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Alcon launches the latest innovation in hydrogen peroxide-based contact lens care

  • New AOSEPT® PLUS Cleaning and Disinfecting Solution with HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix
  • Provides the same triple action clean as the original AOSEPT® PLUS Cleaning and Disinfecting Solution
  • Now with the exclusive HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix Technology for long lasting moisture
  • Delivers all-day comfort with no added preservatives


Fort Worth, Texas, January 05, 2015 – Alcon, the global leader in eye care, announced the launch of AOSEPT®PLUS with HydraGlyde® contact lens solution in Europe. The solution combines a proprietary hydrogen peroxide-based AOSEPT PLUS solution with the exclusive wetting technology of HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix. This technology, only found only in OPTI-FREE® PureMoist®, surrounds the contact lens with lasting moisture, allowing for long lasting comfort for contact lens wearers.

"The new formulation gives soft and gas permeable contact lens wearers an option to use a no added preservatives hydrogen peroxide-based solution with the added moisture delivered by HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix," said Franck Leveiller, PhD, Vice President of R&D, Vision Care, Alcon. "The original AOSEPT® PLUS product is already very well liked. We have now taken a very popular product and made it even better."

Unlike wetting agents from other solutions that may not stay on the lens, HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix embeds itself on and within the lens surface. This environment and the solution’s ability to deep clean and remove deposits and debris, facilitates moisture and comfort even on your longest days.

HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix, a scientifically-advanced proprietary synthetic block copolymer technology, reduces surface and bulk hydrophobicity and improves the hydrophilic properties of silicone hydrogel lenses. This unique wetting technology also has an extremely high affinity for the hydrophobic areas of soft contact lenses.

About Alcon’s Family of Products

Alcon offers two types of contact lens care products that clean, rinse and disinfect contact lenses: multi-purpose and hydrogen-peroxide based solutions. AOSEPT® PLUS Cleaning and Disinfecting Solution (CLEAR CARE®in North America) is the global leader in hydrogen peroxide-based solutions, offering excellent antimicrobial and cleaning efficacy to provide comfortable lens wear. OPTI-FREE Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution products provide effective cleaning, disinfecting and storing of soft contact lenses, including silicone hydrogels.


About Alcon

Alcon, the global leader in eye care, provides innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people worldwide see better. The three Alcon businesses - Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care - offer the widest spectrum of eye care products in the world. Alcon is the second largest division of the Novartis Group, with pro-forma sales of USD 10.5 billion in 2013. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, Alcon has more than 25,000 employees worldwide, operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets. For more information, visit www.alcon.com.