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soft contact lens (SCL)

Etymology: AS, softe + L, contingere + lens, lentil
a contact lens made of a flexible plastic material that can be shaped more easily to fit the eyeball than a rigid gas-permeable lens and typically provides good initial comfort. Among the disadvantages of soft lenses are that they are more easily damaged, may not provide vision as sharp as alternative methods in certain cases, and must be disinfected periodically because they tend to harbor bacteria. Most contact lens patients are currently being fit into hyperoxygen-permeable silicone-hydrogel soft lenses.

soft contact lens

A contact lens made of flexible, translucent materials. Such lenses are more comfortable, can be worn longer, and are harder to displace than hard lenses, but there are disadvantages. They may not provide the same degree of visual acuity as hard lenses, and they require more cleaning and disinfection. Production of tears may be decreased, esp. in older patients. The soft lenses may need to be replaced every 6 to 18 months. Corneal infections can prevent further use of soft lenses and also cause permanent loss of vision. Synonym: hydrophilic lens
See also: lens
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