The Best Selling Daily Disposable Contact Lenses of 2022

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Whether you’re starting to use daily contact lenses due to all the extra screen time, or you’re exploring the market for a change, you are in the right place. We put together a comprehensive guide based on Lens.com sales data to highlight the best daily disposable lenses of 2022 so far for North America. For the latest gauge on popularity, we looked at data from the back half of the previous year. We found Dailies Total 1 really coming on strong in popularity and has taken the top stop, from the year before. See more below.

This guide lists the best-selling daily contact lenses, along with the key features and benefits of each product and brand, to help you make a decision based on your lifestyle and prescription.

What are daily disposable contact lenses?

Daily disposable contact lenses are more popularly known as dailies. Dailies are single-use contact lenses that you need to dispose of at the end of your day. Dailies are not FDA-approved for overnight or extended wear, so you should never sleep in them.

Here is the right way to wear dailies:

  1. Insert them at the start of your day.
  2. Remove them and throw them out before you sleep at night.
  3. Start with a fresh pair of dailies the next day.

 

Keep in mind that the daily disposable contact lenses are not the same as daily wear contact lenses

Daily disposable contact lenses are single-use contact lenses that you dispose of when you’re done with them. 

Meanwhile, daily wear contact lenses are reusable. You just need to remove, clean, and store them each night before you can wear them again the next morning since daily wear contact lenses are not FDA-approved for overnight wear. Replacement schedules from brand to brand. Some brands have bi-weekly daily wear contact lenses while others have monthly daily wear contact lenses.

Best Selling Daily Contact Lenses of 2022

Daily disposable lenses are designed to be thinner than other types of contact lenses for maximum comfort. Out of the wide selection of daily lenses, here are 10 of the best-selling daily contacts in 2021 and 2022 (so far) on Lens.com.

Rank Summary: The Top Daily Disposable Contacts of 2022
1. DAILIES TOTAL 1®
2. 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST
3. DAILIES AquaComfort PLUS®
4. Biotrue® ONEday
5. Proclear® 1 day
6. 1-Day Acuvue® TruEye
7. SofLens® Daily Disposable
8. Acuvue Oasys® 1-Day with Hydraluxe
9. Focus Dailies®
10. 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST for Astigmatism

 

1) DAILIES TOTAL 1® contact lenses are designed to make you feel like you aren’t even wearing them at all.  

  • Material
    • Delefilcon A (67% polymer)
    • Silicone hydrogel
  • Water content
    • 33% water
  • Features
    • SmarTears® technology that releases an ingredient naturally found in your tears to help stabilize your eyes’ tear film
    • Water gradient technology that provides maximum moisture to the eyes
  • Lenses per box
    • Available in 90 contact lenses per box (3 month supply)

2) 1-Day ACUVUE® MOIST contact lenses are designed to keep the moisture in your eyes while keeping the irritation out.

  • Material
    • Senofilcon A (62% polymer)
    • Silicone hydrogel
  • Water content
    • 38% water
  • Features
    • LACREON® technology that’s designed to provide exceptional hydration and comfort
    • High level of UV protection
  • Lenses per box
    • Available in either 30 or 90 contact lenses per box (one or three month supply)

3) DAILIES® AquaComfort PLUS® contact lenses provide blink-activated moisture to the eyes so that you can feel comfortable throughout the day.

  • Material
    • Nelfilcon A (31% polymer)
  • Water content
    • 69% water
    • Hydrogel
  • Features
    • AquaComfort PLUS® technology releases a moisturizing agent every time you blink
    • Helps establish proper contact lens wearing habits for new contact lens wearers.
  • Lenses per box
    • Available in 90 contact lenses per box (3 month supply)

4) Biotrue® ONEday is manufactured with a unique material called HyperGel that mimics the layers of the eye itself leading to optimum comfort all day long. 

  • Material
    • Nesofilcon A (22% Polymer)
    • Hydrogel
  • Water content
    • 78% water
  • Features
    • Surface Active Technology for longer hydration.
    • UVA and UVB blocking.
  • Lenses per box
    • Available in 90 contact lenses per box (3 month supply)

5) Proclear® 1 Day contacts provide all-day comfort along with remarkable vision and clarity. 

