Dailies Aquacomfort Plus contact lenses were first released in 2009 by Alcon. The lens is a daily disposable contact lens meaning that the lens needs to be removed at the end of each day and replaced with a fresh pair in the morning. This lens is not approved for overnight wear.
The lens is available in a wide range of spherical powers, as well as with toric and multifocal options.
The lens incorporates Blink Activated Moisture which theoretically releases refreshing comfort with each blink. Patients who suffer from dry eye or feel that their current contact lenses dry out by the end of the day may find relief with this lens technology.
Dailies AquaComfort Plus is a great daily lens option for a wide range of patients, including first-time wearers as well as longstanding contact lens wearers.
In addition, these contacts are often eligible for a rebate, which makes buying an annual supply a smart move!
What Makes Dailies Aquacomfort Plus A Popular Contact Lens?
Dailies Aquacomfort Plus lenses are widely popular due to their affordability. This lens is one of the most affordable daily disposable lens options available in the Alcon family of daily lenses. Many wearers who are used to monthly or bi-monthly lens options might find the Aquacomfort lens a good transition into wearing daily lenses in terms of price comparison.
Are These Contact Lenses Available for Astigmatism?
Yes, Dailies Aquacomfort Plus lenses are available for patients with astigmatism. These astigmatism lenses, also known as toric lenses, come in cylinder steps of -0.75, -1.25, and -1.75 with axis ranges of 10, 20, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 160, 170, and 180.
Is Dailies Aquacomfort Plus Available for Presbyopia In A Multifocal Contact?
How Much Do Dailies Aquacomfort Plus Cost?
The cost of Dailies Aquacomfort Plus lenses will be determined by which type of lens the patient is prescribed. Toric lenses for astigmatism and multifocal lenses for presbyopia will be more expensive than basic spherical lenses for myopia and hyperopia.
Spherical Dailies Aquacomfort Plus lenses run as low as $57 for a 90 pack.
Toric Dailies Aquacomfort Plus lenses run as low as $76 for a 90 pack.
Multifocal Dailies Aquacomfort Plus lenses run as low as $90 for a 90 pack.
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What people think of Dailies Aquacomfort Plus
Many of the patients I work with really enjoy the comfort and vision out of the Dailies Aquacomfort Plus lens. This is a very popular lens in patients who are switching from a monthly lens to a daily option due to the lens comfort and price.
One patient I’ve seen recently said that this was her favorite daily lens that she has trialed. She said that the lens was more comfortable compared to other brands and that the lens seemed to fit her eyes better from her perspective.
How Dailies Aquacomfort Plus Felt On Me Personally When I Wore Them
It is important to note that different lens brands will feel different for each wearer. In my personal experience, I did not find the Dailies Aquacomfort Plus lenses to be very comfortable. The vision and fit of the lens were adequate, but I felt that the lens just didn’t seem to feel comfortable on my eye, especially after a full day of wear.
Dailies Aquacomfort Plus lenses may work well for one patient and not for another, so that is why it is important to trial the lenses and determine for yourself which lens is right for you.
Pros and Cons of Dailies Aquacomfort Plus
One of the major benefits of this lens is that it is a very affordable daily disposable option. Another pro is that the lens is available in a wide range of powers and modalities, including for astigmatism and presbyopia.
Some cons of this lens include no built-in UV protection. Wearers in this lens will want to make sure that they wear proper sunglass protection when outside.
Another disadvantage is that this lens is not made of a silicone hydrogel material. Silicone hydrogel lenses are a newer lens material technology that increases oxygen permeability and allows for better comfort and longer wear time for most wearers. Learn more about silicon hydrogel lenses here.
Product Specifications (Dailies Aquacomfort Plus):
- Base Curve: 8.7mm
- Diameter: 14.0mm
- (Oxygen Transmission): 26Dk/t
- Quantity: 30 packs or 90 packs
- Powers: +6.00 to -10.00
- Lens Material: Nelfilcon A / Non-ionic hydrogel
- Wetting Agents: HPMC, PEG, PVA
- Water %: 69%
- Center Thickness: 0.10mm
- Modulus: 0.5MPa
- UV Blocking: No
Is This An Excellent Lens For You?
If you are looking for a cost-conscious daily disposable lens option that provides adequate comfort and vision, then this lens might be for you. In order to determine whether this lens is right for you, however, it is important to make an appointment with your eye care provider.
At your visit, your eye doctor will be able to determine if this lens fits your eyes properly. If the lens is a good fit, you will be able to trial the lens to determine if the vision and comfort are good for you.
It is important to remember that each individual “excellent” lens can vary because every eye is unique! Dailies Aquacomfort Plus lenses may work well for one patient and not for another, so that is why it is important to trial the lenses and determine for yourself which lens is right for you.
Dr. Olivia Burger, O.D. is an optometrist who graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She is pursuing a 1-year residency at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry in Vision Science in Primary Care / Contact Lens. Her optometric areas of interest include private practice, contact lenses, and optometric service organizations such as VOSH. In her free time, she enjoys live music and is a freelance concert photographer.