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Media Release

Alcon announces transition to new product packaging for AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® contact lenses in the US


Alcon recently launched new US-specific packaging for AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® contact lenses to promote the proper purchase and wear of the lenses. This new packaging follows the 2017 launch of US-specific packaging for DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® contact lenses.

The new AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® contact lenses box design, which replaces the current packaging, features new patient-friendly educational elements, including:

  • New step-by-step insertion and removal illustrations
  • US-specific lot numbers to provide supply chain integrity controls
  • Patient-specific 1-800 helpline, email address and website
  • American flag on boxes for easy identification

“We are proud to launch a new packaging design that makes it easier for Eye Care Professionals and patients to identify the Alcon products they use every day,” said Eric Bruno, General Manager for US Vision Care at Alcon. “We are committed to off­ering the right products and information to help patients see, look and feel their best. This new packaging provides useful information about proper lens care and wear, and resources that patients can use if they have questions or need assistance.”

The new packaging will be the only AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® contact lenses packaging that Alcon sells in the US market. As of February 26, 2018, only the new AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® packaging is authorized for sale in the US.

Eye Care Professionals or others who are concerned about sales of AIR OPTIX®plus HydraGlyde® lenses with previous packaging, or have any other concerns about Alcon packaging, are asked to report the issues via the "Contact Us" page on MyAlcon.com.

Important information about AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® (lotrafilcon B) contact lenses

AIR OPTIX® plus HydraGlyde® contact lenses are prescription medical devices. These lenses are indicated for daily wear or extended wear for up to 6 nights. The risk of serious eye problems is greater for extended wear. In rare cases, loss of vision may result. Side effects like discomfort, mild burning or stinging may occur. 

Ask an Eye Care Professional or visit airoptix.com for complete wear, care and safety information.