Alcon Total30 Contact Lens Box

 

Are you looking for a monthly contact lens with brand new, innovative technology? Are you interested in a contact that stays moist for an entire month? If so, then you are probably looking for Aclon's brand new Total30 monthly contact lens. Total30 hit the market in September 2021 and is full of a lot of exciting new technology.

Celligent Design that Mimics Your Eyes

One of the coolest innovations in Total30 is the Celligent design. The surface of your eye is made up of special cells that create a gel like tecture. The surface of Total30 is designed to mimic those special cells. Since the lens surface is design just like your corneal cells, it actually pushes away external items like lipids and bacteria. This keeps your contacts healthy all month long!

 

Water Gradient Tech Keeps Total30 Moist

Alcon introduced the Water Gradient technology in their Dailies Total1 product. This is a unique lens design that helps pull water into the edges of the contact lens, ensuring the lens stays moist all day long. In the new Total30, Alcon has improved the Water Gradient technology so it lasts all month long. 

According to a study that Alcon conducted, their water gradient tech keeps the Total30 lenses moist for over 2 times as long as other monthly lenses.

 

What is the Difference between Total30 and Dailies Total1?

If you are familiar with Alcon's Dailies Total1, you may know that product also features the Water Gradient technology. Although both of these contacts contain that same technology and have similar names, they're actually quite different.

To start, they are made of completely different materials. Total1 is made of delefilcon and Total30 is made of lehfilcon. Total1 is designed to only last one day of wear and cannot be reused. Total30 is designed to keep moisture for an entire month. Despite the similarities, these two contact lenses are not interchangable. 

Parameters

For now, Total30 only comes in one base curve (8.4) and one diameter (14.2). Alcon may choose to make this product available in more base curves or diameters in the future.

Total30 has sphere powers from -12.00 all the way to +8.00. That range should cover most people wearing spherical contact lenses.

Does Total30 come in Toric for Astigmatism?

Since it is a brand new product, Total30 isn't available in a toric lens for astigmatism yet. According to an interview with Alcon's President, they anticipate launching a toric version of Total30 about 12 months after the regular Total30 launch. If you are looking for an astigmatism contact lens in the meantime, check out our review on the best options.

Does Total30 come in Multifocal for Presbyopia?

Since it is a brand new product, Total30 isn't available in a multifocal lens for presbyopia yet. According to an interview with Alcon's President, they anticipate launching a multifocal version of Total30 about 12 months after the regular Total30 launch. If you are looking for a multifocal contact lens in the meantime, check out our review on the best options.

Pricing

Total30 is a brand new contact lens, so it is a little bit pricier than older contact lenses on the market. However, with the new technology in this lens that price difference is worth it! Most doctors are selling Total30 for around $65-$75 for a 6-pack. Online, you can get a 6-pack of Total30 for only $52.98 plus free shipping!

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • High oxygen permeability keeps your eyes healthy
  • Cutting edge material that mimics your corneal cell
  • Affordable price for a new monthly contact lens

Cons

  • Not available in toric or multifocal yet
  • Not a daily disposable

Bottom Line

At the end of the day, contact lenses are all about comfort. If you are looking for a monthly contact lens that beats every competitor on comfort, then Total30 is probably the lens for you. Be sure to ask your eye doctor if they have fitting kits for this new contact so you can try it for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you sleep in Total30 Contacts?

No, you cannot sleep in Total30 contacts. You need to take them out each night before you go to bed and store them in solution. You can reuses these lenses for up to a month.

Can I get a rebate for Total30?

Yes, you can get a $15 manufacturer's rebate when you purchase an annual supply of Total30 contacts.

 

Contact lens reviews

19 comments

Thomas

Thomas

I’ve tried them all – Biofinity, Biofinity Energys (0 difference between the two), Avaira Vitality (gives me headaches from time to time), Miru 1 month and dailies, B&L Ultra, Air Optix night and day aqua, Acuvue Oasys and eventually these TOTAL30 by Alcon.

At first when you put them in they’re really comfortable, you can’t feel them AT ALL they’re really as advertised – best feeling on the eye out of all on the market, but for me the vision isn’t stable throughout the day and they do get extremely dry suddenly, out of nowhere. I don’t know why some people can’t get them out though, they’re the same as any other lens in that regard. As with all lenses, maybe do not try to take them out after a hot bath, it’s impossible :D

For me personally, the best ones currently are B&L Ultra, they do get dry also, tend to tear after long physical activity (probably I need to lubricate them more) but the vision is stable and clear, no headaches or any other discomfort besides sometimes drying which they all do.

All in all, there are no perfect lenses.

Penny K

Penny K

Unfortunately, I have nothing good to say about these contact lenses. Have worn Biofinity for years…eye doctor recommended Total 30 as an option. Worst contact ever…dries eyes out after 4 or 5 hours…not able to wear all day. Switched back to Biofinity…sticking with Biofinity.

Robert Moore

Robert Moore

I just purchased a year’s worth of these contacts at the recommendation of my eye doctor. I’m still wearing the trial pair he gave me, so they’re only about a week old. About 4 days in, I started having foggy vision, especially around bright lights, where it looks like a foggy rainbow. I called my doctor’s office and they said they haven’t heard of this issue but will order me a new trial pair just in case I received a defective pair. Luckily, I haven’t opened any of the new boxes, so I can return/exchange them if the new trial pair does something similar.

Kenster

Kenster

Wow the comments/reviews for this new Total 30 contacts are quite negative. I’d still like to see and will review more feedback and later this year I will try to trial them. It’s quite surprising since Total Dailies 1 has overwhelming positive reviews for comfort & moisture and I would’ve thought the new Total 30 monthlies would be quite similar.

