Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal vs Biotrue ONEDay for Presbyopia

With the release of their first silicone hydrogel and daily replaceable contact lens for presbyopia, Bausch + Lomb is now offering two daily multifocal contact lenses. In this article, we explore and compare the brand-new INFUSE Multifocal and the Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia.

Comparison Highlights

Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia

Pros

  • Established product with a track record of reliability.
  • 3-Zone Progressive Design.
  • Good initial moisture due to its high water content.
  • Affordable pricing options with both 30 and 90 lens packs available.
  • Suitable for a wide range of prescriptions.

Cons

  • Lower oxygen transmission compared to Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal.

Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal

Pros

  • Cutting-edge technology with superior oxygen transmission for increased breathability.
  • ProBalance Technology and osmoprotectants contribute to ocular surface health.
  • Proven 3-Zone Progressive Design.

Cons

  • Higher price range compared to Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia. We expect pricing to come down as more online retailers will offer this new lens in the near future.

Material and Technical Parameters

Both lenses have an aspherical design, but they differ in their materials and technical specs. Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia uses a nonionic hydrogel material called Nesofilcon A, making up 22% of the lens with 78% water content. On the other hand, Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal features the silicone hydrogel material Kalifilcon A, which is also utilized in its sibling lens, INFUSE. This material accounts for 45% of the lens, with a water content of 55% (by weight), providing enhanced oxygen flow and breathability. In fact, INFUSE Multifocal boasts one of the highest oxygen transmission values (134 Dk/t) among all soft contact lenses available today.

Prescription Parameters

Both, Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia and Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal cater to a wide range of prescriptions. Bausch + Lomb kept the sphere powers (except for the high -9.00 to -10.00D range), ADD powers for short-distance, base curves and diameters identical. Hence, Biotrue ONEday wearers can consult their eye doctors about upgrading or switching to the new INFUSE.

Special Features

Both lenses share the advantage of a 3-zone progressive design, enabling seamless vision at all distances. Additionally, they offer UV protection (Class 2) against harmful UVA and UVB rays, promoting eye health. Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia and the INFUSE incorporate two wetting agents (PVP and PO 407) for improved comfort, while Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal also includes ProBalance Technology with osmoprotectants (Erythritol and Glycerin) to support ocular surface homeostasis.

Pricing and Offers

Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia offers cost-effective options, with prices ranging from $31 to $112 for 30 or 90 lens packs, respectively. On the other hand, Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal falls within a higher price range, with prices averaging around $125 to $130 for 90 lens packs.

INFUSE Multifocal and Biotrue ONEday - Side-by-Side Specs

Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal

Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia

Product Image Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia
Price Comparison

Lowest price found:

90 Pack: $118.67

Lowest prices found:

30 Pack: $35.08

90 Pack: $83.68

Manufacturer Bausch & Lomb Inc. Bausch & Lomb Inc.
Release Date June 2023 Feb 2015
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Daily Daily
Wearing Details info Daily wear Daily wear
Sphere Powers -10.00D to +6.00D
(in 0.25 steps)
-9.00D to +6.00D
(in 0.25 steps)
ADD Powers info Low: +0.75D to +1.50D
High: +1.75D to +2.50D
Low: +0.75D to +1.50D
High: +1.75D to +2.50D
Base Curves info 8.6 mm 8.6 mm
Diameters 14.2 mm 14.2 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group info V-B II
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Kalifilcon A)
Nonionic Hydrogel
(Nesofilcon A)
Lens Design Aspherical Spherical
Wetting Agents info Poloxamine 1107
Poloxamer 181
Yes
- PVP
- PO 407
% of Material 45% 22%
Water Content 55% (by weight) 78%
Center Thickness info 0.08 mm 0.1 mm
Oxygen Transmission info 134 Dk/t 42 Dk/t
Modulus info 0.5 MPa 0.49 MPa
Other Features
Special Features info
UV Blocking info Class 2
>50% UVA
>95% UVB
Class 2
>50% UVA
>95% UVB
Dynamic Light Absorption info No No
Visibility Tint Yes
(light blue)
Yes
(light blue)
Inside-out Mark No Unknown
Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 30 lenses per box or
90 lenses per box
30 lenses per box or
90 lenses per box
Online Retail Price info $119 - $155 (90 lenses)
$35 - $66 (30 lenses)
$84 - $116 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day info $1.32 - $1.72 (90 lenses)
$1.17 - $2.21 (30 lenses)
$0.93 - $1.29 (90 lenses)
Online Retailers info
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Conclusion

When comparing Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia and Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal contact lenses, both options provide innovative solutions for the correction of presbyopia. While Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia is a trusted and affordable choice, Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Multifocal offers advanced technology and improved oxygen transmission. Consult with an eye care professional to determine the best multifocal contact lens for your unique needs.

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