Contact lens technology has undergone remarkable advancements in recent years, revolutionizing the way people correct their vision. From improved materials to added features - like UV protection and blue light filtering - these innovations have significantly enhanced contact lens wearers' comfort, safety, and overall experience.
At Oculus Curae - providers of contact lens solutions - we keep our fingers on the pulse of eye care innovations and explore some of the advancements in contact lens technology.
Silicone hydrogel materials
One of the most notable advancements in contact lens technology is the widespread adoption of silicone hydrogel materials. Traditional contact lenses were often associated with discomfort, dryness, and limited oxygen permeability.
Silicone hydrogel lenses address these issues by allowing more oxygen to reach the cornea, promoting healthier eyes and reducing the risk of complications.
These lenses have a higher water content, making them more comfortable for extended wear. The improved oxygen transmission also minimises the risk of complications such as corneal neovascularization and microbial keratitis, common concerns associated with prolonged contact lens use.
Many contact lenses are designed to block harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, offering an additional layer of defence for the eyes. UV radiation from the sun has been linked to various eye conditions, including cataracts and macular degeneration. By incorporating UV protection into contact lenses, wearers can reduce their exposure to these harmful rays.
It's essential to note that while contact lenses with UV protection provide added safeguarding, they should not be considered a substitute for sunglasses. For comprehensive eye protection, a combination of both is recommended, especially in environments with intense sunlight.
Blue light filtering
As digital devices become ubiquitous in modern life, concerns about the impact of prolonged screen time on eye health have grown. Contact lens manufacturers have responded to these concerns by introducing lenses with blue light filtering capabilities. Blue light is emitted by electronic devices such as smartphones, computers, and tablets, and excessive exposure has been associated with digital eye strain and disruptions in sleep patterns.
Contact lenses with blue light filtering technology help reduce the amount of high-energy visible (HEV) blue light that reaches the eyes. This can alleviate eye fatigue and discomfort caused by extended screen use. Additionally, these lenses may contribute to better sleep hygiene by minimizing the potential disruptions in circadian rhythm associated with exposure to blue light in the evening.
Contact lens solutions
To keep pace with the evolution of contact lenses, recent developments in contact lens solutions include multi-purpose solutions that simplify lens care routines. These solutions clean, disinfect, and store lenses, streamlining the process for users and contributing to better hygiene practices.
Our versatile Aqua Nina solution is expertly crafted to meticulously rinse, cleanse, disinfect, and safely store your contact lenses. By effectively eliminating protein deposits daily, our solution guarantees your lenses remain consistently clean and remarkably comfortable.
The Aqua Naina Sterile Saline Solution sets new standards with its PRESERVATIVE-FREE sterile buffered isotonic saline formula. This solution embodies our unwavering dedication to offering contact lens wearers the safest, most convenient, and most effective cleaning solution.
For an all-in-one solution, try the Hyalunix Multi-Purpose Solution. This solution ensures a consistently clean and comfortable lens-wearing experience by daily protein deposit removal. It adapts to your eye's natural tear pH, enhancing the wettability and comfort of soft contact lenses upon insertion. The solution contains HA (Hyaluronic Acid), a moisturizer found naturally in tears. In tears, hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant and a moisturizing agent. It helps to keep the surface of the eye moist, which is essential for comfort and proper vision.
Oculus Curae Innovation
Oculus Curae contact lens solutions are made in Canada and the Netherlands, and certified for their exceptional manufacturing standards. Rest easy knowing our all our contact lens solutions are FDA-approved, ensuring safety and reliability.