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Air Optix

Air Optix covers all the bases when it comes to finding the perfect pair of contact lenses. Whether you want standard lenses, added hydration for dry eyes, toric lenses for astigmatism, colored contacts to add vibrance, or multifocal to correct presbyopia, you can find your match in the Air Optix collection.

If you enjoy an active lifestyle or work in harsh conditions, Air Optix contact lenses are a fantastic choice. Air Optix Day and Night are approved by the FDA for up to thirty days of continuous wear and they are the most frequently recommended brand for people who sleep in their contact lenses. Keep your eyes feeling fresh and your vision on point with Air Optix!

About Air Optix Contacts

Alcon, a global leader in eye care products, manufactures Air Optix contact lenses. Alcon was established in 1945 and has since grown to become a well-known brand in the market, providing an extensive line of vision care products. The company's headquarters are in Fort Worth, Texas, in the United States.

Air Optix contact lenses are well-known for their cutting-edge technology and superior comfort. They are made of a silicone hydrogel material that allows for increased oxygen permeability, resulting in healthier and more pleasant lens use. The innovative SmartShield Technology in Air Optix lenses assists in deposit resistance and keeps the lenses clean and clear throughout the day. This technique also improves surface wettability, which provides superior comfort and prevents dryness.

These contact lenses provides a wide range of contact lenses to meet a variety of visual requirements, including spherical lenses for nearsightedness and farsightedness, toric lenses for astigmatism, and multifocal lenses for presbyopia. These lenses are made to deliver clear and crisp vision, all-day comfort, and good eye health.

One of the most popular choices among contact lens wearers looking for reliable, comfortable, and high-performing lenses for their vision correction needs.

Air Optix Contacts Replacement Schedule

These contacts are available as monthly and extended wear.

Air Optix Monthly Contacts

Monthly lenses can be worn for 30 days but they should be disposed of. These require you to remove them while sleeping. You should also properly store them and clean them every day. We recommend you talk to your eye care professional for information regarding storing your lenses.

Acuvue Extended Wear Contacts

Extended-wear lenses can be worn overnight for up to seven nights. You must regularly clean them to remove any dirt or debris. Even though approved for overnight wear you should still consult your eye care provider if you want to sleep in them. You should also protect them from any kind of water to prevent eye infections.

The replacement schedule will also vary depending on the individual. You must talk to your eye care professional regarding your replacement schedule. Other than that we also recommend you regularly monitor your eye health.

The Air Optix Contacts Family Lineup

Air Optix rolls out its contact lenses as a part of a brand family. These include:

Air Optix Aqua (discontinued): These contact lenses are monthly disposable lenses that offer all-day comfort. They are made of a silicone hydrogel technology that allows for great oxygen permeability, keeping your eyes comfy and healthy. These lenses are sold in packs of six, which provides a convenient supply for up to six months.

Air Optix for Astigmatism: Intended for those who have astigmatism, which is characterized by an unevenly shaped cornea. These lenses have a one-of-a-kind Precision Balance 8|4 Design that enables stable vision while minimizing lens rotation. They are monthly disposable lenses that come in packs of six, ensuring that you get a new pair every month.

Air Optix Night & Day Aqua: These contact lenses are well-known for their extended wear capacity, allowing you to wear them throughout the day and night without having to remove them. These lenses are made of a highly breathable material that allows plenty of oxygen to enter your eyes, offering exceptional comfort even when worn for lengthy periods of time. They come in packs of six and can be worn continuously for up to six months.

Air Optix Colors: If you are looking for a fun and versatile way to enhance or alter the color of your eyes, these monthly disposable colored contact lenses come in a variety of colors, allowing you to experiment with various looks. They offer eyesight correction as well as brilliant color enhancement. Air Optix Colors are sold in sets of two, with one pair for each eye.

Air Optix HydraGlyde: The HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix technology is used in the Air Optix HydraGlyde lenses. This technology aids in the retention of moisture on the lens surface, resulting in long-lasting comfort throughout the day. These monthly disposable lenses are made to resist deposits and maintain surface moisture in place, keeping your eyes pleasant and hydrated. Air Optix HydraGlyde lenses are sold in packs of six, ensuring a fresh pair every month.

Technologies Available by Air Optix Contacts

Air Optix contacts are designed with proprietary technologies that let them provide enhanced performance and comfort. These innovative technologies include:

Precision-Profile Design

This innovative feature that allows a range of prescription strengths to blend across the lens. It combines three lens features; a bi-aspheric surface, an adaptive minus power profile, and a center-near design, to deliver clear vision and smooth uninterrupted transitions across near, intermediate, and far distances.

