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Acuvue Oasys vs Acuvue Vita
Medically reviewed by Sharon Copeland on 9 July 2021
Both Acuvue Oasys and Acuva Vita by Johnson & Johnson are both silicone hydrogel contact lenses made from Senofilcon material. In addition to this, they both have exactly the same oxygen permeability with a 147 DK/t; and share many similarities including tinting, inside out mark, prescription parameters and having Class 1 UV blocker, which means they are able to filter out more than 99% UVA and UVB rays.
What is the difference between Acuvue Oasys and Acuvue Vita?
The difference between Acuvue Oasys and Vita is the replacement schedule. Oasys are 2 week contact lenses whereas Acuvue Vita are monthly contact lenses. Vita is made from a newer version of Senofilcon which is why it has a longer replacement schedule. In addition to this, both lenses use different hydration technology. Vita uses HydraMax while Oasys uses HYDRACLEAR PLUS Technology with a Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) based wetting agent.
Our specification table below shows a detailed comparison between Acuvue Oasys and Vita. You’ll notice that Vita does not cater for presbyopia while Acuvue Oasys does:
|Acuvue Oasys||Acuvue Vita|
|Manufacturer||Johnson & Johnson||Johnson & Johnson|
|Replacement Schedule||Two Weeks||Monthly|
|Wearing Details||Daily wear or extended wear for up to 6 consecutive nights||Daily wear|
|Sphere/ Powers||-12.00D to -6.00D in 0.5 steps
-6.00D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
+6.00D to +8.00D in 0.5 steps
|-12.00D to +8.00D|
(in 0.5 steps after +-6.00D)
|Base Curves (B.C)||8.4mm
|Lens Material||Silicone hydrogel
|% of Water||38%||41%|
|Oxygen Permeability||147 Dk/t||147 Dk/t|
|Benefits & Features|
|UV Blocking||Class 1
|Packaging and Pricing|
|Packaging Details||6 lenses per box||3 lenses per box|
|Price per box||£17.89||£14.48|
Which Lens should you get, Acuvue Oasys or Vita?
Before deciding on which lens you should get, you should speak to your optician to see what they recommend for you as only they will be able to determine what’s right for your eyes and lifestyle.
You may prefer Acuvue Oasys if you’re after a more hygienic lens wearing option as these lenses are thrown away every two weeks as opposed to monthly. They may also be favoured if you are looking to correct presbyopia.
Acuvue Vita may be a better option for you if you’re on a budget and happy to clean your lenses every day for up to a month before throwing them away.
Acuvue Oasys vs Acuvue Vita Reviews
Not sure which lenses to go for? Take a look at what our customers have to say below:
Acuvue Oasys reviews
Anita OHara- 13 Jun 2021VerifiedLove this product, seem to suit my eyes. They do keep my eyes moist and i wear them for long periods of time.
Shewley Begum- 31 May 2021VerifiedBest lenses ive ever bought. Your eyes are always hydrated. Not like other lenses.
Mary- 31 May 2021VerifiedGreat lenses for dry eyes, they do not irritate.
Amanda Taylor- 20 May 2021VerifiedI have been using these lenses for many years now and so far so good! I have dry eyes, which aren't a problem with these lenses unlike other ones i've tried. Very comfortable, I forget i have them in and sometimes sleep in them too. I would definitely recommend these.
Acuvue Vita reviews
LAURA- 30 Mar 2021VerifiedWear all day with no problems. These are the best contacts to use.
Katie Hawkins- 18 Jun 2020VerifiedThese contacts never disappoint. They never dry out of irritate and can be work for a month! Love these
Frances Griffin- 06 Apr 2020VerifiedI have been a soft contact lens wearer for over 20 years and have tried different brands. These are my current favourites. I wear lenses almost daily and for long periods during the day. I find these the most suitable for my use. My eyes seem to be able to breath the most with these. Thankfully.
Sarah H- 07 Jan 2020VerifiedThese are the third type of contact lenses i have tried and i was about to give up but with these it doesn't even feel like i have them in! Very pleased.
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