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Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde vs Acuvue Oasys
Medically reviewed by Sharon Copeland on 23 June 2021
Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde and Acuvue Oasys are both well-known, popular contact lenses worn by many of our customers. Want to know the differences before you commit to one? We will run you through everything you need to know in terms of material, prescription, technical parameters, unique features, and cost. That way you’ll be well informed before you choose between these two contact lenses.
What is the difference between Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde and Acuvue Oasys?
Take a glance at the differences between Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde and Acuvue Oasys in our specs table below:
|Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde||Acuvue Oasys|
|Manufacturer||Alcon & Ciba Vision||Johnson & Johnson|
|Replacement Schedule||Monthly||Two weekly|
|Wearing Details||Daily wear up to a month or up to 6 nights extended wear||Daily wear up to two weeks or up to 6 nights extended wear|
|Sphere/ Powers||8.00 to -12.00||8.00 to -12.00|
|Base Curves (B.C)||8.6mm||8.4 mm|
|Diameters (Dia)||14.2mm||14.0 mm|
|Lens Material||Silicone hydrogel
|Silicone hydrogel |
|% of Water||33%||38%|
|Center Thickness||0.08 mm||0.07 mm|
|Oxygen Permeability||138 Dk/t||147 Dk/t|
|Benefits & Features|
|UV Blocking||No||Class 1 |
Light blue tint
|Packaging and Pricing|
|Packaging Details||6 lenses per box||6 lenses per box|
|Price per box||£12.89||£17.89|
How does Acuvue Oasys compare to Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde?
Acuvue Oasys is a two-weekly disposable contact lens, also known as a bi-weekly disposable lens. Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde on the other hand, is a monthly contact lens. It is the newest addition to the Air Optix brand and is a popular product due to longer-lasting surface wettability to keep your lenses and eyes hydrated for long periods throughout the day.
Both these contact lenses can be worn as extended wear lenses for up to 6 nights in a row thanks to their high oxygen permeability. They are both made from a silicone hydrogel material which gives them exceptional breathability, and both rely on a wetting agent to retain their moisture, keeping the eyes hydrated.
You can get Acuvue Oasys For Astigmatism and Acuvue Oasys For Presbyopia as can you get Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism and presbyopia with our Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde Multifocal contact lenses. Both brands of lenses are specifically designed for contact lens wearers who spend a significant amount of time in front of digital screens, as they help minimise dryness in the eye and maintain moisture all day long.
Which is better Acuvue or Air Optix?
When considering which lens is better Acuvue Oasys or Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde, you’ll find that they both offer outstanding qualities.
However, on comparison, you’ll find that Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde offer a lower price. Nevertheless, Acuvue Oasys features a UVA and UVB blocker and comes in two base curves, making it a more desirable choice.
You can compare the prices of all our lenses on our Contact Lens Specifications page. At Feel Good Contacts our lenses are up to 50% cheaper than high street opticians.
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