Bausch and Lomb Infuse vs Acuvue Oasys | Contacts Compare (2024)

If you ask your eye doctor what the top contact lenses on the market are, there’s a good chance they’ll say Acuvue Oasys 1-Day or Bausch + Lomb Infuse. These are both high-end or more luxurious contacts.

Finding the right contact lenses for your eyes is not as simple as you may think. It’s important to know that there are a lot of options out on the market, and that not every contact lens is the same. Talking with your eye doctor about what you’re looking for in a contact lens is an important first step toward finding your ideal lens.

If you’re looking for superior comfort, superior vision, and not necessarily a cost-conscious lens, you’ll want to read this comparison.

As an eye care provider and a contact lens wearer myself, I have had a lot of experience with trying tons of different types of contact lenses on myself and with patients.

Below is my comprehensive review of the Bausch + Lomb Infuse and the Acuvue Oasys 1-Day lens. It is important to mention that everyone will have a different experience with trialing lenses since everyone has unique eyes and visual demands. This is just my personal experience with the lenses and yours may differ, which is okay!

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Bausch + Lomb Infuse Overview

Bausch + Lomb Infuse is a daily disposable silicone hydrogel soft contact lens that has been available on the market since August 2020.

This lens boasts that it is the only lens on the market with ProBalance Technology that maintains ocular surface homeostasis, thus reducing dry eye symptoms for patients. The developers for this lens say that they took information from the latest industry report on dry eye disease, the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society DEWS II report, and selected the ingredients for the lenses based on this study.

This lens is unlike other silicone hydrogel lenses on the market because it used a brand new lens material – Kalifilcon A. This material has a high water content for improved comfort, a low modulus to reduce the impact of the lens on the eye, and high oxygen transmissibility to keep the eyes healthy.

This lens provides Class 2 UV protection and also provides spherical aberration control.

This lens does NOT currently come in an astigmatism/toric prescription which is a downfall when comparing it to the Acuvue Oasys 1 Day lens which does come in astigmatism/toric options.

These lenses are NOT approved for overnight wear, as there are currently no daily disposable lenses approved for such wear.

The Cost of Bausch + Lomb Infuse 90 Pack

The cost for a 90 pack of lenses ranges from $90-110. You can use the price comparison page for Bausch + Lomb Infuse to see the current prices different stores offer.

Pros and Cons of Bausch + Lomb Infuse 90 Pack


  • Newer lens
  • “Superior” research-based lens technology
  • Similar in price to Acuvue Oasys 1-Day
  • Eligible for an annual rebate


  • Not for astigmatism/toric patients
  • Class 2 UV protection (versus Class 1)
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Acuvue Oasys 1–Day Overview

Acuvue Oasys 1 Day with HydraLuxe was released in 2016 from Johnson & Johnson Vision.

The HydraLuxe technology incorporated into the lenses features a tear-inspired design that mimics the natural properties of human tears. The lens provides Class 1 (the best class) UV protection and boasts that it is superior to other daily disposable lenses in reducing dry eye symptoms from digital strain.

This lens is available for toric/astigmatism prescriptions. The lens is made out of a silicone hydrogel material that allows for superior oxygen transmission. These lenses are NOT approved for overnight wear, and there are currently no daily disposable lenses approved for such wear. The non-daily disposable option of this lens, however, is FDA approved for extended/overnight wear.

How Much Does Acuvue Oasys 1-Day Cost

The cost for a 90 pack of spherical lenses (not astigmatism) ranges from $92-105. You can use the price comparison page for Acuvue Oasys 1 Day 90 Pack to see the current prices different stores offer.

Pros and Cons of Acuvue Oasys 1-Day


  • Similar in price to Bausch + Lomb Infuse
  • Available in an astigmatism/toric prescription
  • UV Class 1 Protection
  • Eligible for annual rebate


  • An older lens technology
  • No option for presbyopia/multifocal

Are Bausch and Lomb Infuse or Acuvue Oasys 1 Day Better Contacts?

In my experience wearing both of these lenses, I will be honest with you and say that I did not notice a difference between these two lenses.

My eyes felt good comfort upon initial insertion at the beginning of the day, as well as at the end of the day after many hours of wear. My eyes did not feel dry in either lens, and I did not find one material to be more breathable than the other.

In my personal experience, I do not find one lens being “better” for dry eyes over the other, but like I said earlier, I do not think I have very picky eyes when it comes to contact lenses.

Some of my patients in the past have had different experiences, however. I can think of a couple of patients who switched over from Acuvue Oasys 1 Days into Infuse, and said that they preferred Infuse over the Oasys due to the comfort of the lens and the less dryness they experienced.

Was this because of the superior lens technology that Infuse boasts? Or was this just a placebo effect from simply changing patients into a newer lens material? I am not sure, but as long as the patient is happier, I am happier!

Are Acuvue Oasys 1 Day or Bausch + Lomb Infuse Contacts More Comfortable?

