Eye care professionals are increasingly prescribing silicone hydrogel (SiHy) daily disposable (DD) contact lenses. The clinical evidence explains why.
Today’s Advanced SiHy is the Healthiest Contact Lens Material*
That’s a strong appeal to patients who consider healthy eyes part of a healthy lifestyle.
The high oxygen transmission of SiHy lens materials has “essentially eliminated hypoxia-related consequences seen with hydrogels when used for either extended wear or daily wear.” (Fonn and Sweeney, 2015)**
“To avoid hypoxia in daily wear, we recommend using silicone hydrogels.” (Brennan and Morgan, 2005.)‡
Patient Comfort and Eye Appearance
In an analysis of previously conducted clinical trials, SiHy DD contact lenses were found to be just as comfortable as Hy DD lenses.‡‡
And because patients want their eyes to be healthy and healthy-looking, they’ll also appreciate that SiHy helps promote clear, white eyes thanks to the material’s high oxygen transmissibility.
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*With higher oxygen permeability than hydrogel materials, silicone hydrogel contact lenses minimize or eliminate hypoxia-related signs and symptoms during lens wear.
**Fonn D, Sweeney D. The benefits of silicone hydrogel daily disposable lenses: A look at why silicone hydrogel daily disposable lenses are our preferred option for daily wear. Cont Lens Spectrum. 2015;30:42-45.
‡Brennan NA, Morgan PB. Reader's Forum: Another view of oxygen transmission. Cont Lens Spectrum. Published December 1, 2005. Accessed March 6, 2017.
‡‡Diec J, Tilia D, Thomas V. Comparison of silicone hydrogel and hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses. Eye Contact Lens. 2017. DOI: 10.1097/ICL.0000000000000363 [Epub ahead of print].