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AIR OPTIX™ plus HydraGlyde™ Multifocal

contact lenses are designed to provide comfort and seamless vision at all distances, near through far.1,4,5


AIR OPTIX plus Hydraglyde Multifocal

Give your presbyopic patients outstanding comfort from day 1 to day 301-3*



*Based on a clinical study with AIR OPTIX® AQUA AIR OPTIX® for Astigmatism, and AIR OPTIX® AQUA MULTIFOCAL Contact lenses.

Innovative Precision Profile™ Design created for predictable, seamless vision4


Precision profile

Smooth progression of power gradients for clear, uninterrupted vision from near, to intermediate, to distance4


Center-near design works synergistically with the eye’s natural pupillary function.3

  • Unique optical zone size optimised for a wide range of pupil sizes
  • Designed to improve near vision without compromising distance
Seeing near to far

Images are for illustrative purposes only

Two Unique Technologies


SmartShield® Technology creates an ultra-thin protective layer to:


  • Minimize the exposed silicone10
  • Protect lenses from irritating deposits all month long7-9
  • Support a stable tear film and maintain wettability


SmartShield® Technology helps deliver superior overall lipid deposit resistance throughout the lens.6-8,11,13

Lipid deposit graph

*Overall excellent cholesterol deposit resistance of AIR OPTIX™ plus Hydraglyde™ contact lenses, as compared to ACUVUE^ OASYS^ Lenses, PureVision^ lenses, Biofinity^ lenses and Avaira^ lenses, lenses worn daily for the manufacturer-recommended replacement period. AOSEPT PLUS® Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution used for cleaning and disinfection. All differences between AIR OPTIX™ plus Hydraglyde™ contact lenses and competitive brands statistically significant. (p<0.05)

^Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

HydraGlyde™ Moisture Matrix Technology surrounds lenses in long-lasting surface moisture to help keep the lens surface hydrated13,14


Retains longer-lasting lens surface moisture after 16 hours of simulated wear
Mean time to lens surface moisture breakup

To help your patients get the most from their contact lenses, offer AOSEPT PLUS® with HydraGlyde™ and OPTI-FREE® PureMoist®


Contact lens solutions

AIR OPTIX™ plus HydraGlyde™ Multifocal contact lenses technical specification

AIR OPTIX Plus HydraGlyde Multifocal parameters

Learn About the Alcon Multifocal Family

Multifocal family
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DAILIES™ AquaComfort™ PLUS Multifocal

For clarity at all distances, near through far, and refreshing all day comfort.4,5,12,16


AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde Multifocal contact lens pack
AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde Multifocal contact lens pack

TOTAL1™ Multifocal

The first and only multifocal water gradient contact lens.


Reference Links

    1. Eiden SB, Davis RL, Bergenske PD. 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. 2013;39(4):290-294.

    2. Based on a 30-day clinical study of 75 habitual lotrafilcon B lens wearers: Alcon data on file, 2017. Available on request. 

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

    4. Alcon data on file, 2016. Alcon Multifocal Precision Profile Contact Lens Design. Available on request.

    5. Lemp J, Kern J. Alcon multifocal contact lenses for presbyopia correction. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Optometrists Congress; June 28-30, 2017; Ottawa, ON.

    6. Alcon data on file, 2008. Ex vivo total cholesterol & total protein analysis of commercially available silicone hydrogel lenses. Available on request.

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

    9. Alcon data on file, 2015. In vitro biological deposition comparison of Air Optix. Available on request

    10. Rex J, Perry S, Lemp J. Concentrations of silicon at silicone hydrogel contact lens surfaces. Poster presented at BCLA Clinical Conference; May 29-31, 2015; Liverpool, England.

    11. 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; Fort Worth, TX.

    12. Wolffsohn JS et al. Objective clinical performance of ‘comfort-enhanced’ daily disposable soft contact lenses. Cont Lens Ant Eye 2010:88-92.

    13. Alcon data on file, 2015. In vitro study over 16 hours to measure wetting substantivity. Available on request.

    14. Muya L, Lemp J, Kern JR, Sentell KB, Lane J, Perry SS. Impact of packaging saline wetting agents on wetting substantivity and lubricity. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2016;57:E-abstract 1463.

    15. Tucker C, Lemp J, Guillon M. In vitro and on eye wettability of lotrfilcon B lenses packaged with a substantive wetting agent; Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2017;58(8):3070.

    16. Pruitt J, et al. Triple-action moisturisers for increased comfort in daily disposable lenses. Optician. 2007;11:27-28.

    17. Merchea M, Evans D, Kannarr S, Miller J, Kaplan M, Nixon L. Assessing a modified fitting approach for improved multifocal contact lens fitting success. Paper presented at Optometry’s meeting; Jun 20 - 24, 2018; Denver, CO.

    18. Bauman E, Lemp J, Kern J. Material effect on multifocal contact lens fitting of lenses of the same optical design with the same fitting guide. Poster presented at the British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference & Exhibition, June 9-11, 2017. Liverpool, UK.

    19. Perez-Gomez I, Giles T. European survey of contact lens wearers and eye care professionals on satisfaction with a new water gradient disposable contact lens. Clin Optom. 2014;6:17-23.

    20. Lally J et al. A new lens care solution provides moisture and comfort with today’s CLs. Optician 2011;241(6296):42-46.


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