As mentioned above, I did not find any improved comfort in one lens brand over the other. However, I have had a couple of patients who said that Infuse was more comfortable compared to Acuvue Oasys 1 Day. As of now, there are no official studies comparing the two brands, so much of the comparison is based on personal preference with patients’ experiences.

How To Determine Which Contact Lens Is Right For You

In order to determine what contact lens is right for you, it’s important to consider what you want out of your contact lenses and relay that to your eye doctor. Are you looking for comfort, superior vision, the latest lens technologies, convenience, affordability, etc? Once you determine what you’re looking for, your eye doctor will work with you to determine a starting lens.

If you’re looking for superior vision, and maybe you have an astigmatism, then a toric lens might be best for you.

If you’re looking for ease of insertion, maybe try a tinted lens, like both Bausch + Lomb Infuse or Acuvue Oasys 1 Day, as the slightly blue-tinted lens can be easy to find if you drop the lens with insertion.

If you’re looking for an affordable lens, consider a lens with an older lens technology such as Bausch + Lomb BioTrue OneDay or 1-Day Acuvue Moist.

At the end of the day, it’s just important to know what you want from your contacts and work closely with your eye doctor to determine a few starting lenses. Letting your eyes trial a couple of different brands is the best way to determine which is right for you!

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Olivia Burger, O.D.

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.

Bausch and Lomb Infuse vs Acuvue Oasys | Contacts Compare (2024)


Are Acuvue Oasys the best? ›

ACUVUE OASYS® contact lenses are among the best contact brands for many contact wearers! The FDA has approved these contacts for extended wear of six consecutive nights. An extended wear lens provides patients with contact lenses to fit their specific type of wear schedule.

Is Acuvue Oasys being discontinued? ›

The short answer is no. Acuvue Oasys contacts are not discontinued, but there are products with similar names that have been. Some of these similarities may have caused some confusion, but we're here to clear that up.

What contacts are similar to Bausch and Lomb? ›

Air Optix Aqua HydraGlyde Multifocal. Bausch & Lomb Ultra for Presbyopia. Biofinity Multifocal. Clariti 1 Day Multifocal.

Which one is better Acuvue Moist or Oasys? ›

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.

Is Acuvue Oasys good for dry eyes? ›

Our Biofinity multifocal lenses are great for people with dry eyes as are our Acuvue Oasys lenses. Our Acuvue Oasys lenses are made from silicone hydrogel. This prevents the eyes from drying out, by allowing up to six times more oxygen to reach the eye. These lenses will keep eyes moist and refreshed for the whole day.

How long are you supposed to wear Acuvue Oasys contacts? ›

They Make Life Easy Acuvue Oasys can be worn continuously (including overnight) for 6 nights / 7 days. UV Protection Protect your eyes from potentially harmful rays.

Can you sleep in Acuvue Oasys daily? ›

No, you can't sleep in Acuvue Oasys 1-Day contacts (not even a nap!). They are daily disposable contacts so they are designed to be worn one day and then thrown away.

Which lens is best for astigmatism? ›

Lens material

Lenses come in a variety of thicknesses. In general, the higher your prescription, the thinner the lens that's recommended. So, if you have high-level astigmatism, you'll likely want a high index or trivex lens instead of a standard one.

Does it matter what brand of contacts you use? ›

Not all brands are equal

Why can't I just get any brand of contacts I want?” Unfortunately, no. Aside from getting a contact that fits your eye perfectly (not all brands make lenses in every size), different lens materials may be more comfortable/effective for your specific vision needs.

What contacts are best for astigmatism? ›

Toric contact lenses are often the best choice for contact lens wearers with an astigmatism, because they're specifically designed to address the problem. The special shape of a toric lens creates different refractive, or focusing, powers that can help correct either a corneal or a lenticular astigmatism.

Which is better for dry eyes Acuvue Moist or Oasys? ›

Compared to Acuvue's prior daily lenses, 1-Day Moist and 1-Day TruEye, 1-Day Oasys is much more breathable for the eye. This factor known as Dk/t is 4.5 times higher in 1-Day Oasys vs. 1-Day Moist. This means Oasys 1-Day allows more oxygen to your eyes to help prevent infection and dryness.

Which Acuvue is best? ›

Being a consistent winner for 2019 and 2021, ACUVUE OASYS® with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS biweekly lenses offer HYDRACLEAR® PLUS Technology which is unbeaten in comfort across 20 clinical studies. This technology also embeds tear-like molecules (PVP) that mimic the mucins found in tear film to help support a stable tear film.

Are Acuvue Oasys hard or soft? ›

Yes, Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism are soft lenses. They are made of a soft, flexible silicone hydrogel material, Senofilcon A.

How long can I wear Bausch and Lomb contacts? ›

Bausch + Lomb ULTRA contact lenses are approved for daily wear or extended wear up to 6 nights and 7 days with a monthly replacement schedule.

