Updated: Aug 12, 2020
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST and 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® are two daily replaceable contact lenses from Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Inc.
While 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST is made with the ionic hydrogel Etalfilcon A, 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® was the first daily replaceable silicone hydrogel lens when introduced in 2008. The silicone hydrogel material of 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® translates into more oxygen getting through the lens and letting your eyes breath. This is the most significant difference when looking at the technical and prescription parameters of these two lenses. Both lenses provide UV blocking, a feature Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has put into all of their contact lenses.
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST and 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye®: Spec Sheets
1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye®
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST
|Manufacturer||Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.||Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, 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.
|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 0.5 steps |
-6.00D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
+6.00D to +6.00D in 0.5 steps
|Base Curves|| 8.5 mm|
| 8.5 mm |
|Diameters||14.2 mm||14.2 mm|
|Lens Material|| Silicone hydrogel|
| Ionic hydrogel |
|Wetting Agents|| Yes |
| Yes |
|% of Material||54%||42%|
|% of Water||46%||58%|
|Center Thickness||0.085 mm||0.084 mm|
|Oxygen Transmission||118 Dk/t||33 Dk/t|
|Modulus||0.66 MPa||0.3 MPa|
|Special Features|| |
|UV Blocking|| Class 1 |
| Class 2 |
|Dynamic Light Absorption||No||No|
|Visibility Tint|| Yes |
| Yes |
|Inside-out Mark|| Yes |
| 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
Each box contains 30 or 90 visibly tinted UV blocking lenses immersed in a buffered saline solution with povidone.
|Price Range|| $47 - $61 (30 lenses)|
$95 - $138 (90 lenses)
| $36 - $52 (30 lenses) |
$64 - $96 (90 lenses)
|Cost per Day|| $1.57 - $2.03 (30 lenses)|
$1.05 - $1.53 (90 lenses)
| $1.18 - $1.75 (30 lenses) |
$0.71 - $1.07 (90 lenses)
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The two spec sheets are impressive but we believe that 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® is the winner in this side-by-side comparison. At the time of its introduction in 2008, this lens was breaking ground for a new generation of daily disposable contact lenses and an improvement over 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST. 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® has better UV blocking capabilities and provides more oxygen flow to the cornea. Wearing 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® taxes you with a higher daily cost per eye when compared to 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST.