Air Optix Contact Lenses

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What are Air Optix contact lenses?

Air Optix contact lenses have been created by leading eye care experts Alcon (Ciba Vision). These monthly contacts were designed with the wearer’s comfort in mind, made from a state-of-the-art silicone hydrogel material.

What are the benefits of Air Optix contact lenses?

Air Optix are known for their high degree of breathability, allowing up to five times more oxygen to reach the eye than standard hydrogel lenses. These monthly disposable lenses can be worn daily, provided they are cleaned and stored overnight, for up to 30 days. Alternatively, some Air Optix lenses are suited for extended wear, upon approval from your optician. These monthly contact lenses are perfect for those who suffer from dry eyes.

Are Air Optix monthly lenses?

All the contact lenses in the Air Optix range are monthly lenses. These contacts can be used daily and taken out at night to be cleaned and stored. Used in this way, your contact lenses should last a month before they must be thrown away.

How long can you wear Air Optix contact lenses?

These monthly contact lenses can be used for daily wear (with a nightly cleaning routine) and can be used for up to a month.

The wearing time for contact lenses will vary depending on the advice from your eye doctor as well as the sensitivity of your eyes. Typically, contact lens wearers can wear Air Optix contact lenses for 16 hours, but you may be able to wear them for a longer or shorter time than this.

Can I sleep in Air Optix?

Although some contact lenses are approved for extended wear, we don’t recommend you sleep in your contact lenses. This is because the lens acts as a physical barrier which stops enough oxygen from getting to your eyes at night. This can lead to severely dry eyes as well as eye diseases.

Why are my Air Optix contacts blurry?

Dryness is usually the cause of blurriness when wearing contact lenses. To make your vision clear again blinking usually works as it distributes tears across the surface of the eye. If this fails, you can apply some rewetting drops.

Can you take a nap with Air Optix contacts

Sleeping in your contact lenses is bad for your eye health. The risk increases the longer you sleep in the lenses. 10 to 15 minutes might not put your eyes in too much danger, although your eyes will feel a little sore. A couple of hours is enough to cause serious damage to your eyes.

If you've accidentally fallen asleep in your contact lenses, try not to remove them immediately as they'll be too dry. Apply some eye drops and blink several times to reintroduce moisture to the lenses. Once your eyes are more hydrated, gently remove the contacts. If you can, don't put a fresh pair of lenses in immediately, allow your eyes time to recover first.

What is HydraGlyde?

Hydraglyde is a wetting agent within the Air Optix contact lenses that helps the lenses to attract and retain moisture. This technology helps to keep your eyes hydrated and comfortable during wear.

What types of Air Optix contact lenses are there?

Air Optix Aqua contact lenses

Air Optix Aqua is one of the most popular monthly contact lenses around and allows a welcome supply of oxygen to reach the eye than many other soft contact lenses. Its high breathability is facilitated by the silicone hydrogel design, that promotes exceptional hygiene alongside its superior comfort. Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde is Alcon (Ciba Vision’s) latest addition to the Air Optix family and provides even greater comfort. This lens features a HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix to attract and lock moisture to the eyes.

Air Optix Aqua Multifocal

The innovative Air Optix Aqua Multifocal contact lenses cater for those with presbyopia. Made from silicone hydrogel material, these lenses allow plenty of oxygen to pass through the lens to the eye. With these lenses you'll have seamless vision at all distances with a high level of hydration to last from morning till night. Air Optix Aqua Multifocal contact lenses keep eyes comfortable whilst correcting your condition.

Air Optix for Astigmatism contact lenses

For a toric lens to correct your astigmatism without compromising on comfort, Air Optix for Astigmatism are exceptional monthly contact lenses that offer incredible comfort and a wide selection of prescriptions to suit your specific visual requirements.

Air Optix Night & Day contact lenses

Air Optix Night & Day contact lenses can be worn as extended wear, however you will need to seek approval from your optician before sleeping in your lenses. Air Optix Night & Day are a highly popular extended wear addition to the range, that have been specifically designed to sleep in. Incredibly comfortable and breathable, you can wear these lenses for up to 30 consecutive days and nights without removal, so long as this has been approved by your optician.

Air Optix Colors

Air Optix Colors are some of the most popular colors contact lenses in Ireland. These coloured contact lenses offer an alluring and stylish update to your eye’s natural colour and are available in nine stunning colours, including green, gemstone green, pure hazel, brown, brilliant blue, blue, honey, sterling grey and grey. They are the first coloured silicone hydrogel contact lenses, making them highly attractive in both design and comfort. Air Optix Colors can be worn for cosmetic purposes (by simply selecting plano or zero prescription at the product page), or as a stylish option for visual correction.

Have a question?

These monthly contact lenses can be maintained with any multi-purpose solution. Enjoy a simple cleaning and storing routine with our comfi All-in-One Solution.

Should you have a question regarding any of our contact lenses or any other products., simply call our dedicated and friendly customer service team on 01 514 3614 or email us at