Do you suffer from dryness, tired eyes, or discomfort when wearing your contact lenses? Are you looking for the highest level of UV protection available in a daily contact? If so, Johnson & Johnson Vision’s ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ contact lens is the perfect solution for you!
This daily disposable contact lens incorporates some of the most advanced technology in vision science with the goal of providing you with the ultimate in contact lens comfort.
One of the key components to contact lens comfort is the amount of oxygen that passes through the lens material to nourish the front surface of your eye (i.e. oxygen permeability or breathability). In theory, another way of thinking about this is the more breathable the lens, the better the comfort.
With this in mind, ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ boasts the second most breathable material of any daily contact lens on the market!
HydraLuxe™ Technology = tear-like moisture
In addition to its incredible breathability, this lens features HydraLuxe™ Technology that provides an enhanced network of tear-like molecules that mimic and help support a stable, natural tear film. As a result, this helps minimize friction and maintain moisture on the front surface of the eye, reducing the feeling of dry, tired eyes.
Best in class UV protection
Providing >90% UVA and >99% UVB protection, ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ delivers the highest level of UV protection available through a daily contact lens. Since exposure to UV radiation is known to cause damage to your eyes, this added protection is a welcomed bonus that sets this lens apart from its competitors.
Powers, availability and more
ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ is available in powers ranging from -12 to +8. Therefore, it is designed to fit a large range of contact lens wearers. Also, it has a blue visibility tint and a “123” inside-out marking that make it easier for you to put in and take out.
When fit with ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ by your eye care professional, you’ll receive a trial box that contains 5 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 clinical trial, ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology outperformed DAILIES TOTAL1® on comfort, vision, and handling.
- In a study of 119 patients who wore both ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology and Dailies Total1® lenses for a week, patients with a preference chose ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology.
From our eye care team
ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ contacts lens is a great premium daily lens option for patients looking for outstanding comfort and industry-leading UV protection. Also, compared to competitors like Dailies Total1®, patients routinely find these lenses are easier to put in and take out of their eyes. Overall, it’s no surprise to me that Johnson and Johnson Vision has delivered on yet another fantastic contact lens! – Dr. Ryan Corte
Is ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ right for you?
- Designed with superior breathability and HydraLuxe Technology™ that provides outstanding comfort that lasts all day long.
- Best in class UV protection (>90% UVA and >99% UVB).
- Has a nice visibility tint and inside-out marker that makes them easy to put in and take out.
- Available in a wonderfully designed astigmatism lens option.
- Comes with a higher price tag (compared to other dailies).
- Not yet available in a multifocal lens option yet.
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As mentioned above, these lenses aren’t cheap. 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 ~ $60-70 a box.
Also, don’t forget about registering for the rebate!
This is a very exciting time to be a contact lens wearer! Within the last few years alone, the contact lens industry has produced some of the most technologically advanced and comfortable contact lenses in a wider array of parameters than ever before.
Personally, I feel the ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ falls just short of Alcon’s DAILIES TOTAL1® in terms of comfort. The DAILIES TOTAL1® offers a higher amount of oxygen permeability and has water gradient lens technology to enhance comfort (see our review of DAILIES TOTAL1® here).
However, despite my opinion, Johnson and Johnson Vision cites that patients prefer ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ when compared in a head to head study with the DAILIES TOTAL1®. Truth be told, if you surveyed a large number of eye doctors, you’d get varying results over which lens is best (i.e. they’re both great)!
Curious if you are a candidate for wearing the ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ contact lens? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!
ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Overview
|Year of US market release||2015|
|Base curve (i.e. curvature of the contact lens)||8.5 & 9.0|
|Diameter (i.e. width of the contact lens)||14.3|
|Powers||+8.00D to -12.00D
• +0.50D to +6.00D (in 0.25D steps)
• +6.50D to +8.00D (in 0.50D steps)
• -0.50D to -6.00D (in 0.25D steps)
• -6.50D to -12.00D (in 0.50D steps)
|Handling tint||Light blue|
|Dk (i.e. oxygen permeability)||103|
|Dk/t (i.e. oxygen transmissibility)||121 @ -3.00|
|Center thickness||0.085 mm @ -3.00|
|Wear type||Daily wear|
|Replacement schedule||Daily (i.e. throw away at the end of the day)|
|Available for purchase||30 or 90 lens packs|
|Approved to be slept in?||No|
|Inside out markings?||Yes|
|UV protection?||Yes (>90% UVA & >99% UVB)|