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Proclear vs Biofinity
Medically reviewed by Sharon Copeland on 10 August 2021
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 or
up to 6 consecutive nights or 7 days extended wear
|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||6 lenses per box||6 lenses per box|
|Price per box||£11.80||£7.89|
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?
Biofinity can be worn continuously for up to 7 days and slept in at night for up to 6 nights, 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 daily or for up to 29 nights in a row. 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.
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