A comparison of Biofinity Energys from CooperVision and Bausch + Lomb ULTRA. What are the differences?

Biofinity Energys versus Bausch+Lomb ULTRACooperVision and Bausch & Lomb added these monthly replaceable lenses to their product portfolios in 2016 and 2014, so we are looking at two fairly new lenses. Biofinity Energys is the successor of the popular Biofinity lens and you can read about the differences between these two lenses in our direct comparison. Biofinity Energys is a Comfilcon A lens, a silicone hydrogel material with a 48% water content, while the Bausch+Lomb ULTRA lens is built with non-ionic polymers and a PVP wetting agent, holding 46% water. The breathability, measured using the oxygen transmission parameter is 160Dk/t and 163Dk/t, some of the highest in the industry. CooperVision's Energys lens doesn't use any additional wetting agent and can be worn up to an extended period of seven days (based on your eye doctor's recommendation), while the ULTRA has to be taken out at the end of the day. As prices are quite similar, it really comes down to personal preference and how your eyes might react to the material.


Biofinity Energys
Bausch + Lomb ULTRA
Product Image Biofinity Energys Bausch + Lomb ULTRA
Manufacturer CooperVision, Inc.
part of
The Cooper Companies Inc.
Bausch & Lomb Inc.
Release Date Oct 2016 (Europe)
Jan 2017 (US)
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Monthly Monthly
Wearing Details Daily wear or
up to 6 nights or
7 days extended wear
Daily wear
Sphere Powers -12.00D to +8.00D
(in 0.5 steps after +-6.00D)
+6.00 to -6.00D in 0.25 steps
-6.00D to -12.00D in 0.5 steps
Base Curves 8.6 mm 8.5 mm
Diameters 14.0 mm 14.2 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group V V
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Comfilcon A)
Silicone hydrogel
(Samfilcon A)
Lens Design Aspherical Aspherical
Wetting Agents None Yes
% of Material 52% 54%
% of Water 48% 46%
Center Thickness 0.08 mm 0.07 mm
Oxygen Transmission 160 Dk/t 163 Dk/t
Modulus 0.75 MPa 0.7 MPa
Other Features
Special Features
UV Blocking No No
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
(light blue)
Inside-out Mark No No
Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 6 lenses per box,
immersed in buffered 0.83% saline
6 lenses per box,
immersed in a poloxamine solution
Price Range $40 - $50 $39 - $60
Cost per Day $0.22 - $0.28 $0.22 - $0.33
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