What is O2OPTIX?
O2OPTIX is a revolutionary daily wear silicone hydrogel contact lens from CIBA Vision, that provides up to five times more oxygen compared to traditional hydrogel lenses. Designed to significantly reduce the signs of corneal oxygen deficiency, O2OPTIX is an excellent choice for those patients who wear their lenses for many hours during the day.
What is the wear and replacement schedule for O2OPTIX lenses?
O2OPTIX is FDA approved for daily wear and up to six nights of extended wear. The recommended replacement schedule is one month.
What powers is O2OPTIX available in?
O2OPTIX is offered in a single base curve (8.6mm) in spherical powers from -0.50D to -10.00D.
Is O2OPTIX available in colors?
No, O2OPTIX lenses are not available in color at this time. However, CIBA Vision offers many types of colored contact lenses to change, enhance or illuminate eye color.
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I have astigmatism. Can I wear O2OPTIX lenses?
Currently, an O2OPTIX toric lens is not available, but CIBA Vision is developing an O2OPTIX toric lens for release soon. Patients with up to 1D to 1.25D of astigmatism may be able to be fitted in a spherical O2OPTIX lens depending on their exact vision and visual needs. If you have astigmatism, you should talk to your eye care professional about this possibility.
Will everybody be able to wear these lenses?
As with all contact lenses, it is impossible to say that everyone can wear a particular lens. O2OPTIX is offered in a single base curve (8.6mm) in spherical powers from -0.50D to -10.00D. Your eye care practitioner can determine the best lens for you.
Does O2OPTIX have a handling tint?
Yes, O2OPTIX lenses have a light blue handling tint, which makes them easier to see when handling.
Do O2OPTIX contact lenses require any cleaning or disinfection?
Yes, worn on a daily wear basis, O2OPTIX lenses should be removed daily and cleaned and disinfected prior to reinsertion on the eye.
What lens care solution should I use to clean my O2OPTIX lenses?
CIBA Vision's Solo Care Aqua™ multi-purpose solution, as well as AOSept Plus®, are ideal for cleaning and disinfecting O2OPTIX lenses.
How was O2OPTIX developed?
O2OPTIX is a continuation of CIBA Vision's industry-leading research into silicone hydrogel contact lens technology.
What material is O2OPTIX based on?
O2OPTIX lenses are made of lotrafilcon B, a revolutionary, patented silicone hydrogel material.
What is silicone hydrogel?
O2OPTIX lenses are made of a revolutionary, patented silicone hydrogel material, lotrafilcon B. The unique molecular structure of this material has two distinct pathways that allow water to pass through the lens without reducing the material's ability to transmit oxygen to the eye. This enables the lens to move freely on the eye and to keep plenty of oxygen flowing to the cornea.
Why is it important for oxygen and water to pass through the lens to the eye?
Oxygen is essential for corneal health. Insufficient oxygen compromises normal eye function and may cause the cornea to swell. While minimal swelling is common during sleep, even in people who do not wear contact lenses, sleeping in ordinary contact lenses substantially reduces oxygen supply to the eyes which can cause the cornea to swell significantly. This condition often results in very irritated eyes and uncomfortable lens wear.
What is Dk? What is Dk/t?
Oxygen permeability (Dk) refers to the lens materialís ability to transmit oxygen. Oxygen transmissibility (Dk/t), a more relevant measure for contact lenses, takes into account the materialís oxygen permeability and its thickness, factors that affect the amount of oxygen that can pass through the lens to the eye.