* Extended wear for up to 30 continuous nights, as prescribed by an
eye care practitioner. Not everyone can wear lenses for a full 30
**Compared to traditional soft contact lenses
1. Based on the ratio of lens oxygen transmissibilities; CIBA VISION
data on file, 2008, 2009.
AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA contact lenses: High oxygen
transmissible lenses. Dk/t = 175 @ -3.00D. Other factors may impact
eye health. Ask your eye care practitioner for complete wear, care
and safety information.
Important information for AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA (lotrafilcon
A) contact lenses: AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY® AQUA lenses are indicated
for vision correction for daily wear (worn only while awake) or
extended wear (worn while awake and asleep) for up to 30 nights.
Relevant Warnings: A corneal ulcer may develop rapidly and cause eye
pain, redness or blurry vision as it progresses. If left untreated,
a scar, and in rare cases loss of vision, may result. The risk of
serious problems is greater for extended wear vs. daily wear and
smoking increases this risk. A one-year post-market study found
0.18% (18 out of 10,000) of wearers developed a severe corneal
infection, with 0.04% (4 out of 10,000) of wearers experiencing a
permanent reduction in vision by two or more rows of letters on an
eye chart. Relevant Precautions: Not everyone can wear for 30
nights. Approximately 80% of wearers can wear the lenses for
extended wear. About two-thirds of wearers achieve the full 30
nights continuous wear. Side Effects: In clinical trials,
approximately 3-5% of wearers experience at least one episode of
infiltrative keratitis, a localized inflammation of the cornea which
may be accompanied by mild to severe pain and may require the use of
antibiotic eye drops for up to one week. Other less serious side
effects were conjunctivitis, lid irritation or lens discomfort
including dryness, mild burning or stinging. Contraindications:
Contact lenses should not be worn if you have: eye infection or
inflammation (redness and/or swelling); eye disease, injury or
dryness that interferes with contact lens wear; systemic disease
that may be affected by or impact lens wear; certain allergic
conditions or using certain medications (ex. some eye medications).
Additional Information: Lenses should be replaced every month. If
removed before then, lenses should be cleaned and disinfected before
wearing again. Always follow the eye care professionalâ€™s recommended
lens wear, care and replacement schedule. If you have questions, ask
your eye care professional or contact CIBA VISION at (800)-875-3001
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