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Acuvue Oasys vs PureVision2
Medically reviewed by Sharon Copeland on 23 June 2021
Acuvue Oasys by Johnson & Johnson and PureVision2 by Bausch & Lomb are both silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Both offer optimal comfort throughout the day and boast unique qualities. However, they differ in many ways including their wearing replacement schedules. Acuvue Oasys is a two weekly lens, whereas PureVision2 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 PureVision2?
The biggest difference between Acuvue Oasys and PureVision2 is that Acuvue Oasys can be worn for up to 7 days as extended wear contact lenses (if approved by your optician), while PureVision2 can be worn for up to a month as a daily wear lens or as an extended wear lens, (if approved by your optician). Our specs table below shows a detailed comparison between Acuvue Oasys and PureVision2:
|Manufacturer||Johnson & Johnson||Bausch & Lomb|
|Wearing Details||Two Weekly||Monthly|
|Sphere/ Powers||+8.00 to -12.00||+6.00 to -12.00|
|Base Curves (B.C)||8.4 mm
|Lens Material||Silicone hydrogel
|% of Water||38%||36%|
|Oxygen Permeability||147 Dk/t||130 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||£14.40|
Which is better Acuvue Oasys or PureVision2?
PureVision2 is a cheaper lens than Acuvue Oasys and is considered a better lens in terms of offering optimal visual clarity. The aspherical design promises reduced halos and glare compared to Acuvue Oasys which features a spherical design.
Both PureVision2 and Acuvue Oasys are designed to stand up to the demands of modern day living and offer an excellent choice of lenses for working professionals and those prone to dry eyes. PureVision2 utilises ComfortMoist Technology to ensure the lenses stay moist all day long, whereas Acuvue Oasys features HYDRACLEAR PLUS technology to retain moisture. A PVP based wetting agent is integrated into Acuvue Oasys 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 PureVision2. It is available in a broader range of powers and as a two weekly lens, it is also considered a more hygienic lens wear option.
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