Air Optix for Astigmatism - Includes Vision Care

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3 lenses per box | Save money - buy in boxes of 6

This product has been discontinued. Alcon recommends an upgrade to Air Optix plus Hydraglyde for Astigmatism contact lenses that are compatible with your current product. There is no refit required.

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CIBA Vision / Alcon

Optimal comfort - Air Optix offers comfort and convenience, allowing up to six times more oxygen to reach your eyes than hydrogel-based contact lenses.

Astigmatism optimised - Specifically designed for wearers with a prescription for astigmatism, improving the quality of vision.

Flexibility in use - The amount of oxygen reaching the eye means that wearers can wear Air Optix for Astigmatism lenses as extended wear for up 6 nights, though you will need to confirm with your optician first.

Added protection - Unique plasma surface that retains moisture and resists deposits for consistent comfort throughout use.

Hydration - A good choice for lens wearers who suffer from dry eyes.

Convenience and reusable - Air Optix for Astigmatism can be worn for up to 30 days as long as they are removed, cleaned and stored each night.

Enhanced reliability - Less than 5° of oscillation when blinking combined with a wide optic zone for top visual acuity during the entirety of their lifetime.

Air Optix for Astigmatism are monthly contact lenses designed for comfort, and to keep your eyes hydrated for as long as possible.

Recommended For

Air Optix for Astigmatism are recommended for:

  • Wearers with an astigmatism prescription.
  • Wearers who prefer a monthly-use lens over daily-use.
  • Those who are looking for a comfortable and reliable 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 / Extended & Continuous Wear Contact Lenses
Brand CIBA Vision / Alcon
Material Lotrafilcon B I 4 (Silicone Hydrogel) 33% water
Handling Tint Yes
UV Protection No
Base Curves (mm) 8.7
Diameter (mm) 14.5
Usage Instructions Daily wear or extended wear for up to 6 nights. Please replace with a new pair every month


Air Optix for Astigmatism are manufactured by CIBA Vision and Alcon, global leaders in the contact lens space, with over 70 years of experience.


Air Optix is a brand produced and sold by CIBA Vision and Alcon.

Type of Lens:

Air Optix for Astigmatism are a monthly-use toric contact lens. They can be worn for up to 30 days as long as they are removed, cleaned and stored correctly each night after a day of use. These contact lenses can be worn as extended wear for up to 6 consecutive nights if required, but you will need approval from your optician.


CIBA Vision Air Optix Toric contact lenses are made with Lotrafilcon B. Lotrafilcon B is a silicone hydrogel with a water content of 33%, which offers increased comfort and hydration throughout use.


Air Optix Contact Lenses for Astigmatism are made using several technologies to improve performance:

SmartShield technology - A unique technology that provides an ultra-smooth surface that repels deposits for maximum comfort.

Precision Balance 8|4 - A design that works with the natural action of the eyelid to provide stability when blinking, reduce interaction with the lower eyelid and maximise oxygen flow.

TriComfort technology - Maintains breathability and moisture-retention thanks to the smooth lens surface. TriComfort technology utilises a unique plasma layer, which creates a Hydrophyllic environment, which in turn resists lipids and deposit build-up.

Pack Sizes:

Air Optix for Astigmatism monthly lenses are available in boxes of 3 and 6.

Availability for Myopia, Hypermetropia and Presbyopia:

If you have myopia (short-sight) or hypermetropia (long-sight), CIBA Vision/Alcon offers Air Optix Aqua contact lenses.

For help with Presbyopia, Air Optix Aqua Multifocal lenses are available.


Not sure if Air Optix for Astigmatism lenses are right for you? Then why not try an alternative brand?

Before you do try an alternative, you must consult your optician to ensure both their suitability and that they are the appropriate fit, as each brand has a different design and fitting guide.

Air Optix plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism

Air Optix plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism work in a similar way to Air Optix for Astigmatism, but also use HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix technology, which helps the lenses to retain water for longer and enhance comfort. Air Optix plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism also use SmartShield Technology to prevent dirt deposits and protein build-ups.

Biofinity Toric

Biofinity Toric lenses are monthly use, but retain the high levels of comfort you expect from daily contacts. With advanced lens design, Biofinity Toric offer support for those with astigmatism. Biofinity Toric lenses utilise Aquaform technology to increase oxygen flow to your eyes.


How Long Can I Wear Air Optix for Astigmatism?

You can wear Air Optix for Astigmatism for up to 30 days, though each lens needs to be removed and cleaned overnight. It is possible to sleep while wearing Air Optix for Astigmatism for up to 6 nights, but you must have this approved by your optician before doing so.

