Alcon has launched Air Optix plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism contact lenses in the United States. The newest addition to Alcon’s contact lens portfolio offers a combination of technologies that support long-lasting lens surface moisture and outstanding comfort to provide astigmatic patients a consistently stable lens-wearing experience, according to Alcon.
“Alcon is pleased to offer Air Optix plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism contact lenses as a part of our commitment to arm doctors with reliable vision correction solutions that help their patients see brilliantly,” Sean Clark, General Manager, Alcon US Vision Care, said in a company news release. “We see the need for a monthly toric contact lens that performs as well on the last day of wear as the first, and we are dedicated to providing options whether a patient is new to our lenses or interested in upgrading from one of Alcon’s existing astigmatism products.”
Air Optix plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism contact lenses include a blend of technologies:
- Proprietary HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix for long-lasting lens surface moisture
- Unique Precision Balance 8|4 lens design to hold the lens in place with every blink
- SmartShield Technology that helps guard against irritating deposit build-up
The addition of this lens allows doctors to provide their astigmatic patients comfort from day 1 to day 30. The lens design provides deposit protection and long-lasting lens surface moisture, giving patients stable vision in just 30 seconds of wear and maintain crisp, clear vision with every blink, according to Alcon.