Top 8 Best Disposable Contact Lens of 2022

A rapidly growing contact lens market has steadily increased the share of daily replaceable contact lenses over the past few years. Additionally, Alcon and Bausch + Lomb will introduce several new daily disposable contact lenses in 2022, ensuring that it isn’t much different from 2021. The advantages of wearing daily contact lenses are quite obvious, so there is no need for cleaning routines since you simply dispose of them at the end of the day.

If you’re always on-the-go or traveling, you can carry a few extra boxes with you. You don’t need to worry about handling them since you simply put them in once and start with a fresh pair every day. This will reduce the risk of an eye infection.

Most major contact lens manufacturers offer at least two or even three daily disposable lenses in their portfolio and offer all types of vision correction. So, which daily disposable contact lenses are the best?

To ensure a unbiased ranking, we examined several criteria to come up with the best-in-class daily contact lens list. On the technical side, we consider material, water content, oxygen transmission, lens design, and special features, such as UV blocking of Class 1, as well as manufacturing and wetting processes.

As for prescriptions, we reviewed available prescription parameters. Lastly, we collected feedback from consumers and practitioners based on their ratings, reviews, and personal experiences.

Best Disposable Contact Lens

1. ACUVUE OASYS 1-DAY

Most people who wear contact lenses are familiar with ACUVUE OASYS ®, one of the best-selling brands worldwide. OASYS ® 1-DAY with HydraLuxe is the latest addition to the OASYS ® family. OASYS continues to use the same silicone material: Senofilcon A as the OASYS brand since it was introduced in 2016.

In addition to the new Hydraluxe wetting agent, ACUVUE OASYS® is available as a daily astigmatism lens. Both versions provide Class 1 UV block. There is a prescription range of -12.00D to +8.00D with 0.5 steps after +-6.00D, covering the vision correction needs of most patients and going beyond what most lenses offer.

2. 1-DAY ACUVUE TruEye

This was the world’s very first daily disposable lens made from silicone hydrogel material. 1-DAY ACUVUE ® TruEye ® was introduced back in 2008, shortly after it was successfully launched worldwide.

Compared to other daily lenses that were introduced later in history, this lens’ oxygen transmission value (118 Dk/t) probably isn’t the highest anymore, but it is definitely time-tested.

Trueye overcomes the hydrophobic nature of silicone hydrogel lenses by adding HydraClear, a wetting agent. We think this lens is a good one, despite its age and advances in contact lens technology. Moreover, TruEye ® has excellent UV blocking, just like all ACUVUE ® lenses.

3. 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST

This daily lens has a long history, having first been introduced in 2006. Its water-embedded technology, Lacreon, allows it to accommodate all primary vision correction types. Aside from myopic/hyperopic, there are also 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST astigmatism lenses and 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL lenses. The lens material (Etalfilcon A) is an ionic hydrogel material (not silicone-based), making it super comfortable for the rest of the day and all day long.

As early as 2010, CooperVision acquired Sauflon Inc, a UK company that manufactured daily silicone hydrogel lenses, entering the daily contact market. Coopervision offers three daily disposable product families (more than any other manufacturer), and two of them are Clariti and MyDay.

4. MyDay Daily Disposable

As part of CooperVision’s daily lens portfolio, this lens is the youngest. A new technology introduced by CooperVision called Smart Silicone increases oxygen transfer with less silicone in the material while maintaining high water content. With this impressive technology, MyDay Daily Disposable is the first daily lens to be offered without an additional wetting agent. It is available in mono-vision and toric lenses.

5. Clarity 1 Day contact lenses

As one of the best disposable contact lenses, Clarity 1 Day with WetLoc offers versions for monovision, toric, and multifocal vision. We also like the aspheric optical design that reduces halos and spherical aberration.

Bausch+Lomb’s Infuse lens was introduced in the US in 2020, as well as two well-established lens lines, BioTrue and SofLens. 2020 was an exciting year for Bausch+Lomb as it announced a brand new lens (Infuse).

6. Bausch+Lomb INFUSE

Bausch+Lomb’s new silicone hydrogel lens marks Bausch+Lomb’s entry into the daily dispenseable SiHy market as well as its introduction of ProBalance Technology. The lens also features a new silicone hydrogel material. There are two wetting agents (Poloxamine 1107 and Poloxamer 181) in this first-of-its-kind product, along with osmoprotecting ingredients (Erythritol and Glycerin) and potassium (a key electrolyte in tear films). There are some countries where this lens is marketed under a different name: Bausch + Lomb ULTRA ONE DAY.

7. Biotrue ONEday

With a high level of hydration and oxygen transmission for added comfort and less dryness, Biotrue ONEday lenses are a nonionic hydrogel-based daily lens unlike almost all other recently launched daily lenses. MoistureSeal technology in Biotrue ONEday promises to keep 95% of the lens moist for 16 hours, which is one of the unique features of the lens.

8. SofLens daily disposables contacts

Despite the fact that this lens has aged well, we still think it belongs on this list – even in 2021 – because of its affordable price. One of the least expensive daily replaceable contact lenses you can find, they won the category of ‘best disposable contact lens for budget conscious patients’.

The lenses aren’t silicone-based, but they’re non-ionic polymer lenses that have been around for a long time with 59% water content and a very competitive price. Soflens Dailies have a daily cost per eye of $0.39 – $0.64, a price range usually reserved for monthly replaceable lenses.

A company that entered the soft contact lens market in the early 1980s, CIBA Vision, then Alcon Inc., probably came to your attention if you have worn daily-wear lenses for many years. Among Alcon’s top daily contact lens lines are the DAILIES AquaComfort Plus, the DAILIES Total1 and PRECISION1.

9. PRECISION 1 Contact Lenses

This is Alcon’s latest daily disposable lens made with a silicone hydrogel material. Its high Dk/t value ensures excellent breathability and is Alcon’s first lens to incorporate SmartSurface Technology.

Furthermore, Alcon added UVA and UVB Class 1 protection, a feature not found in any of the other Alcon daily disposable lenses (such as DAILIES TOTAL1)

10. DAILIES AquaComfort Plus

We like the blink activated release of moisture through a combination of wetting agents integrated into the lens matrix of DAILIES AquaComfort Plus, a daily disposable lens made from non-ionic hydrogel material. This interesting technology is called AquaComfort Plus by Alcon and it reaches an impressive 69% water content.

This is an excellent option for people with dry eyes, and even though they are the ‘oldest’ Alcon daily lenses, they still deserve a spot on our list for 2022.

Taking the Next Step

Here’s a list of the best disposable contact lenses for you to check out. Get to know myopic/hyperopic lenses (short-/far-sightedness), toric lenses, and multifocal lenses before you visit your eye care provider by using our Lens Advisor Tool or our cost-per-day comparison.

In this article, we have provided lens-to-lens comparisons for each of the daily lenses discussed. They contain detailed spec sheets, ratings, and consumer reviews and will help you in the discussion with your eye doctor.

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