Air Optix plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism - Includes Vision Care

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CIBA Vision / Alcon
Stable vision with every blink¹
AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® for Astigmatism lenses feature a special design that accommodates the shape of your eye, giving you stable and clear vision*¹⁰.
Consistent comfort all day, every day² ³
AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® contact lenses benefit from HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix technology, which helps keep the lens continuously moist for lasting hydration throughout the day – from the first to the last wear⁴ ⁵.
Constant protection⁶ ⁷
AIR OPTIX® contact lenses feature SmartShield® Technology that helps protect your lenses from irritating deposits all month long⁶ ⁷.

Hydrating - Utilising technology that offers superior hydration, Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism lenses help wearers’ eyes to retain water, and comfort, during wear.

Comfort and safety - The design of these contact lenses offers users protection from irritation, reducing the likelihood of dirt deposits and protein build-ups during periods of use.

Convenient - As a monthly-use contact lens option, Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism can be worn for up to 30 days, with them being removed, cleaned and stored correctly overnight after each day of use.

Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism are a monthly-use contact lens from Alcon that are a good choice for wearers with astigmatic prescriptions.


Recommended For

Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism contact lenses are recommended for:

  • Wearers with an astigmatic prescription.
  • Wearers who prefer a monthly-use contact lens.

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 / Toric Contact Lenses For Astigmatism
Brand CIBA Vision / Alcon
Material Lotrafilcon B/33% water
Handling Tint Yes
UV Protection No
Base Curves (mm) 8.7
Diameter (mm) 14.5
Usage Instructions Daily wear. Also can be used as extended wear for 6 nights. Please replace with a new pair every month.

Manufacturer:

Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism contact lenses are designed and manufactured by Alcon, a world-renowned specialist in the eye care industry.

Brand:

Air Optix is a brand owned and operated by Alcon.

Type of Lens:

Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism contact lenses are a monthly-use contact lens for wearers with astigmatic prescriptions. Each lens can be worn for up to 30 days, though they will need to be removed, cleaned and stored overnight correctly after each day of use; Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism can also be worn as extended wear for up to 6 consecutive days, with approval from your optician.

Material:

Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism contact lenses are made with Lotrafilcon B. Lotrafilcon B is a silicone hydrogel with a water content of 33% that allows more oxygen to pass through the lens to the cornea than regular soft (hydrogel) contacts - improving breathability for added comfort.

Technology:

Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism contact lenses have been designed by Alcon with technologies employed to improve effectiveness and the comfort of wearers:

HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix - HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix technology uses a block copolymer that surrounds the lens with an envelope of moisture; it offers a unique hydrophilic barrier that lowers friction during wear to provide extra hydration throughout the day, improving comfort for wearers.

SmartShield Technology - SmartShield is a technology from Alcon that creates a permanent ultrathin protective shield around the contact lens, lowering the amount of exposed silicone atoms at the surface. This technology helps the lens to resist lipid deposits and improves wettability and hydration.

Precision Balance 8|4 Lens Design - Precision Balance 8|4 is a trademarked, unique design for toric contact lenses from Alcon that helps to provide a stabilised lens fit and wearing experience, using two points of stability. This technology also helps to reduce interaction between the lens and eyelid, improving comfort.

Pack Sizes:

Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism contact lenses are available in packs of 3. Each lens will last for 30 days, being removed, cleaned and stored correctly overnight after each day of use. This means that a pack of 3 monthly-use lenses will last for around 3 months.

Availability for Myopia, Hypermetropia and Presbyopia:

Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism contact lenses are manufactured for wearers with astigmatism, though Alcon also makes other options for different prescriptions. Alcon offers Air Optix plus Hydraglyde lenses for wearers with myopia and hypermetropia (short or long sight), and Air Optix plus Hydraglyde Multifocal for wearers with presbyopic prescriptions.


Alternatives

Not sure that Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism contact lenses are the right choice for you? You may want to consider alternative brands.

Before you try a different brand of contact lens, you will need to consult your optician to make sure that any alternative is suitable for you, and also fitted correctly.

Biofinity Toric

Biofinity Toric are monthly-use contact lenses produced by CooperVision for wearers with astigmatic prescriptions. Thanks to the highly breathable silicone hydrogel material and CooperVision’s Aquaform technology; these lenses deliver wettability and comfort over long periods of wear, making them good for continuous wear, when approved by your optician. These lenses have also been designed to stabilise themselves to ensure prompt and consistent quality of vision.

Avaira Vitality Toric

Avaira Vitality Toric contact lenses are a monthly-use alternative from CooperVision designed for wearers with astigmatic prescriptions. These lenses feature a UV filter that blocks over 90% of UVA rays, and 99% of UVB rays, making them an ideal choice for wearers who spend a lot of time outdoors, either for work or leisure. The use of a breathable silicone hydrogel combined with an enhanced water content in Avaira Vitality Toric creates a lens that provides improved comfort during wear, while CooperVision's optimised toric lens geometry features a larger optic zone and stability to orientate the lens for enhanced performance, clarity and comfort.


