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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 as well as a family of tailored dry eye products for the comfort and convenience of your patients.



Monthly disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses that correct astigmatism and offer outstanding stability and fit success with our unique Precision Balance 8|4TM Design.1

Who should wear AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM?  

For patients who:

  • Want monthly toric contact lenses that offer stable and consistent vision1
  • Expect consistent comfort from day 1 to day 302
  • Are looking for a cost effective / full time wear option versus daily disposable lenses
Features Benefits
Precision Balance 8|4 Design

Less than 5° of oscillation with blink for reliable, consistent visual acuity1

Wide optic zone for excellent visual acuity and consistent vision from day 1 to day 303,4

SmartShieldTM technology

Ultra-smooth lens surface designed to defend against daily deposits for comfortable wear all day long2

Excellent lipid deposit resistance offering consistent comfort from day 1 to day 302,5

Precision Balance 8|4 Technology 

  • Two points of stability that work with the natural action of the eye lid to provide stability when blinking, minimise interaction with the lower eyelid and maximise oxygen transmissibility at 6 o’clock
  • Three scribe marks for easy observation of lens position
  • Outstanding stability, resulting in 99% of these lenses having acceptable or optimal fit at dispensing1

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 lens5,6
  • Tear film de-stabilisation may occur with lipid deposition, this can reduce lens wettability and impact lens comfort7,8


Product information

Material lotrafilcon B
Water Content (%) 33
Dk/t 108 @ -3.00D
Tc (mm) 0.102
TD (mm) 14.5
BOZR (mm) 8.7
Power range (steps)

+6.00 to -6.00 (0.25D); -6.50 to -10.00 (0.50D)


-0.75, -1.25, -1.75, -2.25

Axes 10 to 180 (in 10° steps)
Handling tint

Blue Visitint

Pack configurations Lenses only: 3 pack

Value Packs:

OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® 3 month round bottle Value Pack:

2x300ml + 1x90ml with 2x3 month AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM packs

Flat bottle PureMoist 3 month Value Pack: 3 x 240ml with 2x3 month AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM packs

OPTI-FREE PureMoist 6 month round bottle Value Pack:

4x300ml + 2x90ml with 4x3 month AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM packs

OPTI-FREE® Express® 3 month Value Pack: 2x355ml with 2x3 month AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM packs

OPTI-FREE Express 6 month Value Pack: 4x355ml with 4x3 month AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM packs

AOSEPT® PLUS with HydraGlyde® 3 month round bottle Value Pack: 

3x360ml with 2x3 month AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM packs

AOSEPT PLUS with HydraGlyde 6 month Value Pack:

6x360ml with 4x3 month AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM packs

Replacement frequency



Back surface: Toric

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

2. 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

3. Janakiraman D P, Brobst A, Wang C. Performance Comparisons of a Silicone Hydrogel to Low DK Toric Soft Contact Lenses. Optom Vis Sci 2006;83:E-abstract 065263.

4. 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.

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. 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.

7. Keir N, Jones L. Wettability and silicone hydrogel lenses: a review. Eye Contact Lens. 2013;39:100-8.

8. 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.

9. 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.