Is Air Optix better than Acuvue? ›

Which is better Acuvue or Air Optix? When considering which lens is better Acuvue Oasys or Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde, you'll find that they both offer outstanding qualities. However, on comparison, you'll find that Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde offer a lower price.

How do I know what contacts are right for me? ›

Determining if Contacts Are Right for You

The type of lens that may work best for you depends on the vision issue you need corrected, your lifestyle, personal preferences, and comfort. People that are nearsighted have trouble seeing objects in the distance. Contacts often work well for correcting nearsighted vision.

Is there a difference in quality of eyeglass lenses? ›

Certain lens materials have better optical characteristics than others. The materials can be different in refractive index, specific gravity, Abbe number (constringence), etc. These variable properties can make lenses differ in optical aberration, weight, or even make a lens thicker or thinner than another.

Which contact lens has highest water content? ›

Bausch + Lomb's Ultra lenses contain a high concentration of wetting agent polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) on the lens surface. PVP is also distributed throughout the lens, allowing water to be stored within the matrix. This results in a relatively high water content of 46%.

Are Bausch and Lomb ultra good for dry eyes? ›

Final Verdict. We picked the Bausch & Lomb ULTRA Contact Lenses because of their longer lifespan and 46% water content. It's a quality contact for dry eyes at a good price.

Why do my contacts get blurry? ›

Dirty Contact Lenses

This is one of the most common causes of blurry contact lenses. Oftentimes, those who wear contacts will wear them longer than recommended, which can cause protein deposits to build up on the lenses.

Can I wear Acuvue Oasys for a month? ›

No, you can't wear Acuvue Oasys for a month! Acuvue Oasys is a two week lens which means you have to throw it away after two weeks. If you overwear your lenses for a whole month you put your eyes at risk of serious damage. If you want an Acuvue lens you can wear for a month at a time, take a look at Acuvue Vita.

How often should you change Acuvue Oasys? ›

We recommend daily disposable lenses like ACUVUE® MOIST or ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day which are fresh and clean every day.

Can you wear Acuvue Oasys longer than 2 weeks? ›

Is it safe to wear them longer so you can replace them less often? The answer is that if your eye healthcare provider suggests that you change your lenses every two weeks, then you should do so. Even though you may be tempted to wear them longer, doing so is probably not safe.

Can I take a 30 minute nap with contacts in? ›

It's a common question asked by nap lovers. Eye doctors say it's not a great idea to sleep while wearing contacts. Even napping with contact lenses in your eyes can lead to irritation or damage. When you sleep with your contacts in, your corneas can't get the oxygen they need to fight off germs.

Can you shower with Acuvue Oasys? ›

While contact lenses are perfect for an active lifestyle, it is important to avoid swimming with your contact lenses as it is not advised to expose your contact lenses to water. This is true for water sports and swimming but also everyday contact with water such as showering, bathing and using a hot tub.

How many hours can you wear Acuvue Oasys daily? ›

Wearing your lenses for long periods of time can damage your eyes, even if they're daily contacts. The maximum recommended daily use for any contact lens is 14-16 hours, though Jonathon Jimmerson, OD will determine the exact number of hours you should wear your lenses.

What causes astigmatism to worsen? ›

Astigmatism frequently worsens with age. Your cornea can become more irregular due to pressure from your eyelids as they lose muscle tone. Astigmatism generally stays stable until your turn 50. After then, your lens curvature progressively worsens each decade.

Can astigmatism go away? ›

Can astigmatism go away on its own? Astigmatism will not go away on its own. It will either stay the same or get worse with age. While this reality can seem daunting, the good news is that it can be easily corrected.

Is toric the same as astigmatism? ›

Toric contact lenses are designed for people with astigmatism. Toric contact lenses correct for astigmatism issues that arise from a different curvature of the cornea or lens in your eye (referred to as regular astigmatism, corneal astigmatism or lenticular astigmatism).

Are Acuvue Oasys good for dry eyes? ›

Our Biofinity multifocal lenses are great for people with dry eyes as are our Acuvue Oasys lenses. Our Acuvue Oasys lenses are made from silicone hydrogel. This prevents the eyes from drying out, by allowing up to six times more oxygen to reach the eye. These lenses will keep eyes moist and refreshed for the whole day.

Can I sleep in Acuvue Oasys? ›

Can You Sleep in Acuvue Oasys? Yes, you can sleep in Acuvue Oasys lenses for a maximum of 6 nights continuously before removing and disposing. However, before extended wear, please consult your optician for his or her advice on best practice.

How long can you wear Acuvue Oasys 1 day? ›

Extended Wear for up to Six Nights. Acuvue Oasys are approved for extended/continuous wear for 6 nights/7 days so they must be thrown out after a week if you are sleeping with them.

Why does my contact lens get blurry? ›

Dirty Contact Lenses

This is one of the most common causes of blurry contact lenses. Oftentimes, those who wear contacts will wear them longer than recommended, which can cause protein deposits to build up on the lenses.

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