What Is HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix?

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HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix is a proprietary contact lens wetting technology developed by Alcon, the global leader in innovative eye care. It works by attracting and retaining moisture in soft contact lenses, especially silicone hydrogel contact lenses.

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HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix was first introduced in OPTI-FREE® PureMoist™ Multi-purpose Disinfecting Solution in 2011. In 2015, it was included in the highly effective hydrogen peroxide cleaning and disinfecting solution, AOSEPT® PLUS.

HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix explained

HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix is a block copolymer that embeds itself on and within the lens surface. It surrounds the lens with a long-lasting layer of moisture to promote a unique hydrophilic (water-loving) barrier. This barrier helps to lower friction, providing extra hydration throughout the day. It also promotes a comfortable contact lens-wearing experience.

Contact Lenses With HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix

HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix is unique to Alcon’s AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde portfolio, which includes the following contact lenses:

1. AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde®

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AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde contact lenses deliver superior comfort from day 1 to day 30, thanks to HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix technology and SmartShield® Technology. HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix technology attracts and maintains surface moisture on the lens for up to 16 hours, while SmartShield Technology shields the lens against irritating deposits.

2. AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® for Astigmatism

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AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism are monthly disposable contacts designed to address astigmatism — an imperfection in the eye’s curvature that causes blurred vision. HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix technology keeps these contacts hydrated all day, while SmartShield Technology shields against irritating deposits collecting on the surface of the lens.

3. AIR OPTIX® HydraGlyde® Multifocal

AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde Multifocal are monthly disposable contacts designed to address presbyopia — an age-related eye condition that makes nearby objects appear blurry. SmartShield Technology and HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix technology keep these contacts moist and comfortable all day, while Precision-Profile® design ensures clear, uninterrupted vision at any distance.

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