Air Optix Aqua - Includes Vision Care

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CIBA Vision / Alcon

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.


Air Optix Aqua contact lenses are manufactured by Alcon.


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

Type of Lens:

Air Optix Aqua are monthly disposable lenses.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.

2. AIR OPTIX® AQUA. Alcon Eye Care UK Limited. Accessed Dec. 11, 2020.

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: 4.70 520 reviews

  • By Annie C on 29 June 2022 Good value for money
  • By Paul on 29 June 2022 Fit my needs well. Sad to see they are going discontinued.
  • By Karen Campbell on 14 June 2022 For someone who has a lot of issues using contact lenses, these have been the most comfortable yet. No issues so far :)
  • By Ivana J on 10 June 2022 Love it! Very good contact lenses! So happy I found this website. Save my life every day because of next day delivery even if I’m ordering late in the evening. Love you guys 😍👍🏻
  • By Spyridon Renesis on 07 June 2022 I returned it
  • By Mrs caroline collins on 03 June 2022 Very comfortable to wear no issues.
  • By Helen on 28 May 2022 Product is great, delivery and service from lenstore simple quick and fast delivery 👍
  • By steven on 24 May 2022 good product
  • By Jan on 17 May 2022 Good Product Choice.
  • By Helen on 01 May 2022 Comfortable to wear
  • By Melissa campbell on 24 April 2022 Excellent and very comfortable to wear.
  • By Rosemary on 24 April 2022 Easy to ware affordable price and comfortable. Easy to put in and take out.
  • By Adrian Stubley on 20 April 2022 Bought contacts from Lens store. Very competitive price and exceptionally quick delivery! Would recommend.
  • By jonathan on 02 April 2022 Comfortable
  • By Dana on 01 April 2022 Good lenses
  • By Angelina on 29 March 2022 Really nice
  • By Rannva on 24 March 2022 Quick and easy service
  • By Sandra on 24 March 2022 Love my contacts at a cheaper price same quality
  • By Caroline on 22 March 2022 Excellent
  • By Mr Kirk on 02 March 2022 Had to order because lens scheme products from high street provider were so poor. Got a much better product at same cost. Now cancelled subscription to the high street.
  • By Heavyn on 22 February 2022 Amazing so much cheaper than where I used to get them but it’s still the same thing
  • By Adam on 19 February 2022 Never got this order
  • By Kimberly on 17 February 2022 Will use again.
  • By Kotryna on 11 February 2022 This is one of the best lenses I am using. I am wearing them during nights and no irritation or dryness. I am also using Blink-N-Clean eye drops with lenses in after I wake up.
  • By MS F WEST on 10 February 2022 No probs with new replacement after a discontinued one.
  • By Bridget on 28 January 2022 Great. Excellent.
  • By HAZEL BURROUGHS on 27 January 2022 Very comfortable
  • By Jose on 18 January 2022 Comfortable and clear, what else could you want from contact lenses?
  • By Camilla Helley on 18 January 2022 Great quality, last for ages and arrive next day without fail. Happy customer as always
  • By Claudio Sassano on 16 January 2022 Super comfortable. No discomfort reaching the end of its life.
  • By Liene on 08 January 2022 Good lenses
  • By Amer Sayed on 24 December 2021 Not good enough, too expensive, I will be looking for a new supplier in the new year
  • By Grigsby on 16 December 2021 comfortable and reliable lenses. Let's hope they don't change them.
  • By Richard Mann on 07 December 2021 Used for years, great lenses
  • By Christopher on 07 December 2021 Yes very good product thank you
  • By Pamela on 02 November 2021 I am so grateful that I can order from you and not have my prescription renewed. My prescription hasn't changed in years. Thank you.
  • By Bruce on 21 October 2021 Soft lenses that dont dry your eyes out. Tried other lenses but always go back to these. Great product, great price.
  • By Chris Danquah on 19 October 2021 Nshsbsbbsn
  • 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

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

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