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Proclear vs Biofinity
Medically reviewed by Tina Patel on 24 January 2023
Proclear and Biofinity are two monthly contact lenses that deliver incredible hydration and comfort during wear. We go through the differences between these monthly contact lenses and compare the material, price and overall performance.
|Wearing Details||Daily wear for up to 30 days as a monthly replacement
Extended wear for up to 6 nights and 7 days if approved by your optician
|Sphere/ Powers||+8.00D to -12.00D
(0.50D steps after +/-6.00D)
|+20.00D to -20.00D|
(0.50D steps after +/-6.00D)
|Base Curves (B.C)||8.6 mm||8.6 mm|
|Diameters (Dia)||14.0 mm||14.2 mm|
|Lens Material||Silicone hydrogel
|% of Water||48%||62%|
|Center Thickness||0.08 mm||0.065 mm|
|Oxygen Permeability||160 Dk/t||42 Dk/t|
|Benefits & Features|
|Packaging and Pricing|
|Packaging Details||3 lenses per box||3 lenses per box|
|Price per box||£12.99||£8.99|
What is the difference between Proclear and Biofinity contact lenses?
Proclear is a much older lens than Biofinity, having come out 10 years before. This means that the technology in this lens is not as advanced as it’s more recent rival. One of the most immediate differences is the material, Biofinity is made from a silicone hydrogel material, whereas Proclear is a hydrogel lens. As a newer and more advanced material, silicone hydrogel allows more oxygen through the lens to reach the eye, for long lasting breathability.
Both of these lenses are monthly replacement and daily wear. Although Biofinity might win in terms of breathability, Proclear does have a higher water content which results in greater hydration for the eyes.
Can I sleep in CooperVision biofinity?
This lens can be worn as a daily wear lens for up to 30 days as a monthly replacement schedule. Or can be worn as extended wear for up to 6 nights and 7 days if approved by your optician.
Which is better Proclear or Biofinity?
Both of these soft contact lenses have their benefits. Biofinity contact lenses are suitable for patients that are looking for excellent health and comfort from a lens; they can wear them as dailies for up to 30 days or for up to 6 nights and 7 days as extended wear, if approved by their optician. In addition to being ideal for new wearers, Biofinity contact lenses are also an ideal upgrade for existing wearers who want better lens performance. This lens comes as a family of lenses featuring toric, multifocal and XR power lenses. The range also includes Biofinity energys which is a lens designed for computer users.
Biofinity has a higher oxygen transmissibility than the Proclear lens, although the Proclear has a higher water content. Both lenses are great for dry eyes, the water content of Proclear is designed to help with hydration and Biofinity utilises a material that doesn’t absorb the tears, providing comfort. Biofinity is a newer lens with a more advanced material, although there may be some instances where Proclear would be a better choice. You should always consult your eye care professional first as they will be able to tell you which is the best choice for your eyes and your lifestyle.
Proclear vs Biofinity reviews
Still unsure which lens is better for you? Have a look at what people have said about these daily wear monthly lenses.
Katie- 21 Apr 2021VerifiedLove them, have really clear vision when wearing them and they are very comfortable
Phil Lannen- 04 Oct 2020VerifiedI have been using this product for over 15 years and have regular testing by my optometrist. The quality of the lenses has been excellent.
mega Foxey- 17 Aug 2020VerifiedOpted for these as I suffer a bit of dry eyes . These are very comfortable and had no issues at all. Pricing is excellent.
Laura- 30 Jun 2021VerifiedComfortable to wear and stable in the eye
Mark Cartwright- 22 Jun 2021VerifiedBest contact lenses I''ve ever had, I won''t wear any other lenses
Muhammad Malik- 14 Apr 2021VerifiedSo good and clear cant even tell they are in your eyes
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