SmartShield Technology

SmartShield is Alcon’s proprietary contact lens technology that prevents deposit buildup by covering the outer surface of the lens with a protective layer. This technology creates a surface that allows tears to spread evenly over the lens, promoting moisture retention and shielding the eyes against deposits. SmartShield technology also protects the lens against changes that could arise from the daily use of cosmetics and beauty products.

HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix

Proprietary wetting technology that attracts and retains moisture in soft contact lenses, especially silicone hydrogel lenses. This technology involves a block copolymer that embeds itself on and within the lens surface, surrounding the lens with a lasting moisture envelope that ensures all-day hydration.

Air Optix Contacts Are Available for the Following Conditions

Air Optix contact lenses are made to address multiple vision conditions. These include:

Myopia (Nearsightedness): It is a common eye condition in which distant objects appear blurry. Air Optix contact lenses for nearsightedness correct the condition by diverging the light rays, which reduces the eye’s focusing power and moves the focus point back onto the retina.

Recommended: Air Optix Night & Day and Air Optix plus HydraGlyde

Hyperopia (Farsightedness): When prescribed for farsightedness, Air Optix contact lenses converge light rays, increase the eye’s focusing power and move the focus point back onto the retina.

Recommended: Air Optix Night & Day and Air Optix plus HydraGlyde

Astigmatism: This eye condition causes blurry or distorted vision at all distances. Air Optix contacts for astigmatism have a special toric shape that creates different focusing powers to correct corneal or lenticular astigmatism.

Example: Air Optix for Astigmatism

Presbyopia: This mainly affects people over the age of 40. This leads to difficulty seeing near objects. Air Optix brand contacts for presbyopia have different built-in powers to allow the eyes to adapt to different distances for clear, far, near, and intermediate vision.

Example: Air Optix Aqua Multifocal and Air Optix plus HydraGlyde Multifocal

Air Optix Contacts FAQ

Are Air Optix good contacts?

Yes. Air Optix contacts are recognized among the best in the world. They use advanced materials, excellent oxygen permeability, smooth surface technology, and moisture retention for long-lasting comfort.

How long can you wear a pair of Air Optix contacts?

Each contact lens has a unique timeframe for wear. Air Opitx contact lenses can be worn for up to 30 days. Once you are done wearing them, you can dispose of them in the garbage.

Can you shower with Air Optix contacts?

Unless approved for extended wear, you must remove your contacts before entering the shower to avoid contamination from microorganisms present in the water.

How many boxes of contacts is a six-month supply?

The number of boxes will depend on the specific type of contacts and replacement schedule. For a six month supply, you will need one box per eye.

How do I read my Air Optix contact lens prescription?

Your contact lens prescription is unique to your specific vision needs. You will see several numbers which indicate the power of your vision correction in diopters along with the values of your vision with negative meaning you are nearsighted and positive meaning you are far sighted.

Who cannot wear Air Optix contact lenses?

Air Optix lenses are recommended for anyone who is experiencing near or far sightedness. They are not recommended for people who have astigmatism or who experience eye health issues, allergies or other are succeptible to infection. Most people can use contact lenses easily. However, people who have recurrent dry eyes, allergies, and those who have severe eye infections may find it hard to fit contact lenses.

Is your glasses prescription the same as Air Optix contacts?

There are slight variations in your contact lens prescription in the power, base curve and diameter. The difference between glasses and contacts is usually around 12 millimeters because the contact lenses are so much closer to your face than glasses.

How long can I wear Air Optix Night & Day contacts?

Air Optix Night & Day contacts are approved for extended wear. They can be worn for 30 days prior to disposal and up to 7 nights. However, it is essential to follow your eye care professional's recommendations and instructions for safe and proper use.

What are the differences between the Air Optix Aqua and HydraGlyde?

The main difference between the Air Optix Aqua and HydraGlyde is the technology that they use. Air Optix Aqua uses the Aqua Moisture System while the Air Optix HydraGlyde uses HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix.

Are Air Optix contacts comfortable to wear?

Yes, Air Optix lenses are designed with silicone hydrogel material that reduces dryness and irritation, allows high oxygen permeability, and uses technologies like SmartShield Technology and the HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix, hence with all these features allow you to have smooth and comfortable wear.

Can you sleep in Air Optix contacts?

Certain Air Optix contacts are approved for extended wear and you can wear them overnight. However, it’s not recommended that you wear contacts overnight as this can lead to an increased risk of eye infections

How do you take care of Air Optix contacts?

