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Dailies Total 1 vs Acuvue Oasys
Medically reviewed by Sharon Copeland on 24 June 2021
Dailies Total 1 and Acuvue Oasys 1-Day both belong to the latest generation of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Want to know the differences between these daily disposables? 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 Dailies Total 1 and Acuvue Oasys?
The main difference between Dailies Total 1 and Acuvue Oasys 1-Day is that Acuvue Oasys 1-Day has UV protection while Dailies Total 1 does not. Our specs table below shows a detailed comparison between Dailies Total 1 and Acuvue Oasys 1-Day:
|Dailies Total 1||Acuvue Oasys 1-Day|
|Manufacturer||Alcon & Ciba Vision||Johnson & Johnson|
|Wearing Details||Daily wear||Daily wear|
|Sphere/ Powers||-12.00 to -6.00 in 0.50 steps
-6.00 to +6.00 in 0.25 steps
|+8.00 to -12.00|
|Base Curves (B.C)||8.5mm||8.5mm
|Lens Material||Silicone hydrogel
|% of Water||33%||38%|
|Oxygen Permeability||156 Dk/t||121 Dk/t|
|Benefits & Features|
|UV Blocking||No||Class 1
|Packaging and Pricing|
|Packaging Details||30 lenses per box||30 lenses per box|
|Price per box||£21.85||£21.40|
Which is better Dailies or Acuvue?
Dailies Total 1 is considered a better lens than Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe when it comes to oxygen transmissibility. This lens also has a higher water content which increases to 80% at the outermost surface. These factors combined make Dailies a highly breathable lens ideal for those with dry eyes and busy lifestyles. SmarTears technology provides long-lasting moisture to the eyes by supporting the lipid layer of the eye, while LightStream Lens Technology promises optimal comfort by allowing for a thin contact lens edge.
Acuvue Oasys 1-Day on the other hand is considered more user friendly when it comes to removing and inserting your lenses due to their 123 inversion indicator. It also features UVA and UVB protection to protect your eyes from harmful rays. HydraLuxe Technology is a wetting agent made by Johnson & Johnson that helps to support the mucus layer of the tear film to prevent the lens from drying out so easily. This technology also reduces tired and dry eyes making Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe an ideal lens choice for those who spend a lot of time in front of a digital screen or in air-conditioned environments.
Dailies Total 1 vs Acuvue Oasys Reviews
Not sure which lenses to go for? It’s best to see your eye care practitioner for advice and maybe a trial of both products to decide. Take a look at what our customers have to say below: