The new high-oxygen permeable monthly lens that makes your eyes breathe better! AIR OPTIX® is a revolutionary monthly lens for daytime wear made from a silicone material. AIROPTIX This lens allows up to 5 times more oxygen to the eye than ordinary monthly lenses. Eyes must breathe! To be able to function properly and to stay healthy, eyes need oxygen, they have to be able to "breathe" as it were. The cornea (front, translucent part of the eye, also called "cornea") takes the necessary oxygen from the air: it dissolves in the thin layer of tear on the eye, and can thus be absorbed by the cells of the cornea. An ordinary contact lens makes this process more difficult because it forms a kind of barrier between the air and the eye. In order to avoid the long-term disadvantages of a reduced oxygen supply, contact lens specialists usually recommend that the lenses should not be worn for more than 8 to 10 hours a day. We need lenses that allow more oxygen to pass through. However, the lifestyle of the current consumer often makes higher demands (just think of the number of hours that most spend behind a computer screen!) And the recommended wearing times are almost always exceeded. Quite a few lens wearers therefore show certain signs that may indicate an oxygen deprivation, such as red eyes, uncomfortable lenses at the end of the day, sometimes a bit of burning or itching, the feeling of having dry eyes ... CIBA Vision has been researching for years the development of new lens materials that allow much more oxygen to pass through to the eye, so that the eyes can continue to "breathe" and stay healthy, even in the long term. The new high-oxygen-permeable lenses developed by CIBA Vision are based on silicone and have a special layer around them, which makes the lenses more wettable and where protein deposits are virtually uncontrollable.