Air Optix for Astigmatism

Introduced in 2007, Alcon Inc. is offering a toric version of Air Optix - a monthly disposable contact lens specifically designed for people with astigmatism.

With one of the highest oxygen transmissibility parameters of any toric contact lens in the market, these lenses help your eyes stay white and look healthy. In addition a patented surface treatment minimizes deposits to contribute to healthy lens wear.

Astigmatism is the most common vision problem, caused by an irregular shape of the cornea. Astigmatism can usually be corrected with contact lenses, such as Air Optix for Astigmatism (also called Air Optix Toric). They will help take away the blur that is caused by this condition.

Features and Benefits

  • A patented surface treatment provides better overall and more consistent clear vision and better comfort at the end of the day.

  • The lenses stay moist all day and the soft and flexible material provides comfort throughout the day.

  • They are slightly tinted, so the lenses are easier to recognize and handle.

  • Air Optix for Astigmatism lenses stay moist all day and the soft and flexible material provides comfort throughout the day.

  • The precision balance 8|4 design maximizes oxygen transmission and lens stability.

Who should consider Air Optix for Astigmatism?

  • These lenses should be considered if you experience discomfort with your current contact lenses.

  • They are ideal for people who thought they could not wear contact lenses because of astigmatism.

Where to buy Air Optix for Astigmatism

Option 1 - Buying through your Eye Care Professional

Ask your eye care professional for Air Optix for Astigmatism contact lenses. Start with trial lenses first. Your eye care professional will make sure that your prescription is up-to-date and that the technical lens parameters satisfy the requirements of your eyes. There are many different base curves and diameters available - sometimes even within the same product line. So it is important to get a proper fitting done before deciding on a lens. Once it is a go, you can buy or reorder through your eye care practitioner. Don't forget to ask your eye care professional whether Alcon is running a rebate program.

Option 2 - Buying online

If you already have a valid prescription, buying online is easy and convenient. Plus, you can find great deals and discounts. Optix-now is monitoring the prices of Air Optix for Astigmatism from many top contact lens retailers, so you don't have to spend a lot of time finding a great deal.

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Product Image Air Optix for Astigmatism
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Lowest price found:

6 Pack: $65.69

Manufacturer Alcon Inc.
Release Date 2007
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Monthly
Wearing Details info Daily wear or
up to 6 nights extended wear
Sphere Powers +6.00D to -6.00D
in 0.25 steps
-6.50D to -10.00D
in 0.50 steps
Cylinders info -0.75D, -1.25D, -1.75D and -2.25D
Axes info Full circle in 10° steps
Base Curves info 8.7 mm
Diameters 14.5 mm
Technical Parameters
FDA Group info V-C
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Lotrafilcon B)
Lens Design Aspherical
Wetting Agents info Unknown
% of Material 67%
Water Content 33%
Center Thickness info 0.102 mm
Oxygen Transmissibility info 108 Dk/t
Modulus info 1.0 MPa
Refractive Index info 1.42
Other Features
Special Features info
UV Blocking info No
Dynamic Light Absorption info No
Visibility Tint Yes
Light Blue
Inside-out Mark No
Packaging, Pricing and Offers
Packaging Details 6 lenses per box,
each lens in a
foil-sealed plastic package
Price Range info $66 - $69 (6 lenses)
Cost per Day info $0.36 - $0.38 (6 lenses)
Online Retailers info
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