Air Optix Night & Day Aqua is a silicone hydrogel contact lens that's FDA approved to be worn as a daily disposable contact lens or up to 30 consecutive nights.
Air Optix Night & Day Aqua is made from a breakthrough material, Lotrafilcon A, which makes sleeping in contacts much safer again. The special ingredient which makes the contacts so permeable is siloxane, not water, and this allows up to 6 times more oxygen to the cornea than standard soft contacts, making it a healthier option compared to contacts that let less oxygen through to your eye. It's no surprise that Air Optix Night and Day Aqua are the contacts most recommended by eye doctors for contact lens wearers who sleep in their contacts.
The patented lens material helps to maintain moisture by minimizing the rate of lens dehydration, creating an all day comfortable contact lens. In addition, an ultra smooth surface has been specifically designed to resist deposits so that your contacts stay clean and comfortable day after day after day.
As Air Optix Night and Day Aqua have been designed and FDA approved for overnight wear, they are ideal for contact lens wearers who want to or need to sleep in their contacts, whether that's a firefighter on shout, a Doctor on call or a new parent deprived of sleep. Pop your contacts in at the beginning of the month and forget about them until the end of the month, what could be simpler, seeing clearly night and day, just like before you wore contacts.
Always check with your eye care professional as to your suitability before wearing overnight contact lenses.
Yes, Air Optix Night and Day Aqua have been FDA approved to be worn as a continuous wear contact lens, that means you can wear the contacts up to 30 days and nights continuously.
As Air Optix Night and Day Aqua contain siloxane, not water, that allows up to 6 times more oxygen to reach the cornea than standard soft contacts, your eye doctor may recommend them for daily wear if they feel you need a higher level of oxygen to your cornea.
Always check with your eye doctor before wearing any contacts continuously.
Extended wear contacts are also known as continuous wear contacts, they have been designed and approved for wearing on a continuous basis including overnight.
Depending on the contact lenses the contacts can be approved for up to 6 consecutive nights for example Acuve Oasys, or up to 30 consecutive nights for Air Optix Night and Day Aqua.
Probably, you should always check with your eye doctor before wearing extended wear contacts, as you need regular check ups to monitor that enough oxygen is getting through to your eyes.
A lack of oxygen to the eyes is called Corneal Hypoxia. The cornea has no way to get its oxygen supply except through exposure to air. When you wear regular daily or monthly disposable contacts on your eye, this can reduces the amount of oxygen reaching the cornea. Modern daily disposable contacts allow enough oxygen through so your eyes stay healthy, however, if you sleep in contact lenses, because your eye lids are closed, the amount of available oxygen is severely reduced which can lead to corneal hypoxia and oedema, this is why it is always recommended to remove your contacts before sleeping unless of course they are extended wear contact lenses.
Brand: Air Optix
Wearing Type: Extended Wear Contact Lenses
Power Range: +6.00 to -10.00
Base Curve(s): 8.4 and 8.6
Lens Material: Lotrafilcon A
Water Content: 24%
Oxygen Permeability: 175 Dk/t
Handling Tint: Yes
UVA/UVB Protection: No
Quantity per Box: 3 Contact lenses per box
Inside out indicator: No
Availability: In stock
I have been using the night and day aqua for well over a decade now - so long I can't remember how long I've used them, and it has genuinely been like having normal vision, without the surgery.
I think because of the fact that they're designed to be breathable, that the manufacturer has made the lenses are actually softer and more comfortable than other types of contact lenses, certainly compared to back when I was using a more traditional lens, which had to be taken out each evening and replaced in the morning.
You can wear these for up to a month without having to take them in or out, although when my optician originally prescribed them to me, I was recommended to take them out for a day each week to prevent dryness and potential irritation. I didn't experience any dryness or irritation at all, in fact they were far better than the previous type of lenses I had used.
I have worn these on planes, taken them on free dives and scuba dives, taken them mountain biking, and they have been fine (I got one knocked out when kickboxing once, but that's hardly the fault of the lens). It has been like having a normal pair of 20/20 eyes.
Just to be able to put the lens in once a month and forget about having to change/ clean etc is amazing.
I use this with eye drops to keep eyes fresh and occasionally pour some saline in the eyes with lenses in there.
Waking up being able to see clearly is fantastic for my lifestyle
These lenses are awful. I used to have Purevision. Optician change to these and I didn't like them so changed back to Purevision. Now you no longer have purevision I am back to these.
