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Avaira Vitality Toric vs Biofinity Toric
Medically reviewed by Sharon Copeland on 14 January 2022
Avaira Vitality Toric and Biofinity Toric by CooperVision are both silicone hydrogel contact lenses designed to correct astigmatism. The lens design for both these lenses is based on an aspherical design which reduces blurriness caused by spherical aberration.
Our specs table below shows a detailed comparison between these two toric contact lenses.
|Avaira Vitality Toric||Biofinity Toric|
|Wearing Details||Daily wear||Daily wear or up to 29 nights extended wear|
|Sphere/ Powers||sphere powers +0.25 to +6.00DS (0.25D steps)
+6.50 to +8.00DS (0.50D steps)
-0.25 to -6.00DS (0.25D steps)
-6.50 to -10.00DS (0.50D steps
|+8.00D to -10.00D|
(0.50D steps after +/-6.00D)
|Cylinders||-0.75, -1.25, -1.75, -2.25||-0.75, -1.25, -1.75, -2.25|
|Axes||10° to 180°||10° to 180°|
|Base Curves (B.C)||8.5mm||8.7mm|
|Lens Material||Silicone hydrogel
|Lens Design||Aspheric front design||Aspheric front design|
|% of Water||55%||48%|
|Center Thickness||Varies depending on prescription||Varies depending on prescription|
|Oxygen Permeability||90 DK/t (at -3.00D)||116 Dk/t (at -3.00D)|
|Benefits & Features|
|UV Blocking||Class 2
|Packaging and Pricing|
|Packaging Details||3 lenses per box||3 lenses per box|
|Price per box||£16.85||£16.95|
What is the difference between Avaira Vitality Toric and Biofinity Toric?
There are many differences between Avaira Vitality Toric and Biofinity Toric. For example, Avaira Vitality Toric features UV protection while Biofinity does not. Nevertheless, Biofinity Toric has a higher oxygen transmission value than Avaira Vitality Toric. As a result, Biofinity Toric can be worn as extended wear lenses for up to 29 consecutive nights, whereas Avaira Vitality Toric must be removed every night.
Which is better Avaira Vitality Toric or Biofinity Toric?
Avaira Vitality Toric may be a considered a better lens than Biofinity Toric in terms of cost and is a great choice for those who spend a lot of time outside as it features UV Protection. These lenses offer everything you love about Avaira Toric and more. They even have the same fitting design as Avairia Toric, making switching easy.
However, Biofinity Toric might be a better choice than Avaira Vitality Toric for those who wish to wear their lenses for long periods of time as they have a higher oxygen transmissibility and can be slept in overnight.
Nevertheless, everyone’s eyes are different, and what may work for your eyes may not work for someone else. So, it’s essential to visit your optician which of the two toric contact lenses is better for you.