1-Day Acuvue Define Review (Including Color Photos)

1-Day Acuvue Define Review

Are you looking for a daily contact lens that enhances the appearance of your eyes? Do you want your new look to appear more natural and authentic? If so, I highly recommend trying Johnson and Johnson Vision’s 1-Day Acuvue Define contact lenses!

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1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shimmer

Built on the 1-Day Acuvue Moist platform

To start, 1-Day Acuvue Define was released to the US market in 2015. Since it’s built on the 1-Day Acuvue Moist platform, it comes with the comfort, vision, and UV protection of the most prescribed daily contact lens.

Note: You can read our full review on 1-Day Acuvue Moist here.

Like 1-Day Acuvue Moist, this lens contains Laceron Technology and is 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!

Also, 1-Day Acuvue Define has built-in UV protection that blocks 97% of UVB and 82% UVA rays!

4 uniquely beautiful designs to choose from

Based on a study done at the University of California at Irvine, people who have a darker limbal region (i.e. the border of the iris and white part of the eye) are found to be more attractive.

1-Day Acuvue Define is marketed as a beauty product towards women between the ages 20 to 40 who wear makeup but are not looking for a traditional colored contact lens. The lens is designed to enhance the contrast and appearance of your limbus, an area that often becomes less defined with age.

Furthermore, 1-Day Acuvue Define is available in 4 unique lens designs:

  • Natural Shimmer
  • Natural Shine
  • Accent Style
  • Vivid Style

Upon initial launch, it was also available in the Natural Sparkle design. Unfortunately, this design has since been discontinued in the United States.

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1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shimmer (Box + Lenses)

1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shimmer (one eye)
1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shimmer in one eye
1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shimmer (both eyes)
1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shimmer in both eyes

1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shimmer Design

Natural Shimmer

1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shimmer has the following lens features:

  • A clean edge for improved limbal contrast
  • Distinctive highlights for improved depth
  • An iris-inspired design that provides a natural-looking appearance

Based on your eye color, the lens provides the following look:

  • Light eyes – High impact sharpness and highlights (i.e. a bold look)
  • Medium eyes – A balance of highlights and sharpness (i.e. a balanced, defined look)
  • Dark eyes – Subtle highlights and contrast (i.e. a subtle look)

1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shimmer is best for medium colored eyes, such as hazel, green, or light brown.

1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shine (Box + Lenses)

1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shine in one eye
1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shine in one eye
1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shine (both eyes)
1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shine in both eyes

1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shine Design

Natural Shine

1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shine has the following lens features:

  • A clean edge for improved limbal contrast
  • Distinctive highlights for improved contrast and depth
  • An iris-inspired design that provides a natural-looking appearance

Based on your eye color, the lens provides the following look:

  • Light eyes – A bold look with impactful contrast and enlargement (i.e. a very bold, defined look)
  • Medium eyes – High-contrast with added depth (i.e. a bold, defined look)
  • Dark eyes – Dimensional effects with enlargement and contrast (i.e. a bold yet natural look)

1-Day Acuvue Define Natural Shine is best for darker eyes, such as brown or dark brown.

1-Day Acuvue Define Accent Style (Box + Lenses)

1-Day Acuvue Define Accent Style (one eye)
1-Day Acuvue Define Accent Style in one eye
1-Day Acuvue Define Accent Style (both eyes)
1-Day Acuvue Define Accent Style in both eyes

1-Day Acuvue Define Accent Style Design

Accent Style

1-Day Acuvue Define Accent Style has the following lens features:

  • A clean edge for amplified contrast and an enlarging effect
  • An enhanced limbal ring for serious depth
  • A dark limbal edge for natural-looking enlargement

While not recommended for lighter colored eyes, the lens provides the following look for medium and dark colored eyes:

  • Medium eyes – A bold effect with high-contrast and added depth (i.e. a very bold look)
  • Dark eyes – A defined effect with enlargement and contrast (i.e. a bold, defined look)

1-Day Acuvue Define Accent Style is best for darker eyes, such as brown or dark brown.

1-Day Acuvue Define Vivid Style (Box + Lenses)

1-Day Acuvue Define Vivid Style (one eye)
1-Day Acuvue Define Vivid Style in one eye
1-Day Acuvue Define Vivid Style (both eyes)
1-Day Acuvue Define Vivid Style in both eyes

1-Day Acuvue Define Vivid Style Design

Vivid Style

1-Day Acuvue Define Vivid Style has the following lens features:

  • A clean edge for amplified contrast and an enhanced enlarging effect
  • Delicate brown spokes that create depth and definition
  • An iris-inspired design that provides a natural-looking appearance

While not recommended for lighter colored eyes, the lens provides the following look for medium and dark colored eyes:

  • Medium eyes – A twinkling effect with high-contrast and added depth (i.e. a very bold look)
  • Dark eyes – A vibrant effect with enlargement and contrast (i.e. a bold, vibrant look)

1-Day Acuvue Define Vivid Style is best for darker eyes, such as brown or dark brown.

