Air Optix Aqua - Includes Vision Care

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CIBA Vision / Alcon Contact Lenses

Month-long comfort - Thanks to the combination of a highly breathable silicone hydrogel material and SmartShield technology that prevents the build-up of deposits these lenses remain comfortable throughout the entire month.

Healthy looking eyes - These lenses allow a rich nourishing flow of oxygen to reach your eyes, which reduces fatigue and ensures they look bright, white and healthy even over extended periods of wear.

Easy to insert - These lenses are ultra-thin and have a handling tint, which makes them easy to insert and remove.

Minimum fuss - If approved by your optician for extended wear, you can keep these lenses in overnight for up to 6 nights / 7 days at a time. This minimises maintenance so you can go about your day with no fuss.

Air Optix Aqua are monthly disposable contact lenses for those with myopia or hypermetropia (short- or long-sightedness). They are manufactured by Alcon and reviews describe these contacts as ‘first class’ and ‘comfortable when in constant use’.


Recommended For

Lenstore recommends Air Optix Aqua contacts for:

  • Those who are short or long-sighted
  • Those who want a simple, hassle-free contact lens experience
  • Those who want a cost-effective contact lens option

Please always check with your Optometrist first before purchasing new contact lenses that haven’t been prescribed.


Product Information

Categories Contact Lenses, Monthly Contact Lenses, Extended & Continuous Wear Contact Lenses
Brand CIBA Vision / Alcon
Material Lotrafilcon B I 5 (Silicone Hydrogel) 33% water
Handling Tint Yes
UV Protection No
Base Curves (mm) 8.6
Diameter (mm) 14.2
Usage Instructions Daily wear or extended wear for up to 6 nights. Please replace with a new pair every month.

Manufacturer:

Air Optix Aqua contact lenses are manufactured by Alcon.

Brand:

Air Optix Aqua are sold under the joint brand of CIBA Vision / Alcon.

Type of Lens:

Air Optix Aqua are monthly disposable lenses.

Material:

Alcon Air Optix Aqua monthly contact lenses are made from Lotrafilcon B, an extremely breathable silicone hydrogel that allows up to five times more oxygen to reach the eye compared to hydrogel based lenses. This improves wearing comfort and helps to keep eyes healthier for longer.

Technology:

Air Optix Aqua lenses use the following technology:

SmartShield technology- A design process that uses biocompatible plasma to create super smooth, hydrophilic lenses that help to prevent the build-up of otherwise uncomfortable deposits.

Pack Sizes:

You can order Air Optix Aqua contacts from Lenstore in packs of 3x or 6x lenses.

Availability for Astigmatism and Presbyopia:

Air Optix Aqua are available as multifocal lenses to correct presbyopic vision.

Although CIBA Vision / Alcon don’t manufacture an Air Optix Aqua lens for astigmatic prescriptions, they do offer Air Optix for Astigmatism.


Alternatives

If you are considering other monthly lens options, you must consult your optician first, who will assess the suitability of other lenses for your eyes and then fit them correctly.

Lenstore recommends the following alternatives

Air Optix plus HydraGlyde

Air Optix plus HydraGlyde are monthly disposable contacts that use SmartShield technology to minimise the build-up of deposits and keep lenses smooth and comfortable, even over periods of extended wear. The added HydraGlyde technology creates and retains a layer of moisture between the eye and the lens to maintain hydration, while the breathable silicone hydrogel material allows oxygen to flow through and keep eyes white and healthy.

Biofinity

Biofinity lenses are comfortable, breathable contact lenses that allow optimal oxygen to reach the eyes. Aquaform technology helps these lenses to retain moisture and keep eyes hydrated, while an aspheric design increases depth of focus and delivers crisp, clear vision. They can also be worn as continuous wear lenses, for up to 29 nights - if approved by your optician.


FAQs

How Long Can You Wear Air Optix Aqua?

Air Optix Aqua are monthly lenses and can be worn for 30 days as daily wear. According to Alcon, Air Optix Aqua are also licensed for up to 6-nights extended wear - if approved by your optician to do so.

Is Air Optix Aqua Monthly?

Yes, Air Optix Aqua are monthly disposable lenses, if you wear them on a daily basis, which means you’ll need to remove, clean and store them each night.

They can also be worn as extended wear lenses for up to 6 consecutive nights - if approved by your optician.

Can I Sleep in Air Optix Aqua contacts? Can they be worn overnight?

If you are approved for extended wear lenses by your optician, then yes, you can sleep in Air Optix Aqua Monthly lenses. You can wear them overnight for a maximum of 6 continuous nights.

Is Air Optix Better Than Acuvue?

Whether Air Optix contacts are better than Acuvue depends on your lifestyle, prescription and eyes. If we compare the monthly Air Optix Aqua lenses with the two weekly Acuvue Oasys Hydraclear Plus lenses, then the Acuvue lenses have a higher water content and are thinner, more breathable lenses, so may be slightly more comfortable in the eyes. However, they need to be changed more regularly than Air Optix lenses.


References

Lenstore has strict referencing and sourcing guidelines. Our product descriptions are authored and reviewed by Roshni Patel BSc (Hons) MCOptom.

