Which Lens is Best for Me?

Thinking of laser surgery?

Many individuals who need glasses look to laser surgery to correct their vision problems. Eager to throw away their glasses, many people rush into the decision to have laser surgery without considering other alternatives.

You now have more choices than ever before for sharp, accurate vision. CIBA VISION is a leader in developing leading-edge technologies for soft contact lenses. Our most advanced new products include:


O2OPTIXTM – A breathable contact lens that transmits up to 5 times more oxygen than traditional (HEMA-based) soft contact lenses – for whiter, healthy-looking eyes, no matter how long you wear your lenses each day*. Also approved by the FDA for overnight wear for up to six nights.


NIGHT & DAY® – A revolutionary contact lens that is FDA approved for up to 30 nights and days of continuous wear. These revolutionary lenses allow up to six times more oxygen to reach your eyes than traditional soft contact lenses. They're so comfortable, you'll forget you're wearing them. Plus you'll see clearly all the time – even when you get up in the middle of the night. When worn continuously for the 30 night wear period, say goodbye to daily cleaning and routine lens care products.


Focus® DAILIES® – a daily disposable soft contact lens that provides the ultimate solution for individuals who want great vision and hassle-free eye comfort. With Focus DAILIES, you replace your contact lenses each day so you no longer need to worry about cleaning your lenses. Our unique, Comfort Edge Technology gives you a smooth, clean, precise edge that offers excellent eye comfort. They're an ideal option for people with ocular allergies because one-day use reduces the chance of the build-up of pollen and other deposits.

These excellent alternatives to surgery are affordable and convenient. You'll love the feeling of freedom you never thought you'd have with contacts. Ask your eye care professional for more information about the best correction option for your eyes.

Do your eyes often look red and irritated?

Your eyes need oxygen to stay healthy and comfortable. But soft contact lenses create a barrier to the natural flow of oxygen between your eyes and the air around them. Without enough oxygen, you might experience symptoms such as end-of-day discomfort, irritation, dryness and redness. In the long run, a lack of oxygen may even cause complications.

O2OPTIXTM and NIGHT & DAY contact lenses are made with a revolutionary silicone hydrogel technology that allows more oxygen through the lens than traditional soft contact lenses.

O2OPTIXTM - A breathable contact lens that transmits up to 5 times more oxygen than traditional soft contact lenses – for whiter, healthy-looking eyes, no matter how long you wear your lenses each day*.

NIGHT & DAY® – A revolutionary contact lens that is FDA approved for up to 30 nights and days of continuous wear. These revolutionary lenses allow up to six times more oxygen to reach your eyes than traditional soft contact lenses.

Do you often have to take your contact lenses out sooner than you would like?

O2OPTIXTM – A breathable contact lens that transmits up to 5 times more oxygen than traditional soft contact lenses – for whiter, healthy-looking eyes, no matter how long you wear your lenses each day*. They're even FDA approved and have the CE Mark for overnight wear for up to six nights.

NIGHT & DAY® – A revolutionary contact lens that is FDA approved for up to 30 nights and days of continuous wear. These revolutionary lenses allow up to six times more oxygen through the lens than traditional soft contact lenses. They're so comfortable, you'll forget you're wearing them. Plus you'll see clearly all the time, even when you get up in the middle of the night. When worn continuously for the 30 night wear period, say goodbye to daily cleaning and routine lens care products.

Want a new contact lens every day?

Focus® DAILIES® – a daily disposable soft contact lens that provides the ultimate solution for individuals who want great vision and hassle-free eye comfort. With Focus DAILIES, you replace your contact lenses each day so you no longer need to worry about cleaning your lenses. Our unique, Comfort Edge Technology gives you a smooth, clean, precise edge that offers excellent eye comfort. They're an ideal option for people with ocular allergies because single use reduces the chance of the build-up of pollen and other deposits.

Want to change, enhance or illuminate your eye color?

For dark eyes or light eyes. Even if your vision is perfect. Even if you have astigmatism.

FreshLook ColorBlends®
For a subtle change and a beautiful look. Three-in-one technology blends three colors into one.

FreshLook Radiance™
Illuminate your eyes – without changing color. A pearlescent starburst pattern brightens and adds sparkle.

