09.13.18

Alcon Introduces New AIR OPTIX Plus HydraGlyde Multifocal Contact Lenses

Source: Alcon

Alcon is expanding its multifocal portfolio with the launch of AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde multifocal contact lenses. As with Alcon’s other multifocal portfolio contact lens options – including DAILIES TOTAL1, DAILIES AquaComfort Plus, and AIR OPTIX AQUA – this latest innovation offers presbyopic patients a unique combination of technologies for seamless vision at all distances, plus enhanced moisture benefits, compared to AIR OPTIX AQUA, according to a company news release.

“Our new AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde Multifocal contact lens expands Alcon’s differentiated contact lens portfolio – offering additional options for patients and providing opportunities for eye care professionals (ECPs) to foster practice growth,” Eric Bruno, General Manager of Alcon US Vision Care, said in the news release. “There are more than 111 million Americans living with presbyopia, and the number of presbyopic patients continues to grow. We believe ECPs should be equipped with advanced solutions to accommodate patients’ specific vision needs that fit their individual lifestyles.”  

AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde Multifocal contact lenses incorporate Alcon’s industry-leading Precision Profile Design together with the HydraGlyde molecule for: 

  • Clear, seamless vision at all distances, near, intermediate and far
  • Lasting lens surface moisture through the HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix
  • Excellent deposit protection and consistent comfort with Alcon’s unique SmartShield Technology. This unique culmination of technologies gives presbyopic patients and ECPs improved solutions for addressing patients’ needs for clear and comfortable vision

Alcon’s multifocal contact lens portfolio equips ECPs with options to meet the diverse and specific needs of presbyopes with a single, easy fitting process. The unique design of all Alcon multifocal contact lenses follows the same two-step initial fitting process that leads to a 96 percent rate of fit success with two lenses or less. To help increase efficiency and improve first-time fit success of its multifocal contact lenses, Alcon has more than doubled its hands-on multifocal contact lens fit trainings at the Alcon Experience Center, while also increasing offerings of its proprietary Multifocal Fit Training Road Shows, which brings the training right to the practitioner’s office. 

Each lens across the Alcon multifocal portfolio is specifically designed to address the presbyopic eye. DAILIES TOTAL1 Multifocal contact lenses are ideal for patients in search of the ultimate contact lens-wearing experience in a daily disposable modality,while the new AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde Multifocal contact lenses are recommended for the patient who wants a monthly replacement contact lens. These options allow ECPs an increased flexibility across Alcon’s daily and monthly modality, with the newest contact lens technologies, to best meet the needs of the millions of Americans living with presbyopia.

The new AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde Multifocal contact lenses will be widely available beginning on October 1, 2018. For more information on Alcon’s latest offering in multifocal contact lenses, please speak with an Alcon Vision Care sales representative or visit AirOptix.com.

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