What is HydraGlyde?

HydraGlyde® is a contact lens wetting technology developed by Alcon Inc. It was introduced in 2016 with the roll-out of Air Optix with HydraGlyde®.
It is based on a moisture matrix (a PVP/PEG based wetting agent) that keeps the surface of the lens hydrated for a longer time. Alcon lenses with HydraGlyde® combine two technologies. While the SmartShield® technology creates a smooth and protective outer surface that protects against disruptive deposits, HydraGlyde® surrounds the lens with an additional level of moisture. According to the manufacturer, lenses with HydraGlyde® benefit from the same wetting component that is contained in some of their premium contact lens care products (e.g. CLEAR CARE® PLUS).

Contact Lenses and Lens Care Products with HydraGlyde®

Air Optix plus HydraGlyde - Parameters and Specs

Combine the popular Air Optix Aqua lens design with Alcon's SmartShield Technology and Hydraglyde, and you get a...

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Air Optix plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism - Parameters and Specs

AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism is a silicone hydrogel lens introduced by Alcon in July 2019. It...

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Air Optix plus HydraGlyde Multifocal

Air Optix plus HydraGlyde Multifocal is Alcon's latest addition to the Air Optix family, featuring HydraGlyde and SmartShield...

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OPTI-FREE PureMoist - Specs and Ingredients

OPTI-FREE PureMoist is a multi-purpose contact lens solution manufactured by Alcon Inc. It features HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix, a...

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