AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® Multifocal contact lenses give your consumers outstanding comfort – just like wearing their favourite pair of jeans.

Help free contact lens wearers from dryness and discomfort

The top reasons for contact lens dropout are dryness and discomfort.18 As consumers reach the age of presbyopia, they are even more likely to drop out of contact lens wear.19

Presbyopic contact lens dropout rates by age19

Glasses aren’t your only option. AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® Multifocal contact lenses provide clear,
consistent vision.

13% of weekly and monthly contact lens
wearers are becoming presbyopic.20

43% of the total population is expected
to be presbyopic by 2025.21

AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® Multifocal contact lenses feature two unique comfort technologies.

Smartshield™ Technology

creates a barrier against deposit buildup, keeping the lens cleaner longer.4,5†

HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix

surrounds the lens in long-lasting moisture for all-day comfort.6,7 Enjoy surface hydration that lasts for up to 16 hours each day.7††

Help presbyopic consumers enjoy lasting hydration throughout the day

In addition to SmartShield Technology, AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® Multifocal contact lenses feature the HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix for longer-lasting moisture.7,8††

How Does HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix Work?

  • The wetting agent is absorbed by the lens surface.
  • The HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix interacts with SmartShield Technology, creating a hydrophilic environment to help attract and retain moisture.7
  • This results in an envelope of longer-lasting moisture at the lens surface.7,8††

Mean tear film coverage between blinks®

Extra Moisture for a
Stable Tear Film8

AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® Multifocal contact lenses provide outstanding surface moisture retention throughout the wearing period.8-10

Superior deposit resistance1-2* for consistent comfort1-4**

AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® Multifocal contact lenses feature SmartShield™ Technology, enabling resistance to deposit buildup throughout the wearing period.1-2*

SmartShield Technology enables comfort from day 1 to day 301-4** by creating a barrier against:

Dirt and debris1-2**

Cosmetic creams5†


Lower Overall
Cholesterol Deposition6

Combining AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® contact lenses with HydraGlyde® lens care solutions enables less cholesterol buildup than competing brands.6

Clear, consistent vision for presbyopic consumers

Help your consumers achieve clear vision at every distance with the PRECISION PROFILE Design.11-13‡

  • A smooth power progression across the lens provides continuous vision.
  • Unique optical zone is optimized for a wide range of pupil sizes.14
  • Up to 96% fit success with the lens selection process for Alcon Multifocal
    contact lenses.15,16‡‡

as many consumers preferred AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® contact lenses vs. their habitual lenses17§

Offer AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® Multifocal contact lenses and help your new multifocal wearers enjoy a successful experience.

Give your presbyopic consumers the
HydraGlyde® advantage

Combine AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® Multifocal contact lenses with a HydraGlyde® lens care solution for even more comfortable wear time.

3 MORE hours

OF COMFORTABLE WEAR TIME9-11††,‡ with Alcon’s hydrogen peroxide solution.

2 MORE hours

OF COMFORTABLE WEAR TIME9-11††,‡ with Alcon’s multipurpose solution.

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*Based on clinical studies with AIR OPTIX AQUA contact lenses
**Based on clinical studies with AIR OPTIX® AQUA sphere contact lenses.
†Based on a clinical study with AIR OPTIX® AQUA and AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA sphere contact lenses.
††Demonstrated in AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® sphere contact lenses compared to AIR OPTIX® AQUA sphere contact lenses.
‡Based on clinical studies with AIR OPTIX® AQUA Multifocal contact lenses.
‡‡Based on a clinical study with AIR OPTIX® AQUA Multifocal contact lenses; with two lenses or less per eye, at the initial fitting visit.
§Based on the percentage of patients who preferred AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® contact lenses (76%) vs their habitual lenses (16%) after trying AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® contact lenses for 30 days (n=58).
§§Among symptomatic lens wearers, those who at baseline experienced end-of-day discomfort or had to remove their lenses earlier than they wished.
∂In separate studies, AIR OPTIX® AQUA contact lenses were tested with habitual multipurpose solution followed by 30 days of use with either OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Multipurpose Disinfecting Solution or AOSEPT® PLUS with HydraGlyde® Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution. In both studies, comfortable wear time with habitual multipurpose solution was measured at baseline, and with study solution at Day 30.
∂∂Eye exam may be required. Professional fees may apply.
^Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
AOSEPT® is a trademark of American Optical.
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