They tear easily. They dont give clear vision. More than twice the price of Purevision. I am going to try and get Purevision elsewhere as these are no good.
I had to give one star but would have given no star if this was an option.
I have been wearing contacts for a few years & when I heard that there was going to be a lense that lasted for a month, I was delighted. Although they were pricey, I thought that the money would be well spent. How wrong was I? They were terrible. They dry your eyes and I had to remove them at night before bed because if I didn`t, come the morning, my eyes were so dry & sore. That was my primary reason for buying them, for the convenience. If they were not removed at night, my eye lids were practically glued together in the morning. I have reverted back to my original daily disposable lenses. They are far superior. I will not be purchasing again.
Editors Comment: Unfortunately extended wear lenses do not suit everyone. We recommend a fitting and an assessment by an eye care professional to check out suitability.
I don't usually write things in review and this is not a review, why do people do it, if your not satisfied, write to the company and tell them, if you bought a new version of your car and didn't like it then you would go to the showroom and complain, same applies here go to the company, as the meerkat says,SIMPLES,
I don't know guys what are you talking about, maybe because i never had a chance to wear the "old ones", but I used to wear ACUVUE Oasys with hydraclear, and it's like day and night for me. I have experience of wearing lenses for 20 years now and I often had problems with my eyes getting red and irritated, but these particular lenses AirOptix Night&Day changed my life practically. For the last six months wearing them, i haven't had a single problem, no more red eyes and no more dryness in my eyes. I just love them
The old night and day lenses were by far the most comfortable and easy to wear lenses. Unfortunately this product has now been changed and these are the worst lenses ever! I have been wearing contact lenses for 25 years and these are the only lenses I have ever had a problem with.
I've been wearing these contact lenses for years now and have never experienced anything but perfectly comfortable lenses. To me, they are the same as before the name change. I can often wear them for well over 30 days without noticing... naughty.
I used the old Night & Day lenses for many years and they are obviously a better lens. Since using these lenses they are often very blurry, and uncomfortable after only 1-2 weeks, forcing me to change to a new pair. Sometimes I clean the lenses every other day, but they remain uncomfortable and soon become blurred again. Often wake up like a pirate with one eye stuck together at the eyelids.
Unfortunately there are limited alternatives available here, so go elsewhere for a different/better lens if you can.
I got these lenses as a replacement for my usual brand Biofinity which were out of stock. They were awful, I wouldn`t recommend wearing them overnight as they are uncomfortable during the day and you end up with blurry eyes. I got very sore eyes twice and ended up wearing my glasses instead. Have ordered my usual half the price of these but 50 times better! Stay well clear.
I have been introduced to these by my mother, who has been wearing this type of contact for years.
i was thinking to get laser treatment because i really didn`t enjoy putting the lenses in every morning i would normally use dailies, however i was a little sceptical about them, as a few times i fell a sleep in the dailies where horrible and the glued my eyes shut when i woke up and also at night they would get really dry and leap from my eye balls!
I have to admit i have worn them past the 30 days in which i would imagine most people do, and it feels like im not wearing anything. A fantastic product and I shall not be getting laser now, as now i feel as though i don`t need to go through that when i can just get on with NIGHT AND DAYS.
I was apprehensive when I saw the previous reviews for these lenses. I`d been using AirOptix Night and Day for years and was disappointed to find that they`d been discontinued. I decided to give these lenses a try, as basically had no other choice. Although they are supposed to be for 24h wear, I always take mine out at night, just like I did with the old AirOptix Night and Day. I can`t tell the difference at all! They are just as good as the old brand, so have no complaints whatsoever. I think if you wear them just during the day, like I do you`ll find they perform as well as the old lenses. No problems at all!
There are some very negative reviews on here, obviously they are justified based on the reviewers` experience, but for me these are the perfect lenses. They`ve stood up to a 19 hour day including 2 flights and the London Underground with no discomfort, and then 5 days in Moscow using the Metro heavily, plus 4 flights, without so much as wetting them. Ultimate continuous wear lens as far as I`m concerned. My lens trial started off with SiH48, which were almost unbearable after 12 hours, worse than my previous dailies! These kill them. No questions.
I purchased these contacts about a week ago and put them in almost straight away. The first one went in with no problems, very comfortable. The next one felt a little uncomfortable and I took it out, wet it with a little solution and placed it back in. Ever since then, they have been fantastic and trouble free so far. I am extremely pleased at how comfortable they are. I would certainly recommend that you give them a try.