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The AIR OPTIX® family of breathable* contact lenses lets you focus on your life, not your contact lenses. They provide clear vision and consistent comfort.1,2 Plus, the monthly replacement schedule is easy to remember.

New wearers can save up to $100 on the purchase of an annual supply through the AIR OPTIX® Choice Program.


Optimize your lens wearing experience with 
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Feel the difference of AIR OPTIX® brand contact lenses for yourself. Sign up for a free** trial offer for AIR OPTIX® brand contact lenses.


Rebate is in the form of an Alcon VISA® pre-paid card. Certain criteria must be met to be eligible for the full rebate.  Must be a new patient to the AIR OPTIX® Family of contact lenses or an existing patient that is switching lenses within the AIR OPTIX® Family. Must purchase an annual supply (four 6-ct boxes) of AIR OPTIX® brand contact lenses (excluding AIR OPTIX® AQUA lenses) within 90 days of eye exam or contact lens fitting.  Rebate submission must be postmarked (or submitted electronically) within 60 days of lens purchase date. Valid on purchases made at participating retailers through 12/31/2017. Visit for complete terms and conditions.


**Eye exam may be required before lens trial. Professional fees may apply. One pair of non-corrective AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses for wear in-office 
only. For other AIR OPTIX® contact lenses, the one-month trial refers to a recommended replacement schedule of up to 4 weeks, as determined by the eye care
professional. Offer available at participating offices.


  1. Eiden SB, Davis R, Bergenske P. 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
  2. Lemp J, Kern J. A comparison of real time and recall comfort assessments. Optom Vis Sci 2016;93:E-abstract 165256.
  3. Alcon data on file, 2014.
  4. In vitro study over 16 hours to measure wetting substantivity; Alcon data on file, 2015.
  5. Rappon J. Evaluation of lotrafilcon B Multifocal vs. PureVision Multifocal in Emerging Presbyopes; Alcon data on file, 2008.
  6. Alcon data on file, 2012.
  7. Alcon data on file, 2014.



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Important Safety Information

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* AIR OPTIX® AQUA (lotrafilcon B) AIR OPTIX® plus Hydraglyde® (lotrafilcon B), and AIR OPTIX® COLORS (lotrafilcon B) contact lenses: Dk/t = 138 @ -3.00D. AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA (lotrafilcon A) contact lenses: Dk/t = 175 @ -3.00D. AIR OPTIX® for Astigmatism (lotrafilcon B) contact lenses: Dk/t = 108 @ -3.00D -1.25 x 180. Other factors may impact eye health.

Important information for AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA (lotrafilcon A) contact lenses: AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA lenses are indicated for vision correction for daily wear (worn only while awake) or extended wear (worn while awake and asleep) for up to 30 nights. Relevant Warnings: A corneal ulcer may develop rapidly and cause eye pain, redness or blurry vision as it progresses. If left untreated, a scar, and in rare cases loss of vision, may result. The risk of serious problems is greater for extended wear vs. daily wear and smoking increases this risk. A one-year post-market study found 0.18% (18 out of 10,000) of wearers developed a severe corneal infection, with 0.04% (4 out of 10,000) of wearers experiencing a permanent reduction in vision by two or more rows of letters on an eye chart. Relevant Precautions: Not everyone can wear for 30 nights. Approximately 80% of wearers can wear the lenses for extended wear. About two-thirds of wearers achieve the full 30 nights continuous wear. Side Effects: In clinical trials, approximately 3-5% of wearers experience at least one episode of infiltrative keratitis, a localized inflammation of the cornea which may be accompanied by mild to severe pain and may require the use of antibiotic eye drops for up to one week. Other less serious side effects were conjunctivitis, lid irritation or lens discomfort including dryness, mild burning or stinging. Contraindications: Contact lenses should not be worn if you have: eye infection or inflammation (redness and/or swelling); eye disease, injury or dryness that interferes with contact lens wear; systemic disease that may be affected by or impact lens wear; certain allergic conditions or using certain medications (ex. some eye medications). Additional Information: Lenses should be replaced every month. If removed before then, lenses should be cleaned and disinfected before wearing again. Always follow the eye care professional's recommended lens wear, care and replacement schedule. If you have questions, ask your eye care professional or contact Alcon at (800) 875-3001 or

Important Information for AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® (lotrafilcon B), AIR OPTIX® AQUA (lotrafilcon B), AIR OPTIX AQUA Multifocal (lotrafilcon B) and AIR OPTIX for Astigmatism (lotrafilcon B) contact lenses: For daily wear or up to 6 nights extended wear for near/far-sightedness, astigmatism and/or presbyopia. Risk of serious eye problems (i.e., corneal ulcer) is greater for extended wear. In rare cases, loss of vision may result. Side effects like discomfort, mild burning or stinging may occur.

Important information for AIR OPTIX® COLORS (lotrafilcon B) contact lenses: For daily wear only for near/far-sightedness. Contact lenses, even if worn for cosmetic reasons, are prescription medical devices that must only be worn under the prescription, direction and supervision of an eye care professional. Serious eye health problems may occur as a result of sharing contact lenses. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. Side effects like discomfort, mild burning or stinging may occur. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your eye doctor.

Ask your eye care professional for complete wear, care, and safety information.

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