Breathable Lenses Made From Silicone Hydrogel.

Breathable Lenses are Silicone Hydrogel lenses or lenses made from similar materials that allow oxygen to actually flow straight through the contact lens material and into your eyes.

It's very important that breathable lenses are used on your eyes as conventional contact lenses are not breathable contact lenses and actually starve your eyes of oxygen.



Breathable Lenses With High Oxygen Permeability.


Signs that you're not wearing breathable contact lenses and that your eyes are being starved of oxygen are sore, red or itchy eyes.

The development of continuous wear lenses for overnight use, weekly continuous wear and monthly continuous wear could only come about after the invention of breathable contacts, with breathable contacts contact lens manufacturers where able to make lenses with a high oxygen permeability that allowed oxygen to flow straight through the lens and into your eyes, helping to keep your eyes fresh feeling and safe for a period of extended wear.

Breathable lens are now available from a range of contact lens manufacturers Johnson and Johnson, Ciba Vision, Bausch and Lomb and Coopervision.

Breathable lens have their own branded product range offering lenses for astigmatism (toric), bifocal (multifocal, varifocal, progressive) as well as standard viewing.

Some of the brands your find selling oxygen lenses are Acuvue Advance, Air Optix Aqua, Purevision, Purevision Multi-focal, Air Optix for Astigmatism, Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism, Acuvue Oasys, Focus Night and Day, Air Optix Night and Day, Purevision Toric, Air Optix, BIOFINITY and Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism.

Biofinity are oxygen lenses by Coopervision here a material called Aquaform provides a lens with a high oxygen permeability (which simply means the lens can absorb and pass oxygen or air through the lens and into your eyes).

Biofinity air lenses make your eyes look whiter and healthier as the oxygen refreshes your eyes, with 48% water in the breathable lens, Biofinity have created a very comfortable lens either for monthly replacement (taking them out at night), or monthly continuous wear (depending on your opticians prescription).