As mentioned above, these lenses aren’t cheap. Before purchasing them, the best place to look is at the office of your eye care professional. However, if you’re looking to price things out from home, consider checking out contact lens retailers online.
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 (>99% UVA & >90% UVB)|