Update: Mar 10, 2020

Air Optix for Astigmatism vs Biofinity toricMillions of patients around the globe rely on contact lenses to correct their astigmatism, and two popular cost-efficient lenses are AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM and Biofinity Toric. Both lenses have a replacement schedule of 30 days, and - while we wouldn't recommend - your eye doctor might even approve them to be worn up to six nights in a row.

AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM and Biofinity Toric are quite similar when you look at the technical parameters and material. The two lenses feature an aspherical design for reduced halos caused by spherical aberration and they are made with a silicone hydrogel base material. Water content and oxygen transmission values put both lenses into the FDA group V-C (silicone hydrogel lenses with less than 50% water). The slightly stiffer AIR OPTIX lens is also available with Alcon's HydraGlyde technology. Both lenses are reasonably priced with a price sticker of around 22 to 36 cents per eye and per day.

 

AIR OPTIX for Astigmatism and Biofinity Toric - Spec Sheets

AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM
Biofinity Toric
Product Image Air Optix for Astigmatism Biofinity Toric
Manufacturer Alcon Inc. CooperVision, Inc.
part of
The Cooper Companies Inc.
Release Date 2007 March 2009
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Monthly Monthly
Wearing Details Daily wear or
up to 6 nights extended wear
Daily wear or
up to 6 nights or
7 days extended wear
Sphere Powers +6.00D to -6.00D
in 0.25 steps
-6.50D to -10.00D
in 0.50 steps
+8.00D to -10.00D (in 0.50 steps after +-6.00D)
Cylinders -0.75D, -1.25D, -1.75D and -2.25D -0.75D, -1.25D, -1.75D and -2.25D
Axes Full circle in 10° steps from 10° to 180° in 10° steps
Base Curves 8.7 mm 8.7 mm
Diameters 14.5 mm 14.5 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group V-C V-C
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Lotrafilcon B)
Silicone hydrogel
(Comfilcon A)
Lens Type Aspherical Aspherical
Wetting Agent Unknown None
% of Material 67% 52%
% of Water 33% 48%
Center Thickness 0.102 mm 0.08 mm
Oxygen Transmission 108 Dk/t 116 Dk/t
Modulus 1.0 MPa 0.75 MPa
Other Features
Special Features PRECISION BALANCE 8|4™ Lens Design.
Permanent plasma treatment for a smooth surface.
- Aquaform® Technology
- Optimized Lens Geometry
- No wetting agent, no surface treatment
UV Blocking No No
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
Light Blue
(VISITINT®)
Yes
(Sofblue®)
Inside-out Mark No No
Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 6 lenses per box,
each lens in a
foil-sealed plastic package
6 lenses per box,
immersed in buffered 0.83% saline
Price Range $40 - $65 $49 - $60
Cost per Day $0.22 - $0.36 $0.27 - $0.33
Online Retailers
(U.S., Canada, U.K.)

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