DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Contact Lens: A Professional Review

DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Review

Do you experience increasing dryness throughout the day while wearing your contact lenses? Are you looking for a daily lens option that is great for new or established wearers? If so, consider trying Alcon’s DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® contact lens!

DAILIES AquaComfort Plus box

Blink-activated moisturizing agents

To start, DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® was first released to the US market in 2008. It was designed to replace Alcon’s FOCUS® DAILIES® by providing crisp, clear vision and superior comfort as soon as you put them in. In addition, this contact lens releases blink-activated moisturizing agents over a 20 hour period of time for continuous comfort throughout your entire day.  

This lens is bathed in the saline solution hydroxy-propyl methylcellulose (HPMC). HPMC helps provide immediate comfort when you put it in your eyes and is one of the primary ingredients found in some of the main dry eye drops on the market.

Dailies AquaComfort Plus has blink-activated moisturizing agents
Blink-activated moisturizing agents. Credit: MyAlcon

Also, DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® contains the blinked activated moisturizing agents polyethylene glycol (PEG) and Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). Like HPMC, PEG is an ingredient found in dry eye drops.

On the other hand, PVA has water-loving (hydrophilic) properties that improve moisture coverage and enhances your overall comfort wearing this lens. In addition, PVA helps improve vision and comfort by maintaining the stability of your tear film as your day goes on. 

Overall, DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® is a contact lens that is comfortable right when you put it in and releases moisturizing agents as you progress throughout your day!

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Ryan Corte, OD
Dr. Ryan Corte was born and raised in Novi, MI where he attended Novi High School. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science in 2008. He also attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry where he graduated with a Doctor of Optometry degree in 2012. Dr. Corte completed an Optometric Residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2013. During his residency, he obtained advanced clinical competency to practice optometry at the highest level as well as provided educational assistance and supervision of third and fourth year students as a clinical faculty member. He now practices just north of Charlotte, NC at Northlake Eye. In addition to his clinical expertise, Dr. Corte has contributed to optometry through multiple leadership roles. He is a former Executive President of the American Optometric Student Association and is currently serving on the Young ODs and Membership committee of the North Carolina Optometric Society Optometric. He also was a senior journalist for NewGradOptometry.com and is a co-founder of CovalentCareers.com. Dr. Corte thrives on involvement and looks forward to remaining very active throughout his professional career. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife, family and friends as well as continuing to stay active in his community and in life.