Soft contact lenses offer several advantages, including ease of wear and quick adaptation. The traditional hydrogel materials, which consist of a combination of water and plastic polymers, are being replaced by more advanced silicone hydrogel materials. These newer materials incorporate silicone into the plastic matrix, resulting in significantly improved oxygen permeability. Compared to the older lens materials, silicone hydrogel lenses allow the eyes to breathe more easily, promoting better eye health during lens wear.
Furthermore, soft toric lenses are specifically designed to correct astigmatism, providing clear vision for individuals with this condition. Additionally, multifocal lenses are available to address reading difficulties commonly experienced by individuals over the age of 40. These lenses offer a convenient solution for those needing different focal points for near and distance vision.