DAILIES TOTAL1 versus MyDay Daily DisposableDAILIES TOTAL1 and MyDay Daily Disposable are two daily replaceable silicone hydrogel contact lenses. While DAILIES TOTAL1 is manufactured by Alcon Inc., MyDay Daily Disposable is one of the two daily silicone lenses offered by CooperVision (the other one is Clariti 1 Day). DAILIES TOTAL1 and MyDay Daily were introduced in 2013 and 2015, representing the latest generation of silicone hydrogel lenses.

While MyDay doesn't integrate any wetting agent and instead uses a technology called SmartSilicone to balance oxygen flow and water content, DAILIES TOTAL1's silicone material gets the oxygen transmission value to an astonishing 156 Dk/t using SmarTears. The lens is also slightly stiffer than the MyDay lens which makes it easier when you insert the lens. While DAILIES TOTAL1 doesn't come with UV protection, MyDay lenses offer UVA and UVB blocking. Alcon also implemented a surface moisture technology, which increases the moisture content on the surface but not inside the DAILIES TOTAL1. This contributes to the high breathability of the lens.

DAILIES TOTAL1 and MyDay Daily Disposable - Spec Sheets

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Manufacturer Alcon Inc. CooperVision, Inc.
part of
The Cooper Companies Inc.
Release Date 2013 June 2015
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Daily Daily
Wearing Details Daily wear Daily wear
Sphere Powers -12.00D to -6.00D in 0.50 steps
-6.00D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
-6.00D to +5.00D in 0.25 steps
-6.50D to -10.00D in 0.50 steps
+5.00D to +6.00D in 0.50 steps
Base Curves 8.5 mm 8.4 mm
Diameters 14.1 mm 14.2 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group V-C V-B
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Delefilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Stenfilcon A)
Lens Design Spherical Aspherical
Wetting Agents Yes
- PC
% of Material 67% 46%
% of Water 33% 54%
Center Thickness 0.09 mm 0.08 mm
Oxygen Transmission 156 Dk/t 100 Dk/t
Modulus 0.7 MPa 0.4 MPa
Other Features
Special Features
  • Surface optimization using an ultrasoft, hydrophilic surface gel.
  • High water content (>80%) at the outermost surface.
  • SmarTears Technology
UV Blocking No Class 2
85% UVA
96% UVB
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
Light Blue
(light blue)
Inside-out Mark Unknown Unknown
Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 30 lenses per box or
90 lenses per box
in buffered saline with polymeric wetting agents
30 lenses per box, or
90 lenses per box
Price Range $30 - $48 (30 lenses)
$76 - $132 (90 lenses)
$71 - $94 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day $0.99 - $1.60 (30 lenses)
$0.85 - $1.47 (90 lenses)
$0.78 - $1.04 (90 lenses)
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DAILIES TOTAL1 and MyDay Daily Disposable belong to the latest generation of daily replaceable silicone hydrogel lenses that you can get. They are both great lenses with a different technology approach. Alcon focused on getting the water content pushed out to the surface of the lens, where it can interact with the eyelid. CooperVision uses unique silicone channels without the use of a wetting agent decreasing the amount of silicone in the lens to overcome the trade-off between moisture and comfort and softness. The average cost per day is similar and a 90 lens box is $80 - $100. While DAILIES TOTAL1 is also available for presbyopic vision correction, Alcon offers a toric version of MyDay to patients with astigmatism.

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