Does Air Optix Have Coloured Contacts for Astigmatism?

Air Optix colour contact lenses are not available for users with a prescription for astigmatism.

Are Air Optix for Astigmatism Toric Lenses?

Air Optix for Astigmatism lenses are toric.


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® for ASTIGMATISM. Alcon Eye Care UK Limited. Accessed Feb. 05, 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 for Astigmatism Reviews

Overall: 4.72 196 reviews

  • By lynn gascoyne on 17 March 2022 Comfortable
  • By Eileen on 14 December 2021 I have always found them satisfactory
  • By Eric on 02 December 2021 Quality lenses at a very good price
  • By Zoë Morton on 16 November 2021 Absolutely love these, with my Astigmatism and dry eyes I struggle to get my eyes comfortable but these are fantastic especially given they cost half as much as the ones I had from Spec savers
  • By julie ramsden on 08 October 2021 Comfortable and easy to use
  • By Rachael on 30 September 2021 Quality is different
  • By Ann Speed on 28 September 2021 The most comfortable lens I’ve worn in years!
  • By Maria on 16 September 2021 Great quality
  • By Janet on 08 September 2021 excellent lenses
  • By Jordan on 02 September 2021 Good quality for the value
  • By Sarah on 31 August 2021 Wonderful
  • By Adam on 17 August 2021 Been using these lenses for quite a few years, lenstore happens to be faster delivery and cheaper that anywhere else I have found.
  • By Yulia on 10 August 2021 excellent quality and very quick delivery
  • By Rebecca on 01 July 2021 Good product
  • By Phillip on 23 June 2021 Received lenses quickly and I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
  • By Virginia on 04 June 2021 Absolutely comfortable !
  • By Borja on 01 June 2021 Perfect, 10 Hours a day without any sense.
  • By CHRISTOPHER on 19 May 2021 Great Lenses
  • By Kamila on 12 May 2021 Good service good product
  • By Slimane on 08 May 2021 Fast shipping and nice product
  • By Barrie Wyatt on 29 April 2021 Excellent!
  • By Inigo on 20 April 2021 No issues at all
  • By Sue Reynolds on 15 April 2021 Product is great.
  • By Ann Speed on 14 April 2021 Excellent quality, great price and delivery was very fast
  • By Kevin Sykes on 13 April 2021 Comforting to wear. Easy to get in and out.
  • By keith seeberan on 23 March 2021 Good Product
  • By Amber on 22 January 2021 Been wearing these for 7 years now, no complaints. Good quality and comfortable
  • By lorraine bryan on 14 January 2021 A☆☆☆☆☆ brilliant
  • By Customer on 30 December 2020 Great no problems
  • By Mr Paul Hastings on 03 December 2020 Excellent quality lenses.
  • By Maria on 24 November 2020 Great quality, fantastic price
  • By JD on 22 November 2020 The lens are great Thanks
  • By Sue Reynolds on 18 November 2020 Super easy website to use.
  • By Gordon Burrow on 06 November 2020 Used these for some time now and find them great
  • By Martynian on 29 October 2020 Perfect quality, very pleasure
  • By Caron Russell on 16 October 2020 Love my lenses !
  • By Rodney Pope on 07 October 2020 OK but took time to deliver.
  • By Alison Wood on 06 October 2020 Great lenses and value for money
  • By Christine Courtney on 17 September 2020 No problems at all- the quality is very good.
  • By Michael Cox on 16 September 2020 All spot on I feel there the most comfortable
  • By Char on 06 September 2020 Very comfortable
  • By Lynne on 29 August 2020 Personally I find them very comfortable and great value for money.
  • By Lianne Nicholson on 22 August 2020 The best toric lenses I’ve used. I suffer from quite sensitive eyes and have trialled so many brands. This is the only type that doesn’t have me removing them half way through the day.
  • By S. Brown on 15 August 2020 I find these lenses to be very comfortable (often forget I'm wearing them) and they are a super fit.
  • By Janet on 18 July 2020 Very comfortable and ideal for me
  • By Rob on 10 July 2020 Used these lens for 3 years now, don't even know you are wearing them so comfortable and no irritation.
  • By Pam Jones on 10 July 2020 Very comfortable and cheaper than I can get elsewhere
  • By Mr Neil Dixon on 10 July 2020 Very happy
  • By Simon on 08 July 2020 These are great lenses for not bad price
  • By Jade on 07 July 2020 Left lense has made my eye sore. On my 2nd lense Still not right.

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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