This is a comparison of two daily replaceable silicone hydrogel contact lenses: 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® from Johnson & Johnson and DAILIES TOTAL1® from Alcon. Let's have a look at the technical parameters & features and highlight some differences.
1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye®
|Manufacturer||Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.|| Alcon Laboratories, Inc. |
a Novartis company
|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|
|Available Sphere Powers|| -12.00D to +6.00D|
(in 0.5 steps after -6.00D)
| coming soon: |
+0.50D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
-0.50D to -6.00D in 0.25 steps
-6.50D to -10.00D in 0.50 steps
|Available Base Curves|| 8.5mm|
|Lens Material|| Silicone hydrogel|
| Silicone hydrogel |
|% of Material||54%||67%|
|% of Water||46%||33%|
|Oxygen Transmissibility||118 Dk/t||156 Dk/t|
|Modulus||0.66 MPa||0.7 MPa|
|Special Features||Highly wettable using HYDRACLEAR® Technology (embedding the highest volume of moisture-rich wetting agent in the HYDRACLEAR® family)|| - Surface optimization using an ultrasoft, hydrophilic surface gel |
- High water content (>80%) at the outermost surface
|UV Blocking|| 96% UV-A|
|Visibility Tint|| Yes|
|Inside-out Mark||1-2-3 mark||Unknown|
|Packaging, Pricing and Ratings|
|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.
| 30 lenses per box or |
90 lenses per box
in buffered saline with polymeric wetting agents
|Online Retail Price|| $33 - $36 (30 lenses)|
$75 - $80 (90 lenses)
| $38 - $45 (30 lenses) |
$80 - $100 (90 lenses)
|Cost per Day|| $1.10 - $1.20 (30 lenses)|
$0.83 - $0.88 (90 lenses)
| $1.26 - $1.50 (30 lenses) |
$0.89 - $1.11 (90 lenses)
|Consumer Rating||( 577 Votes )||( 101 Votes )|
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Both lenses are similar in price. ACUVUE® TruEye® offers UVA and UVB protection whereas DAILIES TOTAL1 gets points for better oxygen transmissibility.