ACUVUE OASYS versus PureVision2We are comparing the bi-weekly ACUVUE OASYS® to Bausch + Lomb's monthly replaceable PureVision2. These popular silicone hydrogel based lenses claim to provide comfort throughout the day and offer some unique features. While ACUVUE OASYS® is a bi-weekly replaceable lens, PureVision2 lasts up to one month based on a daily wear schedule. This means you wear the PureVision2 for the day and take them out at night. In contrast, ACUVUE OASYS® can be worn up to 6 consecutive nights as prescribed by your eye care practitioner.

 

PureVision2 and ACUVUE OASYS: Spec Sheets

PureVision2
ACUVUE OASYS®
Product Image PureVision2 Acuvue Oasys
Manufacturer Bausch & Lomb Inc. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Release Date 2011 2005
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Monthly Two weeks
Wearing Details Daily wear or
extended wear up to 30 days
Daily wear or
up to 6 consecutive nights extended wear
Sphere Powers +6.00 to -6.00D in 0.25 steps
-6.00D to -12.00D in 0.5 steps
-12.00D to -6.00D in 0.5 steps
-6.00D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
+6.00D to +8.00D in 0.5 steps
Base Curves 8.6 mm 8.4 mm
8.8 mm
Diameters 14.0 mm 14.0 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group V V
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Balafilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Senofilcon A)
Lens Type Aspherical Spherical
Wetting Agent None Yes
- PVP
% of Material 64% 62%
% of Water 36% 38%
Center Thickness 0.07 mm 0.07 mm
Oxygen Transmission 130 Dk/t 147 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
Internal wetting agent Polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) using HYDRACLEAR® PLUS technology for better wettability and lens surface smoothness.
UV Blocking No Class 1
96% UVA
99% UVB
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
(light blue)
Yes
(blue)
Inside-out Mark Unknown Yes
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Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 6 lenses per box,
immersed in a poloxamine solution
6 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
Price Range $30 - $53 $26 - $34
Cost per Day $0.17 - $0.29 $0.28 - $0.38
Online Retailers
(U.S., Canada, U.K.)

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Conclusion:

  • PureVision2 is cheaper than ACUVUE® OASYS, offers aspherical design for reduced halos and glare, and is slightly stiffer.
  • ACUVUE® OASYS is available in a broader range of powers, offers UV blocking and can be worn up to 6 days and nights (extended wear).