The Best Contact Lenses of 2022

Mar 18, 2022
8 min read

We are back with our all time favorite and most anticipated series, the best contact lenses of the year, with some exciting new additions and improved contact lenses for 2022. So, prepare to explore and try out the best contact lenses for the year 2022!

In this article, I will discuss my favorite contact lenses based on their usage, modality, technology and also a special surprise contact lens! Keep reading to find out!

The following list represents the opinions of the author and not Eyes On Eyecare®. For more information on this topic, please check out our other content on contact lenses!

Best daily contact lenses

DAILIES®AquaComfort PLUS® contact lenses offer the widest range of parameters of any one-day contact lens.1 It also has Blink-Activated Moisture that provides outstanding comfort by releasing polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) with each blink thus improving patient comfort.1

With a water content of 69%, it offers enhanced tear film stability and helps provide comfort throughout the wearing period.1 Thus over the past year, this lens has grown on me becoming one of my favorites for patient comfort and power availability.

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Figure 1: Dailies AquaComfort PLUS contact lens

Best Biweekly contact lenses with best value for money offer

Being a consistent winner for 2019 and 2021, ACUVUE OASYS® with HYDRACLEAR® PLUS biweekly lenses offer HYDRACLEAR® PLUS Technology which is unbeaten in comfort across 20 clinical studies.2 This technology also embeds tear-like molecules (PVP) that mimic the mucins found in tear film to help support a stable tear film.2

Besides all this, it continues to be the best value for money offer!

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Figure 2: Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus

Best monthly contact lens

AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY®AQUA® has become one of my favorites over time after using AIR OPTIX®plus HydraGlyde® in the past. This lens provides a flexible lens-wearing experience designed for up to 30 nights of continuous wear. It is perfect for patients needing comfortable vision at night, busy professionals, mothers with young kids, unpredictable work schedule or frequent travelers.

SmartShield® Technology delivers a protective layer of moisture to help shield lenses from irritating deposits which helps offer lasting comfort.3

This lens also has a low rate of microbial keratitis. Thus a great monthly lens for your patients.

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Figure 3: Air Optix Night and Day Aqua

Best Color contact lenses

AIR OPTIX®COLORS is usually my go to lenses for patients as they can get a variety of color options from an established brand of contact lenses. Although this past year, I have started to prefer 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE® as these colored contacts boost your natural eye color thus creating an authentic look. This is perfect for patients needed to enhance their eye color for certain occasions or events hence the 1 day modality is convenient. It also has LACREON® Technology which offers all-day comfort and moisture.4

These lenses enhance the eye’s natural beauty by adding definition to the limbal ring. The three different effects include NATURAL SHINE®, ACCENT STYLE, and VIVID STYLE.

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Figure 4: Acuvue Define

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Figure 5: Acuvue Define effects

Best multifocal contact lenses

One of my favorite multifocal lenses during this year has been Biofinity® multifocal because of the success I am achieving with presbyopic patients. Being a monthly lens, it continues to provide comfort that lasts all day. Its Balanced Progressive® Technology provides multiple correction zones in each lens that are tailored to the patient’s prescription which provides clear vision at all distances.5

But the reason why this lens became my favorite is because of the range of power it provides, especially its Biofinity® toric multifocal which now gives the option for multifocal correction to those with high cyl.