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Frequently Asked Questions About Color Contact Lenses


What are AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses?

AIR OPTIX® COLORS are color contact lenses designed to enhance or transform dark or light eyes, with a natural effect, and can be prescribed with or without vision correction. They are made with exclusive SmartShield® Technology and feature the 3-in-1 Color Technology to blend naturally with the color of your eye, so you can experience a new look that can be subtle or vibrant.  AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses are available in 12 stunning colors.

What are AIR OPTIX® contact lenses made of?

AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses are made of a state-of-the-art, proprietary silicone hydrogel material. The unique chemistry of this material allows a high flow of oxygen through the contact lenses. AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lens are designed to fit comfortably on the eye.

Why is it important for oxygen to pass through the contact lens to the eye?

Oxygen is essential for the health of your cornea, the dome-shaped front part of your eye. Insufficient oxygen may cause corneal swelling and/or lead to irritated, red eyes and uncomfortable lens wear.

What prescriptions are available for AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses?

Your eye care professional can determine the contact lens and correction that are best for you. AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses are available in Plano (no vision correction) to +6.00D to -6.00D (0.25D steps), -6.00D to -8.00D (0.50D steps) prescriptions.  AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses are not available with astigmatism correction.

Which contact lens care solution should be used to clean and disinfect AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses?

OPTI-FREE® Puremoist® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution or CLEAR CARE® PLUS Cleaning and Disinfecting Solution are the recommended products for cleaning and disinfecting AIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses. We recommend you carefully follow the wear, care, and replacement recommendations of your eye care professional. Visit or for more information.