ACUVUE OASYS versus AvairaA comparison of CooperVision's Avaira and ACUVUE OASYS® from Johnson and Johnson Vision Care Inc.

ACUVUE OASYS® and Avaira are two time-proven, bi-weekly replaceable silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Both lenses cover a broad vision correction range in the plus and minus powers. While Avaira is a daily wear lens, ACUVUE OASYS® can be worn overnight and up to 7 consecutive days. ACUVUE OASYS® is also approved as a bandage lens to relieve discomfort and as a protective bandage with certain eye conditions. Both lenses feature UV protection and use a wetting agent to increase the amount of water stored in the lens. Prices for a 3 month supply are similar and when compared to daily replaceable lenses, are significantly lower.

 
ACUVUE OASYS®
Avaira
Product Image Acuvue Oasys Avaira
Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. CooperVision, Inc.
part of
The Cooper Companies Inc.
Release Date 2005 April 2008
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Two weeks Two weeks
Wearing Details Daily wear or
up to 6 consecutive nights extended wear
Daily wear
Available Sphere Powers -12.00D to -6.00D in 0.5 steps
-6.00D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
+6.00D to +8.00D in 0.5 steps
-12.00D to +8.00D
(in 0.5 steps after +-6.00D)
Available Base Curves 8.4mm
8.8mm
8.4mm for +prescriptions
8.5mm for -prescriptions
Available Diameters 14.0mm 14.2mm
Technical Parameters
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Senofilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Enfilcon A)
Lens Type Spherical Aspherical
Wetting Agent Yes
- PVP
Yes
- PEG
% of Material 62% 54%
% of Water 38% 46%
Center Thickness 0.07mm 0.08mm
Oxygen Transmission 147 Dk/t 125 Dk/t
Modulus 0.7 MPa 0.50 MPa
Other Features
Special Features Internal wetting agent Polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) using HYDRACLEAR® PLUS technology for better wettability and lens surface smoothness. Aquaform® Technology
UV Blocking Class 1
96% UVA
99% UVB
Class 2
75% UVA
99% UVB
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
(blue)
Yes
(blue)
Inside-out Mark Yes
(123)
No
Packaging, Pricing and Ratings
Packaging Details 6 lenses per box,
each lens in a foil-sealed plastic package
6 lenses per box,
each lens in a
foil-sealed plastic package
Online Retail Price $26 - $34 $24 - $28
Cost per Day $0.28 - $0.38 $0.27 - $0.31
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Conclusion:

Avaira and ACUVUE OASYS® are two time-proven and affordable bi-weekly lenses. Avaira comes with a slightly higher water content but points to ACUVUE OASYS® for better UV blocking. If you are looking for a toric or presbyopic version, you can choose from both brands.