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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

Lasting moisture and excellent wettability2,3

Consistent surface hydration of the lens for all day comfort2

SmartShieldTM technology

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

Long lasting 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

Moisture Mix

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 comfort14,15

Lens Barrier


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.

9. Senchyna M, et al. Characterization of a Multi-Purpose Lens Solution Designed for Silicone Hydrogel Materials. Poster presented at: ARVO; May 2010; Fort Lauderdale, FL.

10. Davis J, Ketelson H.A, Shows A, Meadows D.L. A lens care solution designed for wetting silicone hydrogel materials. Poster presented at: ARVO; May 2010; Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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.