Acuvue Clear VS Soflens 59

Acuvue Clear Product Specification:

  • Water Content 58%
  • Material 42% of  Etafilcon A (polymer)
  • The non-edge corrected Dk/t (Oxygen Transmissibility) value is 20
  • Group IV lens
  • Base Curve 8.4mm or 8.8mm or 9.1mm
  • Diameter 14.0mm or 14.4mm
  • Available powers range from -0.50D to -6.00D in 0.25 increments and from -6.50D to -9.00D in 0.50 increments or from +0.50D to +6.00D in 0.25 increments.
  • Monthly replacement lens (in Malaysia)
  • Provide 87% UVA and 99% UVB blocking.

Soflens 59 Product Specification:

  • Water Content 59%
  • Material 41% of  Hilafilcon B (polymer)
  • The non-edge corrected Dk/t value (Oxygen Transmissibility) is 22
  • Group II lens – non ionic lens that reduces protein build up
  • Base Curve 8.6mm
  • Diameter 14.2mm
  • Available (spherical) powers range from +0.50D to +6.00D in 0.25 increments, from -0.50D to -6.00D in 0.25 steps and from -6.50D to -9.00D in 0.50 steps.
  • Monthly replacement lens (in Malaysia)

From the feedback of my patients, 50% of them prefer to wear Soflens 59 compare to Acuvue Clear, mainly because of Acuvue Clear is slightly too soft to handle and at times feel uncomfortable especially after 2 weeks of wearing it.While 20% of them find no difference between the two brands. 30% of them prefer Acuvue Clear.

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