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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®


Monthly disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses that feel clean, comfortable and hydrated all day and all month long1

Who should wear AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde?  

For patients who:

  • Expect their monthly lenses to have consistent comfort and hydration all day and all month long1
  • Are looking for a cost effective / full time wear option vs daily lenses
Features Benefits

HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix

Longer lasting moisture and improved wettability2,3

Improved surface hydration of the lens for all day comfort1,2

SmartShieldTM technology

Ultra-smooth lens surface designed to defend against daily deposits for comfortable wear all day long1

Superior lipid deposit resistance, offering consistent comfort from day 1 to day 304,5

Up to 5 times greater oxygen transmissibility than traditional soft contact lenses6*

Rich nourishing oxygen flow for white, healthy looking eyes7

How the HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix works

AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® outperforms leading competitors with longer-lasting wettability3


SmartShield technology

  • SmartShield technology creates a hydrophilic environment that delivers better lipid deposit resistance than any other 2-week or monthly silicone hydrogel lens4,13
  • Tear film de-stabilisation may occur with lipid deposition, this can reduce lens wettability and impact lens comfort8,9


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); +6.50 to +8.00 (0.50D steps)

-0.50 to -8.00 (0.25D steps); -8.50 to -12.00 (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 packs

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

OPTI-FREE PureMoist 6 month round bottle Value Pack:

4x300ml + 2x90ml with 4x3 month AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde packs

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

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

AOSEPT® PLUS with HydraGlyde®

3 month round bottle Value Pack:

3x360ml with 2x3 month AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde packs

AOSEPT PLUS with HydraGlyde

6 month Value Pack:

6x360ml with 4x3 month AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde packs

Replacement frequency


*Dk/[email protected] Other factors may impact eye health

† Lenses worn daily wear for the manufacturer-recommended replacement period. AOSEPT® PLUS Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution used for cleaning and disinfection. Median values represented. All differences between AIR OPTIX® AQUA contact lenses and competitive brands statistically significant (p<0.0001)

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2. In vitro wetting analysis: out-of-pack and wetting substantivity. Alcon data on file, 2014.

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

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

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

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

8. Lally J, Ketelson H, Borazjani R, et al. A new lens care solution provides moisture and comfort with today’s contact lenses. Optician 4/1/2011, Vol 241 Issue 6296, 42-46.

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11. Campbell R, Kame G, et al. Clinical benefits of a new multi-purpose disinfecting solution in silicone hydrogel and soft contact lens users. Eye & Contact Lens 2012:38(2);93-101.

12. Huo Y, Perry SS, Rygalov A, Wang A, Ketelson HA, Meadows DL. Chemical and Frictional Analysis of Silicone Hydrogel Lens Surfaces ARVO Meeting Abstracts April 11, 201051:3422.

13. 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. 

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

15. 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.

16. 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.