I’d also like to know for those who’ve tried Total 30 – have you also tried their Total Dailies 1 and how do they compare? Yes the Total Dailies 1 are tricky to remove at the end of the day – though I found them very comfortable & moist, they’re slippery to handle and feel more sticky to the eye and thus more challenging to remove at the end of the day.

Tree

Tree

Just want to confirm what many of the other reviews are saying! Just switched to these from Alcon Airoptix & am so disappointed (will be switching back) … these completely dry my eyes out after a few hours & are so uncomfortable and annoying.

Teresa Stosio

Teresa Stosio

I wish I would have read these reviews before purchasing these awful contacts! They were great for the first two weeks, then one day I woke up with dry, red, swollen eyes, I waited two weeks to let my eyes heals and tried again only wearing them for 1 hour. I woke up again with red bloodshot sore eyes! It’s been a nightmare!

NS

NS

I can’t relate with the other comments on these lenses. These have been comfortable for me and I can wear them fine all day. My eyes get a bit blurry by the end of the day, but my eyes get like that with all contacts, so it’s not unique to these contacts. I also no issues getting them out, and that’s with my eyes being on the drier side. If you want to give them a shot, I wouldn’t be deterred by the comments. Everyone’s eyes are different!

Jasmine

Jasmine

I had a terrible time with Acuvue drying my eyes out. Even Acuvue Oasis dried my eyes out. I thought maybe I just couldn’t tolerate contacts anymore. I told my eye doc and she gave me some Total 30 and it was a huge difference right away. They were comfortable the first day and I can still wear them all day with no problem. I don’t sleep in them but I’ve had no issues with them at all. Different strokes for different folks. If I had read these reviews first I never would have tried them but they seem to work better for my eyes than any others that I’ve tried.

Neha

Neha

Utterly garbage contacts. Please do not buy these. They were highly recommended by my doctor saying these are better than airoptix night and day. But there is a night and day difference between the two. When you open a new pair these are awesome for a few hours. Then they are useless- blurry, foggy vision, dry eyes after these, stick to the eyeball sand when I try to take them off, makes my eye red for hours. If I could get a refund or even an exchange with the night and day ones I would highly appreciate that.

Amy Pelletier

Amy Pelletier

Wow, so glad I found these reviews because I thought it was just me! These contacts are terrible. They make my eyes hurt, are difficult to remove, very flimsy, and yes, dry out very quickly. I’ve worn contacts for over 25 years and I’m running back to my Acuvue Oasis!

Anika Harris

Anika Harris

I echo the sentiment of everyone. I am so disappointed because I wanted these to work so badly. I can’t wear them for more than 8 hours. By the end of the work day, and throughout, my eyes are dry and irritated. Extremely sad, but I have nothing good to say and Ive had contacts for over 30 years.

VP

VP

I tried these new lenses based on the recommendation of my eye Dr. I gave it 2 weeks and I brought back the year supply that I purchased and asked for my old contacts back. These lenses were impossible to remove from my eye and my vision was blurry and dry. I’ve worn contacts for 15 years I could not for the life of me remove them from my eye. I had to go to the eye Dr to get them out. Never again!!!! I thought I was going crazy.

Brandi

Brandi

Worst contact I have ever worn. Constantly have to rewet the lense, always feels dirty. Would not suggest at all. The thin fit is awesome but has gotten lost behind my eye too many times to count.

Nicole Jackson

Nicole Jackson

Worst lense I have ever worn, DRY eyes by lunch time, Spend more money on rewetting drops than what you save for these bobos. Like previous review stated, they stick to you eyeball. Wore my glasses more than I did my contacts with these things DO NOT RECOMMEND AT ALL

Jessica Taggett

Jessica Taggett

I can’t get these off at the end of the day! I have been wearing contacts for 30 years and have never had this problem. Same solution I’ve used with other brands, I even switched. They are comfy, but get gritty in the evening. I won’t buy again.

Renee Rivera

Renee Rivera

I’ve worn contact lenses for 30 years and never had such problems as I’ve had with these contacts. They worked ok for about 2 weeks and then made my eyes extremely red, swollen and teary. Discontinued use, wore glasses and spent a week on corticosteroid eye drops. After my eyes healed, I decided to try them again, hoping it wasn’t the lenses (as I just purchased a years supply).. and the exact same thing happened. Definitely a thumbs down for these lenses! 😒

Jenna Stanley

Jenna Stanley

At first loved the fit. Very comfortable. Before end of day they feel dry and have to take them out. After trying multiple samples thinking something was wrong, it seems to compromise my eyes as very hard to get off, they really stick to your eye! After 40 years of wearing contacts I never had that problem. Eyes feel blurry and irritated after wearing them to a point I just used glasses to heal. Thought it was Clear Care solution and thought it was compromising the integrity of the contact material. After several days contacts feel old and like something was on them so switched solutions. Although they’re 30-day it seems like after a few days you want to get rid of them. Something is off with them, I don’t recommend.

Chad Femrite

Chad Femrite

Terrible experience for me so far. Lenses dry out VERY quickly. I’ve even tried switching to expensive multipurpose solution.

Bobby Wayne Guinn

Bobby Wayne Guinn

I have been wearing contacts for years ,This is my first experience with Alcon Total 30. For me they are a thumbs down. they are difficult to remove ,tear easy and roll up in my so easy .
making them difficult to remove. I have never had this much trouble with contacts before.

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