Comparison of ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY and 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST

Discover the difference between Johnson & Johnson's new ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY and the well-established 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST. Can the non-silicone-hydrogel lens, 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST, hold its own in comparison?

Comparison Highlights

ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-Day

  • Pros:
    • Silicone hydrogel material with high breathability and good moisture levels.
    • TearStable Technology for enhanced comfort and reduced tear evaporation.
    • Class 1 UV Blocking and Blue Light / HEVL absorption.
  • Cons:
    • 35% more expensive than 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST.
    • Currently not available as a toric lens.

1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST

  • Pros:
    • Very attractive price and cost per day.
    • Class 2 UV Blocking: 85% UVA, 96% UVB.
    • Time-tested.
    • Also available as toric and presbyopic lens.
  • Cons:
    • No Blue Light / HEVL absorption.
    • Lower oxygen transmissibility compared to ACUVUE OASYS MAX.

In summary, the ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-Day offers tear stability technology, Blue Light filtering, and slightly better UV protection. 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST on the other hand is a time-proven lens with a very competitive price, UV filtering and the well-known Lacreon moisture retention technology.

Comfort and Technology

Comfort and technology are closely linked when you compare these two lenses. Manufacturers have introduced features like moisture retention technology and advanced manufacturing processes to enhance overall comfort, especially at the end of the day. The ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY lens comes with the recently introduced TearStable technology, while the ACUVUE MOIST lens features the highly regarded LACREON technology.

TearStable Technology utilizes a proprietary wetting agent, high-molecular-weight polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), to mimic natural tears. The technology reduces tear evaporation by nearly 50%, offering superior moisture retention and comfort. The combination of PVP and a self-hydrating silicone monomer ensures biocompatibility, providing a clear and comfortable vision throughout the day. TearStable enhances tear film stability by 1.6 times, contributing to improved optical quality for wearers.

Unlike wetting agents that may blink away, LACREON keeps moisture permanently in the lens, reducing surface friction. The high water absorption capacity of PVP enhances lens hydration and comfort, while its biocompatibility ensures compatibility with eye tissue. This technology, combined with Etafilcon A's softness and lysozyme absorption, results in comfortable, infection-resistant contact lenses like 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST.

Which option is better? While some may assume that technological advancements since the release of ACUVUE MOIST would make the decision obvious, it's not that simple. Despite not boasting the highest oxygen transmissibility value, as it isn't a silicone hydrogel lens, the distinctive combination of LACREON with Etafilcon is more than one good reason that Johnson & Johnson has sold ACUVUE MOIST successfully since 2006. Consult your eye doctor to determine if either option is suitable for you (both lenses are offered in base curve 8.5mm and 9.0mm), and give them a try. This is the most effective way to figure out which one is most comfortable for your eyes.

ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-DAY and ACUVUE MOIST Spec Sheets

ACUVUE® OASYS MAX 1-DAY

1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST

Product Image ACUVUE OASYS MAX 1-Day 1-Day Acuvue Moist
Price Comparison

Lowest prices found:

30 Pack: $56.94

90 Pack: $113.04

Lowest prices found:

30 Pack: $40.79

90 Pack: $76.49

Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Release Date September 2022 2006
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 -6.00D in 0.5 steps
-6.00D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
+6.00D to +6.00D in 0.5 steps
Base Curves info 8.5 mm
9.0 mm
8.5 mm
9.0 mm
Diameters 14.3 mm 14.2 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group info V-C IV
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Senofilcon A)
Ionic hydrogel
(Etalfilcon A)
Lens Design Spherical Spherical
Wetting Agents info Yes
- PVP
Yes
- PVP
% of Material 62% 42%
Water Content 38% 58%
Center Thickness info 0.085 mm 0.084 mm
Oxygen Transmissibility info 121 Dk/t 33 Dk/t
Modulus info - 0.3 MPa
Refractive Index info 1.42 1.4
Other Features
Special Features info
UV Blocking info Class 1
99.9% UVA
Up to 100% UVB
Class 2
88% UVA
95% UVB
Dynamic Light Absorption info No No
Visibility Tint Yes Yes
(blue)
Inside-out Mark Yes
123 mark
Yes
(123)
Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 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.
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.
Price Range info $57 - $74 (30 lenses)
$113 - $146 (90 lenses)
$41 - $53 (30 lenses)
$76 - $97 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day info $1.90 - $2.47 (30 lenses)
$1.26 - $1.62 (90 lenses)
$1.36 - $1.76 (30 lenses)
$0.85 - $1.08 (90 lenses)
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