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Although Air Optix wasn’t released until the mid-2000s, it has already made a big impression in the contact lens community. Developed by CIBA Vision, these long-term lenses are best known for their ultra-thin design and trademarked SmartShield technology. Anyone interested in month-long lenses should take a closer look at what the Air Optix brand has to offer.

Customers who are interested in Air Optix contact lenses should continue reading. Below, we’ll take a closer look at why this brand has gained great notoriety in recent years and how you could purchase Air Optix on

What Are Air Optix Contacts?

Air Optix is a monthly disposable contact lens brand now a part of the multinational corporation Alcon. Developed by the Georgia-based company CIBA Vision, Air Optix lenses were first released in 2008. Today, Air Optix contacts fall into three major families: Aqua, HydraGlyde, and Colours. We’ll discuss more specifics on these categories when we go through’s Air Optix portfolio.

Regardless of what Air Optix lens you purchase, you’ll notice they come with “SmartShield” technology. Designers claim this SmartShield adds extra protection to Air Optix lenses, which helps repel debris while on a wearer’s eyes. The SmartShield design is also responsible for increasing lens wettability.

Unlike the Alcon’s Dailies brand, Air Optix was designed for longer-term use. As you’ll see on, all of Alcon’s Air Optix contacts can be worn for one month before they have to be thrown out. There’s even one brand of Air Optix that could be used overnight.

What Air Optix Varieties Are On

On, we offer plenty of Air Optix lenses for customers to choose from. Here are some of the most popular Air Optix varieties now available in’s catalogue.

Air Optix Aqua

Although Aqua wasn’t the only Air Optix type released in 2008, many consider it to be the brand’s signature design. These month-long lenses have all the features you’d expect with Air Optix contacts including SmartShield technology and high breathability.

While there are now speciality Aqua brands, the standard Air Optix Aqua can be used to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness. Anyone who purchases Air Optix Aqua on will receive three lenses per box fitted to your visual specifications.

Find out more about Air Optix Aqua on this link to

Air Optix Plus Hydraglyde

Released in 2016, Air Optix Plus Hydraglyde is touted as one of Alcon’s most advanced monthly lens designs. In addition to the standard SmartShield technology, these new contacts have a layer of novel “Hydraglyde” material that provides enhanced breathability and wettability.

The combination of these two technologies is a first for the Air Optix brand. Alcon claims these two unique features dramatically improve lens comfort, especially for customers with conditions like dry eye syndrome. now offers the original Air Optix Plus Hydraglyde for anyone who’s interested.

Air Optix Multifocal

As the global population ages, it’s expected there will be a dramatic increase in patients with farsightedness (aka presbyopia). To help address this public health concern, Alcon has been developing a wide array of multifocal contacts that can be used in lieu of glasses.

Presbyopia patients who are looking for a monthly-disposable lens could now pick up a pair of Air Optix Multifocal lenses. Since these lenses sit directly against your eyes, they are said to improve peripheral vision far better than standard bifocals.

To give you even more choice, Air Optix offers multifocal contacts in its two main varieties: Aqua and Hydraglyde. Feel free to browse our Alcon portfolio for more detailed information.

Air Optix For Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common eye condition that’s usually caused by an elongated cornea. Common warning signs of this disorder include blurred vision, glare, and frequent headaches.

Thankfully, many manufacturers are creating toric contact lenses that help naturally correct astigmatism. For instance, Air Optix now offers special astigmatism contacts with Hydraglyde and SmartShield technologies.

If you’d like to learn more about Air Optix contacts for astigmatism, check out this link to For an even wider lens selection, you could find all of our astigmatism contacts on this page.

Air Optix Colors

While we can’t change the genes we’re born with, anyone can easily change their eye colour nowadays. That’s right, Air Optix now offers a colourful assortment of tinted lenses known as Air Optix Colors.

Here are a few of the fantastic Air Optix Colours you can choose from on

• Blue

• Green

• Grey

• Hazel

• Brown

• Honey

Each of these coloured lenses works much like the standard Air Optix Aqua brand. You’ll enjoy the same benefits of SmartShield technology on top of your brand new eye appearance.

Feel free to take a closer look at all of the colours available on this link to our Air Optix Colors page.

Air Optix Night & Day Aqua

Wearing contacts while you’re sleeping is a big no-no…unless you’ve got the Air Optix Night & Day Aqua lenses. Yes, there is a pair of lenses in the Air Optix catalogue that has been approved for continuous wear.

The material that distinguishes these Air Optix lenses is known as Lotrafilcon A. According to researchers, this ultra-breathable substance helps bring in as much as 6-times the amount of oxygen you’d get with regular hydrogel lenses. Wearers also enjoy the moisturizing benefits of SmartShield technology during the day and night.

While continuous wear lenses can be worn overnight, most optometrists recommend patients take them out from time to time. Wearing contact lenses at night will still restrict the amount of oxygen available to the cornea, thus increasing your risk of corneal ulcers and/or scarring.

Just to be on the safe side, recommends speaking with your optometrist before using continuous wear contacts. You can find out more info on this brand by clicking on this site.

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