DAILIES TOTAL1 versus Soflens DailiesA comparison of DAILIES TOTAL1 and SofLens Dailies, two daily disposable contact lenses that couldn't be more different. DAILIES TOTAL1 - a silicone hydrogel lens - was introduced in 2013 while SofLens daily disposable is based on a nonionic polymer and has been available for more than ten years.

Here are the highlights:

  • DAILIES TOTAL1's oxygen transmission capability is remarkable: The 156 Dk/t value will support plenty of oxygen get through the lens to your eyes.
  • SofLens impress with a high water content (59%) and is much thinner - 0.05mm compared to 0.09mm for the DAILIES TOTAL1.
  • DAILIES TOTAL1 shows a lower water content but increases the content to more than 80% on the surface of the lens using a technology called SmarTears.
  • Prices are quite different and translate into $0.39 - $0.64 for the SofLens Dailies compared to a $0.89 - $1.11 price tag for DAILIES TOTAL1. Note: This is a calculated daily cost per eye without any rebates that might be available.


DAILIES TOTAL1 and SofLens Dailies: Spec Sheets

SofLens Dailies
Product Image Dailies Total1 SofLens Dailies
Manufacturer Alcon Inc. Bausch & Lomb Inc.
Release Date 2013 2008
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
-9.00D to -6.50D
(in 0.5 steps)
-6.50D to +6.50D
(in 0.25 steps)
Base Curves 8.5 mm 8.6 mm
Diameters 14.1 mm 14.2 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group V-C II
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Delefilcon A)
Nonionic polymers
(Hilafilcon B)
Lens Design Spherical Aspherical
Wetting Agents Yes
- PC
- PO
% of Material 67% 41%
% of Water 33% 59%
Center Thickness 0.09 mm 0.05 mm
Oxygen Transmission 156 Dk/t 22 Dk/t
Modulus 0.7 MPa Unknown
Other Features
Special Features
  • Surface optimization using an ultrasoft, hydrophilic surface gel.
  • High water content (>80%) at the outermost surface.
  • SmarTears Technology
  • High Definition Optics for reduced halos and glare.
  • ComfortMoist Technology for initial and overall comfort.
UV Blocking No No
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
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
90 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
Price Range $38 - $45 (30 lenses)
$80 - $100 (90 lenses)
$35 - $58 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day $1.26 - $1.50 (30 lenses)
$0.89 - $1.11 (90 lenses)
$0.39 - $0.64
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