To avoid eye irritation, there are a few simple things you can do to make wearing contact lenses more comfortable.

  1. Always wash your hands before inserting or removing contact lenses to reduce the risk of infection
  2. Only use recommended contact lens solution
  3. Soak your contact lenses for at least 6 hours to ensure a thorough clean
If you are experiencing any discomfort or irritation, contact your eye care professional.

Are Air Optix contacts suitable for people with astigmatism?

Yes, Air Optix does offer contacts that are suitable for people with astigmatism. These are the Air Optix HydraGlyde for Astigmatism.

How much do Air Optix contacts cost?

The price of Air Optix contacts will vary depending on the specific type of product. Generally, the price can range from around $50 to $95 per box.

How do I put in and take out Air Optix contacts?

Your eye care provider will provide you with a tutorial on contact lens insertion to ensure you are comfortable with inserting and removing them.

  1. Hands should be properly washed with soap and water before being dried with a lint-free towel.
  2. Make sure the lens is clean and free of debris or damage.
  3. Place the contact lens on the index finger tip. Make sure the lens is in the shape of a cup, with the edges facing up.
  4. Keep your upper eyelid open with your other hand.
  5. Look up or forward, and gently pull down your lower eyelid with your inserting hand's middle finger.
  6. Place the lens on the colored area of your eye (iris), avoiding touching your eye or eyelashes.
  7. Slowly close your eyes and blink a few times to help center the lens on your eye.
To remove your contact lenses:
  1. Begin by properly cleaning your hands and drying them with a lint-free towel.
  2. Look upward and use your non-dominant hand to hold down your lower eyelid.
  3. Gently pinch the lens between the pads of your dominant hand's index finger and thumb.
  4. Slide the lens slowly and steadily downward, onto the white area of your eye (sclera).
  5. Remove the lens from your eye and place it in a fresh multipurpose solution-filled contact lens case. Make sure the lens is completely immersed in the solution.
  6. Repeat the procedure for the opposite eye.

Can you swim with Air Optix contacts?

Swimming pools and other bodies of water contain various microorganisms. They can adhere to your contacts and lead to eye infections. It is advisable to remove your contacts before swimming.

Can Air Optix contacts correct color blindness?

No, Air Optix contacts are not designed to correct color blindness. Color blindness is considered a genetic condition and as of now has no cure. There are glasses that can help color blind people filter colors.

Can you wear Air Optix contacts if you have dry eyes?

Air Optix offers Air Optix plus HydraGlyde contact lenses, which are specifically designed for people with dry eyes. It uses HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix technology which provides high water retention ideal for those with dry eyes.

Can Air Optix contacts be worn during sports activities?

It is completely safe to wear contact during sports activities. Brands like Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism and Biofinity Toric are popular choices for sports activities

Do Air Optix contacts come in different colors?

Yes, Air Optix Colors offers a wide range of different colors perfect for accentuating or temporarily changing your eye color.

Can you wear makeup with air Optix contacts?

Yes, you can wear these contact lenses with makeup, but you should use caution to avoid infection or irritation.

Here are some pointers:

  • Put your lenses before you apply your makeup.
  • Make an effort to apply oil-free and fragrance-free cosmetics.
  • Use mascara or eyeliner carefully on the inner rim of your eyelids.
  • Remove your contact lenses before you remove your makeup.
  • Before handling your lenses, carefully wash your hands.
  • Replace your lenses as advised.

How do I know if I am allergic to Air Optix contacts?

Even though contact lenses are save to use some people might develop allergic reaction. If you experience any of the following symptoms it is best that you consult your eye care specialist.

  • Redness or Swelling
  • Itching or burning sensation
  • Excessive tearing
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Discomfort or pain in the eyes

Can you wear Air Optix contacts if you have sensitive eyes?

Air Optix contacts are well tolerated by people with sensitive eyes. Certain contacts are recommended for people with sensitive eyes which include, Air Optix Aqua, Air Optix plus HydraGlyde, or Air Optix Night & Day Aqua. It is also important that you consult your eye care specialist so they can determine the reason for sensitivity and recommend you the best option.

Can you wear Air Optix contacts while pregnant?

Despite the fact that there are no known risks, it is important to consult your doctor before using any product during your pregnancy. Some women may develop allergic reactions, changes in vision, or other symptoms that may have an impact on their pregnancy. So, to guarantee your safety, discuss your individual needs or concerns with your doctors.

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