Air Optix Continuous Wear Contact Lenses
Have you imagined how convenient it would be if you didn’t have to worry about removing and cleaning your contact lenses every evening? Well, now you can actually experience this! Continuous wear contact lenses that can be worn non-stop, are available thanks to modern, highly breathable materials.
Air Optix continuous wear contact lenses are especially recommended for people working night shifts or those whose lifestyle or work demands long periods of activity as well as people who occasionally fall asleep wearing them.
Due to patented manufacturing technology, Air Optix continuous wear contact lenses do not store deposits as rapidly as regular contact lenses and what’s more, they allow more oxygen and moisture to the surface of the eye during the day and night. This assures your safety and comfort even after wearing them for extended periods.
The importance of oxygen flowing over and through contact lenses cannot be overstated. Human eyes absolutely need oxygen in the same way the rest of the body does. Traditional contact lenses were very unhealthy because of this - they let very little air reach the cornea, which can in turn led to eye swelling, irritation or even more serious effects, especially after an extended period of lens usage. Fortunately times and technologies change and now the technology used in manufacturing air optix contact lenses allows the production of much more breathable lenses. The first materials used to achieve this were oxygen-permeable but unfortunately quite rigid. After that, hydrogel lenses were invented - they improved both gas permeability and safety and comfort. The next stage of the evolution of contact lenses was the invention and introduction of silicone hydrogel lenses in 1999.
This innovation increased the breathability of the contact lens by up to five times, but the silicone made the lens more hydrophobic - resistant to water. Air Optix contact lenses handled this problem by implementing a unique surface treatment technology and incorporating innovatively designed materials, which made the lenses very comfortable. Users do not need to worry about eye dryness that has been traditionally associated with contact lens usage, as Air Optix contact lenses keep eyes constantly hydrated and comfortable. Furthermore, comfort does not diminish during the day as the lenses are highly deposit-resistant and stay clean and visually crisp for many hours. As a result, the clarity of vision is maintained at the same, extraordinary level, even when the lenses are being continuously used.
Air Optix contact lenses are produced in several versions:
- AIR OPTIX AQUA are highly breathable contact lenses, recommended especially for active people who need to use lenses for extended periods of time and whose eyes are sensitive and prone to irritation and drying; they are available in an 8.6 base curve, and spherical powers ranging from -0.25 to -8.00 in 0.25 steps; -8.50 to -10.00 in 0.50 steps, and -0.25 to -6.00, in 0.25 steps;
- AIR OPTIX for ASTIGMATISM contact lenses provide users suffering from astigmatism with the same comfort as experienced by regular lens users. They can be comfortably used by almost all astigmatic patients.
- AIR OPTIX AQUA MULTIFOCAL contact lenses offer a smooth transition between distances and provide the wearers with extremely clear vision even if they would normally have to use two different pairs of glasses for reading and far distances. These lenses are dedicated especially to people over 40 years of age; they are manufactured in an 8.6 base curve, in spherical powers ranging from +6.00 to -10.00, in 0.25 steps. They allow up to six times more oxygen passing through the lens.
- AIR OPTIX NIGHT & DAY AQUA contact lenses have the highest gas permeability rates among contacts available on the market today. This represents a significant improvement especially as far as constant lens usage is concerned. Air Optix Night & Day Aqua are designed for overnight and constant (up to 30 days) use. They are especially created for people leading an active, sporty or irregular lifestyle. They offer high levels of comfort and the added benefit of not having to worry about falling asleep with your contact lenses in. For many people this type of contact lenses are a great alternative for LASIK surgery as they offer similar comfort without the necessity of undergoing surgery and the risks involved. They are offered in two base curves (8.4 and 8.6) and in spherical powers from -6.00 to -8.00 in 0.25 steps and -8.50 to -10.00D in 0.50 steps.
Sadly, Air Optix contact lenses are not available in colours.