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Alcon offers the widest spectrum of products in eye care. Our Vision Care portfolio offers award winning daily disposable, monthly replacement, colour-enhancing contact lenses and contact lens care products for comfortable and convenient vision correction options.

AIR OPTIX® AQUA

Description 

Monthly disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses that offer consistent, comfortable wear from day 1 to day 301

Who should wear AIR OPTIX AQUA?  

For patients who:

  • Are looking for a more cost effective option than daily disposable lenses
  • Are looking for a monthly lens that offers consistent comfort1
  • Are looking for lenses that provide white, healthy looking eyes2*
FeaturesBenefits
SmartShieldTM technology Ultra-smooth lens surface designed to defend against daily deposits for comfortable wear all day long1,5
Excellent wettability3 A comfortable lens-wearing experience all day long3,4
Excellent lipid deposit resistance4,5,6 Consistent comfort from day 1 to day 301

Up to 5 times greater oxygen transmissibility than traditional soft contact lenses7*

Rich nourishing oxygen flow for white, healthy looking eyes2

SmartShield technology

  • AIR OPTIX SmartShield technology creates a hydrophilic environment that delivers better lipid deposit resistance than any other 2-week or monthly silicone hydrogel lens5,8
  • Tear film de-stabilisation may occur with lipid deposition, this can reduce lens wettability and impact lens comfort9,10

Product information

Material lotrafilcon B
Water Content (%) 33
Dk/t 138 @ -3.00D
Tc (mm) 0.08
TD (mm) 14.2
BOZR (mm) 8.6
Power range (steps)

+0.50 to +6.00 (0.25D steps)

-0.50 to -6.00 (0.25D steps)

-6.50 to -10.00 (0.50D steps)
Handling tint Yes
Pack configurations Lenses only – 3 pack
Replacement frequency 1/12
Design Front surface: Aspheric. Back surface: Aspheric

*Dk/t 138 @ -3.00D

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

2. , Dillehay S, Miller M B, Performance of lotrafilcon B Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses in Experienced Low-Dk/t Daily Lens Wearers. Eye & Contact Lens 2007; 33(6); 272-277

3. In vitro measurement of contact angles on unworn spherical lenses; significance demonstrated at the 0.05 level; Alcon data on file, 2008.

4. In vitro measurement of contact angles on unworn spherical lenses; significance demonstrated at the 0.05 level; Alcon data on file, 2009.

5. 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.

6. Tighe BJ. A decade of silicone hydrogel development: surface properties, mechanical properties and ocular compatibility. Eye & Contact Lens. 2013;39:4-12.

7. Based on the ratio of lens oxygen transmissibilities. Alcon data on file 2009.

8. Nash WL, Gabriel MM. Ex vivo analysis of cholesterol deposition for commercially available silicone hydrogel contact lenses using a ‑uorometric enzymatic assay. Eye Contact Lens. 2014;40(5):277-282.

9. Keir N, Jones L. Wettability and silicone hydrogel lenses: a review. Eye Contact Lens. 2013;39:100

10. Carney FP, Nash WL, Sentell KB. The adsorption of major tear film lipids in vitro to various silicone hydrogels over time. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008;49:120-4.

11. Luensmann D, Srinivasan S, Yu M, Yang J, Jones L. The impact of cosmetics on the physical and optical performance of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 2012;35(Supp 1):e6.