ACUVUE® OASYS® and Biofinity® are two of the most popular contact lenses on the market today. They are both high-quality contact lenses with a lot in common and made by reputable manufacturers, so knowing which is right for you may be challenging to determine.
No need to worry because we’re here to help. In this guide, we’ll provide a comparison between ACUVUE OASYS and Biofinity 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.
|Manufacturer||Johnson & Johnson||CooperVision|
|Replacement schedule||Bi-weekly replacement||Monthly replacement|
|Material||Senofilcon A (62% polymer)||Comfilcon A (52% polymer)|
|Water content||38% water||48% water|
|Vision problems corrected||– Nearsightedness
|Key features||– HYDRACLEAR® PLUS technology provides tear film stability for maximum comfort
– Highest level of UV protection available in a contact lens
|Aquaform® technology provides natural wettability by allowing oxygen to freely pass through the eyes
High level of comfort
|Lenses per box||– 12 lenses per box (6-month supply)
– 24 lenses per box (1-year supply)
|6 lenses per box|
ACUVUE® OASYS® and Biofinity® in detail
ACUVUE OASYS and Biofinity are two contact lens brands that are designed to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. These two brands are also designed to provide wearers with exceptional comfort. ACUVUE OASYS and Biofinity can also be worn for an extended period of up to six nights and seven days and are approved by the FDA to do so.
ACUVUE OASYS contact lenses have a bi-weekly replacement schedule, while Biofinity contact lenses have a monthly replacement schedule. ACUVUE OASYS contact lenses are available in boxes of 12 and 24 lenses, while Biofinity contact lenses are available in boxes of six lenses. ACUVUE OASYS contact lenses provide a high level of protection against UV rays while Biofinity contact lenses do not.
ACUVUE OASYS is one of the more comfortable contact lens brands available today. This brand is designed to be worn in challenging environments such as dry, dusty rooms. ACUVUE OASYS also works well when worn while working with digital devices like computers and smartphones.
Biofinity competes well with ACUVUE OASYS when it comes to comfort. This brand’s patented Aquaform technology provides natural wettability to the contact lens by allowing more oxygen to pass through the eyes. The contact lenses maintain their moisture to ensure comfort throughout the day. With Biofinity, wearers may not need to rely on rewetting drops to keep their contact lenses hydrated.
Conclusion: which brand is for you?
Comfort is a top priority for the vast majority of contact lens wearers, so ACUVUE OASYS and Biofinity are both ideal brands for anyone who wears contact lenses. Your choice will boil down to a few factors.
According to ACUVUE, the ACUVUE OASYS is the most prescribed contact lens brand for new wearers. If it’s your first time wearing contact lenses, then ACUVUE OASYS might be an ideal brand for you. ACUVUE OASYS is also designed to provide maximum comfort when you’re looking at screens of digital devices, so consider this brand if you spend most of your day in front of a computer. Their high level of UV protection provides another advantage.
On the other hand, if you’re after comfort and you also want to avoid having to frequently tend to your eyes with rewetting drops, then Biofinity is worth consideration. Biofinity’s Aquaform technology keeps the lenses hydrated to ensure you feel comfortable throughout the day. While this technology may make it less likely that you’ll need additional wetting drops, there’s no guarantee this will be the case for all wearers.
ACUVUE OASYS has a bi-weekly replacement schedule and costs more than Biofinity, which has a monthly replacement schedule. If cost is not a factor, then ACUVUE OASYS. certainly has its advantages. However, if you’re on a budget, Biofinity may be a good option. This information is provided as a resource only (i.e., not medical advice). Be sure to consult with your eye care professional to determine your specific needs.