silicone hydrogel contact lens


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silicone hydrogel contact lens

Abbreviation: SH lens
A soft, extended-wear contact lens designed to improve the delivery of oxygen to the corneal epithelium. Depending on their design specifications, such lenses may be worn 6 to 30 days and nights consecutively.
See also: lens
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Growth Factor: Disposable and silicone hydrogel contact lens
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Valeant added that Bausch + Lomb's frequent replacement silicone hydrogel contact lens is only available with a prescription from an eye care professional.