Biotrue ONEday Review (Pros/Cons, Pricing, and More)

Biotrue ONEday Review, Pricing, and More

Are you looking for an environmentally friendly contact lens that also has UV protection? Do you spend several hours a day on digital devices and need a lens that keeps up with your lifestyle? If so, consider trying Bausch + Lomb’s Biotrue ONEday contact lens!

Biotrue ONEday contact lenses

Surface Active Technology & UV protection 

Biotrue ONEday was released in the United States in 2012 and was designed to give you clear and comfortable vision all day long. How? These contacts lenses have a uniquely designed Surface Active Technology (i.e. a dehydration barrier). This technology allows Biotrue ONEday to maintain 98% of its moisture for up to 16 hours a day! In addition, it contains 50% UVA and 95% UVB protection to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

ONE by ONE recycling

It should come as no surprise that daily contact lenses are by far the healthiest option for your eyes. Unfortunately, all the extra packaging that comes with a daily lens does create more waste!

Because of this, the team at Bausch + Lomb has taken steps to be more environmentally friendly. If you’re fit with Biotrue ONEday contact lenses and want to recycle, simply do the following:

  1. Place your used blister packs, top foil, and contact lenses into a small cardboard box.
  2. When the box is full, print a FREE shipping label at BauschRecycles.com.
  3. Take the box to a local UPS location or ship it from your home/office and Bausch + Lomb will recycle it for you!

This way you get the benefits of dailies without all the waste! Not bad, right?! 

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Powers, availability and more

Biotrue ONEday contact lenses come in a single curve and width that was designed to fit a large range of contact lens wearers. Also, it’s available in powers ranging from -9.00 to +6.00. These lenses also have a light blue tint that makes them easy to see when putting them in and taking them out.

Biotrue ONEday contact lenses blister pack

When fit with Biotrue ONEday contact lenses by your eye care professional, you’ll likely receive a trial box that contains five contact lenses for each eye. In fact, Biotrue ONEday even has a free trial lens certificate you can print out and show your eye doctor.

Once your prescription is finalized, Biotrue ONEday contact lenses are available for purchase in 30 packs and 90 packs. Also, as noted in the name, Biotrue ONEday contact lenses are designed for daily wear and should be thrown away at the end of the day. Therefore, they are NOT approved to be slept in!

What our team is saying…

Dr. Ryan CorteBiotrue ONEday is truly a unique lens! Most patients find it to be very comfortable and the added UV protection is something that really benefits those who wear it! Also, patient’s love the resourceful recycling program Bausch + Lomb has put together. As a provider, I really like how Biotrue ONEday has recently launched newly designed astigmatism and multifocal lens options. – Dr. Ryan Corte

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Biotrue ONEday is a good affordable daily lens with a whole family of parameters and designs (i.e. single vision, astigmatism and multifocal). Also, Bausch + Lomb is being recognized by doctors and patients for being environmentally conscious with their recycling program. Daily contact lenses are becoming more and more popular so hopefully this is a trend of things to come! – Dr. Vicky Wong

Is Biotrue ONEday right for you?

Pros

  • Contains Surface Active Technology that maintains 98% of moisture for up to 16 hours.
  • Has 50% UVA and 95% UVB protection.
  • Is easily recyclable through the One by One recycling program.
  • Has a bio-inspired design for clear, comfortable vision throughout the day.
  • Available in a complete family of lenses (nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, and multifocal).

Cons

  • The higher cost of daily contact lenses (compared to monthly contacts lenses).
  • Not made from a silicone hydrogel material.

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Pricing

The price of these lenses tends to be competitive for a daily contact lens. Before purchasing them, the best place to look is at the office of your eye doctor. Before purchasing them, the best place to look is at your eye doctor’s office. Right now a 90 pack of lenses is going for ~ $30-35 a box.

Also, Bausch + Lomb does offer generous rewards (i.e. their form of rebates) that make this lens more affordable.

Final thoughts

The daily contact lens market has exploded over the past several years and is growing for good reason. Dailies are comfortable, many of them have fantastic optics (i.e. provide fantastic vision), and they are by far the healthiest contact lens option. In my opinion, Biotrue One Day lenses possess all three of these qualities and are a great option for new and existing contact lens wearers.

Overall, this is an excellent daily lens at a reasonable price. They are not the cheapest lens out there but they are certainly not the most expensive and they do have great rebates which help bring the cost down.

Curious if you’re a candidate for Biotrue ONEday contact lenses? What are you waiting for? Make sure to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!

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Biotrue® ONEday Overview

Year of US market release2012
Base curve (i.e. curvature of the contact lens)8.6
Diameter (i.e. width of the contact lens)14.2
Powers+6.00 to -9.00
• +0.25D to +6.00D (in 0.25D steps)
• -0.25D to -6.00D (in 0.25D steps)
• -6.50D to -9.00D (in 0.50D steps)
Handling tintLight blue
MaterialNesofilcon A
Water content
78%
Dk/t (i.e. oxygen transmissibility)
42 @ -3.00
Center thickness
0.10mm @ -3.00
Wear typeDaily wear
Replacement scheduleDaily (i.e. throw away at the end of the day)
Trials5 lenses
Available for purchase30 or 90 lens packs
Approved to be slept in?No
Inside out markings?No
Rebate available?Yes
Recyclable?Yes
UV protection?Yes (50% UVA & 95% UVB)

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