Air Optix Aqua from Alcon Laboratories, Inc. are designed to help eyes stay fresh and white throughout the day. They provide unbelievable comfort and can be worn up to 6 continuous days and nights.

With their plasma treated lens surfaces Air Optix Aqua contact lenses resist deposits and a unique moisture agent binds with the lens surface to create a more silky layer. This allows the eyelid to easily glide over the lens. Introduced in 2008, Air Optix Aqua are one of the latest spherical silicone hydrogel lenses available from Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Features and Benefits of Air Optix Aqua Contact Lenses

  • A 30% lower contact angle (compared to Air Optix) increases wettability.
  • For additional wearing comfort, a unique wetting agent (with hydrophilic properties) lets the eyelid easily glide over the lens.

Who should consider Air Optix Aqua?

  • People who are looking for breathable monthly lenses for healthy and extended overnight wear.

  • People who experience discomfort due to dryness when wearing contact lenses and are therefor looking for outstanding 24-hour comfort.

  • People that want to sleep with their lenses in.

  • People who want healthy looking eyes.

  • People with signs of corneal oxygen deficiency.

  • People who gave up on wearing contact lenses due to discomfort such as dry and itchy eyes.

Other interesting facts about Air Optix Aqua

Product Image Air Optix Aqua
Manufacturer Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
a Novartis company
Release Date 2008
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Monthly
Wearing Details Daily wear or
up to 6 nights extended wear
Available Sphere Powers +6.00D to -8.00D
(in 0.25 steps)
-8.50D to -10.00D
(in 0.5 steps)
Available Base Curves 8.6mm
Available Diameters 14.2mm
Technical Parameters
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Lotrafilcon B)
Lens Type Aspherical
% of Material 67%
% of Water 33%
Center Thickness 0.08mm
Oxygen Transmissibility 138 Dk/t
Modulus 1.0 MPa
Other Features
Special Features TriComfort™ Techonology
High wettability through low contact angle.
Permanent plasma treatment for a smooth surface
UV Blocking Unknown
Visibility Tint Yes
Inside-out Mark No
Packaging, Pricing and Ratings
Packaging Details 6 lenses per box,
each lens in a
foil-sealed plastic package
Online Retail Price $30 - $50
Cost per Day $0.17 - $0.28
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Common Misspellings

  • Common naming variations and misspellings for Air Optix Aqua include Air Optics Aqua, O2 Optix Aqua, 02Optix Aqua, O2Optix Aqua, 02 Optics Aqua and O2 Optics Aqua.