Introduced in 2009, Alcon's DAILIES AquaComfort Plus lenses feature a unique technology to keep your eyes moist. How do they compare to the silicone hydrogel lens 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye®? This article provides an overview of both lenses and is looking at features, material, technical parameters, and cost.
The slightly thicker DAILIES AquaComfort Plus lenses come with a very high percentage of water content and are armed with Alcon's triple moisture action technology. Three moisturizing agents work together to provide comfort throughout the day. A cushioning lubricant helps to provide comfort when inserting the lens. A hydrophilic wetting agent and a special comfort agent (Alcon calls it a blink activation agent) maintain moisture until the end of the day. On the other side, 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® lenses provide much higher oxygen permeability and offer Class 1 UVA & UVB blocking. Based on our analysis of some popular online retailers, DAILIES AquaComfort Plus lenses are about 27 to 38 cents (per eye) below the daily cost of wearing 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye®. This might not sound like a lot but for a full year supply, this translates into savings of around $200 to $280.
If you are thinking about daily disposable contact lenses, check with your eye care practitioner if any of these lenses can be prescribed based on the condition and requirements of your eyes.
1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® and DAILIES AquaComfort: Spec Sheets
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