Dailies AquaComfort Plus Review

Are you tired of dealing with contact lens solutions and cases, but don't want to break the bank with a Daily Disposable contact lens? If so, then you should talk to your doctor about Dailies AquaComfort Plus. These daily contacts have been one of the top selling daily contact lenses over the past 10 years, thanks to their moisture retaining technology and affordable price point.

Blink-Activated Moisture Technology

Contact lenses need to stay moist all day long to stay comfortable. If your lenses start drying out, then they will become uncomfortable and start cutting off oxygen to your eyes. Dailies AquaComfort Plus contacts are made with special Blink-Activated Moisture Technology to rewet the contact lens each time you blink!

This unique technology works because Dailies release something called polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) each time you blink. PVA is a material that pulls water in, which keeps your contacts moist all day long. 

Daily Disposable Contacts Help With Allergies

Any allergy suffer will tell you how rough it can be to wear contacts during allergy season. Contact lenses can actually pick up allergens like pollen or dander from the air. If you wear reusable contacts (like monthlies or weeklies), you are putting in contacts each day that could be covered with allergens. Doctors recommend that allergy sufferers wear daily disposable lenses during allergy season. A fresh lens each day make sure the contacts never have time to build up allergens.  

Parameters

Dailies AquaComfort Plus comes in only one base curve and diameter, and is available in Sphere powers from +8.00 to -15.00, which covers almost everyone. It is also available in Toric for Astigmatism, and Multifocal for Presbyopia. 

Are Dailies AquaComfort Plus available in Toric?

Yes, Dailies AquaComfort Plus is available in a toric option for people with astigmatism. Just like the regular version, this is an affordable option compared to more expensive daily disposable lenses. At lower sphere powers, it has four cylinder options and 'round the clock' axis powers. If you have a higher sphere power, Dailies ACP Toric only has three cylinder powers and only a handful of axis options. 

Are Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric being Discontinued?

Starting October 1st, 2021 Alcon will discontinue some parameters from the Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric product. You can find more details on which parameters are being discontinued in the table below, or in this letter from Alcon.

 Power Cylinder Axis
+4.00 to +0.25D (0.25D Steps) -2.25 10°, 20°, 160°, 170°, 180°
Plano to -6.00D (0.25D Steps) -0.75D, -1.25D, -1.75D 30°, 40°, 50°, 60°, 120°, 130°, 140°, 150°
Plano to -6.00D (0.25D Steps) -2.25D 10°, 20°, 70°, 80°, 90°, 100°, 110°, 160°, 170°, 180°
-6.50D to -8.00D (0.50D Steps) -2.25D 10°, 20°, 160°, 170°, 180°
-8.50D to -9.00D (0.50D Steps) -0.75D, -1.25D, -1.75D 10°, 20°, 70°, 80°, 90°, 100°, 110°, 160°, 170°, 180°

 

It's important to note that not all parameters are being discontinued. In fact, there will still be over 1,300 options in Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric. And for those options that are discontinued, Alcon will continue selling them until supplies run out. That will give you time to stock up and pick a new contact lens.  Alcon is recommending that customers talk to their doctor about switching to their new Precision1 brand of contacts. You can read our review of Precision1 Dailies here.

 

Are Dailies AquaComfort Plus available in Multifocal?

Yes, Dailies AquaComfort Plus is available in multifocal for people with presbyopia. Compared to more expensive daily multifocal lenses like the Dailies Total1 Multifocal, the Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal is much more affordable. It has three options for Add power, meaning it should work for most people.

Unfortunately there is no daily lens that comes in both toric and multifocal. If you are looking for one contact lens to solve both your astigmatism and presbyopia, then you'll need to get a monthly contact lens. Luckily, there are now multiple options available in both toric and multifocal.

How much do Dailies AquaComfort Plus cost?

All three versions of Dailies AquaComfort Plus are available in both 30-packs and 90-packs. Usually the 90-packs are much better deals, so if you can afford to you should buy them in bulk. Buying in bulk also makes you eligible for the manufacturer's rebates.

  30-pack 90-pack
Dailies AquaComfort Plus (Regular) $29.00 $54.98
Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric $29.98 $74.99
Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal $35.98 $86.78

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Dailies are the healthiest option (and great for allergies)
  • Dailies AquaComfort Plus has toric and multifocal options, so it fits most people
  • Very affordable price point compared to higher cost daily lenses

Cons

  • Dailies are more expensive than monthlies
  • These lenses are not made from a silicon hydrogel material like newer daily contact lenses

Bottom Line

Dailies AquaComfort Plus are a popular daily lens for two reasons: they are comfortable yet affordable. They've stood the test of time over the last 13 years and continue to be top selling product. 

As always, make sure you visit your eye doctor for an updated prescription if you are switching to Dailies AquaComfort Plus. Your eye doctor can provide you with samples and will make sure the contacts fit properly on your eyes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I reuse Dailies AquaComfort Plus?

No, you cannot reuse Dailies AquaComfort Plus! Daily lenses are only meant to be worn for one day, and rewearing them can lead to really serious complications.

Are there rebates available for Dailies AquaComfort Plus?

Yes! When you purchase an annual supply of any Dailies AquaComfort Plus contact lens from LensesForLess, you are eligible for a $50 rebate from Alcon. Check out our rebate guide to see how to claim your Alcon Rebate.

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