Some common questions you might be asking yourself before getting contact lenses could include thoughts like: "How much does it cost to wear contact lenses? Is there a difference between wearing monthly or weekly replaceable lenses and daily disposable contact lenses? And are there any differences between the major brand manufacturers?

We've put together a simple but effective table showing the daily cost per eye for some of the most popular lenses on the market. We started with a comparison of lenses for myopia/hyperopia, soon to be followed by a cost comparison of lenses for astigmatism as well as multifocal lenses. 

You might be wondering how we calculated the daily cost: We took an average retail price and used the typical replacement schedule for the lens. For example, a daily disposable lens might cost $33 per box, containing 30 lenses, so the daily cost per eye is $1.10. To keep it simple we did not include the cost of other items, such as cleaning solutions that are required for weekly or monthly lenses.

Cost Comparison of Lenses for Myopia or Hyperopia

   

NameReplace
Lenses/Box
Cost per
Day & Eye
1-DAY ACUVUE® Daily
30 lenses
$0.87 - $1.17
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® Daily
30 lenses
$0.77 - $1.00
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® Daily
90 lenses
$0.62 - $0.78
1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® Daily
30 lenses
$1.10 - $1.20
1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® Daily
90 lenses
$0.83 - $0.88
ACUVUE OASYS®
1-DAY with HydraLuxe
Daily
90 lenses
$0.87 - $0.97
ACUVUE VITA® Monthly
6 lenses
$0.23 - $0.33
ACUVUE® 2® 2 weeks
6 lenses
$0.21 - $0.25
ACUVUE® OASYS® 2 weeks
6 lenses
$0.28 - $0.38
AIR OPTIX AQUA Monthly
6 lenses
$0.17 - $0.28
AIR OPTIX NIGHT &
DAY AQUA
Monthly
6 lenses
$0.26 - $0.39
AIR OPTIX plus
HydraGlyde
Monthly
6 lenses
$0.20 - $0.25
Avaira 2 weeks
6 lenses
$0.27 - $0.31
Avaira Vitality 2 weeks
6 lenses
$0.33 - $0.39
Biofinity Monthly
6 lenses
$0.19 - $0.28
Biofinity Energys Monthly
6 lenses
$0.22 - $0.28
Biotrue ONEday Daily
30 lenses
$0.73 - $1.33
Biotrue ONEday Daily
90 lenses
$0.59 - $0.83
Clariti 1 Day Daily
90 lenses
$0.71 - $0.83
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Daily
30 lenses
$0.83 - $0.93
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Daily
90 lenses
$0.56 - $0.67
DAILIES TOTAL1 Daily
30 lenses
$1.26 - $1.50
DAILIES TOTAL1 Daily
90 lenses
$0.89 - $1.11
Focus DAILIES Daily
30 lenses
$0.67 - $0.83
Focus DAILIES Daily
90 lenses
$0.49 - $0.59
MyDay daily disposable Daily
90 lenses
$0.89 - $1.00
Proclear Monthly
6 lenses
$0.17 - $0.26
Proclear 1 day Daily
30 lenses
$0.83 - $1.10
Proclear 1 day Daily
90 lenses
$0.61 - $0.72
PureVision Monthly
6 lenses
$0.17 - $0.38
PureVision2 HD Monthly
6 lenses
$0.17 - $0.29
SofLens Dailies Daily
90 lenses
$0.39 - $0.64