This September Acuvue introduced a brand new version of their popular daily Oasys contact. 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 disposable lens designed for fighting digital eye strain. We tested this product and are sharing the results with you so you can decide if Max 1-Day will work for you.
Digital Eye Strain
Studies show the average person spends 9 hours per day starting 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?
Acuvue Oasys Max has a new technology called Tearstable™ that combats dry eye from less blinking. This technology spreads the lens’s wetting agent across the entire surface of the contact while also pulling your natural tears into the lens. Tearstable™ keeps your eyes moist even if you spend all day staring at screens.
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 will 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 you can find the best prices online for each version of this product:
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. For those customers who are looking for a high end option with extrodanary comfort, check out Acuvue Oasys Max.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is Acuvue Oasys 1-Day the same as Acuvue Max 1-Day?
Can I use my Acuvue Oasys 1-Day prescription to buy Acuvue Max?
Is Acuvue Max cheap?
Since Acuvue Oasys Max is a brand new product made with new technologies, it is more expensive than other daily lenses. Overtime the price will likely come down.