there is a revolutionary break through in contact
AIR OPTIX™ Night & Day®
AQUA Soft Contact Lenses for Extended Wear,
the contact lenses you can wear continuously for
up to 30 nights and days. NIGHT & DAY allows
six times more oxygen to your eyes than the leading
soft lenses. The result is continuous vision that
is sharp and clear, anytime of the day or night.
NIGHT & DAY is FDA approved, and its breathability
offers a healthy way to get more out of your contacts,
and more out of life.
Night & Day®
AQUA (lotrafilcon A) Soft Contact Lenses for Extended
The following basic information about contact
lens wear and NIGHT & DAY lenses is provided
for you by CIBA Vision.
If you are interested
in NIGHT & DAY lenses, please see a licensed
eye care professional. Based on your individual
needs, your eye care professional will determine
if NIGHT & DAY lenses are right for you and
how many days and nights you can wear them.
are AIR OPTIX Night & Day AQUA Soft Contact
Night & Day AQUA are soft contact lenses made
of lotrafilcon A, a fluoro-silicone material that
contains about 24% water. This new lens material
provides a high level of oxygen to your eyes and
has been surface treated to wet with your tears.
How are AIR OPTIX Night & Day AQUA
Soft Contact Lenses used?
The lenses are
worn on the cornea (front part of the eye) and
used to correct vision by refocusing light rays
onto the retina (back part of the eye).
The lenses may
be used to correct nearsightedness (myopia) or
farsightedness (hyperopia). They may be prescribed
- Daily wear use - worn only
while you are awake
- Extended wear use - worn while
you are awake and asleep
They may be worn
for up to 30 nights (one month) of continuous wear
based on how your eyes respond to lens wear and
your eye care professional's recommendation.
wear AIR OPTIX™ Night & Day®
AQUA Soft Contact Lenses for 30 nights of continuous
everyone can reach the maximum wear time of 30 continuous
During the U.S.
clinical study, 1000 of the 1300 eyes dispensed
completed the full year of lens wear, with 67% wearing
the lens between 22 to 30 days before removal.
Your eye care professional
may recommend a shorter wearing time depending on
your individual needs, and you should always adhere
to his or her recommendations. Once lenses are removed,
your eyes should have a rest without lens wear for
at least one overnight.
Who should not wear contact lenses?
You should not wear
contacts if you:
Have an eye
infection or inflammation
(redness & swelling).
Have an eye
disease, eye injury or dryness that
interferes with contact lens wear.
Have a systemic
disease that may be affected by or
impact lens wear.
types of allergic conditions.
Are using certain
medications, such as some
the risks of wearing contact lenses for extended
While there are
many benefits of wearing contacts, sometimes problems
can occur and the risk of serious problems is greater
when lenses are worn for extended wear. You should
carefully discuss the benefits and risks of extended
wear lenses with your eye care professional.
There is an increased
risk of developing a serious ocular infection, such
as a corneal ulcer. 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. In addition,
studies have shown that smoking increases the risk
of corneal ulcers for those who wear lenses overnight.
What are other possible side effects of
extended wear contact lenses?
of the cornea called infiltrative keratitis is another
potential side effect. During the one-year U.S.
study about 5% of the 1300 eyes experienced this
type of side effect. Other less serious side effects
were conjunctivitis and lid irritation or discomfort
while wearing the lenses, including dryness of the
eye and mild burning or stinging.
Are there times when you should not wear
Your eye care professional
can tell you about situations or environmental conditions
that may be inappropriate for contact lens wear.
Some examples are:
lenses to water during swimming or while in
a hot tub may increase the risk of eye infection
or vapors should be avoided to reduce the
chance of lens contamination.
do I replace the lenses and how do I care for them?
should be replaced every month, as recommended by
the eye care professional. When removed from your
eyes in between replacement times, they should be
cleaned and disinfected with a chemical disinfection
system (not heat), if not replaced with a new lens.
The lenses are sold in multi-packs so replacements
are at hand.
What are some important things to remember?
- While wearing contacts your
eyes should look well, feel comfortable and
vision should be clear.
- If you have a problem, immediately
lenses and contact your eye care professional.
- Carefully follow your eye
care professional's instructions for lens wear,
care and replacement.
- Never wear your lenses for
longer periods than
prescribed for you.
- See your eye care professional
for follow-up care and periodic checkups.
I have other questions about AIR OPTIX™ Night
AQUA Soft Contact Lenses?
It is essential
to see and talk with your eye care professional
about your eye health and to obtain complete information
about NIGHT & DAY lenses. If you have questions,
discuss them with your eye care professional.
If you want to
read more about AIR OPTIX™ Night & Day®
AQUA soft contact lenses, ask your eye care professional
for the patient instruction booklet available from
CIBA Vision or the package insert written for the
eye care professional.
For more information
call 1-800-875-3001 or visit our website at cibavision.com