New daily contact lenses for astigmatism don’t come along very often, so when they do, it’s a pretty big deal. Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism by Bausch + Lomb is the newest brand of daily contact lenses for astigmatism to hit the market, and in this article you’ll learn everything you need to know about it.
Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism Specifications
Sphere (Power) range: 0 to -4.00, +0.25 to +4.00
Cylinder options: -0.75, -1.25 & -1.75
Axis options: 10, 20, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 160, 170, 180
Base Curve: 8.6
Water Content: 78%
Dk/t: 42 @ center for -3.00D
UV Protection: Yes
Visibility Tint: blue
Who is Biotrue ONEday For Astigmatism For?
Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism are for daily contact lens wearers who have low-moderate myopia/hyperopia & astigmatism.
The Sphere (Power) range of -4.00 to +4.00 excludes anyone with prescriptions of -5.00 or higher, which is not uncommon.
The 3 Cylinder options don’t allow for people with Cylinder higher than -2.25 to wear Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism without compromising on vision.
The limited axis will also create limitations for some people. The 10 axis available (10, 20, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 160, 170 & 180) are the most common axis, but there are still plenty of people with axis that aren’t covered by this range.
HyperGel: The Unique Biotrue ONEday Material
All of the contact lenses in the Biotrue family, including Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism are made from a unique class of material call HyperGel.
What makes HyperGel different than other materials?
HyperGel is not a silicone hydrogel.
Silicone hydrogel contact lenses became very popular in the 2000’s and they all but replaced their predecessors (known as conventional hydrogels).
Silicone hydrogel became the material of choice for contact lenses because it allowed much more oxygen to pass through the lenses, which is healthier for the eyes.
The downside of silicone hydrogels was that they made contact lenses stiffer, and hence less comfortable.
Biotrue ONEday’s HyperGel material allows comparable levels of oxygen to reach the eye without using any silicone, making it a lot more comfortable without sacrificing on comfort.
78% Water Content
Biotrue ONEday’s HyperGel contains exactly 78% water content. Why? Because the cornea of the eye consists of 78% water content. Contact lenses that match the water content of the cornea increases comfort. Most leading brands of daily contact lenses have a water contact that is far lower than 78%.
Acuvue 1-day Moist: 58%
Acuvue Oasys 1-day: 38%
Acuvue TruEye: 46%
Dailies AquaComfort Plus: 69%
Proclear 1-day: 60%
Clariti 1-day: 56%
Soflens Daily Disposable: 59%
The only daily disposable contact lens with a higher contact lens is Dailies TOTAL1 with >99% water content at the surface (but only 33% at the core).
HyperGel is Bio-Inspired
When developing the Biotrue ONEday lens material HyperGel, The researchers at Bausch + Lomb studied how the eye naturally keeps the cornea hydrated throughout the day and applied that to the contact lenses.
What they noticed is that there is a thin coating of lipids that protects our tears and prevents them from drying out. They applied this principle to the HyperGel material which naturally keeps moisture from escaping throughout the day.
Bausch + Lomb boasts only a 2% loss in water content from the beginning to the end of the day (from 78% to 76%).
All Biotrue brand contact lenses offer both UVA/B protection to help keep your eyes healthy and safe. Please note however that this does not eliminate the need for good quality sunglasses.
Bausch + Lomb 90 Day Patient Satisfaction Guarantee
This program allows you to return any contact lens brand made by Bausch + Lomb and receive a refund if you are not 100% satisfied with them.
- Only unopened boxes can be returned.
- Returns must be received within 90 days of purchase to obtain a refund.
- You cannot return your contact lenses if you have already redeemed a Bausch + Lomb rebate within the current calendar year.
The Final Piece of the Biotrue Family
You know that a line of contact lens is successful when it comes out with all 3 possible variations: Spherical, Multifocal, and Astigmatism.
With Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism, the family is now complete. The Biotrue ONEday brand offers all 3: Biotrue ONEday, Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia, and Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism.
This is a testament to Biotrue ONEday’s success on the market. Here are some other brands of daily contact lenses that have made seen enough success to achieve all 3 versions:
Acuvue 1-day Moist
Acuvue 1-day Moist for Astigmatism
Acuvue 1-day Moist Multifocal
Dailies AquaComfort Plus
Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric
Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal
Clariti 1-day Toric
Clariti 1-day Multifocal
And here are some brands that didn’t make it:
Proclear 1-day Multifocal
Soflens Dailies Toric
These brands that haven’t yet released all 3 versions, but most likely will in the near future (in my opinion)
Dailies TOTAL 1 Multifocal
Daileis TOTAL 1 for Astigmatism (coming soon?)
MyDay Multifocal (coming soon?)
Acuvue Oasys 1-day
Acuvue Oasys 1-day for Astigmatism
Acuvue Oasys 1-day Multifocal (coming soon?)
The Bottom Line On Biotrue ONEday For Astigmatism
Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism is a high quality, affordable daily contact lens for astigmatism. It is easily on par with other premium brands such as Acuvue Oasys 1-day for Astigmatism and MyDay Toric, but at a slightly more affordable price.
If you’ve been searching for a new brand of daily contact lenses for astigmatism to try out, I would definitely recommend speaking to your eye doctor about Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism. Like every brand of contact lenses, it won’t fit perfectly on every person, but you won’t know unless you try it, and so far this brand has had a great track record.