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What are soft contact lenses?

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Soft contact lenses are made from a special type of plastic mixed with water. The water content lets oxygen pass through the lens to your cornea. That makes the lenses more comfortable, lessens dry eyes, and helps keep your cornea healthy.

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

SOURCES:

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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