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 also absorbs and locks in water, allowing the lens to become flexible to follow the movements of your eye.
Best-selling silicone hydrogel contacts include: Acuvue Oasys, Acuvue Advance, Dailies Total 1, Biofinity and 1 Day Acuvue TruEye.
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 reach your eyes.
- 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.