Powers, availability and more

1-Day Acuvue Define is available in powers ranging from -9.00 to +1.00. In contrast to the 1-Day Acuvue Moist, this lens is only available in one base curve (8.5).

When fit with 1-Day Acuvue Define 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. They were previously available in 90 packs but this has been discontinued.

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!

Note: If you plan on taking your daily contact lenses out for a nap or to go swimming, we recommend storing them in Biotrue, RevitaLens, or Opti-free Pure Moist contact lens solutions. 

1-Day Acuvue Define Trial Boxes (with Color Options)

What people are saying…

From Johnson and Johnson Vision Care

  • 1-Day Acuvue Define enhances the eye’s natural beauty by adding definition to the limbal ring (i.e. the area where the iris and white part of your eye meet)
  • 1-Day Acuvue Define provides a boost to natural eye color

Is 1-Day Acuvue Define right for you?

Pros

  • Designed with dual action technology that provides great comfort while decreasing irritation issues
  • Outstanding UV protection (>82% UVA and >97% UVB)
  • While not a colored contact lens, 1-Day Acuvue Define provides a more natural and authentic look compared to traditional colored contacts

Cons

  • The higher cost of daily contact lenses (compared to monthly contacts lenses)
  • Not made from a silicone hydrogel material
  • Fewer options that are optimized for light and medium colored eyes

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Pricing

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 30 pack of lenses is going for ~ $30-40 a box.

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Final thoughts

Built off the 1-Day Acuvue Moist platform, 1-Day Acuvue Define comes with all the benefits of the most popular daily contact lens on the market. The lens provides wearers with a more youthful appearance that essentially makes their eyes pop. However, I do feel the lens would benefit from having a few more designs for medium and light colored eyes (as 3/4 of the designs are best for dark colored eyes).

Personally, I’m a much bigger fan of natural over artificially manufactured beauty. Therefore, when I first heard about 1-Day Acuvue Define, I thought they would be a huge hit! As you can see from the photos above, these lenses definitely provide contrast and definition to the wearer’s limbus. Also, they’re available in different styles, so you can customize your look.

Unfortunately, this lens hasn’t performed as well as they anticipated in the United States. With this in mind, these lenses have been well received overseas (particularly in Asia).

Honestly, I’m not sure why. Rumor has it Johnson and Johnson Vision will eventually phase this lens out of the United States market. Personally, I hope they don’t as 1-Day Acuvue Define is very unique and serves an unmet need in the contact lens marketplace.

All things considered, this is a truly unique beauty lens. If you’re looking for a subtle, bold, defining, or vibrant appearance to your eyes (without having to wear colored contact lenses) you should give 1-Day Acuvue Define a try!

What do you think of 1-Day Acuvue Define contact lenses? Leave your review in the comments below!

1-Day Acuvue Define details

Year of US market release2015
Base curve (i.e. curvature of the contact lens)8.5
Diameter (i.e. width of the contact lens)14.2
Powers+1.00D to -9.00D
• +1.00D to -0.50D (in 0.50D steps)
• -0.75D to -6.00D (in 0.25D steps)
• -6.50D to -9.00D (in 0.50D steps)
Handling tintLight blue
Materialetafilcon A
(hydrogel)
Water content
58%
Dk/t (i.e. oxygen transmissibility)
25.5 @ -3.00
Center thickness
0.084 mm @ -3.00
TechnologyLaceron
Wear typeDaily wear
Replacement scheduleDaily (i.e. throw away at the end of the day)
Trials5 lenses
Available for purchase30 lens packs
Approved to be slept in?No
Inside out markings?No
Rebate available?No
UV protection?Yes (81% UVA & 97% UVB)
1-Day Acuvue Define Review
Overall
3.8
  • Cost
  • Comfort
  • Health & Safety
  • Vision
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Summary

Built off the 1-Day Acuvue Moist platform, 1-Day Acuvue Define comes with all the benefits of the most popular daily contact lens on the market. They provide wearers with a more youthful appearance that makes their eyes pop.

Pros

  • Designed with dual action technology that provides great comfort while decreasing irritation issues
  • Outstanding UV protection (>82% UVA and >97% UVB)
  • While not a colored contact lens, Define provides a more natural and authentic look compared to traditional colored contacts

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Ryan Corte, OD
Dr. Ryan Corte is an experienced leader with a strong passion for health and wellness education and information transparency. He believes that simplifying health and wellness information helps improve comprehension. This drives greater compliance and better life choices. He is an entrepreneurial professional with a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and a Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University. He also completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at the Illinois College of Optometry. 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.

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