ACUVUE OASYS versus AIR OPTIX NIGHT & DAYACUVUE OASYS® by Johnson and Johnson Vision Care and Air Optix Night and Day by Alcon Laboratories are two silicone hydrogel contact lenses. While the replacement schedule for ACUVUE OASYS is every two weeks, Air Optix Night and Day needs to be replaced after a month. Here are the highlights from the spec sheets:

  • Lens design: ACUVUE OASYS is a spherical lens and Air Optix Night and Day is based on an aspherical lens design. Latter one promises improved acuity and less spherical abberation.
  • Oasys can be worn up to 7 days, while Alcon's Air Optix can be worn up to 30 days. However these are just maximum numbers and your eye care practitioner will determine your individual wearing schedule.
  • To increase the retention of water the two manufacturers have integrated a PVP- based wetting agent.
  • ACUVUE OASYS blocks UVA and UVB rays, while this feature is missing in the Night and Day lens.
  • The two slightly blue tinted lenses are very similar in cost. The daily cost without cleaning solution is about $0.52 to $0.78.

ACUVUE OASYS® and Air Optix Night & Day: Spec Sheets

 
ACUVUE OASYS®
AIR OPTIX NIGHT & DAY AQUA
Product Image Acuvue Oasys Air Optix Night & Day Aqua
Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
a Novartis company
Release Date 2005 March 2009
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Two weeks Monthly
Wearing Details Daily wear or
up to 6 consecutive nights extended wear
Daily wear or
up to 30 nights extended 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 +8.00D in 0.5 steps
+6.00D to -8.00D
(in 0.25 steps)
-8.50D to -10.00D
(in 0.5 steps)
Available Base Curves 8.4mm
8.8mm
8.4mm
8.6mm
Available Diameters 14.0mm 13.8mm
Technical Parameters
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Senofilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Lotrafilcon A)
Lens Type Spherical Aspherical
Wetting Agent Yes
- PVP
Yes
- PVP
- PEG
% of Material 62% 76%
% of Water 38% 24%
Center Thickness 0.07mm 0.08mm
Oxygen Transmission 147 Dk/t 175 Dk/t
Modulus 0.7 MPa Unknown
Other Features
Special Features Internal wetting agent Polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) using HYDRACLEAR® PLUS technology for better wettability and lens surface smoothness. TriComfort™ Techonology
High wettability through low contact angle.
Permanent plasma treatment for a smooth surface
UV Blocking Class 1
96% UVA
99% UVB
Unknown
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
(blue)
Yes
(blue)
Inside-out Mark Yes
(123)
No
Packaging, Pricing and Ratings
Packaging Details 6 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
6 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package, containing a buffered saline with 1% Copolymer 845
Online Retail Price $26 - $34 $46 - $70
Cost per Day $0.28 - $0.38 $0.26 - $0.39
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