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Silicone hydrogel contact lenses

Silicone hydrogel contact lenses

4 Mar 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

The chemistry behind contact lenses

4 Mar 2020

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

The answer to that is slightly more complicated than one might assume, and will depend on the type of contact lens in question.

Extended wear contact lenses

Extended wear contact lenses

4 Mar 2020

Why wear Extended (Continuous) Wear contact lenses?

All contact lens wearers are told not to sleep in their lenses, however extended wear contact lenses were developed to allow you to do just that.

Want to know which is the best Extended wear contact lenses and whether there are any risks from wearing them while sleeping? Read more...

Which is the Best Daily Wear Lens in 2020?

Which is the Best Daily Wear Lens in 2020?

4 Mar 2020

In order to find the best daily contact lens we looked at the technical specifications - the water content, availability of a UV block, oxygen transmission, wetting properties and material. On the prescription side, we looked at the powers that are available and overall size, and fitting characteristics. Not least we looked at the consumer experience - what was the customer feedback on the daily lenses and of course, the price.

So here we go with our review and some final recommendations...

History of Coloured Contact Lenses

History of Coloured Contact Lenses

4 Mar 2020

The evolution of colour contact lenses didn't happen overnight, it's been over 50 yeas in the making.

Spurred on by the fashion and film industry the drive to create the perfect colour and wearability of a coloured lens is still ongoing

Read on to find out how coloured contact lenses have developed over the years.

The Difference Between a Contact Lens & Spectacle Prescription

The Difference Between a Contact Lens & Spectacle Prescription

6 Mar 2020

To successfully wear contact lenses you need a contact lens prescription, just your regular eye test is not enough, but do you know why?

Following on from your regular eye test your optometrist will carry out other tests and take measurements of your eye to get that perfect fit.

If you have not worn contact lenses before you will also need instructions on insertion and removal...

Contact lenses for dry eyes

Contact lenses for dry eyes

26 Mar 2020

Dry eyes can cause redness, irritation and discomfort, and can put people off trying contact lenses fearing they will worsen the condition.

The new generation of disposable contact lenses containing a silicone material can help reduce dryness.

Read on to find out more about contact lenses and dry eyes.

Travelling with & Wearing Contact Lenses On Holiday

Travelling with & Wearing Contact Lenses On Holiday

26 Mar 2020

Traveling with contact lenses needn't be a nightmare

There are a few considerations to bare in mind when traveling with contact lenses but with a little prep and forethought, traveling with contact lenses can be a breeze.

Read more to find out our tips and suggestions to make your trip run smoothly.