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Silicone hydrogel contact lenses

Silicone hydrogel contact lenses

14 Jan 2020

Thanks to its enhanced breathability, silicone hydrogel is quickly becoming a favoured material in the soft contact lens industry. By allowing more oxygen - up to 5 times more - to flow into the eyes, these silicone hydrogel lenses provide all day comfort without red eyes. Indeed, because their oxygen permeability is so strong, silicone hydrogel contacts are sometimes approved for overnight wear. In addition to their breathability, silicone hydrogel contacts are far better at retaining water than typical soft lenses. This makes them an ideal choice for people who struggle with conditions like dry eye syndrome.

The chemistry behind contact lenses

17 Jul 2019

Hundreds of millions of people know what contact lenses do, but very few know what they are made out of.

Extended wear contact lenses

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Disposable monthly contact lenses

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Daily Wear Lenses

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History of Coloured Contact Lenses

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history of coloured contact lenses

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A prescription is normally written out by an optometrist like this: R.

Contact lenses for dry eyes

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If you suffer from dry eyes, you should definitely discuss this matter with your eye care specialist.