates tear-mimicking molecules through the use of Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and a breathable, hydrated silicone to reduce friction and act as a hydrating agent, ultimately enhancing the comfort and wearability of these lenses. It effectively addresses issues like dryness and discomfort caused by factors such as prolonged digital device use and dry indoor environments.

On the other hand, ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY introduces the innovative TearStable Technology, available exclusively with these lenses. This technology is designed to support the natural tear film of the eyes by replicating its lubricating and moisturizing properties. It achieves this by combining the lens base material Senofilcon A with a high-molecular-weight polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) wetting agent. This combination attracts and more evenly spreads both water and lipid components of tears, resulting in superior moisture retention, comfort, and reduced tear evaporation. Furthermore, it enhances tear film stability, leading to improved optical quality and clear vision that lasts longer throughout the day.

UV Blocking

Additionally, both ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with Hydraluxe and OASYS MAX 1-DAY feature Class 1 UV blocking, providing protection against harmful UV rays. Both lenses cover a wide range of prescription parameters.

Lens Variations

ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with Hydraluxe is available in a toric version, catering to individuals with astigmatism, whereas ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY can be prescribed as a multifocal contact lens, providing a solution for those who require vision correction at varying distances.

ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with Hydraluxe and ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY Spec Sheets

ACUVUE® OASYS 1-DAY with HydraLuxe

ACUVUE® OASYS MAX 1-DAY

Product Image Acuvue Oasys 1-DAY ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-Day
Price Comparison

Lowest price found:

90 Pack: $86.79

Lowest prices found:

30 Pack: $53.40

90 Pack: $105.07

Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Release Date July 2016 September 2022
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Daily Daily
Wearing Details info Daily wear Daily wear
Sphere Powers -12.00D to +8.00D in 0.25 steps
and in 0.5 steps after +-6.00D
-12.00D to +8.00D in 0.25 steps
and in 0.5 steps after +-6.00D
Base Curves info 8.5 mm
9.0 mm
8.5 mm
9.0 mm
Diameters 14.3 mm 14.3 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group info V-C V-C
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Senofilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Senofilcon A)
Lens Design Spherical Spherical
Wetting Agents info Yes
- PVP
Yes
- PVP
% of Material 62% 62%
Water Content 38% 38%
Center Thickness info 0.085 mm 0.085 mm
Oxygen Transmissibility info 121 Dk/t 121 Dk/t
Modulus info 0.72 MPa -
Refractive Index info 1.42 1.42
Other Features
Special Features info
UV Blocking info Class 1
>90% UVA
>99% UVB
Class 1
99.9% UVA
Up to 100% UVB
Dynamic Light Absorption info No No
Visibility Tint Yes
(blue)
Yes
Inside-out Mark Yes Yes
123 mark
Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 30 or 90 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
30 or 90 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package. 90 lenses per box not available for base curve 9.0mm.
Price Range info $87 - $123 (90 lenses)
$53 - $74 (30 lenses)
$105 - $146 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day info $0.96 - $1.37 (90 lenses)
$1.78 - $2.47 (30 lenses)
$1.17 - $1.62 (90 lenses)
Online Retailers info
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The Bottom Line

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care continues to upgrade its ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY contact lens line with a highly breathable daily-disposable lens promising even more and longer-lasting comfort when compared to the time-tested ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with Hydraluxe, which is approximately 20% less expensive than the MAX version (as of October 2023).