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
ACUVUE® OASYS® for PRESBYOPIA 2 weeks
6 lenses
$0.48 - $0.57
AIR OPTIX AQUA Multifocal Monthly
6 lenses
$0.36 - $0.49
Biofinity Multifocal Monthly
6 lenses
$0.33 - $0.46
Clariti 1 Day Multifocal Daily
30 lenses
$1.10 - $1.46
Clariti 1 Day Multifocal Daily
90 lenses
$0.91 - $1.06
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Multifocal Daily
30 lenses
$1.13 - $1.33
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Multifocal Daily
90 lenses
$0.92 - $1.06
DAILIES TOTAL1 Multifocal Daily
30 lenses
$1.53 - $1.77
DAILIES TOTAL1 Multifocal Daily
90 lenses
$1.33 - $1.47
Proclear 1 day multifocal Daily
6 lenses
$1.00 - $1.17
PureVision Multifocal Monthly
6 lenses
$0.25 - $0.44