Hydrogel Silcone lenses

It is true that most of us are born with a 20/20 vision, but as we grow older, many people start needing some form of vision correction in order to see clearly, both short and long distances. There are many types of contact lenses available in the market today. Contact lenses provide superior eyesight with clearer and crisper vision that rival eyeglasses hands-down. The world has come a long way from the soft and rigid gas permeable lenses that everyone once wore.

If you ask you eye care practitioner about what's new in contact lenses wearing, he is sure to talk about silicone hydrogel contact lenses.

These are the newest and latest generation of contact lenses, made of a material called silicone hydrogel. Today, these account for nearly half of all new types of contact lenses.

The reason for its popularity is that this new lens material provides a greater oxygen flow to the cornea of the eye, enhancing comfort levels and enabling contact lenses to be worn on a day-today basis. In fact, in many instances, contact lenses made of silicone hydrogel can even be worn overnight for up to 30-days continuous wear.

Another feature of silicone hydrogel lenses is that it has the capacity to keep the eye moist at al times.

All major contact lens manufacturers now offer silicone hydrogel contact lenses. Some have introduced a second generation of silicone hydrogel lenses that increase comfort even in dry zones such as air-conditioned offices and airliner cabins.

Ensure that you ask your eye care professional about silicone hydrogel contact lenses on your next visit!

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