PureVision2 versus Bausch+Lomb ULTRAPureVision2 and Bausch + Lomb ULTRA are two monthly replaceable contact lenses manufactured by Bausch & Lomb Inc. While PureVision2 is a silicone hydrogel lens, Bausch & Lomb decided with the ULTRA to develop a product family using non-ionic polymers and a wetting agent. For the ULTRA, this material combination translates into a very high oxygen transmission capability with a water content of 46%. In comparison, PureVision2 with its balanced oxygen/water ratio is slightly thicker but doesn't integrate any additional wetting agent. So it's really the difference in the material that is driving the difference in the specifications. And this doesn't necessarily mean any comfort advantage for one of the lenses over the other.

On average the daily cost is slightly higher for ULTRA, but still in a very competitive 22-33 cent range (compared to the 17-29 cent range for PureVision2). Both lenses are slightly tinted and feature an aspherical design for the reduction of spherical aberration and glare.

PureVision2 and Bausch + Lomb ULTRA - Spec Sheets


Bausch + Lomb ULTRA

Product Image PureVision2 Bausch + Lomb ULTRA
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Manufacturer Bausch & Lomb Inc. Bausch & Lomb Inc.
Release Date 2011 2014
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Monthly Monthly
Wearing Details Daily wear or
extended wear up to 30 days
Daily wear
Sphere Powers +6.00 to -6.00D in 0.25 steps
-6.00D to -12.00D in 0.5 steps
+6.00 to -6.00D in 0.25 steps
-6.00D to -12.00D in 0.5 steps
Base Curves 8.6 mm 8.5 mm
Diameters 14.0 mm 14.2 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group V V
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Balafilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Samfilcon A)
Lens Design Aspherical Aspherical
Wetting Agents None Yes
% of Material 64% 54%
% of Water 36% 46%
Center Thickness 0.07 mm 0.07 mm
Oxygen Transmission 130 Dk/t 163 Dk/t
Modulus 1.1 MPa 0.7 MPa
Other Features
Special Features
  • High Definition Optics for reduced halos and glare.
  • ComfortMoist Technology for initial and overall comfort.
UV Blocking No Unknown
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
(light blue)
(light blue)
Inside-out Mark Unknown No
Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 6 lenses per box,
immersed in a poloxamine solution
6 lenses per box,
immersed in a poloxamine solution
Price Range $38 - $79 (6 lenses)
$42 - $70 (6 lenses)
Cost per Day $0.21 - $0.44 (6 lenses)
$0.23 - $0.39 (6 lenses)
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