1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye versus MoistDoes 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST stand up to 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye®? Latter one was the first daily-wear disposable contact lens made from a new silicone hydrogel material (Narafilcon A), which promises more comfort and better wetting. We have looked at the technical parameters and are comparing some other important contact lens parameters and features.

Product Image 1-Day Acuvue TruEye 1-Day Acuvue Moist
Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, 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.
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Daily Daily
Wearing Details Daily wear Daily wear
Available Sphere Powers -12.00D to +6.00D
(in 0.5 steps after -6.00D)
-12.00D to -6.00D in 0.5 steps
-6.00D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
+6.00D to +6.00D in 0.5 steps
Available Base Curves 8.5mm
Available Diameters 14.2mm 14.2mm
Technical Parameters
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Narafilcon A)
Ionic hydrogel
(Etalfilcon A)
Lens Type Spherical Spherical
Wetting Agent Yes
% of Material 54% 42%
% of Water 46% 58%
Center Thickness 0.085mm 0.084mm
Oxygen Transmission 118 Dk/t 33 Dk/t
Modulus 0.66 MPa Unknown
Other Features
Special Features HYDRACLEAR® Technology
embedding the highest volume of moisture-rich wetting agent in the HYDRACLEAR® family
LACREON® Technology embeds a wetting agent into the lens matrix
UV Blocking Class 1
96% UVA
99% UVB
Class 2
88% UVA
95% UVB
Dynamic Light Absorption No No
Visibility Tint Yes
Inside-out Mark Yes
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

Each box contains 30 or 90 visibly tinted UV blocking lenses immersed in a buffered saline solution with povidone.
Online Retail Price $33 - $45 (30 lenses)
$75 - $95 (90 lenses)
$23 - $30 (30 lenses)
$56 - $70 (90 lenses)
Cost per Day $1.10 - $1.50 (30 lenses)
$0.83 - $1.05 (90 lenses)
$0.77 - $1.00 (30 lenses)
$0.62 - $0.78 (90 lenses)
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Both lenses provide impressive parameters although we believe that 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® is the winner in this side-by-side comparison. It is clearly the next generation of disposable contact lenses and an improvement over 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST. ACUVUE® TruEye® has better UV blocking capabilities, and provides more oxygen flow to the cornea. In addition it comes with HYDRACLEAR technology, a superior wetting agent that should provide additional comfort and a 'wetter' feeling.  
1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® is available in North America and many other countries around the world. However the price tag for this lens is a little bit higher than the price for non-silicone hydrogel lenses and is typically starting in the low to mid 30's for a 30 lens package.