Updated: Sep 14, 2021

How much does it cost to wear contact lenses? Is there a difference between wearing monthly, weekly and daily disposable contact lenses? What are the differences between the major brand manufacturers?

We monitor the prices of all major brand contact lenses and update the table below on a regular basis. It is showing the daily cost per eye for the most popular contact lenses on the market. While this comparison is covering lenses for myopia/hyperopia you can also check out our cost comparison of lenses for astigmatism as well as our comparison of multifocal lenses.

What is the daily cost per eye?

The daily cost per eye is a better way to compare the true cost of wearing daily, bi-weekly and monthly replaceable contact lenses. In order to calculate the daily cost per eye, we use the lowest and highest box price found from the most popular contact lens retailers and divide it by the recommended replacement schedule of the lens. For example, a daily disposable contact lens might cost $33 per box (containing 30 lenses), and as such, the daily cost per eye is $1.10. In contrast, a monthly replaceable lens might cost $60 per box (containing 6 lenses) but as the lens can be worn for 30 days, the daily cost per eye is $60 divided by 6 lenses divided by 30 days which equals $0.33. In order to keep it simple, we excluded the cost of other items, such as cleaning solutions and lens cases that are required for weekly or monthly lenses.

Cost Comparison of Lenses for Myopia or Hyperopia (near or farsightedness)

    

          

Lens name Daily cost per eye Price per box
1-DAY ACUVUE DEFINE
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.85 - $1.58
$25.59 - $47.49
1-DAY ACUVUE DEFINE
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.97 - $0.97
$87.30 - $87.30
1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.80 - $1.30
$23.99 - $38.99
1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.53 - $0.89
$47.99 - $79.99
1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$1.17 - $1.76
$35.00 - $52.90
1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.82 - $1.19
$73.59 - $106.99
ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY WITH HYDRALUXE
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$1.05 - $1.05
$31.49 - $31.49
ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY WITH HYDRALUXE
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.80 - $1.33
$71.99 - $119.40
ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions
6 lenses per box
- bi-weekly disposable
$0.35 - $0.69
$29.59 - $57.99
ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions
25 lenses per box
- bi-weekly disposable
$0.34 - $0.59
$118.39 - $204.99
ACUVUE OASYS
6 lenses per box
- bi-weekly disposable
$0.30 - $0.46
$25.18 - $38.90
ACUVUE OASYS
12 lenses per box
- bi-weekly disposable
$0.30 - $0.48
$49.59 - $79.99
ACUVUE OASYS
24 lenses per box
- bi-weekly disposable
$0.23 - $0.42
$78.39 - $141.99
ACUVUE VITA
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.23 - $0.37
$40.79 - $65.90
ACUVUE VITA
12 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.18 - $0.32
$63.19 - $115.99
AIR OPTIX AQUA
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.16 - $0.36
$29.50 - $64.99
AIR OPTIX COLORS
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.39 - $0.56
$69.99 - $99.99
AIR OPTIX NIGHT & DAY AQUA
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.31 - $0.48
$55.00 - $85.99
AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.20 - $0.32
$35.19 - $56.99
Avaira Vitality
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.10 - $0.22
$17.59 - $39.99
Bausch + Lomb ULTRA
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.20 - $0.33
$35.99 - $60.00
Biofinity Energys
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.20 - $0.35
$35.19 - $62.99
Biofinity
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.17 - $0.31
$30.39 - $54.99
Biotrue ONEday
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.72 - $1.23
$21.59 - $36.99
Biotrue ONEday
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.45 - $0.87
$40.49 - $78.00
Clariti 1 Day
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.75 - $0.97
$22.50 - $28.99
Clariti 1 Day
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.54 - $0.86
$48.79 - $76.99
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.59 - $2.40
$17.59 - $72.00
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.49 - $0.80
$43.99 - $72.00
DAILIES TOTAL1
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$1.04 - $1.53
$31.19 - $45.99
DAILIES TOTAL1
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.85 - $1.47
$76.28 - $132.00
MyDay daily disposable
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.69 - $1.04
$62.39 - $93.99
MyDay daily disposable
180 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.66 - $0.94
$119.19 - $169.99
PRECISION1
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.83 - $1.23
$24.79 - $36.99
PRECISION1
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.61 - $0.89
$55.19 - $79.99
Proclear 1 day
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.87 - $0.95
$26.00 - $28.35
Proclear 1 day
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.54 - $0.87
$48.79 - $77.99
PureVision
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.23 - $0.46
$42.07 - $82.81
PureVision2
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.14 - $0.31
$25.49 - $55.99
SofLens 38
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.10 - $0.17
$18.00 - $29.99
SofLens Dailies
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.63 - $0.65
$18.80 - $19.50
SofLens Dailies
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.43 - $0.80
$38.49 - $72.00
Bausch+Lomb INFUSE
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.80 - $1.11
$71.99 - $99.99
ACUVUE 2
6 lenses per box
- bi-weekly disposable
$0.26 - $0.43
$21.59 - $35.99
Proclear
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.22 - $0.33
$39.99 - $59.99
TOTAL30
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.20 - $0.36
$36.62 - $64.99