Alcon has a number of contact lens brands available, made for just about every prescription. They have in recent years deleted some of their brands from the line, which we mention at the end of this listing.
Monthly Replacement Contact Lenses
Air Optix Aqua - A monthly replacement lens: this lens is in the process of being discontinued. It will be replaced by Air Optix HG (above).
Air Optix Multifocal - A monthly replacement lens for those who need a bifocal.
Air Optix Night & Day - A monthly replacement lens that is approved for up to 30 days and nights of wear. Please see our page on extended wear lenses if you are interested in this type of lens, because there are increased health risks.
Air Optix for Astigmatism - A monthly replacement lens for those who have astigmatism in their prescriptions.
Air Optix + HydraGlyde
Air Optix plus HydraGlyde - The newest member of the Air Optix family, hydraglyde gives you long lasting surface moisture. Made for people who live in dry environments and have an active lifestyle. Also a monthly replacement lens.
Air Optix plus HydraGlyde Multifocal - The same multifocal design of lens as Air Optix, but with the additional comfort of hydraglyde. Please note that the add powers are slightly different, so the switching directly from Air Optix to Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde may involve a refit.
Air Optix plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism - The newer lens available for those with astigmatism in their prescriptions.
Dailies Total One - The newest daily lens made by Alcon. The Dailies Total One contact lens is made of a unique material that has more water content at the outside of the lens, which allows for greater moisture and comfort. The inner core of silicone ensures that a high amount of oxygen is transmitted to the eye. This lens is great for dry eyes and those who want to dispose of their lenses daily. These lenses allow the eyes to breathe well compared to other daily disposables due to the high oxygen transmissibilty of the material it is made of.
Dailies Total One Multifocal - This very comfortable lens now also comes in a multifocal for those who need a bifocal.
Dailies Total One Toric - coming soon
Dailies All Day Comfort - A daily disposable lens that contains a moisturizing agent called AquaRelease. Available in 30 or 90 packs.
Dailies All Day comfort are not longer available in North America but are still available in the UK.
Dailies Progressive - This daily disposable lens is made for those who need a bifocal lens. It is available in 30 packs only.
Dailies Toric - A daily disposable lens made for those who have astigmatism in their prescription. Available in 30 or 90 packs.
Dailies AquaComfort Plus - Also a daily disposable lens, that keeps eyes lubricated with blink-activated moisture. Available in 30 or 90 packs.
Dailies AquaComfort Plus for Astigmatism and Presbyopia - The same comfort and daily disposable convenience of Dailies AquaComfort Plus is now available in topic and presbyopic prescriptions. If you have astigmatism, or need a bifocal, you can now wear Dailies aqua comfort Plus.
Coloured Contact Lenses
Air Optix Colors
For years people who have wanted to change their eye color had to endure dryness, irritation, and end of day discomfort, especially those with dry eyes or who live in a dry climate. Ciba/Alcon now has a new coloured contact lens that is made with the moisture, comfort and breathability of silicone: Air Optix Colors. There are nine colors available. Some with a subtle color change: Pure Hazel, Green, Blue, Gray and Brown. Others have a more vibrant color change: Honey, Gemstone Green, Brilliant Blue and Sterling Gray.
Daily disposable contact lenses available in mystic green, mystic grey, mystic hazel, and mystic blue.
All Freshlook lenses are cosmetic coloured contact lenses that either change or enhance the colour of your eyes.
Freshlook One-Day - Daily disposable lenses that are tinted for cosmetic purposes, to change the colour of your eyes. Only available in minus (nearsighted) prescriptions, and available in four colours: blue, green, gray and pure hazel.
Freshlook ColorBlends - These colours are made for a dramatic change to your eye colour. They are opaque lenses made primarily for dark eye colour changes. However, the brown colour is popular with people who have green, blue, or hazel eyes. ColorBlends have three in one technology that makes the colour change more natural. The colours available are: Amethyst, Brilliant Blue, Blue, Green, Gray, Honey, Pure Hazel, True Sapphire, Sterling Gray, and Turquoise.
Freshlook Colors - Opaque lenses that change the colour of dark eyes. Colours available are Blue, Green, Hazel and Violet.
Freshlook Dimensions - Colour enhancing lenses for light eyes with a unique starburst pattern. Colours available are Caribbean Aqua, Pacific Blue, and Sea Green.
Freshlook Illuminate - A daily disposable contact lens for people with dark eyes, and want them to look bigger and bolder.
Freshlook HT - HT stands for handling tint, which is a light green, and doesn't change the colour of your eyes. Tinted only so you can see them while handling. The same material and design of lens as other Freshlook lenses. NOW DISCONTINUED.
Freshlook Toric ColorBlends - The same Colorblends technology for changing eye colour on an eye that needs correction for astigmatism. Limited colours and powers. Colours available: Blue, Green, Gray and Honey. NOW DISCONTINUED.
Alcon and Ciba Vision combined their products under the Alcon name. A number of contact lens brands have now been discontinued.
Discontinued Alcon Contact Lenses:
O2 Optix: Discontinued as of January 2014.
Precision UV: Discontinued as of June 31, 2011.
Focus Softcolors 1-2 Weeks: Discontinued as of Dec. 31, 2011.
Freshlook Toric Colorblends: Discontinued
Freshlook HT: Discontinued
Focus Monthly Softcolors: Discontinued
Durasoft 2 Lite Tint: Discontinued
Durasoft 3 Lite Tint: Discontinued
Durasoft 2 colors: Discontinued
Durasoft 3 Colors: Discontinued as of Dec 31, 2011.
All Durasoft Optifit Toric Colors, Complements and ColorBlends: Discontinued
All other Durasoft lenses also have been discontinued.
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