Air Optix Aqua Multifocal????

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by MS, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. MS

    MS Guest

    These are the newest multifocals from Cibavision. Apparently they have been
    available in Europe for a while (I don't know about Asia or Africa), and are
    just starting to become available, or will be soon, in the US market. (They
    are listed now on the Cibavision US web site, and are listed on US online
    retailer sites, although some say "out of stock", so I'm not sure if they
    are actually available yet here, or will be soon. (They may be available in
    doctor's offices now, at least trials, without being available for purchase
    online. Don't know.)

    I would like to know--has anyone reading this worn them, or prescribed them?
    If so, please give your review.

    How do they compare with other silicon hydrogel multifocals?

    One thing different--they are available with three different levels of Add
    (low, med, high), whereas Purevision Multifocals only have two (low and

    I am highly myopic and presbyopic (57 years old), and am currently wearing
    monovision contacts. I don't like monovision though--the vast difference
    between the two eyes, etc. I like the idea of multifocals more--both eyes
    able to see near and far.

    However, when I tried Purevision multifocals, they did not work for me. I am
    wondering, however, if the AOMFs might? Are the designs different
    enough--that if the PVs didn't work for me, the AOs might? Or is it a
    similar design, just different material and company?

    How do the three levels of Add in the AOMFs compare with the two levels of
    the PVMFs? Are the high and low levels similar, with AO also having a
    medium level in between? Or is the medium in the AO more like the high in
    PV, with the AO high still higher?

    Once again--I would especially like to hear from anyone who has tried the
    Air Optix Aqua Multifocal lenses, either as a wearer or prescriber. How well
    have they worked for you or your patients? How do they compare with other
    silicon hydrogel multifocal options?

    Thank you for your input.
    MS, Nov 27, 2009
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