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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.

AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® for ASTIGMATISM


Monthly disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses that feature the HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix, to attract and maintain surface moisture throughout the day.1,2

Who should wear AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde for ASTIGMATISM?  

For patients who:

  • Need monthly toric contact lenses that offer stable and consistent vision3
  • Want comfortable vision from day 1 to day 305,6* by creating a barrier against: lipid deposits5, cosmetic creams6 and mascara6.
  • Would benefit from a contact lens with outstanding surface moisture retention, that contributes to a stable tear film throughout the wearing period.1,8
  • Are looking for a cost effective/full time wear option vs daily lenses.
Features Benefits

Precision Balance 8|4TM Design

Less than 5° of oscillation with blink for reliable, consistent visual acuity3

Wide optic zone for excellent visual acuity consistent vision

SmartShieldTM Technology

Superior deposit resistance5,6*** for reliable, long-lasting comfort4,11

Support clear, comfortable vision from day 1 to day 304,5***

HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix

The HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix combines with SmartShield Technology creating a hydrophilic environment that helps attract and retain moisture.2,13

Surrounds the lens with long-lasting moisture for comfort all day long.2,13

Precision Balance 8|4TM Design  


Precision Balance 8|4TM Design

SmartShield technology

SmartShield Technology

HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix

HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix

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
Cyl -0.75, -1.25, -1.75, -2.25
Axes 10 to 180 (in 10° steps)
Power range (steps)

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

Handling tint

Blue Visitint

Available Packs 

Lenses only – 3 pack

Value Packs: OPTI-FREE® PureMoist®

3 month round bottle Value Pack: 2x300ml + 1x90ml with 2x3 month AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde for ASTIGMATISM packs

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

OPTI-FREE PureMoist 6 month round bottle Value Pack: 4x300ml + 2x90ml with 4x3 month AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde for ASTIGMATISM packs

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

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

AOSEPT® PLUS with HydraGlyde® 3 month round bottle Value Pack: 3x360ml with 2x3 month AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde for ASTIGMATISM packs

AOSEPT PLUS with HydraGlyde 6 month Value Pack: 6x360ml with 4x3 month AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde for ASTIGMATISM packs

Replacement frequency



* Based on clinical studies with AIR OPTIX AQUA contact lenses

** Compared to AIR OPTIX contact lenses.

*** Based on clinical studies with AIR OPTIX AQUA contact lenses, compared to Biofinity^, PureVision^, ACUVUE^ OASYS^, ACUVUE^ ADVANCE^ and Avaira^ contact lenses.

^Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

1. Robert C. Tucker, In vitro and on eye wettability of lotrafilcon B lenses packaged with a substantive wetting agent, ARVO 2017.

2. 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, D.C.

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

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

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. Doerte Luensmann et al, The Impact of Cosmetics on the Physical Dimension and Optical Performance of Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses, CCLR poster, 2012.

7. One month clinical comparison of two lotrafilcon B spherical lenses with different packaging solutions, Alcon data on file, 2017.

8. 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.

9. 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.

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

11. Mann A, Tighe B. Contact lens interactions with the tear film. Exp Eye Res. 2013;117:88-98. 

12. In vitro study over 16 hours to measure wetting substantivity; Alcon data on file, 2015.

13. Lemp J, Zhao X, Perry S. Retention of packing solution comfort agents. Poster presented at 2017 American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting; 11-14 October, 2017; Chicago, IL.

14. Clinical Assessment of a Regimen of AIR OPTIX plus HYDRAGLYDE, Alcon data on file, 2017.

15. Luensmann D, Schaeffer JL, Rumney NJ, Stanberry A, Walsh K, Jones L. Spectacle prescriptions review to determine prevalence of ametropia and coverage of frequent replacement soft toric contact lenses. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. In press.