Patients with presbyopia have now access to another multifocal contact lens from Alcon Inc.. Air Optix plus HydraGlyde Multifocal is the latest contact lens featuring HydraGlyde and SmartShield technology. HydraGlyde, a unique surface moisture technology utilizing a PVP/PEG-based wetting agent, was originally rolled out in 2016 with the non-presbyopic version, Air Optix plus HydraGlyde. In combination with the SmartShield Technology, lens wearers will benefit from the long lasting comfort and enhanced lipid deposit resistance throughout the day.
Starting in October 2018, Air Optix plus HydraGlyde Multifocal will be rolled out to eye care practitioners nationwide and internationally. The official press release from Alcon can be found on Alcon's website.