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Silicone Hydrogel Lenses

With the eye care industry making huge leaps in technology, there are several new and improved types of contact lenses.Among others, one such advancement is the silicone hydrogel lens.

The latest generation of contact lenses made of silicone hydrogel, contributes to mostly half of all new fits of contact lenses. This revolutionary material provides a greater flow of oxygen to the eye, thereby increasing comfort levels within the eye, and allowing a more frequent and daily use of the contact lenses. There are certain contact lenses, which can be worn overnight for up to 30-days continuous wear.

Another attribute of the silicone hydrogel lenses is that it has the ability to keep moist on the eye preventing dryness, scratchiness and resulting irritation.

All major contact lens manufacturers now offer silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Some have introduced a second generation of silicone hydrogel lenses that improves comfort in dry environments like air-conditioned offices and airliner cabins.

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