Updated: September 7, 2021
TOTAL30 - manufactured by Alcon Inc. - is a new monthly replaceable silicone hydrogel contact lens with an innovative surface technology called Celligent. Building on the innovation of DAILIES TOTAL1, this breakthrough contact lens features a gradual transition in water content from 55% at the core increasing to close to 100% at the surface. This ensures breathability while providing a gentle cushion of moisture. In order to maintain this high performance all month long, Alcon deploys a biomimetic chemistry called Celligent, which replicates the gel-like natural layer of defense on the surface of our eyes.
This new technology utilizes polymeric nanofibers that mimic corneal epithelial cells creating a more natural bond between the lens and the cornea. The lens surface attracts the smaller water molecules while blocking and resisting larger molecules as found in lipids and bacteria. Lipids and bacteria are swept away and the water gradient is durable throughout the 30-day wearing period when applying a regular nightly cleaning and storage routine using a standard multi-purpose cleaning solution such as OPTI-FREE RepleniSH.
Where can I buy Alcon's TOTAL30?
You can either get this new lens from your eye care professional or a trusted online retailers with a valid prescription.
TOTAL30 - Parameters and Specs
|Price Comparison|| |
|Release Date|| September 2021 (US) |
|Wearing Details||Daily wear|
|Sphere Powers|| -12.00D to -8.00D in 0.50 steps |
-8.00D to +6.00D in 0.25 steps
-6.00D to +8.00D in 0.5 steps
|Base Curves||8.4 mm|
|Lens Material|| Silicone hydrogel |
|Wetting Agents|| Yes |
PC (phosphoryl choline)
|% of Material||45%|
|% of Water||55%|
|Center Thickness||0.08 mm|
|Oxygen Transmission||154 Dk/t|
|Special Features|| |
|UV Blocking|| Class 1 |
|Dynamic Light Absorption||No|
|Visibility Tint|| Yes |
Light blue-green (Reactive Blue 247) to make it easier to see while handling.
|Packaging, Pricing and Offers|
|Packaging Details|| 6 lenses per box |
in sealed blister packs containing isotonic phosphate buffered saline solution (PBS) with polymeric wetting agents.
|Price Range|| $37 - $65 (6 lenses) |
|Cost per Day|| $0.20 - $0.36 (6 lenses) |
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