Frequently Asked Questions about AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA Contact Lenses

Q: Should I be sleeping in my contact lenses?

Some contact lenses are not indicated to sleep in or for overnight wear. Others are only indicated for 6 nights for continuous wear. In contrast, AIR OPTIX®
NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses are indicated for up to 30 nights of continuous wear.§ If you are sleeping in your contact lenses, it is important that you to talk to your eye care professional and be honest about your sleeping habits so that you can get the contact lens that is right for you.

Q: What are AIR OPTIX®
NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses?

AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses are designed to be worn continuously, even while napping and sleeping, as determined by your eye care professional. The lenses are indicated for daily wear and extended wear for up to 30 nights.§ They are made of a proprietary lens material that allows up to 6X more oxygen to pass through the lens than traditional soft contact lenses.1 Fact is, AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses are the most breathable* soft contact lenses available.2 They also feature an SmartShieldTM Technology which provides moisture retention at the surface and resists irritating deposits for comfort all day, every day.3,4

Q: Why is it important to choose AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses if I nap or sleep in my contact lenses?

If you are the type to doze off in your contact lenses, it is important that you talk to your eye care professional to make sure that you are wearing the right lens for your lifestyle.These lenses have been indicated for up to 30 days and nights of continuous wear§ AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA also has a unique surface treatment that maintains moisture and is designed to resist deposits all day, every day, for up to a month.3,4

Q: What prescriptions are available for AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses?

Your eye care professional can determine the contact lens and correction that are best for you. The quick contact lens snapshot below includes all available prescriptions.

AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses product information
Material: lotrafilcon A
Water Content: 24%
Diameter: 13.8 mm
Base curve: 8.4 mm, 8.6 mm
Dk/t: 175 @ -3.00D
Surface: SmartShieldTM Technology
Powers: +6.00D to -8.00D (0.25D steps);
-8.50D to -10.00D (0.50D steps);
Plano
DESIGN
Center thickness: 0.08mm @
-3.00D
Handling tint: Blue visibility tint
Wearing schedule: Daily wear and up to 30 nights of continuous wear §
Recommended replacement schedule: Monthly
Indications: Vision correction and therapeutic use**
Recommended lens care: OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution or AOSEPT® PLUS with HydraGlyde® Hydrogen peroxide cleaning and disinfecting solution
Q: How should I clean and care for my AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses?

AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA breathable* contact lenses do not require daily cleaning or disinfection when worn continuously for up to 30 nights.§ However, contact lenses removed between replacement times must be cleaned and disinfected before reinsertion.
OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution is the recommended product for
AIR OPTIX® brand contact lenses. We recommend you carefully follow the wear, care, and replacement recommendations of your eye care professional. For general information about contact lens care and wear, click here.

Q: How are AIR OPTIX®
NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses used?

The contact lenses are worn on the cornea—the domed-shaped front part of the eye—and they correct vision by refocusing light rays onto the retina—the back part of the eye.

The contact lenses may be used to correct nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia). They may be prescribed for:

  • Daily wear—worn only while you are awake.
  • Extended wear—worn while you are awake and asleep.
  • Up to 30 nights (1 month) of continuous wear§—based on how your eyes respond to contact lens wear and your eye care professional’s recommendation.
Q: Can everyone wear AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses for 30 nights of continuous wear?

Your eye care professional may recommend a shorter wearing time depending on your individual needs, and you should always follow your eye care professional’s advice. After removing your contact lenses, rest your eyes and do not wear contact lenses for at least one night. Remember, even between shorter wearing periods, you should always clean, disinfect and store your contact lenses with OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution or AOSEPT® PLUS with HydraGlyde®

Q: What if I have other questions about AIR OPTIX®
NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses?

It is essential to visit your eye care professional about your eye health. Make sure you get complete information about AIR OPTIX®
NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses and discuss any questions you may have. To learn more, ask your eye care professional.

  • *High oxygen transmissible lenses: Dk/t = 175@ -3.00D.
  • **Therapeutic use requires active oversight by the eye care professional.
  • §Not everyone can sleep in lenses or wear lenses for a full 30 nights. Ask your eye care professional for complete wear, care, and safety information.
  • 1. Based on the ratio of lenses oxygen transmissibilities; Alcon, data on file 2009, 2010.
  • 2. Eyetalk Reference Guide: Jan - March 2016
  • 3. Nash W et al. A comparison of various silicone hydrogel lenses; lipid and protein deposition as a result of daily wear. Optom Vis Sci 2010;87:E-abstract 105110
  • 4. Eiden SB et al. Prospective study of lotrafilcon B lenses comparing 2 versus 4 weeks of wear for objective and subjective measures of health, comfort, and vision. Eye & Contact Lens 2013, 39(4):290-294
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