With these two lenses, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and Alcon serve the fast growing market of baby-boomers that are coming of age and requiring reading glasses. AIR OPTIX® AQUA Multifocal and ACUVUE OASYS® for PRESBYOPIA want to own a significant share of this growing market. We looked at the differences with this comparison chart.
ACUVUE OASYS® for PRESBYOPIA and Air Optix Aqua Multifocal - Spec Sheets
Both lenses are available with 3 different add powers and have a similar oxygen transmissibillity value. AIR OPTIX AQUA Multifocal doesn't offer any UV blocking, whereas ACUVUE OASYS® for PRESBYOPIA provides UVA and UVB blocking. Comparing the average daily cost, AIR OPTIX Multifocal is slightly cheaper than the OASYS lens. AIR OPTIX is a monthly replacement lens, compared to the 1-2 week replacement schedule of OASYS. As with other AIR OPTIX lenses, we noticed a significant price range for AIR OPTIX AQUA Multifocal when researching prices online. So with a little bit of homework you could save some money.
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