Water content is one of the most important parameters when choosing quality contact lens. Water content also is an important factor of the various plastics which are used to make soft contact lenses. In the cases of conventional soft contact lenses, higher water content of a contact lenses can let more oxygen pass through the lens to the surface of the eye. So this is important for lens comfort and healthy eyes.
The difference between Bausch & Lomb Soflens 38 & Soflens 59.
Soflens 38 and Soflens 59 are manufactured and owned by Bausch & Lomb, a global and leading company in the eye care industry. Both of these lenses are monthly disposable options and have 6 lenses per box, but it has different material in each lens. Let’s check it out for the difference between Soflens 38 and Soflens 59.
The Bausch & Lomb Soflens 38 contact lens is designated for the correction of myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). The Soflens 38 contact lens combines performance with a time-tested and deposit-resistant lens material that provides freshness, clear vision and is just comfortable. A pack of 6 Soflens 38 lenses will last around half a year. For Soflens 38, it is made with Polymacon A; which has a hydrogel with a water content of 38.6%. It can help to keep the lenses moist and comfortable for a daily use in the eyes.
Soflens 59 contact lenses are an alternative and monthly-use option from Bausch & Lomb. It’s also a part of Soflens brands, but it uses different material than Soflens 38. Soflens 59 are made from a protein resistant material called Hilafilcon B Polymer that make the wearers more comfortable, ensuring accuracy with visual sharpness and efficient performance in protecting your eyes. The 59% water content of Soflens 59, is a soft hydrophilic contact lens and it also offers comfort when wearing the lens.
Soflens 38 and Soflens 59 is a monthly-use lens, both can be worn for up to 30 days but eye care specialists recommend it to be removed, cleaned and stored correctly on the night after each day of wear. Furthermore, the Soflens brand is well-thought of as the best contact lenses manufacturers all around the world. Thus, as with any brand of contact lens, any problems can occur to your eye including loss of vision, or eye infection, so it is important that you should follow your optometrist’s direction and all labelling instructions for proper use of lens and lens care products.
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