What Is the Best Brand of Contact Lenses?

The best brand of contact lens depends on a person’s needs. A lens fitting is the only way to determine the best brand for you. Dr. King says that eye doctors will consider:

  • The fit of the lens
  • Lens movement
  • Lens material
  • DK value (oxygen permeability)


These are the best brands of contact lenses we recommend:

  • Acuvue
  • Air Optix
  • Alcon
  • Bausch + Lomb
  • Biofinity
  • Dailies


*NOTE: Contact prescriptions and glasses prescriptions are different. Eyeglasses prescriptions can’t be applied to contact lenses. Make sure you have a professional contact lens fitting exam from an eye doctor before purchasing lenses from online retailers.

Best Contact Lenses

These are the best contact lenses depending on different needs:

1. Best Contacts for Dry Eyes: Acuvue Oasys 1-Day

Dr. King’s top recommendation for people with dry eyes is the Acuvue Oasys 1-Day contact lenses. Its HydraLuxe Technology lets your tears hydrate the lens and your eye, keeping them moist all day.

Doctors recommend daily disposable lenses for people with dry eyes. Weekly and monthly lenses can accumulate protein, calcium, lipids, and other substances.

2. Best Contacts for Dry Eyes Runner Up: Acuvue Oasys

Not all prescriptions are available in daily disposable lenses. Acuvue Oasys lenses are discarded after 1 to 2 weeks. With proper care and maintenance, they can also be an effective choice for people with dry eyes.

3. Best Contacts for Astigmatism: Acuvue Oasys 1-Day for Astigmatism

Dr. Rapoport’s number one choice for people with astigmatism is Acuvue Oasys 1-Day for Astigmatism. Dry eyes are common among people with astigmatism. Their HydraLuxe technology allows tears to lubricate the lens just like they would wet your eye.

4. Best Multifocal Contact Lenses: Biofinity Multifocal

Multifocal contact lenses treat presbyopia (age-related farsightedness). Dr. Dello Russo chose Biofinity Multifocal lenses because they have the most prescriptions available. They are also available in a Multifocal Toric version for those with astigmatism.

5. Best Daily Contact Lenses: Acuvue Oasys 1-Day

Once again, Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe tech

6. Best Monthly Contact Lenses: Alcon TOTAL 30

According to Dr. Dello Russo, Alcon TOTAL 30s have top-tier ocular surface wettability. This is the ability to spread and maintain moisture over a surface, making the lenses one of the best monthly options for people.

7. Best Contact Lenses for Extended Wear: Air Optix Night & Day Aqua

Air Optix Night & Day Aqua contact lenses are FDA-approved to wear continuously for 30 days and nights. They allow more oxygen through the lens than any other soft contact lens on the market.

8. Best Contact Lenses for Sensitive Eyes: Acuvue Oasys 1-Day

Sensitive or dry eyes can benefit from daily disposable lenses. That’s why Acuvue Oasys 1-Day lenses are many eye doctors’ top choice for people with sensitive eyes.