Introducing Acuvue Max 1-Day


This September Acuvue introduced a brand new version of their popular Oasys daily lens. This new product is called Acuvue Oasys Max 1-Day, and will be available in both sphere and multifocal. Acuvue Max is the first daily lens designed for combating digital eye strain.


Digital Eye Strain

Studies show the average person spends 9 hours per day staring at screens. You blink 60% less when staring at a screen, leading to eye strain and dry eyes. If you work on a computer or have binge watched your favorite Netflix show, you've probably noticed this digital eye strain. Some contact lenses were designed over a decade ago and aren't built to handle screens. 

What is Tearstable™ Technology?

To combat dry eye from less blinking, Acuvue Oasys Max has a new technology called Tearstable™. This technology spreads the contact's wetting agent across the entire surface of the contact lens, and pulls your natural tears into the lens. It keeps your eyes moist even if you are spending all day on the computer.

What is Optiblue™ Light Filter?

Acuvue Max 1-Day lenses also contain a blue light filter similar to the monthly Biofinity Energys contact. According to Acuvue, this new technology reduces light scatter by 20%, halos by 30%, starbursts by 23%. However, it is also important to note that blue light technology is still in its infancy, and there isn't strong evidence that it is effective. 

What prescriptions is Acuvue Max available in?

Acuvue Max 1-Day is available from -12.00 to +8.00, with two base curve options: 8.5 and 9.0. These are the same options as the current Acuvue Oasys 1-Day, which makes sense since they are the same base material. This also means if you have a prescription for Acuvue Oasys 1-Day, you can use it to purchase Acuvue Max 1-Day.

If you don't have a prescription for Acuvue Oasys 1-Day or Max, you can try an online eye exam to get a new prescription.

Is Acuvue Oasys Max available in toric for Astigmatism?

No, Acuvue Oasys Max isn't available in toric for astigmatism yet. Acuvue registered this product with the FDA, so expect to see this product in 2023 or 2024 if the regular Acuvue Max performs well.

Is Acuvue Oasys Max available in multifocal for presbyopia?

Yes! Acuvue Max Multifocal available in powers -9.00 to +6.00, with three add options: low, mid, and high. These are similar to the parameters for Acuvue Moist Multifocal. This new material is a huge upgrade from Acuvue Moist, so current wearers of Acuvue Moist Multifocal should definitely give Max 1-Day Multifocal a try.

Is Acuvue Oasys Max available in multifocal for astigmatism?

Not yet, but Acuvue filed with the FDA for this product. Expect it in a year or two. This will be the first daily multifocal for astigmatism lens on the market. It will be popular, but likely expensive. In the meantime, there are a number of great monthly options for toric multifocal lenses.

When will Acuvue Max come out?

Acuvue Max is now available, as of September 2022. Since this is a new product, some doctors offices or online retailers may not carry it yet.

How much does Acuvue Max cost?

Acuvue Max's price depends on where you purchase it. Usually contacts are more expensive when you buy them from your doctor than when you buy them online. Below is our price for each Acuvue Max product, plus the recommended retail price you'll find in a doctor's office:

Product Doctor's price Our Price
Acuvue Max 30-pack $54.99 $44.99
Acuvue Max 90-pack $149.98 $112.98
Acuvue Max Multifocal 30-pack $89.99 $64.98
 Acuvue Max Multifocal 90-pack $179.99 $134.98

The Bottom Line

Acuvue Max is an exciting new product that will help people who stare at screens all day (which is most people). We love that it is available in both spherical and multifocal, and builds on the already fabulous Acuvue Oasys 1-Day. We're excited to try this new lens and see how it stacks up to other products.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Is Acuvue Oasys 1-Day the same as Acuvue Max 1-Day?

Acuvue Oasys 1-Day and Acuvue Max 1-Day have the same base material, but they have different designs and wetting technology. 

Can I use my Acuvue Oasys 1-Day prescription to buy Acuvue Max?

Since Oasys and Max are made from the same material and have the same parameters, you are able to use one prescription to buy both products.

Is Acuvue Max expensive?

Acuvue Max is made with new technology and a top of the line material, so it is more expensive than the average contact lens. 

Are there other daily lenses to fight digital eye strain?

CooperVision just introduced MyDay Energys, which is specifically designed for people who spend a lot of time on screens. Learn more at our in-depth MyDay Energys review.

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