FreshLook Colors®
Create a bold and dramatic look with exciting, bold colors.

Want contact lenses you can sleep in?

O2OPTIXTM – a breathable contact lens that transmits up to 5 times more oxygen than traditional soft contact lenses – for whiter, healthy-looking eyes, no matter how long you wear your lenses each day*. They're even FDA approved for overnight wear for up to six nights.

NIGHT & DAY® – A revolutionary contact lens that is FDA approved for up to 30 nights and days of continuous wear. These revolutionary lenses allow up to six times more oxygen through the lens than traditional soft contact lenses. They're so comfortable, you'll forget you're wearing them. Plus you'll see clearly all the time, even when you get up in the middle of the night. When worn continuously for the 30 night wear period, say goodbye to daily cleaning and routine lens care products.

Play Sports?

When you're working your muscles outside in the pulsating heat – whether you're hitting a tennis ball across a sunny, squint-inducing court or sending a baseball sky high into left field – you shouldn't have to worry about your glasses.

Glasses may help you see clearly, but they also have a tendency to break and/or shift position on your face, easily fog up on humid days, may add a distracting glare and inevitably add to the sweaty trickles already running down your face.

Have you ever thought about using contact lenses for sports? Contact lenses provide stable, sharp vision all athletes need when out on the field, tennis court, track, etc. – minus the fogging, extra sweating and constant jostling that continually plague glasses wearers.

  • Contacts do not fog up
  • Contacts won't slide down your nose during that essential play
  • Contacts will give you vision free from the glare you may experience with glasses

Best of all, contacts give wearers a more natural vision correction. And as any sports enthusiast knows, contacts provide unobstructed peripheral vision, resulting in optimal sports performance.

The following types of contacts lenses are targeted specifically toward sports aficionados:

Focus® DAILIES®
These daily disposable lenses provide ideal flexibility and convenience for the on-the-go athlete: You change these contacts daily, so just insert a fresh pair before heading out to play to achieve the best vision performance.

If you happen to lose a pair in the recesses of your gym bag, or a lens accidentally falls onto the grimy locker room floor, don't worry: Focus DAILIES are replaced each day, so just take along an extra pair.

Even if you want to keep wearing your glasses the majority of the time, you can still use a new pair of Focus DAILIES before any sports-related activity.

Ocular Allergies?

Keep your contact lenses – even with allergies and hay fever.

Allergy season is a real challenge, especially if you wear contact lenses. No matter what the cause, seasonal allergies make your eyes hypersensitive and irritated. Ordinary soft contact lenses may make them feel even worse. Instead of reaching for your glasses in frustration, ask your eye care practitioner about Focus® DAILIES®, the daily disposable soft contacts from CIBA VISION that give you a fresh, clean lens each day.

Do you have Astigmatism?

Astigmatism occurs when the cornea, the front surface of the eye, has an irregular curvature that results in blurred vision at any distance, and is very common. Thanks to innovative technology in contact lenses, astigmatism no longer limits your ability to wear contact lenses.

CIBA VISION offers many contact lenses for the correction of astigmatism including Focus® Toric, Focus® DAILIES® and Toric. With this wide range of choices, there is a toric lens available for almost any contact lens preference, whether you are looking for disposable lenses or lenses that change your eye color.

* Please consult your eye care professional for recommended wearing schedules.

**Warning: UV-absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV-absorbing eyewear as directed.

NOTE: Long term exposure to UV radiation is one of the risk factors associated with cataracts. Exposure is based on a number of factors such as environmental conditions (altitude, geography, cloud cover) and personal factors (extent and nature of outdoor activities). UV-absorbing contact lenses help provide protection against harmful UV radiation. However, clinical studies have not been done to demonstrate that wearing UV-absorbing contact lenses reduces the risk of developing cataracts or other eye disorders. Consult your eye care practitioner for more information.

Important Information about O2OPTIX™

High oxygen transmissible lenses, Dk/t = 138 @ -3.00D. Other factors may impact eyehealth.

For daily/extended wear up to 6 nights for near/far-sightedness.

Risk of serious eye problems (i.e. corneal ulcer) is greater for extended wear. In rare cases, loss of vision may result.

Side effects like discomfort, mild burning or stinging may occur.