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Biofinity vs Biofinity XR
Medically reviewed by Sharon Copeland on 23 June 2021
Biofinity and Biofinity XR are both silicone hydrogel contact lenses by CooperVision. These monthly contact lenses differ slightly in that Biofinity XR caters for more extreme prescriptions. This article explores differences between these contact lenses in more detail so that you have a better understanding of these two lenses before you choose one over the other.
What is the difference between Biofinity and Biofinity XR?
The biggest difference between Biofinity and Biofinity XR is that Biofinity XR caters for an extended range of prescriptions. Our specifications table below shows a detailed comparison between Biofinity and Biofinity XR:
|Wearing Details||Monthly||Daily or up to Daily or 6 nights / 7 days as Extended wear|
|Sphere/ Powers||-12.00D to +8.00D in 0.5 steps after +/-6.00D||+8.00D to +15.00D -12.50D to -20.00D in 0.50D steps|
|Base Curves (B.C)||8.6mm||8.6mm|
|Lens Material||Silicone hydrogel
|Silicone Hydrogel |
|Lens Design||Aspherical||Aspheric front design|
|% of Water||48%||48%|
|Center Thickness||0.08 mm||Varies depending on prescription|
|Oxygen Permeability||160 Dk/t||128 Dk/t|
|Benefits & Features|
|Packaging and Pricing|
|Packaging Details||3 lenses per box||3 lenses per box|
|Price per box||£11.80||£18.34|
Which is better, Biofinity or Biofinity XR?
Biofinity XR contact lenses are considered better than Biofinity if you have a more extreme prescription as they provide an extended range of prescriptions with a range of -20.00 to 15.00.
Both Biofinity and Biofinity XR feature Aquaform Technology for healthy and hydrated eyes, making them an ideal choice for those who spend a lot of time in front of a digital screen or in an air-conditioned environment. Aquaform Technology makes these lenses naturally hydrophilic so that they retain water and minimise dehydration. Their aspheric front design provides a precise and sharp focus for high level of visual correction. Both Biofinity and Biofinity XR can be worn as extended wear contact lenses and slept in overnight for up to 29 nights, if approved by your optician.
Biofinity is may have a higher oxygen permeability; however, Biofinity XR is better in the sense that it is designed for extreme prescriptions so that myopic and hyperopic patients can experience the comfort and clarity of Biofinity. It has a lower DK/t due to being a thicker lens; however, it is still an excellent choice. For this reason, it is more expensive than Biofinity.
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