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What are silicone-based soft contact lenses?

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Silicone-based materials create an extremely breathable lens that lets plenty of oxygen pass through to your cornea. They also keep deposits from building up. That means less irritation from dry eyes.

Some silicone contacts are FDA-approved for extended wear, so you can use them for up to 30 days. But many eye doctors say to remove any type of contact lens at bedtime because your cornea gets less oxygen when you sleep in contacts, so the risk of serious complications is higher.

From: How to Find the Right Contact Lenses WebMD Medical Reference

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AllAboutVision.com: "Torics," "Orthroscopy."

Dillehay, SM. May 2007. Eye Contact Lens,

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists: “Rigid Contact Lenses,” “Soft (Toric) Contact Lenses.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 29, 2019

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AllAboutVision.com: "Torics," "Orthroscopy."

Dillehay, SM. May 2007. Eye Contact Lens,

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists: “Rigid Contact Lenses,” “Soft (Toric) Contact Lenses.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 29, 2019

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