Which is better: Acuvue Moist or Oasys?

Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus, Acuvue Oasys 1 Day with HydraLuxe and 1 Day Acuvue Moist are all incredibly high-quality contact lenses, manufactured by the healthcare specialists, Johnson & Johnson. Designed to improve the comfort levels of wearers and to provide extra protection against UV rays, these lenses come well recommended by our in-house eye care professionals. However, knowing which one is the best match for you can be a bit difficult. So we've outlined their different features, materials and replacement schedules to help you make the most beneficial decision.

1 Day Acuvue Moist

If you're after convenience and want to avoid a time-consuming eye care routine, 1 Day Acuvue Moist are the answer to stress-free vision correction. These daily disposable lenses are ideal for part-time wearers, especially sports enthusiasts given that they include UV blocking and are remarkably hygienic, as they can be thrown away and replaced with a new, fresh pair. Made from a hydrogel material, (Etalfilcon A), each lens is extremely breathable and LACREON, a wetting technology, inspired by the body's natural tears, increases hydration - an ideal feature for dry eyes and daily wear.

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Astigmatic wearers can opt for 1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism and wearers with presbyopia can enjoy the crisp vision of 1 Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal.

How long can you wear 1 Day Acuvue Moist contact lenses?

The recommended wearing time for wearing 1 Day Acuvue Moist is about 10-12 consecutive hours. After this time, simply dispose of them in order to avoid dryness, redness and other possible discomforts. Remember to always follow the guidance of your optometrist and their advice when it comes to wearing and caring for your lenses.

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Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus

Prepared to commit to a longer wearing pattern? These two-weekly lenses, which can be worn for up to 6 nights/7 days are an excellent choice. With a silicone hydrogel material, Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus allows a high amount of oxygen to reach your cornea, ensuring optimum eye health - essential for wearing lenses for more time. Comfort around the clock is guaranteed, as well as increased moisture across each lens - just make sure to follow your optician's guidance and correctly clean and store them in contact lens solution.

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Acuvue Oasys lenses are also available in multifocal form as Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia, and as toric lenses with Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism.

Can you sleep in Acuvue Oasys?

If you've agreed with your optician that this is the best practice for you, it's possible to sleep in your Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus lenses for a maximum of 6 nights continuously before removing and throwing them away.

Is Acuvue Moist better than Oasys?

The daily disposable, 1 Day Acuvue Moist and the bi-weekly replaceable, Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus both correct myopia (short-sightedness) and hyperopia (far-sightedness), and are two bestselling brands from the Acuvue family. Both lenses offer UV blocking, as do all Acuvue products and a visibility tint, making it easier to take them out of the blister package or your lens case. Plus, each product has a 1-2-3 mark printed on the side to indicate whether they're inverted or not.

When it comes to the differences and deciding which lens is better suited to you, the most obvious factor is the replacement schedule. 1 Day Acuvue Moist, available as a 30 or 90 pack, is designed to be replaced daily and thrown away before you sleep. In comparison, Acuvue Oasys can be worn for up to 6 days, under the guidance of your optician, and can be bought as a 6 or 12 pack. Plus, they require appropriate cleaning solutions and adhering to a cleaning routine.

Although both products are soft contact lenses, with a spherical shape, 1 Day Acuvue Moist does have a much higher amount of water in each lens (58%) while Acuvue Oasys comes with a 38% water content. In addition, 1 Day Acuvue Moist are made from a hydrogel-based material, Etalfilcon A, which aids in high levels of hydration whereas Acuvue Oasys are formed with a breathable silicone hydrogel material, Senofilcon A. Drawing a comparison, Acuvue Oasys offers better oxygen transmissibility and 1 Day Acuvue Moist retains more water.

With regards to special features, 1 Day Acuvue Moist comes with LACREON technology that's inspired by natural tears to retain water in the lens. Acuvue Oasys includes Hydraclear, which acts as a wetting agent, resulting in smooth, moisture-rich surfaces. As mentioned, UV-blocking is standard, but to get into the specifics, Acuvue Oasys filters more than 99% of UVB light and more than 90% of UVA light, and 1 Day Acuvue Moist offers 95% UVB and 88% UVB-blocking.

What is the most comfortable contact lens?

At the end of the day, determining which lens is better, boils down to whether you want the convenience of a daily lens or you're happy with a longer-wearing pattern. Then breaking it down further, do you want the breathability and high levels of UV protection that come with Acuvue Oasys, or the long-lasting hydration and fresh-feel of 1 Day Acuvue Moist. Another consideration is the price - Acuvue Oasys is slightly more expensive, and 1 Day Acuvue Moist can last you longer if you don't wear your lenses every day. To make your final decision and decide on the most comfortable contact lens, book an eye test and speak with your optician, as everyone's eyes are unique.

Acuvue Oasys 1 Day with HydraLuxe

Another daily disposable option, Acuvue Oasys 1 Day lenses are also made from silicone hydrogel material, promising healthy looking and feeling eyes. A layer of HydraLuxe technology coats each lens to reduce symptoms of tired eyes and maintain a frictionless wearing experience, as well as moist, comfortable eyes. Added UV protection provides a filter against harmful sun exposure and a handling tint for easy application makes these lenses a great choice for first-time contact lens wearers.

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What is the difference between Acuvue Moist and Oasys 1 Day?

Two top of the range daily products, 1 Day Acuvue Moist and Acuvue Oasys 1 Day offer the most hassle-free wearing experience. But differ on the basis of lens materials, as previously explained (1 Day Acuvue Moist is made of hydrogel material, Etalifcon A and Acuvue Oasys 1 Day is made from silicone hydrogel material, Senofilcon just like Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus). For Acuvue Oasys 1 Day, the oxygen transmission value is 121 Dk/t whereas 1 Day Acuvue Moist has a value of 33 Dk/t. Acuvue Oasys features Hydraluxe technology to create a stable tear film and 1 Day Acuvue Moist has LACREON - a wetting technology. For these reasons, it's hard to say which technology is better, as eyes react differently to various features - someone might benefit more from the higher level of breathability from Acuvue Oasys 1 Day, or another with the moist, hydrating lens of 1 Day Acuvue Moist.