Frequently Asked Questions about AIR OPTIX® Plus HydraGlyde® Contact Lenses

Q: What are AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® contact lenses?

AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® breathable* contact lenses are made with state-of-the-art material that allows up to 5X more oxygen through the contact lens than traditional soft contact lenses—for healthy-looking and healthy-feeling eyes.1 They are the first and only contact lenses to feature our two advanced technologies, SmartShield Technology and HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix technology, to help support long-lasting moisture.2-4

Protective SmartShield Technology delivers a protective layer of moisture to help resist irritating deposits that can buildup on lenses over the wearing period.3-6

Exclusive HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix surrounds the lens in lasting moisture to keep lenses continuously hydrated throughout the day.2,6,7

Q: What is HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix?

HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix is a proprietary moisture technology designed for moisturizing soft contact lenses, and specially designed for silicone hydrogel lenses. It works to attract and maintain moisture on the lens surface to keep lenses continuously hydrated throughout the day2. This same exclusive moisture technology is also featured in Alcon’s premium lens care offerings, OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® and CLEAR CARE® PLUS with HydraGlyde®, where it has been shown to deliver extra hours of lens-wearing comfort.8-10 AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® is the first and only contact lens to feature this advanced moisture technology.

Q: What types of deposits does AIR OPTIX® SmartShield Technology help guard against?

There are several types of deposits that can build up on contact lenses throughout the wearing cycle:

  • Proteins & lipids – natural substances found in your tears
  • Residue from hand creams, mascara, makeup, and eye makeup remover11,12

Q: What prescriptions are available for AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® contact lenses?

Your eye care professional can determine the contact lens and correction that are best for you. The quick contact lens snapshot below includes all available prescriptions.

Material: lotrafilcon B
Water Content: 33%
Diameter: 14.2 mm
Base curve: 8.6 mm
Dk/t: 138 @ -3.00D
Surface: Unique SmartShield™ Technology
++6.00D to -10.00D (0.25D steps);
-10.00D to -12.00D (0.50D steps),
+6.00D to +8.00D (0.50D steps)
Center thickness: 0.08mm @
Handling tint: Blue visibility tint
Wearing schedule: Daily wear and up to 6 nights extended wear
Recommended replacement schedule: Monthly
Recommended lens care: OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Multipurpose Disinfecting Solution, CLEAR CARE® PLUS with HydraGlyde® Cleaning and Disinfecting solution

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