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Do your contacts dry out at the end of the day? Are you looking for an affordable daily lens that is so comfortable you don’t even realize you’re wearing it? If so, 1-Day Acuvue Moist is an excellent option to consider!
Dual Action Technology that keeps moisture in and irritation out
To start, 1-Day Acuvue Moist was released to the US market in 2006. It has since grown to be the most prescribed daily contact lens!
Why is this lens so comfortable? 1-Day Acuvue Moist tackles dryness and irritation through a dual action approach!
First, it contains Laceron Technology which permanently embeds a water‐holding ingredient to mimic the natural state of your eye! Second, it’s made of an elastic, inflammation decreasing material with uniquely designed edges. Therefore, this dual action approach helps keep your lens comfort up and inflammation down!
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Expanded lens options and built-in UV protection
Great comfort is important when choosing a contact lens but there are many other things I like about 1-Day Acuvue Moist.
Did you know most contact lenses have only one curvature (i.e. base curve) to choose from? Well, 1-Day Acuvue Moist has two (8.5 and 9.0)! This is a nice option for your eye doctor to consider if you have a flatter than average cornea, where a standard base curve doesn’t fit well.
Also, 1-Day Acuvue Moist has built-in UV protection. In fact, it blocks 97% of UVB and 82% UVA rays! This is a great way to provide your eyes with extra protection from the sun’s harmful rays (while wearing your sunglasses, of course).
Lastly, in the event you develop astigmatism or find yourself needing readers, 1-Day Acuvue Moist has both astigmatism and multifocal lens option. Therefore, there is no need to switch brands to maintain your vision and comfort!
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Powers, availability and more
1-Day Acuvue Moist is available in powers ranging from -12 to +6. Also, as I mentioned before, this lens has two base curves for flat and steep corneas. Therefore, it’s designed to fit a large range of contact lens wearers.
When fit with 1-Day Acuvue Moist by your eye care professional, you’ll receive a trial box that contains 5-10 contact lenses for each eye. In fact, Johnson and Johnson Vision has a certificate for a free trial that you can print out and show your eye doctor.
Once your prescription is finalized, these contacts are available for purchase in 30 packs and 90 packs. Also, as noted in the name, they are designed for daily wear and should be thrown away at the end of the day. Therefore, they’re NOT approved to be slept in!
What people are saying…
From the manufacturer
According to Johnson and Johnson Vision:
- In a year-long observational study of 570 patients wearing 1-Day Acuvue Moist, there were NO serious or infiltrative events.
- In a corneal swelling investigation, 1-Day Acuvue Moist wearers showed <1.5% swelling across the cornea (comparable to no lens wear) and clinically insignificant levels of hyperemia.
What do both of these statements mean? This lens is healthy and safe for a large range of contact lens wearers!
From our eye care team
1-Day Acuvue Moist lenses are great for the active, on-the-go patient. The innovate technology provides superior comfort and vision all day long. They keep moisture in, irritation out, and also block UV rays. Therefore, I highly recommend this lens! – Dr. Rachael Wruble
1-Day Acuvue Moist is a tried and true workhorse for the healthy contact lens patient. In particular, I find it works great for anyone looking to wear an affordable yet comfortable daily disposable contact lens! – Dr. Danny Mack
Is 1-Day Acuvue Moist right for you?
- Designed with dual action technology that provides great comfort while decreasing irritation issues.
- Outstanding UV protection (>82% UVA and >97% UVB).
- Available in a complete family of lenses (nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, and multifocal).
- The higher cost of daily contact lenses (compared to monthly contacts lenses).
- Not made from a silicone hydrogel material.
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Regarding the cost, as a general rule, daily contacts tend to be more expensive compared to monthly contacts. Before purchasing them, the best place to look is at your eye doctor’s office. However, if you’re looking to price things out from home, consider checking out contact lens retailers online. Right now a 90 pack of lenses is going for ~ $30-40 a box.
Also, don’t forget about registering for the rebate!
Overall, 1-Day Acuvue Moist is a fantastic lens that provides you with great comfort and vision all day at an economical price point. Honestly, I find it’s a wonderful lens option for anyone looking to try daily contact lenses!
If you’re looking for a healthy contact lens option that provides you with clear, comfortable vision all day long, I highly recommend you ask your eye care provider about 1-Day Acuvue Moist!
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1-Day Acuvue Moist overview
|Year of US market release||2006|
|Base curve (i.e. curvature of the contact lens)||8.5 & 9.0|
|Diameter (i.e. width of the contact lens)||14.2|
|Powers||+6.00D to -12.00D
• +0.50D to +6.00D (in 0.25D steps)
• -0.50D to -6.00D (in 0.25D steps)
• -6.50D to -12.00D (in 0.50D steps)
|Handling tint||Light blue|
|Dk/t (i.e. oxygen transmissibility)||25.5 @ -3.00|
|Center thickness||0.084 mm @ -3.00|
|Wear type||Daily wear|
|Replacement schedule||Daily (i.e. throw away at the end of the day)|
|Trials||5 or 10 lenses|
|Available for purchase||30 or 90 lens packs|
|Approved to be slept in?||No|
|Inside out markings?||No|
|UV protection?||Yes (82% UVA & 97% UVB)|