1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye vs DAILIES AquaComfort
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
1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye®
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus
|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.
|Wearing Details||Daily wear||Daily wear|
|Sphere Powers|| -12.00D to +6.00D|
(in 0.5 steps after -6.00D)
| +0.50D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps |
-0.50D to -6.00D in 0.25 steps
-6.50D to -10.00D in 0.50 steps
|Base Curves|| 8.5 mm|
|Diameters||14.2 mm||14.0 mm|
|Lens Material|| Silicone hydrogel|
| Non-ionic hydrogel |
|Wetting Agent|| Yes |
| Yes |
|% of Material||54%||31%|
|% of Water||46%||69%|
|Center Thickness||0.085 mm||0.10 mm|
|Oxygen Transmission||118 Dk/t||26 Dk/t|
|Modulus||0.66 MPa||0.5 MPa|
|Special Features|| HYDRACLEAR® Technology|
embedding the highest volume of moisture-rich wetting agent in the HYDRACLEAR® family
| Triple Action Moisture |
Lightstream Technology™ for a thin edge
|UV Blocking|| Class 1 |
|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
|Price Range|| $33 - $45 (30 lenses)|
$75 - $95 (90 lenses)
| $25 - $28 (30 lenses) |
$50 - $60 (90 lenses)
|Cost per Day|| $1.10 - $1.50 (30 lenses)|
$0.83 - $1.05 (90 lenses)
| $0.83 - $0.93 (30 lenses) |
$0.56 - $0.67 (90 lenses)
| Online Retailers |
(U.S., Canada, U.K.)
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