What are silicone hydrogel contact lenses?
Silicone hydrogel is one of the latest soft plastics to be used in the designs of contact lenses and offers a variety of benefits.
Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are some of the most popular around and are unique in that they allow up to five times the amount of oxygen to travel through them than other lenses do. The material absorbs and locks in water, allowing the lens to become flexible to follow the movements of your eye and to be better rehydrated during cleaning, disinfecting and storage. This lens is an exceptional quality to look for when considering monthly or two weekly contact lenses, due to its moisture retention and ability to hydrate the entire surface of your eye. Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are highly beneficial to those who suffer from dry eye and want a slightly longer wearing time than most other contact lenses provide.
Why should I choose silicone hydrogel contact lenses?
- Comfort – eyes remain fresh and healthy until the end of the day when wearing silicone hydrogel. This is because the soft material is highly breathable, allowing plenty of oxygen to enter and exit the eye.
- Hygiene – due to the increased amount of oxygen that passes through the lens, your eyes will be kept much healthier, greatly reducing any risk of infection or irritation.
- Endurance –by retaining water effectively, silicone hydrogel contact lenses don’t dip in terms of comfort or performance as the day goes on. So, you’ll be able to rely on your lenses from morning till night when they’re made from this exceptional material. This is especially important if you’re a wearer of monthly or two weekly contact lenses.
What are the best silicone hydrogel contact lenses?
Which silicone hydrogel lens you wear will depend on whether you prefer monthlies
or dallies and which refractive error you have.
Those who have a busier lifestyle may want to opt for a daily lens that can be discarded in the evening and doesn’t require a daily cleaning, disinfecting and storage routine. Dailies Total 1
and 1 Day Acuvue TruEye
are great options for daily contact lens wearers. Those who prefer the value for money monthlies offer may want to opt for Biofinity
contact lenses, or Acuvue Advance
for a two weekly contact lens
What are the best silicone hydrogel coloured contact lenses?Coloured contact lenses
offer a safe and reversible way to change your eye colour, however, due to the painted section of the lens, coloured contact lenses can sometimes be difficult for people with dry eyes to wear. The colour particles may impede the flow of oxygen, water and moisture in and out of the eye and make retaining moisture more difficult. Air Optix Colours
, are made of silicone hydrogel and can allow up to six times the amount of oxygen to pass through to the eyes than with other coloured contacts.
Are silicone hydrogel lenses more expensive?
Given the immense comfort they offer and their ability to retain a high level of moisture, therefore offering an extended wearing time, it’s understandable that silicone hydrogel contact lenses would have slightly higher price point than standard silicone lenses. FeelGoodContacts.com aims to offer the best prices on the market for your contact lenses and our Price Match Guarantee ensures that you won’t find your contact lenses cheaper anywhere else.