1. Eiden, S. Barry O.D.; Davis, Robert L. O.D.; Bergenske, Peter D. O.D. Prospective Study of Lotrafilcon B Lenses Comparing 2 Versus 4 Weeks of Wear for Objective and Subjective Measures of Health, Comfort, and Vision, Eye & Contact Lens: Science & Clinical Practice: July 2013 - Volume 39 - Issue 4 - p 290-294 doi: 10.1097/ICL.0b013e318296bdbb. https://journals.lww.com/claojournal/Abstract/2013/07000/Prospective_Study_of_Lotrafilcon_B_Lenses.7.aspx

2. AIR OPTIX® AQUA. Alcon Eye Care UK Limited. Accessed Dec. 11, 2020. https://uk.myalcon.com/uk-en/professional/contact-lenses/air-optix/aqua/

Roshni Patel

Written by: Roshni Patel BSc (Hons) MCOptom

Optometrist and Professional Services Manager

Roshni Patel BSc (Hons) MCOptom qualified as an Optometrist in 2004. She is a member of the Association of Optometrists and is the Professional Services Manager at Lenstore where she is responsible for supporting and guiding all departments from a clinical standpoint.

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Air Optix Aqua Reviews

Overall: 4.71 482 reviews

  • By Sarah on 10 October 2021 Very happy with product
  • By julie ramsden on 08 October 2021 Comfortable and easy to use
  • By Rachael on 30 September 2021 These don't appear to be the same quality as ones I have had before.
  • By Consumer on 28 September 2021 Used for many years
  • By Shirley on 21 September 2021 Good products
  • By K Lageman on 17 September 2021 Wonderful!
  • By Dwiparna on 14 September 2021 This is very good product and value for money.
  • By Tracey on 12 September 2021 Can't fault buying my lens online this way after years of using opticians
  • By Jennifer on 11 September 2021 Great prices and they stay moist all day long
  • By Maria Alder on 11 September 2021 Very good.
  • By Jason O on 04 September 2021 Best lenses I have ever used. Great price.
  • By L H on 28 August 2021 Great product really happy
  • By Claudio Sassano on 17 August 2021 Excellent! Comfortable, durable. Use it al day long in a very dusty environment. Very pleased with this brand.
  • By Jessica on 14 August 2021 Used the same brand for years. Works well on my sensitive eyes.
  • By Natalia on 13 August 2021 Quickly delivery, good quality
  • By Yulia on 10 August 2021 excellen quality and very quick delivery
  • By Beth Pritchard on 06 August 2021 Comfortable to wear. Forgot they were in.
  • By Judith Harrison on 28 July 2021 Excellent product and service.
  • By Chris on 27 July 2021 Excllent product
  • By JEFFREY on 21 July 2021 Very good, no problems at all.
  • By Leona on 18 July 2021 Really good quality contact lenses. The ones I got from my opticians but at a fraction of the price. Don’t break or curl like some cheaper ones
  • By Eric on 17 July 2021 I am very glad to have found this company.
  • By Mr Shaun Wilkins on 14 July 2021 Easy to use and very comfortable to wear all day
  • By Kelli on 10 July 2021 Good contacts
  • By Katarzyna on 07 July 2021 Good quality for not big money.
  • By STEPHEN DICKINSON on 07 July 2021 I am sure there are probably more comfortable lenses out there but not at the price.
  • By Andrew on 30 June 2021 Allows plenty of oxygen
  • By EDWIN on 22 June 2021 great product
  • By Dan on 22 June 2021 love these lenses. so easy to use
  • By Joanna Fisher on 22 June 2021 excellent lenses used them for many years.
  • By Salih on 21 June 2021 Great product very easy to use problem free
  • By Customer on 17 June 2021 Really good and comfortable - used forever.
  • By Salih on 15 June 2021 Great pair of lenses does the job as intended
  • By Sean on 06 June 2021 They deliver really fast love lenstore it’s my go to.
  • By lisa wilson on 05 June 2021 My favourites! Easy to put in and hardwearing🥰
  • By Amandeep on 01 June 2021 I am using this product for last 8 years. No issue at all.
  • By Jo on 25 May 2021 Happy with product prompt delivery
  • By Anthony Menzies on 21 May 2021 As before,excellent service
  • By Martina on 13 May 2021 Most Comfortable
  • By Haley on 08 May 2021 Great product always used this brand.
  • By Christiana on 07 May 2021 The most comfortable brand and type of contacts I have ever tried and I've tried almost every brand there is. The monthlies are even more hydrated than their dailies.
  • By YOUNES on 03 May 2021 I only wear contact lenses about 1-2 hours a day when I’m training. The minute I put them on, they irritated my eyes and feel uncomfortable.
  • By David on 30 April 2021 I haven't had to use them yet but I have every confidence that they will be fine.
  • By Helen S on 15 April 2021 Great value for money
  • By Malgorzata on 14 April 2021 I like this contact lenses,there are very comfortable.
  • By Kasey on 11 April 2021 Never received my contacts
  • By Janis Bowyer on 08 April 2021 These are the only lens I seem to be able to wear, the quality is great and pricing good.
  • By Claire on 29 March 2021 amazingly quick better than supersavers
  • By Bridget on 27 March 2021 Excellent.
  • By Richard on 27 March 2021 Always packaged well and a genuinely good product

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the customers and not of Lenstore.co.uk. If you wish to change to a different contact lens, please contact our Clinical Team for further advice.

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