Updated: Sep 14, 2021

How much does it cost to wear multifocal contact lenses? Is there a difference between wearing monthly, weekly and daily disposable multifocals? 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 presbyopic contact lenses on the market.

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 Multifocal Contact Lenses for Presbyopia

    

          

Lens name Daily cost per eye Price per box
1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST MULTIFOCAL
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$1.28 - $1.93
$38.39 - $57.99
1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST MULTIFOCAL
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.84 - $1.24
$75.99 - $111.99
ACUVUE OASYS for PRESBYOPIA
6 lenses per box
- bi-weekly disposable
$0.40 - $0.71
$33.59 - $59.99
AIR OPTIX AQUA Multifocal
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.36 - $0.56
$63.99 - $99.99
AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde Multifocal
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.36 - $0.54
$65.02 - $96.99
Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Presbyopia
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.32 - $0.49
$58.49 - $87.99
Biofinity Multifocal
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.30 - $0.51
$53.59 - $91.99
Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.86 - $1.24
$25.89 - $37.11
Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.75 - $1.11
$67.49 - $99.99
Clariti 1 Day Multifocal
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.99 - $1.53
$29.59 - $45.99
Clariti 1 Day Multifocal
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.79 - $1.14
$71.18 - $102.99
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Multifocal
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.96 - $1.43
$28.79 - $42.99
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Multifocal
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.74 - $1.11
$66.72 - $99.99
DAILIES TOTAL1 Multifocal
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$1.35 - $2.00
$40.49 - $59.99
DAILIES TOTAL1 Multifocal
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$1.10 - $1.41
$99.02 - $126.49
Proclear 1 day multifocal
30 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$1.16 - $1.16
$34.65 - $34.65
Proclear 1 day multifocal
90 lenses per box
- daily disposable
$0.79 - $1.16
$70.97 - $103.99
PureVision Multifocal
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.32 - $0.46
$58.09 - $82.99
PureVision2 for Presbyopia
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.23 - $0.46
$41.64 - $82.99
SofLens Multi-focal
6 lenses per box
- monthly disposable
$0.24 - $0.36
$43.39 - $64.99
ACUVUE OASYS Multifocal
6 lenses per box
- bi-weekly disposable
$0.40 - $0.67
$33.59 - $56.24