*Based on clinical studies with AIR OPTIX® for Astigmatism contact lenses.

  1. In a randomized, subject-masked, multisite clinical study with over 150 patients; significance demonstrated at the 0.05 level; Alcon data on file, 2005.

  2. Lemp J, Kern J. A comparison of real time and recall comfort assessments. Optom Vis Sci. 2016;93:E-abstract 165256.

  3. Eiden SB, Davis R, Bergenske P. Prospective study of lotrafilcon B lenses comparing 2 versus 4 weeks of wear for objective measures of health, comfort and vision. Eye Contact Lens. 2013;39(4):290-294.

  4. In vitro study over 16 hours to measure wetting substantivity; Alcon data on file, 2015.

  5. Lemp J, Kern J. On-eye performance of lotrafilcon B lenses packaged with a substantive wetting agent. Poster presented at Optometry's Meeting, the Annual Meeting of the American Optometric Association; June 21-25, 2017; Washington, D.C.

  6. Nash W, Gabriel M. Ex vivo analysis of cholesterol deposition for commercially available silicone hydrogen contact lenses using a fluorometric enzymatic assay. Eye Contact Lens. 2014;40(5):277-282.

  7. Nash W, Gabriel M, Mowrey-Mckee M. A comparison of various silicone hydrogel lenses; lipid and protein deposition as a result of daily wear. Optom Vis Sci. 2010;87:E- abstract 105110.

  8. In a randomized, subject-masked clinical study at 11 sites with 83 subjects; significance demonstrated at the 0.05 level; Alcon data on file, 2006.

  9. Davis R, Eiden B. Changes in comfort and vision during weeks 3 and 4 monthly replacement silicone hydrogel contact lenses. American Academy of Optometry 2012; E-abstract 125401.

  10. In a randomized, subject-masked clinical study at 11 sites with 83 subjects; significance demonstrated at the 0.05 level; Alcon data on file, 2006.
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 plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism Reviews

Overall: 4.68 28 reviews

  • By Patrivia brazier on 25 May 2022 Very comfortable.i am very pleased.
  • By Lisa Winfield on 04 May 2022 These lenses are brilliant. So comfortable, vision is so clear. Would highly recommend
  • By May on 26 April 2022 Contact lenses are good but wish there were more contact lenses in one box.
  • By daniel on 16 April 2022 Very good for the price
  • By Heather on 18 March 2022 They are thicker than my old lenses and harder to get off my eye. Still comfortable though.
  • By Peter on 21 February 2022 Easy to use and very comfortable
  • By Janice on 19 February 2022 Why was I charged nearly £10 more for the same lenses I normally buy after I had been told they weren't in stock and I would be sent a higher priced alternative . Not happy with this , I'm not happy to purchase my optical products with you in the future.
  • By Jade on 18 January 2022 Great alternative to a discontinued Lense.
  • By Mrs Christinr Doherty on 13 January 2022 They are more exspensive than other contact lenses But they are really comfortable
  • By Mic247 on 04 January 2022 Getting more expensive but still excellent. I have had these on order for years now. A recent snag happened when they ran out of stock on one eye and only sent one set for the other eye. Overall very good, quick delivery.
  • By Jean Dockray on 17 December 2021 Good quality. Easy to order prompt delivery
  • By Wendy Cole on 06 December 2021 Very comfortable lenses easy to insert and remove
  • By Prakash on 29 November 2021 Ok. Took a while to settle in place (about 45min) but once they were in, I really liked how they felt.
  • By Kevin on 25 November 2021 Comfortable and affordable lenses
  • By Mr Graham Bright on 19 November 2021 I have had issues with several other lens manufactures, but find these lens have really good month long vision correction, fit and comfort
  • By Samantha on 29 September 2021 Right lenses in all packs were not right
  • By Customer steve dyson on 04 September 2021 100% happy
  • By John Barlow on 20 July 2021 Good quality product
  • By Chose on 04 June 2021 More comfortable than biofinity for astigmatism
  • By Georgina Callister on 16 April 2021 Comfortable and a good price
  • By Tracy on 17 March 2021 Great product
  • By Georgina Callister on 19 February 2021 excellent product and service
  • By Drei on 18 February 2021 No problem with my contact lenses. Got what I ordered.
  • By Michael Butland on 17 October 2020 No problems with this make of lense, which I have been using for some time now.
  • By Warren on 30 August 2020 Good product but pricing not the best.
  • By Shamma-Rae on 11 August 2020 Comfortable lenses.
  • By Piotr on 26 June 2020 Better than my previous lenses
  • By trevorparris on 13 June 2020 These are the most comfortable lenses I've ever used, along with crystal clear vision I've finally found my perfect lenses! I previously used Purevision 2 HD which have excellent vision but are a bit uncomfortable and dried my eyes out! I have tried numerus toric lenses over the years and these are by far the best!

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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