From the early days of rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses to the modern range of daily disposables, the evolution of contact lens technology has been nothing short of remarkable. Today's lenses are engineered with cutting-edge materials and designs that provide exceptional breathability, moisture retention, and visual acuity.

Advances in silicone hydrogel and other polymer formulations have resulted in contacts that are more comfortable and healthier for the eyes. The introduction of multifocal and toric lenses has also expanded the reach of contact lens wear, catering to the diverse needs of individuals with astigmatism or presbyopia. as well as contact lenses which aid in the control of myopia progression in children.

As we look ahead, the possibilities for contact lens technology are truly boundless. With continued research and innovation, the next generation of lenses will undoubtedly redefine the way we see the world around us.

The Rise of Custom Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have become an essential part daily life for millions of people around the world, providing a convenient, comfortable, and effective vision correction solution. However, the traditional one-size-fits-all approach has left some lens wearers unsatisfied, leading to the rise of custom contact lens solutions.

Custom contact lenses are not limited to just correcting refractive errors. They can also be designed to address specific eye conditions, such as keratoconus.. By incorporating specialised materials and designs, these lenses can help alleviate the symptoms associated with these conditions, improving overall vision and quality of life.

Innovative Contact Lens Materials Transforming the Industry

The contact lens industry has undergone a revolutionary transformation, driven by the development of cutting-edge materials that are changing the way we see the world. These next gen materials are not only enhancing the comfort and performance of contact lenses but also paving the way for new and exciting possibilities in the field of vision correction.

One of the most significant advancements in contact lens materials is the introduction of silicone hydrogel. This material provides superior oxygen permeability, allowing the eyes to breathe more freely and reducing the risk of complications associated with traditional contact lenses.

The primary benefit of silicone hydrogel lenses is that they reduce the trade-off between oxygen permeability and wettability, which is better for the health of the eye under contact lens wear.

In addition, the industry is also exploring the potential of new materials, such as hybrid lenses that combine the benefits of rigid gas-permeable and soft contact lenses. These innovative designs may be able to offer the clarity and stability of rigid lenses with the comfort and adaptability of soft lenses, providing wearers with the best of both worlds.

As the industry continues to push the boundaries of science, we can expect to see even more extraordinary advancements in the years to come. Whether it’s lenses that can monitor glucose levels in tears (ideal for diabetics), lenses embedded with medication that can release tiny amounts into the eye when needed, to smart lenses that can enhance our visual experiences or even translate languages in real time - the future of contact lens technology is incredibly exciting.

Contact Lenses – Perth

If you currently wear contact lenses or it’s been a while since your last eye examination, book an eyesight test with the experts at Abernethy Owens online now. With five practices throughout Perth, we are here to care for your vision.