1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye vs Clariti 1 Day
1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® and Clariti 1 Day were the first daily disposable contact lenses with a silicone hydrogel material. They were introduced in 2008/2009 marking the beginning of a new age in the contact lens world. Since their introduction, silicone hydrogel based lenses that can be tossed at the end of the day, have gained huge popularity with patients around the world. While 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® is available for the correction of short- or farsightedness, Clariti 1 Day is also available for astigmatism and presbyopia.
Both lenses are available for the most common prescription parameters in the range from -8.00D to +6.00D. Clariti 1 Day also covers prescriptions for extreme farsightedness from +6.00D to +8.00D while 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® is an alternative for patients with strong shortsightedness from -10.00D to -12.00D.
A slightly lower modulus and a smaller center thickness make the aspherical Clariti 1 Day a bit softer (at least on paper). On the other hand, Trueye is a more breathable lens with a higher oxygen transmission value; the Dk/t value of 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® is 118 compared to the 86 of Clariti 1 Day. Both lenses offer UVA and UVB protection. With 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® being a Class 1 UV blocking lens and Clariti 1 Day being a Class 2 lens, ACUVUE® TruEye® has a small advantage here. Keep in mind, that UV blocking contacts cannot replace your sunglasses!
1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® and Clariti 1 Day: Spec Sheets
1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye®
Clariti 1 Day
|Manufacturer||Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.|| CooperVision, Inc. |
The Cooper Companies Inc.
|Release Date|| - September 2008: Initial product launch in the UK and Ireland.|
- April 2009: 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® is now available in Germany.
- May 2009: Roll-out in Hong-Kong.
- July 2009: Roll-out in France, Denmark, and Sweden.
- August 2009: Roll-out in Poland, Czechia and Russia.
- April 2010: Roll-out in Canada.
- June 2010: Roll-out in the US.
|Wearing Details||Daily wear||Daily wear|
|Sphere Powers|| -12.00D to +6.00D|
(in 0.5 steps after -6.00D)
| -10.00D to +8.00D |
(-0.25 to -8.00 in 0.25 steps
-8.50 to -10.00 in 0.50 steps
+0.25 to +6.00 in 0.25 steps
+6.50 to +8.00 in 0.50 steps)
|Base Curves|| 8.5 mm|
|Diameters||14.2 mm||14.1 mm|
|Lens Material|| Silicone hydrogel|
| Silicone hydrogel |
(Filicon II 3)
|Wetting Agent|| Yes |
|% of Material||54%||44%|
|% of Water||46%||56%|
|Center Thickness||0.085 mm||0.07 mm|
|Oxygen Transmission||118 Dk/t||86 Dk/t|
|Modulus||0.66 MPa||0.5 MPa|
|Special Features|| HYDRACLEAR® Technology|
embedding the highest volume of moisture-rich wetting agent in the HYDRACLEAR® family
|Low wetting angle and continous wettability through Aquagen™ and an Advanced Edge Technology (AET)® manufacturing process|
|UV Blocking|| Class 1 |
| Class 2 |
|Dynamic Light Absorption||No||No|
|Visibility Tint|| Yes |
|Inside-out Mark|| Yes |
|Packaging, Pricing and Offers|
|Packaging Details|| 30 lenses per box or|
90 lenses per box
Each sterile lens is supplied in a foil-sealed plastic package containing buffered saline solution with methyl ether cellulose. The package is marked with important information such as base curve, diopter power, diameter, lot number and expiration date.
|90 lenses per box|
|Price Range|| $33 - $45 (30 lenses)|
$75 - $95 (90 lenses)
|$64 - $75 (90 lenses)|
|Cost per Day|| $1.10 - $1.50 (30 lenses)|
$0.83 - $1.05 (90 lenses)
|$0.71 - $0.83 (90 lenses)|
| Online Retailers |
(U.S., Canada, U.K.)
These 2 lenses are time-proven pioneers in a now highly competitive daily disposable contact lens market. They were introduced more than a decade ago with very similar technical specifications.
Have you tried these contact lenses? We would love to get your feedback!
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