Q: Are color contact lenses comfortable?
Yes. AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses deliver beauty, comfort, and breathability*. The proprietary SmartShield® Technology in AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses creates a smooth protective barrier for the contact lens that helps keep moisture on1 and keep deposits off2,3 for consistent comfort4,5 throughout the wearing period.
Q: Is wearing color contact lenses safe?
Yes. When used as directed, most people can wear color contact lenses without complications. Successful contact lens wear depends on following the instructions of your eye care professional. Over time, your vision can change, often without apparent symptoms or warning signs, which may put you at risk for developing complications. To maintain healthy eyes and the most efficient and comfortable vision possible, you need quality eye care on a regular basis. Only your eye care professional is educated, trained and licensed to examine, diagnose and provide treatment for your eyes and prescribe contact lenses. Click here for Important Safety Information
Q: Do you offer any free contact lens trials?
Yes! You can get your online certificate for an AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses Free† Trial. After printing your certificate, be sure to take it to an eye care professional in your area who can recommend and prescribe the AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses that are right for you. If you don’t have an eye care professional, enter your zip code to locate one near you.
Q: Is it okay to play sports while wearing contact lenses?
Every sport is different. Talk to your eye care professional to select the best type of contact lenses based on your particular sport or activity. Contact lenses are not a substitute for eye protection. It is recommended to wear appropriate goggles, masks, etc. when participating in sports.
Q: Can I sleep in my color contact lenses?
No. AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses are approved for daily wear only.
Q: Why are breathable* contact lenses important?
The AIR OPTIX® family of contact lenses, including AIR OPTIX® COLORS, are breathable* soft contact lenses, which allow oxygen to pass through the contact lens to promote white, healthy-looking eyes4.
Q: Who should not wear contact lenses?
You should not wear contacts if you:
- Have an eye infection or inflammation (redness and swelling)
- Have an eye disease, eye injury or dryness that interferes with contact lens wear
- Have a systemic disease that may be affected by, or could impact, contact lens wear
- Have certain types of allergic conditions
- Are using certain medications, such as some eye medications
Q: Are there times when you should not wear contact lenses?
Yes. Your eye care professional can tell you about situations or environmental conditions that may be inappropriate for contact lens wear. Contact lenses should not be worn under certain general health and eye conditions. Only your eye care professional can determine if continued contact lens wear is right for you.
Q: What are some important things to remember when wearing contact lenses?
While wearing AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses your eyes should look well, feel comfortable and vision should be clear.
- If you have a problem, immediately remove your contact lenses and contact your eye care professional. You should always have a pair of glasses that you are willing to wear if a problem occurs with your contact lenses. Carefully follow your eye care professional's instructions for lens wear, care, and replacement.
- Never wear your contact lenses for longer periods than prescribed for you. See your eye care professional for follow-up care and periodic checkups.
Q: Why is it important to get regular eye exams?
Many eye and vision conditions present no obvious symptoms so people are often unaware that a problem exists. Early diagnosis and treatment is important for maintaining good vision, and when possible, preventing permanent vision loss.