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Proclear Toric XR vs Biofinity Toric XR
Medically reviewed by Christine Cancar on 17 January 2022
Proclear Toric XR and Biofinity Toric XR by CooperVision are both monthly contact lenses to correct high levels of astigmatism.
Biofinity Toric XR are made from a silicone hydrogel material and can be worn as extended wear lenses, whereas Proclear Toric XR are standard hydrogel lenses which cannot be slept in.
Our comparison table below details the differences between these two toric contact lenses.
|Proclear Toric XR||Biofinity Toric XR|
|Wearing Details||Daily wear for up to 30 days||Daily wear or extended wear for up to 29 nights|
|Sphere/Powers||10.00 to -10.00 in 0.50
steps after +/-6.00D
|20.00 to -20.00 in 0.50 steps after +/-6.00D|
|Cylinders||-0.75, -1.25, -1.75, -2.25,
-2.75, -3.25, -3.75, -4.25,
-4.75, -5.25, -5.75
|-0.75, -1.25, -1.75, -2.25, -2.75,|
-3.25, -3.75, -4.25, -4.75, -5.25, -5.75
|Axes||5° to 180° (in steps of 5)||5° to 180° (in steps of 5)|
|Base Curves (B.C)||8.8mm||8.7mm|
|Lens Material||Nonionic hydrogel
|Lens Design||Aspheric front design||Aspheric front design|
|% of Water||62%||48%|
|Center Thickness||Varies depending on prescription||Varies depending on prescription|
|Oxygen Permeability||25 Dk/t||116 Dk/t (at -3.00D)|
|Benefits & Features|
|Packaging and Pricing|
|Packaging Details||3 lenses per box||3 lenses per box|
|Price per box||€30.95||€40.95|
Which is better Proclear Toric XR or Biofinity Toric XR?
Biofinity Toric XR is considered to be better than Proclear Toric XR due to its advanced silicone hydrogel lens material. Biofinity allows more oxygen to reach the eye than Proclear allowing for a more comfortable lens wearing experience.
Due to their breathable material, Biofinity can also be worn overnight as extended wear contact lenses (if approved by your optician). It’s best to book a fitting with your optician who will be able to advise you on which lens type is suitable for you based on your prescription and lifestyle.
How does Proclear Toric XR compare to Biofinity Toric XR?
Both Biofinity Toric XR and Proclear Toric XR cater to wearers with higher prescriptions or with astigmatism. The XR stands for extended range. The two lenses differ in their materials and the technologies which they utilise.
Biofinity XR Toric lenses benefit from Aquaform Technology, which locks water into the lens to provide optimal comfort while minimising deposits. These contact lenses also make the most of Optimized Toric Lens Geometry to deliver stable and balanced vision all day long by making sure that the lens remains in place on the eye during movement.
Proclear Toric XR, on the other hand features PC Technology which mimics substances found in the cells of the human eye to create as natural a wearing experience as possible.
Proclear Toric XR are standard hydrogel lenses made from Omafilcon B, whereas Biofinity XR Toric are silicone hydrogel lenses made from Comfilcon A. They are more expensive than Proclear Toric XR.
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