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Silicone hydrogel contact lenses

Silicone hydrogel contact lenses

10 Feb 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

10 Feb 2020

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

Extended wear contact lenses

Extended wear contact lenses

15 Feb 2020

Why wear Extended (Continuous) Wear contact lenses? Which is the best Extended wear contact lenses and are there any risks from wearing them while sleeping?

Which is the Best Daily Wear Lens in 2020?

Which is the Best Daily Wear Lens in 2020?

10 Feb 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

11 Feb 2020

history of coloured contact lenses

The Difference Between a Contact Lens & Spectacle Prescription

10 Feb 2020

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

Contact lenses for dry eyes

10 Feb 2020

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

Travelling with & Wearing Contact Lenses On Holiday

10 Feb 2020

When leaving for a trip, everyone has their own way of making sure they remember everything they need.