What is the Difference Between 1-Day Acuvue & 1-Day Acuvue Moist?

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What is the Difference Between 1-Day Acuvue & 1-Day Acuvue Moist?
Contact lenses can come in disposable, daily-use forms. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Disposable contact lenses today come in a wide variety of options, including everything from extended-wear lenses that last for several months, to lenses that you wear for one day and then throw away. Acuview Brand contact lenses, produced by Johnson and Johnson, offers one-day wear lenses, among many other kinds. Two of these are 1-Day Acuvue and 1-Day Acuvue Moist lenses, which share many similarities.

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1-Day Acuvue lenses and 1-Day Acuvue Moist lenses are both made from a hydrogel material (etafilcon A), which is meant to allow oxygen to reach the eye and help reduce eye irritation in allergy sufferers. The lenses are disposable and are meant for daily use; therefore, you do not need to purchase a contact solution or lens case to soak the lenses in each night.


Besides the benefit of not having to store the lenses in a contact case or solution, both 1-Day Acuvue and 1-Day Acuvue Moist lenses are produced for nearsighted and far-sighted contact lens wearers. The two types of Acuvue lenses are both created to highly protect against UVA and UVB radiation. Allergy sufferers, who are prone to eye irritations when wearing weekly or monthly contact lenses, may benefit from the daily disposable use of the Acuvue products.


1-Day Acuvue and 1-Day Acuvue Moist lenses are tinted blue to make it easier to keep track of your lenses. It is often hard to find clear lenses if they are dropped or lost because they tend to blend into their surroundings. Both Acuvue products contain an inside out mark that enables the user to quickly identify which side should be inserted against the eye. If by accident your contact gets inverted, you can use the mark on the lens to determine which side is right-side up.


The major difference between 1-Day Acuvue and 1-Day Acuvue Moist lenses is that the 1-Day Acuvue Moist product is made with a Lacreon technology. Lacreon technology uses a moisture-enhancing agent that works to keep the lenses wet and fresh all day long. The added moisture is meant to keep your lenses from drying out and irritating your eyes. If you have sensitive, dry eyes and/or suffer from allergies, the 1-Day Acuvue Moist lenses may give you added protection and comfort.

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