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AIR OPTIX™ plus HydraGlyde™ for Astigmatism

contact lenses are designed to provide comfortable, clear vision.

AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism pack shot

Give your astigmatic customers comfort from day 1 to day 301-3*


*Based on a clinical study with AIR OPTIX® AQUA and AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA lenses.

Dual stability is the key to successful contact lens wear for patients with astigmatism


Tear Film Stability + On-Eye Stability

Smartshield technology
Smartshield technology

SmartShield™ Technology to help resist deposits, support a stable tear film and maintain wettability for longer-lasting lens surface moisture.2,4-8


Precision Balance 8|4™ Lens Design means two anchor points for stabilization, providing excellent visual acuity throughout the month.13,14

*Based on clinical studies with AIR OPTIX™ AQUA lenses.
Based on a survey of patients who tried the lenses for 1 month and used AOSEPT™ PLUS or OPTI-FREE™ Puremoist™ for daily cleaning and disinfection.



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

  • Minimize the exposed silicone on the lens surface15,16
  • Protect lenses from irritating deposits all month long4,5
  • Help support a stable tear film and maintain wettability6,7

    AIR OPTIX™ Brand contact lenses with SmartShield™ Technology helps resist lens parameter changes from everyday use of cosmetics, hand creams and makeup removers11,12,17,18
Rules to follow

SmartShield™ Technology helps deliver superior overall lipid deposit resistance throughout the lens.4,9

Lipid deposit graph

HydraGlyde™ Moisture Matrix Technology surrounds lenses in long-lasting surface moisture to help keep the lens surface hydrated14,15


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

*Based on in vitro testing on sphere lenses soaked in phosphate-buffered saline solution for 16 hours; n=10 lenses analyzed per brand. + p<0.05 vs. all comparator lenses.

Precision Balance 8|4™ Design is designed to work with the eyes’ blinking mechanism, keeping lenses stabilized all month long13*

  • Scribe marks at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock
    allow for flexible lens observation at multiple angles to ensure a precise fit12*
  • 5° of oscillation or less
    with blink for reliable, consistent visual acuity12*
  • Unique precision balance 8|4™ lens design
    provides stability throughout 30 days of wear, a comfortable fit under the eyelid, and maximized Dk/t at 6 o’clock10*
  • Stabilization points
    88% of lenses stabilize with the 6 o'clock engraving within 5° of the 90° (180°) axis.10


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

PRECISION balance lens demo

No refit required when upgrading from AIR OPTIX™ for Astigmatism to AIR OPTIX™ plus HydraGlyde™ for Astigmatism


AIR OPTIX™ plus HydraGlyde™ for Astigmatism

  • Dual stability
  • Smartshield™ Technology
  • Precision Balance 8|4 Design
  • Hydraglyde – Moisture Matrix
Dual stability on lens demo

To help your customers get the most from their contact lenses, recommend AOSEPT™ PLUS HydraGlyde™ and OPTI-FREE™ Puremoist™

Contact lens solutions

AIR OPTIX™ Plus HydraGlyde™ for Astigmatism Technical Specifications


Talk to your Alcon representative to learn more about AIR OPTIX™ Plus HydraGlyde™ for Astigmatism.

AIR OPTIX plus HydgraGlyde Toric parameters
AIR OPTIX plus HydgraGlyde contact lens pro teaser
AIR OPTIX plus HydgraGlyde contact lens pro teaser

AIR OPTIX™ Plus HydraGlyde™


Give your customers outstanding comfort, from day 1 to day 30.1-3*


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

AIR OPTIX™ Plus HydraGlyde™ Multifocal


Comfort, and seamless vision at all distances for your presbyopic patients.1†


*Based on clinical studies with AIR OPTIX™ AQUA Lenses.

Based on clinical studies with AIR OPTIX™ AQUA Lenses.

^Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


1. Eiden SB, Davis R, Bergenske P. 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.
3. Lemp J, Kern J. A comparison of real time and recall comfort assessments. Optom Vis Sci. 2016;93:E-abstract 165256. 
4. 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.
5. Nash W, Gabriel M. 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.
6. 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, DC.
7. Guillon M, Maissa C, Wong S, Patel K, Lemp J. Tear film dynamics over silicone hydrogel contact lenses with different lipid deposition profiles. Optom Vis Sci. 2014;91:E-abstract 145196.
8. Alcon data on file, 2015.
9. In a prospective, crossover, single-masked clinical trial. Evaluation of lotrafilcon B versus PureVision^ Multifocal in emerging presbyopes. Alcon data on file, 2008.
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.
11. Alcon data on file, 2016.
12. Luensmann D, van Doorn K, May C, Srinivasan S, Jones L. Physical Dimension and Optical Assessment of Currently Marketed Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses After Exposure to Cosmetics. American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio, USA, 2018.
13. In a randomized, subject-masked, multi-site clinical study with over 150 patients; significance demonstrated at the 0.05 level; Alcon data on file, 2005.
14. Alcon data on file, 2015
15. 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.
16. Alcon data on file, 2013.
17. Luensmann D, Yu M, Yang J, Srinivasan S, Jones L. Impact of cosmetics on the physical dimension and optical performance of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Eye Contact Lens. 2015;41(4):218-227.
18. Srinivasan S, Otchere H, Yu M, Yang J, Luensmann D, Jones L. Impact of cosmetics on the surface properties of silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Eye Contact Lens. 2015;41(4):228-235.
19. 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.

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