Bausch + Lomb ULTRA vs Air Optix plus HydraGlyde
Updated: Feb 6, 2020
- Bausch + Lomb ULTRA and Air Optix plus HydraGlyde are monthly replaceable silicone hydrogel contacts with an aspherical lens design.
- Oxygen transmission through the lens to the cornea and a consistent level of moisture throughout the day are two important criteria for contact lenses. Bausch + Lomb ULTRA's water content is 46% or about 39% higher when compared to the slightly stiffer HydraGlyde. While expecting a reversed number when looking at the breathability of the lenses, the Ultra lens still outperforms the Hydraglyde with a 163 Dk/t value compared to 138 Dk/t.
- Both lenses are tinted for better handling but don't provide any UV blocking.
Bausch + Lomb ULTRA and Air Optix plus HydraGlyde - Spec Sheets
Additional Resources (external)
U.S. National Library of Medicine - Comparison of Two Marketed Silicone Hydrogel Lenses
By: Alcon Research
Published: Oct, 2016
Lotrafilcon B with HydraGlyde moisture matrix or Samfilcon A: Contralateral comparison study for comfort
By: Nilay Yuksel, Derya Yaman - Department of Ophthalmology, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Published by: Taiwan Journal of Optometry - Wolters Kluwer - KnowMed - 2019
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