Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with Hydraluxe Vs Dailies AquaComfort Plus: Differences and Similarities

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ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with Hydraluxe (90 Pack) and DAILIES AquaComfort Plus (90 pack) are two daily disposable contact lenses from two leading manufacturers, Johnson & Johnson and Alcon. Both contacts represent great options for contact lens wearers—here’s how to determine which one is right for you.

In this guide, we’ll provide a comparison between ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with Hydraluxe  and DAILIES AquaComfort Plus contact lenses, including differences in features, wearing schedule, and more. After reading this guide, along with the recommendations from your eye care professional, you’ll be better equipped to decide on what contact lens is right for you. 

  Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with Hydraluxe (90 Pack) DAILIES AquaComfort Plus (90 pack)
Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Alcon
Replacement schedule Daily replacement Daily replacement
Material Senofilcon A (62% polymer) Nelfilcon A (31% polymer)
Water content 38% water 69% water
Vision problems corrected – Nearsightedness
– Farsightedness
– Nearsightedness
– Farsightedness
Key features – HydraLuxe Technology – AquaComfort Technology
– Lightstream Technology™ for a thin edge.
– Triple Action Moisture using: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), Polyethylene glycol (PEG), Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)
Lenses per box – 90 lenses per box (up to 3 month supply) – 90 lenses per box (up to 3 month supply)

ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with Hydraluxe (90 Pack) and DAILIES AquaComfort Plus (90 pack) in detail

Both ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY and DAILIES AquaComfort Plus are designed to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. Both also incorporate advanced comfort and vision clarity features as daily disposable lenses.

DAILIES AquaComfort Plus uses 2 technologies, blink-activated moisture technology and Lightstream lens technology. With blink-activated moisture tech, a moisturizing agent is released with every blink intended to provide all-day comfort. Lightstream lens technology ensures ultra-thin lens edges, which make inserting and removing, along with wearing, exceptionally comfortable.

ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY leans into their proprietary Hydraluxe, which they introduced in 2016. Hydraluxe is similar in intent to DAILIES blink-activated technology in that it provides tear-like properties that work with your natural tear film, leading to improvements in comfort and staving off dryness throughout the day. 

There are differences in water content, 38% in the Acuvue Oasys 1-Day and 69% in the Dailies AquaComfort Plus. Water content can impact both oxygen permeability and moisture in the eyes over time, but not always in intuitive ways and higher is not necessarily better. Consult your ECP if you’re using water content as a deciding factor. Acuvue Oasys 1-Day offers UV protection while Dailies AquaComfort Plus does not. ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with Hydraluxe and DAILIES AquaComfort Plus contact lenses have daily replacement schedules and both are available in boxes of 90 lenses.

Acuvue Oasys 1-Day features blink-activated Hydraluxe, designed to ensure hydrated eyes.

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DAILIES AquaComfort Plus features its own wetting agent along with a high level of water content and oxygen transmission.

Here are some of our customer’s reviews for Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with Hydraluxe (90 Pack) and Dailies AquaComfort Plus (90 Pack):

ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY with Hydraluxe (90 Pack) contact lenses have 108 reviews with an average rating of 8.6/10 on Lens.com.

Below are some additional quotes from wearers:

“Love these contacts. I have very dry eyes and these are the only ones that work. Love them!.” -Brenda Souza

“I love these lenses. I originally bought them for use while playing tennis. However, I have found that they are wonderful for all-day wear. They are extremely comfortable.” -David Thomas Ford, MD.

DAILIES AquaComfort Plus (90 pack) contact lenses have 398 reviews with an average rating of 9.3/10.

Here are some additional quotes from wearers:

“Comfortable and they work, and the convenience! Switched to these after I kept eye infections. Great solution.” -Alesia Maull Norman

“I’ve used these contacts for around 5 years or more. I love them. If one is driving me crazy, I take out and throw it away, wait a few minutes and put another one in. Worth the money.” -Anonymous

Conclusions

Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with Hydraluxe and Dailies AquaComfort Plus stand somewhat evenly matched in terms of their target markets – both are daily disposable lenses, and both include advanced features intended to improve comfort and vision clarity. Both products are relatively new, although Acuvue Oasys 1-Day has a slight edge being just a few years newer. In terms of pricing, Acuvue Oasys 1-Day is positioned as a more premium lens but as always this is highly dependent on promotions and rebates. Both have found loyal followings in contact lens wearers who seek comfort and convenience. Be sure to consult with your eye care professional to determine your specific needs.