A comparison of 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® from Johnson and Johnson Vision Care and DAILIES TOTAL1 from Alcon Inc.: material, features, prescription and technical parameters, ratings, and cost.

1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye versus DAILIES TOTOAL1DAILIES TOTAL1 and 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® are daily replaceable contact lenses built with a silicone hydrogel material and a wetting agent. DAILIES TOTAL1 was introduced 5 years after 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® and features a higher oxygen transmission value, a remarkable 156 Dk/t versus 118 Dk/t. The oxygen transmission value by itself is not a strong indicator of how your eyes might feel at the end of the day. We get a better picture when combining it with the water content parameter. The water content of DAILIES TOTAL1 is 33% while 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® is approaching the 50% mark (46%). So it is this fine balance of water content and oxygen transmission that will impact a patient's wearing comfort. Some people prefer a more moist lens and some people react better to a lens with a high level of oxygen getting through the lens to their eyes. Therefore we cannot declare a winner in this category. This is different though when examining the UV blocking capabilities of the two lenses. 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® comes with UVA and UVB blocking and is classified as a Class 1 UV blocking lens while DAILIES TOTAL1 doesn't offer any UV blocking. Available sphere powers are identical and TruEye is available in two different base curves providing more flexibility in the fitting process. The cost per day is very similar for both lenses when buying 90 lenses per box. There might be special rebates or loyalty programs available when buying a full year's supply so best to check with your eye care practitioner.

1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® and DAILIES TOTAL1 - Spec Sheets

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Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Alcon Inc.
Release Date - September 2008: Initial product launch in the UK and Ireland.
- April 2009: 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® is now available in Germany.
- May 2009: Roll-out in Hong-Kong.
- July 2009: Roll-out in France, Denmark, and Sweden.
- August 2009: Roll-out in Poland, Czechia and Russia.
- April 2010: Roll-out in Canada.
- June 2010: Roll-out in the US.
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Daily Daily
Wearing Details Daily wear Daily wear
Sphere Powers -12.00D to +6.00D
(in 0.5 steps after -6.00D)
-12.00D to -6.00D in 0.50 steps
-6.00D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
Base Curves 8.5 mm
9.0 mm
8.5 mm
Diameters 14.2 mm 14.1 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group V V-C
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Narafilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Delefilcon A)
Lens Design Spherical Spherical
Wetting Agents Yes
- PC
% of Material 54% 67%
% of Water 46% 33%
Center Thickness 0.085 mm 0.09 mm
Oxygen Transmission 118 Dk/t 156 Dk/t
Modulus 0.66 MPa 0.7 MPa
Other Features
Special Features
  • Surface optimization using an ultrasoft, hydrophilic surface gel.
  • High water content (>80%) at the outermost surface.
  • SmarTears Technology
UV Blocking Class 1
96% UVA
99% UVB
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
Light Blue
Inside-out Mark Yes
Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 30 lenses per box or
90 lenses per box
Each sterile lens is supplied in a foil-sealed plastic package containing buffered saline solution with methyl ether cellulose. The package is marked with important information such as base curve, diopter power, diameter, lot number and expiration date.
30 lenses per box or
90 lenses per box
in buffered saline with polymeric wetting agents
Price Range $46 - $57 (30 lenses)
$90 - $151 (90 lenses)
$34 - $50 (30 lenses)
$80 - $132 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day $1.52 - $1.90 (30 lenses)
$1.00 - $1.68 (90 lenses)
$1.15 - $1.67 (30 lenses)
$0.88 - $1.47 (90 lenses)
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