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

Biotrue ONEday
Source: Bausch + Lomb

Are you looking for a bioinspired 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!

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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? This contact lens has Surface Active Technology that provides it with a uniquely designed 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.

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Biotrue ONEday contact lenses blister pack

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 -12.00 to +6.00. This lens also has a light blue tint that makes it easy to see when putting in and taking out.

When fit with Biotrue ONEday contacts 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, these 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!

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.

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Biotrue ONEday Lenses for Astigmatism were released to the US market in 2017.
Source: Bausch + Lomb

Does Biotrue ONEday have a contact lens for astigmatism?

Yes! Released to the US market in 2017, Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism is a great option if you have enough astigmatism to be corrected in a contact lens. This lens has what is known as a peri-ballast design, providing you with excellent lens stability on the eye and minimal rotation.

Biotrue ONE Day Design
Source: Bausch + Lomb

Contact lens movement is particularly important when talking about contacts for astigmatism. If a lens has excessive lens movement, your vision will not remain clear as you blink. According to Bausch + Lomb, Biotrue ONEday boasts 10 degrees or less rotation in 97% of patients. Furthermore, it’s was designed to work with natural blink patterns and has a prominent orientation marker to help with putting the lens in.

Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia
Source: Bausch + Lomb

Does Biotrue ONEday have a contact lens for presbyopia?

Yes! Released to the US market in 2014, Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia is a multifocal contact lens with a 3-Zone Progressive Design. This means it provides you with seamless vision at distance, intermediate, and near.

3-Zone Progressive Design
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For presbyopia contact lenses to work well, they need to stay hydrated and have excellent optics. Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia has both of these! It has the Surface Active Technology to maintain maximum hydration through the day and center-near aspheric optics to provide you with exceptional clarity.

What people are saying…

From Bausch + Lomb

  • The lens maintains nearly 100% of moisture for 16 hours.
  • It contains a unique material that forms a dehydration barrier.
  • Was designed with hi-def optics for vision that is clear and comfortable.
  • Has UVA/UVB protection to limit exposure from sun.

From our eye care team

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, patients 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

  • It contains Surface Active Technology that maintains 98% of moisture for up to 16 hours.
  • It has 50% UVA and 95% UVB protection.
  • Available in a complete family of lenses (nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, and multifocal).

Cons

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

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How much does Biotrue ONEday cost?

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. However, if you’re looking to price things out from home, consider checking out contact lens retailers online. Right now suggested retail for a box of 90 lenses is as follows:

  • Biotrue ONEday – $68
  • Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism – $90
  • Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia – $94

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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 ONEday lenses possess all three of these qualities and are a great option for new and existing contact lens wearers. Plus, Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism and Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia are both well designed and provide you with seamless, stable vision all day long.

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 that 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!

What do you think of Biotrue ONEday? Leave your review in the comments below!

Biotrue ONEday Review
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Summary

Biotrue ONEday has great technology, UV protection and a truly unique recycling program. If you’re looking for a bio-inspired daily contact lens option, ask your eye doctor about Biotrue ONEday.

Pros

  • It contains Surface Active Technology that maintains 98% of moisture for up to 16 hours.
  • It has 50% UVA and 95% UVB protection.
  • Available in a complete family of lenses (nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatism, and multifocal).

Cons

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

Biotrue ONEday details

Biotrue ONEdayBiotrue ONEday for AstigmatismBiotrue ONEday for Presbyopia
Year of US market release201220172014
Base curve (i.e. curvature of the contact lens)8.68.48.6
Diameter (i.e. width of the contact lens)14.214.514.2
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)
+6.00D to -9.00D in 0.25D steps (including 0.00)
+4.00 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)
Cylindern/a-0.75, -1.25, -1.75, -2.25n/a
Axisn/aVaries based on powern/a
Add powersn/an/aLow (+0.75 to +1.25) and High (+1.50 to +2.50)
Handling tintLight blueLight blueLight blue
Materialnesofilcon A
(hydrogel)
nesofilcon A
(hydrogel)
nesofilcon A
(hydrogel)
Water content78%78%78%
Dk/t (i.e. oxygen transmissibility)42 @ -3.0042 @ -3.0042 @ -3.00
Center thickness
0.10mm @ -3.000.10mm @ -3.000.10mm @ -3.00
TechnologySurface Active TechnologySurface Active Technology, peri-ballast designSurface Active Technology, 3-Zone Progressive Design
Wear typeDaily wearDaily wearDaily wear
Replacement scheduleDaily (i.e. throw away at the end of the day)Daily (i.e. throw away at the end of the day)Daily (i.e. throw away at the end of the day)
Trials5 lenses 5 lenses 5 lenses
Available for purchase30 or 90 lens packs 30 or 90 lens packs 30 or 90 lens packs
Approved to be slept in?NoNoNo
Inside out markings?NoNoNo
Rebate available?YesYesYes
UV protection?Yes (50% UVA & 95% UVB)Yes (50% UVA & 95% UVB)Yes (50% UVA & 95% UVB)

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Hi, my name is Jaclyn Garlich and I’m an optometrist practicing in Milwaukee, WI. I grew up in St. Louis, MO and I went to optometry school at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. After optometry school, I did a residency in primary care and ocular diseases at the St. Louis VAMC. One thing I love about optometry is making my patients see better but, in particular, those patients with severe corneal dystrophies. I fit a lot of specialty contact lenses and I find it very rewarding to see a patient go from 20/200 vision to 20/20 vision. When I’m not practicing optometry I write an optometry newsletter called 20/20 Glance. It’s a once a week email delivered every Monday morning with a rundown of what’s new in optometry for the past week. It’s an easy way for the busy clinician to stay up-to-date.

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