Biofinity Contact Lens Review
Biofinity Contact Lenses
The Biofinity family of contact lenses is one of the most popular brands on the market and has been for the past 15 years. With such a wide range of options for practically every eyesight, you won’t have any issue finding a Biofinity contact that works perfectly for you. They’re all available in breathable, comfortable designs that allow for all-day comfort and superior visual performance.
When it comes to contact lenses, one of the most important aspects to consider is oxygen permeability. The more oxygen flow that a lens allows, the better your eye will function, and the more comfortable the contact will feel. To allow for ultimate oxygen transmissibility, Biofinity has crafted all of its lenses using something called Aquaform Technology, a technology that utilizes several different materials to help moisture bind to the lens and stay consistently hydrated. This hydration plus added oxygen permeability results in a super supportive, lightweight contact that your eyes will love.
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What is Biofinity Energys?
Biofinity understands that you live a lot of your life through a digital screen. With this type of lifestyle does come a bit of eye strain, so Biofinity created Biofinity Energys, a contact made with Digital Zone Optics lenses. This Digital Zone Optics technology is created to help ease the difficulties of going from on-screen to off-screen, supporting your eye’s health and preventing harsh, painful transitions.
This special lens is only available in spherical lenses, so if you suffer from astigmatism or presbyopia, these contacts are, unfortunately, not for you. If you do require a spherical lens and spend quite a bit of time on your phone or computer, Biofinity Energys is definitely a contact to talk to your eye doctor about.
Powers and Parameters
Standard spherical Biofinity lenses have powers ranging from -12.00 to +8.00, though they also have a line of extended range contacts with very high powers. This means that if you have pretty severe eyesight, Biofinity will still likely have the perfect lens for you.
Every Biofinity lens comes as a monthly disposable. This means that you can only wear these contacts for up to 30 days before you must throw them out and open up a fresh pair.
Biofinity has been FDA-approved for up to six nights of continuous wear, allowing you to actually sleep in your contacts without issue. However, though they are approved for this, most eye doctors do not recommend doing so: sleeping in contacts cuts off the flow of oxygen to your eyes. The longer your eyes do not get oxygen, the more they are at risk of damaging your eyes. Not to mention, this can often cause dry, itchy eyes, so we simply recommend taking them out at the end of the day and using the same pair for four weeks. But, if you do find yourself without contact solution or a contact case, at least you know you can sleep in your contacts for a night or two without much worry.
Does Biofinity Have a Lens for Astigmatism?
Yes! Biofinity does offer toric lenses for astigmatism, and they are available with Coopervision’s Optimized Toric Lens Geometry which helps the lens stay stationary on your eye, and not move throughout your eye during wear. This is a common issue with toric lenses, and it causes your vision to become blurry despite wearing contacts. That’s exactly why Biofinity decided to incorporate this remarkable technology into their lenses, giving you the ultimate peace of mind that your lenses will stay in place and your vision will stay clear.
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Does Biofinity Have a Lens for Presbyopia?
Yes, Biofinity does have lenses available for those with presbyopia. These multifocal lenses feature Coopervision’s Balanced Progressive Technology, helping make the transition from distant to near-viewing seamless and as comfortable as ever. With these, focusing on both close-up objects and distance ones are totally natural.
Biofinity Multifocal also features both a dominant and non-dominant eye design, so you’ll need to work with your eye doctor to determine which eye is dominant and which isn’t.
What if I Need Extended Range Lenses?
In the case that you have a high power prescription or high astigmatism, Biofinity offers a line of Extended Range lenses. If your regular sphere power is higher than -12.00 or +8.00, talk to your doctor about Biofinity XR, which goes up to -20.00 and +20.00.
For those who need an extended range with a toric lens, you can talk to your doctor about Biofinity Toric XR.
Do keep in mind that these lenses need to be custom-made, so they are going to be a bit more expensive than your typical contact lens. However, they offer a range of high powers that may otherwise be extremely difficult to find-- plus, they’re super comfortable!
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Does Biofinity have a Multifocal lens for Astigmatism?
If you have an astigmatism and also need multifocal lenses, you know how difficult it can be to find contact lenses that work well for you. Luckily, Biofinity has just introduced it's brand new Toric Multifocal lens. Specially designed and custom manufactured exactly to your prescription, this lens will ensure crisp, clear vision no matter your visual acuity needs.
Do keep in mind that the Biofinity Toric Multifocal lenses need to be custom-made, so they are going to be a bit more expensive than your typical contact lens. However, they offer a range of high powers that may otherwise be extremely difficult to find-- plus, they’re super comfortable!
How Much Does Biofinity Cost?
You can purchase a six-pack of spherical lenses for $39, or, you can spend just a bit more and purchase a six-pack of Biofinity Energys for $44. For those who need a higher power, a six-pack of spherical Biofinity XR is available for $48.
A six-pack of Biofinity Toric XR runs about $117, which sounds expensive until you realize this is a custom manufactured contact lens.
For the brand new, custom Biofinity Toric Multifocal lens, a six-pack will cost $136. Remember, these lenses need to be custom manufactured to fit your exact prescription so they are a little bit on the pricey side.
If you want to do a price comparison to confirm you are getting the lowest price possible, we recommend checking a site like CheapestLenses.com. You can search your prescribed brand and compare across multiple websites.
Pros and Cons
Just like most contact brands out there, there are going to be some pros and cons. Here are Biofinity’s biggest pros and cons of their lenses.
- Biofinity offers a huge range of different contact lens types, as well as an extended range of powers to fit almost every contact lens wearer.
- These contacts are made with Aquaform Technology to provide natural moisture and comfort all day long.
- Made from silicone hydrogel to allow for extra oxygen permeability. This creates total comfort and hydration throughout the entire wear.
- Even though these contacts have high oxygen permeability, doctors will always recommend a daily wear lens over a monthly disposable. Keeping one pair of contacts for 30 days has the potential to allow for bacteria buildup or even tears and discomfort. Opening a fresh pair each day allows for new solution, no contamination, and easy wear.
If you’re looking for a wide range of contacts for practically any prescription out there, Biofinity is the family of contacts to trust. They’re made with specialized technology to keep your eyes hydrated and comfortable, even after weeks of wear. Biofinity’s silicone hydrogel material creates for extra oxygen flow to the eyes, even after continuous wear. However, do keep in mind that any overwearing of these contacts is going to affect their wear, so we highly suggest just sticking to the recommended 30 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you sleep in Biofinity contacts?
Biofinity contact lenses are approved for limited sleeping in, but most eye doctors wouldn't recommend sleeping in these lenses unless it is an emergency situation.
How long can I wear Biofinity contact lenses?
The recommended wearing time is 14-16 hours, but your individual experience may be different so discuss with your doctor.
What is the difference between Biofinity and Biofinity Energys?
Biofinity and Biofinity Energys are made from the same great silicon hydrogel material. The main difference is that Biofinity Energys are specially designed to stay comfortable even after extensive digital screen use. If you spend a lot of time on a computer (or phone!) then Biofinity Energys might be the right fit for you!