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.

1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye versus DAILIES AquaComfort PlusThe 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
Product Image 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.
2009
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Daily Daily
Wearing Details Daily wear Daily wear
Available 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
Available Base Curves 8.5 mm
9.0 mm
8.7 mm
Available Diameters 14.2 mm 14.0 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group V II
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Narafilcon A)
Non-ionic hydrogel
(Nelfilcon A)
Lens Type Spherical Spherical
Wetting Agent Yes
- PVP
Yes
- HPMC
- PEG
- PVA
% 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
Other Features
Special Features HYDRACLEAR® Technology
embedding the highest volume of moisture-rich wetting agent in the HYDRACLEAR® family
Triple Action Moisture
AquaComfort® Technology
Lightstream Technology™ for a thin edge
UV Blocking Class 1
96% UVA
99% UVB
No
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
(blue)
Yes
(blue)
Inside-out Mark Yes
(123)
Yes
(OK)
Packaging, Pricing and Ratings
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)
Special Offers - U.S.









Special Offers - Canada


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