The daily cost of wearing multifocal contact lenses is surprisingly lower than most people would expect. While on average, multifocal lenses are more expensive than myopic lenses, the daily cost per eye can be as low as 25 cents for monthly replaceable lenses. In comparison, the cost for daily disposable lenses is much higher and can be up to $1.77.

We put together a simple table showing the daily cost per eye for some of the most popular multifocal lenses on the market.

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 for other items, such as cleaning solutions that are required for weekly or monthly lenses.

Cost Comparison of Multifocal Lenses (Presbyopic)

   

NameReplace
Lenses/Box
Cost per
Day & Eye
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL
Daily
30 lenses
$1.30 - $1.83
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL
Daily
90 lenses
$0.96 - $1.16
ACUVUE OASYS® for PRESBYOPIA
ACUVUE OASYS® for PRESBYOPIA
Bi-weekly
6 lenses
$0.48 - $0.57
AIR OPTIX AQUA Multifocal
AIR OPTIX AQUA Multifocal
Monthly
6 lenses
$0.36 - $0.49
Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Presbyopia
Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Presbyopia
Monthly
6 lenses
$0.40 - $0.50
Biofinity Multifocal
Biofinity Multifocal
Monthly
6 lenses
$0.33 - $0.46
Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia
Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia
Daily
30 lenses
$1.03 - $1.33
Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia
Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia
Daily
90 lenses
$1.00 - $1.22
Clariti 1 Day Multifocal
Clariti 1 Day Multifocal
Daily
30 lenses
$1.10 - $1.46
Clariti 1 Day Multifocal
Clariti 1 Day Multifocal
Daily
90 lenses
$0.91 - $1.06
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Multifocal
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Multifocal
Daily
30 lenses
$1.13 - $1.33
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Multifocal
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Multifocal
Daily
90 lenses
$0.92 - $1.06
DAILIES TOTAL1 Multifocal
DAILIES TOTAL1 Multifocal
Daily
30 lenses
$1.53 - $1.77
DAILIES TOTAL1 Multifocal
DAILIES TOTAL1 Multifocal
Daily
90 lenses
$1.33 - $1.47
Proclear 1 day multifocal
Proclear 1 day multifocal
Daily
30 lenses
$1.10 - $1.67
Proclear 1 day multifocal
Proclear 1 day multifocal
Daily
90 lenses
$0.91 - $1.11
PureVision Multifocal
PureVision Multifocal
Monthly
6 lenses
$0.25 - $0.44
PureVision2 for Presbyopia
PureVision2 for Presbyopia
Monthly
6 lenses
$0.30 - $0.44
Soflens Multifocal
Soflens Multifocal
Bi-weekly
6 lenses
$0.43 - $0.72