Biotrue ONEday versus DAILIES TOTAL1 Biotrue ONEday from Bausch and Lomb and DAILIES TOTAL1 from Alcon Inc. are two high-performance contact lenses with a daily replacement modality. Daily disposable lenses have numerous advantages over their weekly or monthly replaceable siblings, most notable are convenience and a reduced risk of eye infection. Both lenses were introduced less than five years ago, which - for contact lenses - means they are both fairly new products. While DAILIES TOTAL1 is a silicone hydrogel based lens, Biotrue's base material is non-silicone based. DAILIES TOTAL1 is  known for its ability to let a high level of oxygen through to your eye reducing the risk of hypoxia (an oxygen deficiency that can cause various eye infections). This ability is measured with the Dk/t (oxygen transmission) parameter. DAILIES TOTAL1 shows a value of 156Dk/t and Biotrue ONEday's oxygen transmission was measured with 42Dk/t.

Besides the Dk/t values, let's look at the water content. It appears that Biotrue ONEday outperforms DAILIES TOTAL1 with 77% versus 33%. But, Alcon measures the water content twice. Inside the lens core the water content is 33% but at the surface it gets to above 80%. What's even more important is the ability to retain this moisture throughout the day, and for that, some manufacturers add a wetting agent to the lens material. Looking at our two contestants, DAILIES TOTAL1 embeds phosphatidylcholine(PC) while Biotrue ONEday enjoys the popular polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP). In addition, Biotrue ONEday provides UV protection (Class 2) and comes with an aspherical lens design. When we checked various online retailers, prices for a single box containing 90 lenses were quite different: $53-$75 for Biotrue ONEday and $80-$100 for DAILIES TOTAL1.

Biotrue ONEday and DAILIES TOTAL1 - Spec Sheets

Biotrue ONEday


Product Image Biotrue ONEday Dailies Total1
Price Comparison

Lowest prices found:

30 Pack: $27.89

90 Pack: $62.99

Lowest prices found:

30 Pack: $43.19

90 Pack: $99.44

Manufacturer Bausch & Lomb Inc. Alcon Inc.
Release Date 2014 2013
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Daily Daily
Wearing Details info Daily wear Daily wear
Sphere Powers -12.00D to -6.50D
(in 0.5 steps)
-6.50D to +6.00D
(in 0.25 steps)
-12.00D to -6.00D in 0.50 steps
-6.00D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
Base Curves info 8.6 mm 8.5 mm
Diameters 14.2 mm
Optical zone: 9.0 mm
14.1 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group info II V-C
Lens Material Nonionic Hydrogel
(Nesofilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Delefilcon A)
Lens Design Aspherical Spherical
Wetting Agents info Yes
- PO 407
- PC
% of Material 22% 67%
Water Content 78% 33%
Center Thickness info 0.1 mm 0.09 mm
Oxygen Transmissibility info 42 Dk/t 156 Dk/t
Modulus info 0.49 MPa 0.7 MPa
Refractive Index info 1.374 1.42
Other Features
Special Features info
  • Surface Active Technology for extended moisture.
  • Aspheric Optics for reduced halos and glare.
UV Blocking info Class 2
>50% UVA
>95% UVB
Dynamic Light Absorption info No No
Visibility Tint Yes
(light blue)
Light Blue
Inside-out Mark Unknown Unknown
Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 30 or 90 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
30 lenses per box or
90 lenses per box
in buffered saline with polymeric wetting agents
Price Range info $28 - $45 (30 lenses)
$63 - $87 (90 lenses)
$43 - $60 (30 lenses)
$99 - $140 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day info $0.93 - $1.50 (30 lenses)
$0.70 - $0.97 (90 lenses)
$1.44 - $2.00 (30 lenses)
$1.10 - $1.56 (90 lenses)
Online Retailers info
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