DAILIES TOTAL1 versus Aquacomfort PlusA comparison of DAILIES TOTAL1 and DAILIES AquaComfort Plus. What are the differences? Detailed up-to-date specifications shown side by side: Material, parameters, special features, and daily cost.

While DAILIES TOTAL1 is a silicone hydrogel based lens, DAILIES AquaComfort Plus is made with the non-ionic hydrogel Nelfilcon A. The same material can also be found in the toric and presbyopic version. DAILIES AquaComfort Plus utilizes a combination of three different wetting agents to address moisture retention, initial wearing comfort, and a stable pre-lens tear film. In contrast, DAILIES TOTAL1 counts on its SmarTears technology, which releases a tear-like ingredient from the core to the surface of the lens making the lens smooth and moist while providing a high level of oxygen to the cornea. You can see the difference in looking at the water content and the oxygen transmission value.

The more expensive DAILIES TOTAL1 was introduced in 2013, while DAILIES AquaComfort Plus has been around since 2009.

 

DAILIES TOTAL1 and DAILIES AquaComfort Plus - Spec Sheets

DAILIES TOTAL1
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus
Product Image Dailies Total1 Dailies AquaComfort Plus
Manufacturer Alcon Inc. Alcon Inc.
Release Date 2013 2009
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
+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 8.7 mm
Diameters 14.1 mm 14.0 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group V-C II
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Delefilcon A)
Non-ionic hydrogel
(Nelfilcon A)
Lens Design Spherical Spherical
Wetting Agents Yes
- PC
Yes
- HPMC
- PEG
- PVA
% of Material 67% 31%
% of Water 33% 69%
Center Thickness 0.09 mm 0.10 mm
Oxygen Transmission 156 Dk/t 26 Dk/t
Modulus 0.7 MPa 0.5 MPa
Other Features
Special Features
  • Surface optimization using an ultrasoft, hydrophilic surface gel.
  • High water content (>80%) at the outermost surface.
  • SmarTears Technology
  • AquaComfort Technology
  • Lightstream Technology™ for a thin edge.
  • Triple Action Moisture using:
    - Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC)
    - Polyethylene glycol (PEG)
    - Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)
UV Blocking No No
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
Light Blue
(VISITINT®)
Yes
Light Blue
(VISITINT®)
Inside-out Mark Unknown Yes
(OK)
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 $38 - $45 (30 lenses)
$80 - $100 (90 lenses)
$25 - $28 (30 lenses)
$50 - $60 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day $1.26 - $1.50 (30 lenses)
$0.89 - $1.11 (90 lenses)
$0.83 - $0.93 (30 lenses)
$0.56 - $0.67 (90 lenses)
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