air-optix-astigmatism

Introduced in 2007, Alcon Laboratories, Inc. - a Novartis company - is offering a toric version - 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.

What else should you know about these lenses?

 
AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM
Product Image Air Optix for Astigmatism
Manufacturer Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
a Novartis company
Release Date 2007
Prescription Parameters
Replacement Schedule Monthly
Wearing Details Daily wear or
up to 6 nights extended wear
Available Sphere Powers +6.00D to -6.00D
in 0.25 steps
-6.50D to -10.00D
in 0.50 steps
Available Cylinders -0.75D, -1.25D, -1.75D and -2.25D
Available Axes Full circle in 10° steps
Available Base Curves 8.7mm
Available Diameters 14.5mm
Technical Parameters
Lens Material Silicone hydrogel
(Lotrafilcon B)
Lens Type Aspherical
Wetting Agent Unknown
% of Material 67%
% of Water 33%
Center Thickness 0.102mm
Oxygen Transmission 108 Dk/t
Modulus Unknown
Other Features
Special Features PRECISION BALANCE 8|4™ Lens Design.
Permanent plasma treatment for a smooth surface.
UV Blocking Unknown
Dynamic Light Absorption No
Visibility Tint Yes
(blue)
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 $40 - $65
Cost per Day $0.22 - $0.36
Consumer Rating ( 21 Votes )
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