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Acuvue Oasys vs Air Optix Night and Day
Medically reviewed by Sharon Copeland on 23 June 2021
Acuvue Oasys by Johnson & Johnson and Air Optix Night and Day by Alcon & Ciba Vision are both silicone hydrogel contact lenses. However, they differ in many ways including their wearing replacement schedules. Acuvue Oasys is a two weekly lens, whereas Air Optix Night and Day is a monthly contact lens. In this article, we will run you through all the differences between these contact lenses including their materials, prescriptions, technical parameters, unique features, and costs. That way you’ll be well informed before you choose between these two contact lenses.
What is the difference between Acuvue Oasys and Air Optix Night and Day?
The biggest difference between Acuvue Oasys and Air Optix Night and Day is that Acuvue Oasys can be worn for up to 7 days, while Air Optix Night and Day can be worn for up to 30 days. Our specs table below shows a detailed comparison between Acuvue Oasys and Air Optix Night and Day:
|Acuvue Oasys||Air Optix Night and Day|
|Manufacturer||Johnson & Johnson||Alcon & Ciba Vision|
|Wearing Details||Two Weekly||Monthly|
|Sphere/ Powers||+8.00 to -12.00||+6.00 to -10.00|
|Base Curves (B.C)||8.4 mm
|Lens Material||Silicone hydrogel
|Silicone Hydrogel |
|% of Water||38%||24%|
|Oxygen Permeability||147 Dk/t||175 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||£25.50|
Which is better Acuvue Oasys or Air Optix Night and Day?
Air Optix Night and Day is considered a better lens in terms of improved visual acuity. The aspherical design promises reduced spherical aberration compared to Acuvue Oasys which features a spherical design.
Both Acuvue Oasys and Air Optix Night and Day are excellent lens choices for those with busy and active lifestyles as they are designed to be worn for long hours and feature a highly breathable design with moisture locking qualities. If approved by your optician, they can be worn as extended wear contact lenses and slept in overnight. Air Optix for 30 nights and Acuvue Oasys for up to 7 nights.
As silicone hydrogel contact lenses, they allow more oxygen to reach the eye than standard hydrogel lenses. Acuvue Oasys features HYDRACLEAR PLUS Technology while Air Optix Night and Day utilises TriComfort Technology to retain moisture. A PVP based wetting agent is integrated into both lenses to increase water retention.
Acuvue Oasys is considered a better lens in the sense that it includes UVA and UVB blocker, a feature which is missing in Air Optix Night and Day. As a two weekly lens, it is also considered a more hygienic lens wear option; however, it also works out to be more expensive.
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