Daily disposables - large price difference

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Alec, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. Alec

    Alec Guest


    I'm planning to return to using daily disposable lenses after a break
    of about 10 years. I used to use Acuvue, and found them to be fine,
    and so was planning to use them again after a new eye test etc.

    But Specsavers (in Ireland) sells Acuvue at twice the price of a
    number of other brands. Here are the prices from their website:

    Ciba Vision Focus Dailies,
    easyvision one day (Ciba),
    Bausch & Lomb Soflens 1-day,
    easyvision one day (B&L):
    ....all at € 100.00 for 90 pairs

    Johnson & Johnson 1-Day Acuvue,
    Ciba Vision Focus Dailies Progressives
    ....both at € 200.00 for 90 pairs

    Is there a material quality difference between all of these brands
    that accounts for the big price difference?


    Alec, Apr 13, 2004
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  2. Alec

    LarryDoc Guest

    You've got "easyvision" brand from two different manufacturers. Not

    Don't know why 1-day Acuvue would be priced any differently than the
    other "dailies" but the last lens is a multifocal (Focus Progressives)
    and they are indeed more.


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    LarryDoc, Apr 14, 2004
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  3. I just started using contacts, tried 2 types of dailies, one would
    last around 10-12 hours before starting to irritate the eyes (
    B&L Soflens, 1-day), the other around 14 hours (Ciba Vision,
    Focus dailies). So for me day lenses are just that, and does
    not work into the evening.

    So I instead opted for extended wear lenses, Ciba Night&Day.
    Here in Denmark, the price is under 20 UKP/month in subscription
    from the shops. That includes extra lenses if you lose some,
    fluids, all the consulting you need etc. etc. So considering that
    includes 25% sales tax, Ireland is too expensive.

    The have a cheap brand of 30-day lenses for about UKP 8/month.
    I was told, that the J&J is more expensive, and is used if a good
    fit can not be obtained with the standard lenses. The Ciba dailies
    progressive are more expensive because they are progressive lenses.
    Povl H. Pedersen, Apr 18, 2004
  4. Alec

    Mr. Kouza Guest

    (Alec) wrote in message

    I think the Acuvues are UV blocking, slightly tinted for visibility,
    and marked so you can tell when they're inside-out.

    The Focus Dailies boast "Lightstream Technology", which supposedly
    makes the edges smoother so you don't feel them as much. (I think most
    lenses are actually cut to size after they've been polymerized -- i.e.
    after they've gone from a liquid to a solid. Focus Dailies are
    polymerized to size, which means there's no cutting. Evidently cut
    edges aren't as smooth.)

    I use Focus Dailies -- as well as Focus Night and Day -- and I find
    them quite comfortable. I've never used Acuvue Dailies.

    Mr. Kouza, Apr 24, 2004
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