  • Material
    • Omafilcon A (40% Polymer)
    • Hydrogel
  • Water content
    • 60% water
  • Features
    • Unique PC Technology that creates a rich water cushion around the lens.
    • Maximum level of hydration throughout the day.
  • Lenses per box
    • Available in 30 contact lenses per box (1 month supply)

6) 1-Day Acuvue® TruEye lenses are designed with ultimate comfort in mind. 

  • Material
    • Narafilcon A (54% Polymer)
    • Silicone Hydrogel
  • Water content
    • 46% water
  • Features
    • HYDRACLEAR® technology for incredibly smooth and moist lenses.
    • Highest level of UVA and UVB blocking of any daily disposable contact lens with a minimum of 96% UVA and a minimum of 99% UVB blocking.
  • Lenses per box
    • Available in 90 contact lenses per box (3 month supply)

7) SofLens® Daily Disposable lenses are designed for exceptional vision with outstanding comfort.

  • Material
    • Hilafilcon B (41% Polymer)
    • Hydrogel
  • Water content
    • 59% water
  • Features
    • A high-definition aspheric design provides outstanding vision.
    • A reduced mass lens design supports a smooth lid/lens interaction during blinking.
  • Lenses per box
    • Available in 90 contact lenses per box (3 month supply)

8) Acuvue Oasys® 1-Day with Hydraluxe™ lenses are designed for exceptional vision with outstanding comfort.

  • Material
    • Senofilcon A (62% Polymer)
    • Silicone hydrogel
  • Water content
    • 38% water
  • Features
    • HydraLuxe tear-like technology provides incredible comfort all day long.
    • Over 90% UVA and over 99% UVB blocking.
  • Lenses per box
    • Available in 90 contact lenses per box (3 month supply)

9) Focus® Dailies® are designed for maximum comfort and convenience.

  • Material
    • Nelfilcon A (31% Polymer)
    • Hydrogel
  • Water content
    • 69% water
  • Features
    • AquaComfort® Technology for hydration
    • Lightstream Technology™ for a thin edge providing maximum comfort
  • Lenses per box
    • Available in 90 contact lenses per box (3 month supply)

10) 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST for Astigmatism lenses are guaranteed to provide you with a consistently clear and comfortable vision from the moment you put them in, to the moment you toss them in the trash at the end of the day.

  • Material
    • Etafilcon A (42% Polymer)
    • Hydrogel
  • Water content
    • 58% water
  • Features
    • LACREON® Technology replicating tears keeps eyes moisturized.
    • One of the highest levels of UV protection available in a daily disposable lens; blocking up to 82% of UV-A and 97% of UV-B radiation
  • Lenses per box
    • Available in either 30 or 90 contact lenses per box ( one or three month supply)

Who should wear dailies?

Some patients may reap more benefits from wearing dailies compared to others. If you’re new to contact lenses, your eye care professional (ECP) will likely prescribe dailies. ECPs tend to prescribe dailies to first-time contact lens wearers because dailies are more comfortable and therefore easier on the eyes of contact lens beginners. Dailies are more comfortable than other contact lenses because dailies are made of thinner material since they are not meant to be stored.

Dailies are also more convenient because new contact lens wearers don’t have to worry about a regular care and cleaning regimen. Dailies help build a good foundation of contact lens habits that new wearers can apply to any type of contact lens they wear.

That being said, contact lens veterans can wear dailies too. If you’re a long-time contact lens wearer with a busy lifestyle and no longer have the time or patience for a regular contact lens care regimen, then dailies are your best bet.

Those who wear reusable contact lenses and like to engage in physical activities or spend time outdoors should also consider wearing dailies part-time. Reusable contact lenses are not the best when playing sports or doing outdoor activities like hiking or camping because reusable contact lenses accumulate more deposits when engaging in these activities. Dailies are more ideal for sports and outdoor activities because you can just remove them when you’re done.

Conclusion 

Daily disposable contacts offer a high level of convenience without sacrificing comfort. Due to their frequent replacement schedule, they also reduce the tendency for environmental buildup, which in turn can lead to eye dryness and other ailments. That said, you’d be hard-pressed to find an overall winner, as Proclear 1-Day and Biotrue ONEDay excel in terms of value, while others, like Dailies Total 1, boast several cutting-edge technologies. Use this top-selling list as a guide to investigating different options with your ECP who can help determine your specific needs and match you with the best available option.