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To compare the lotrafilcon B and comfilcon A silicone hydrogel bandage contact lenses after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).One hundred twenty eyes of 60 patients who underwent PRK were included in this randomized clinical trial study. In the end of the surgery, the lotrafilcon B (Air Optix; Ciba Vision, Duluth, GA) was used in one eye and the comfilcon A (Biofinity; Coopervision, Fairport, NY) was used in the fellow eye randomly. Pain and discomfort were assessed on the first and third day after surgery by visual analogue scale.The mean pain score was 3.75±3.32 and 4.47±3.60 on the first day (P=0.253) and 3.63±3.48 and 4.16±3.60 on the third day (P=0.416) after the use of the lotrafilcon B and comfilcon A, respectively. The results showed no significant difference between the two groups (P=0.823). The mean score of foreign body sensation was 4.31±3.38 and 5.49±3.04 on the first day (P=0.045) and 4.44±3.34 and 5.13±3.23 on the third day (P=0.250) after the use of the lotrafilcon B and comfilcon A, respectively. The comfilcon A lens caused a more severe foreign body sensation only on the first day. There was no significant difference in photophobia, epiphora, and blurred vision between the two lenses (P>0.05).Both lotrafilcon B and comfilcon A silicone hydrogel bandage contact lenses reduce clinical symptoms after PRK effectively. We found no difference in pain control and discomfort between them. However, the patients using the lotrafilcon B lens showed less foreign body sensation on the first day postoperatively.