AquaComfort Plus® is a proprietary technology developed by Alcon, the global leader in eye care. It was introduced in 2008 as part of the rollout of the DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus portfolio.
AquaComfort Plus combines three wetting agents to ensure a stable pre-lens tear film. The first agent is hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), commonly used in eye drops as a lubricant. DAILIES AquaComfort Plus contact lenses are bathed in HPMC within the packaging saline for comfort upon insertion. This comfort is further enhanced by polyethylene glycol (PEG), the second wetting agent in AquaComfort Plus. PEG is typically used in lubricating eye drops.
The third wetting agent in AquaComfort Plus is polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), a water-soluble polymer. PVA is released from the lens material and into the tear film to ensure a comfortable contact lens-wearing experience.
Why is the pre-lens tear film important?
The pre-lens tear film is essential for successful contact lens wear. First, it provides a uniform coating over the contact lens. If this layer were rough or irregular, the light would scatter.
Second, the pre-lens tear film provides comfort and lubrication to the palpebral conjunctiva, a transparent membrane that coats the inside of the eyelids.
Finally, the pre-lens tear film helps maintain contact lens hydration for improved comfort throughout the day.
Contact Lenses with AquaComfort Plus
AquaComfort Plus is unique to Alcon’s DAILIES AquaComfort Plus portfolio and includes spherical, toric, and multifocal contact lenses.
1. DAILIES AquaComfort Plus
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus are the perfect starter contact lenses. They provide outstanding comfort all day, thanks to Blink-Activated Moisture. DAILIES AquaComfort Plus also have the most comprehensive range of parameters of any daily disposable contact lens.
2. DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Toric
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Toric are daily disposable contact lenses designed to correct astigmatism — an imperfection in the eye’s curvature that causes blurred vision. Featuring Blink-Activated Moisture, DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Toric also provide outstanding comfort throughout the day.
3. DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Multifocal
DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Multifocal are daily disposable contact lenses designed to correct presbyopia — an age-related eye condition that makes nearby objects appear blurry. As multifocal lenses, DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Multifocal contacts combine multiple prescriptions into one lens for crisp, clear vision at any distance. They also provide improved comfort all day, thanks to Blink-Activated Moisture.
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