DAILIES, great daily lenses from Alcon, known and used for years for healthy eyes and sharp vision
The DAILIES contact lenses brand by Alcon has been on the market for quite some time.
Alcon is probably still better known under the manufacturer name Ciba Vision. Its owner, Novartis, decided, after its purchase, to continue under the name Alcon, so we can assume that the name Ciba Vision will slowly but surely fade away. The experience and history of Novartis, Ciba Vision and Alcon, is now under one flag, which is good for the contact lens user and guarantees quality, availability and innovation.
Ciba Vision, at the time, was the first that could produce a daily disposable lens with multifocal properties and who brought it to market in mid-2001. A year later, another first: the first daily disposable lens with cylinder, for astigmatism correction.
From the mid-nineties, daily lenses appear on the market, and they are still becoming more popular by the day. The number of wearers of daily disposable lenses is steadily growing. This is not necessarily cheaper for the user, so convenience with a combination of hygiene seems to be the primary reason for people to switch to daily lenses.
Alcon is now limited to the brand names DAILIES, Air Optix and FreshLook, when it comes to soft contact lenses. The DAILIES series of contact lenses now consists of:Focus DAILIES All Day Comfort
- daily lens made of the hydrogel material nelfilcon A.
Focus DAILIES Progressives - daily lens made of the hydrogel material nelfilcon A with multifocal options (out of production
).Focus DAILIES Toric
- lens made of the hydrogel material nelfilcon A, with many options to correct astigmatism (production stopped per April 2017
In 2008, the DAILIES AquaComfort Plus daily lens series was introduced. These lenses are made of the same material, namely, nelfilcon A, but have an extra addition, what Alcon has called “Triple Action", which does three things:
1) holds moisture longer,
2) "lubricates" the surface of the lens, so it feels smoother, and
3) makes the natural blinking movement of the eyelid across the lens release an agent that gives a comfortable feeling.
The following lenses of the DAILIES AquaComfort Plus series are available:DAILIES AquaComfort Plus
- daily lens.DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Multifocal
- daily multifocal lens for sharp vision.DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Toric
- daily disposable lens with cylinder.
And then there is the first daily disposable lens from Alcon made of a silicone hydrogel material, delefilcon A, a combination of the materials hydrogel and silicone hydrogel in such a way that it utilizes the best features of each material: the oxygen permeability of the silicone hydrogel, and the very high water content of the hydrogel.
By ensuring that most of the water on the outside of the lens gravitates towards its outer edge, it produces an extraordinary effect on the user's wearing sensation of this lens compared to others, even at the end of the day. It is not a cheap lens, but if your eye is suitable for contact lenses and you can tolerate this type of material, then you will not want to wear anything else.
Since the end of 2016, there is now even a multifocal version of this unique daily lens, the DAILIES Total1 Multifocal.
- daily lens made of delefilcon A, silicone hydrogel.DAILIES Total1 Multifocal
- daily multifocal lens made from delefilcon A, a silicone hydrogel.
Do not simply switch to another type or brand of contact lenses. Always do this in consultation with your optician or ophthalmologist, and let your eyes be tested and checked again. Only then do you ensure the highest chance of success for a longer period of time, and a pleasant and comfortable use of your soft contact lenses.