In a very exciting development in contact lens practice, the first silicone hydrogel colour contact lenses have recently been launched in the USA.

While the introduction of silicone hydrogel lenses has greatly increased the breathability of contact lenses on the eye - and hence led to a significant reduction in the number of complications associated with contact lens wear - one of the limitations of the silicone hydrogel lenses has been the inability to manufacture them with a colour that can enhance the cosmetic appearance of the contact lens wearer.

This is no longer the case. New innovation in colour contact lens technology means that contact lens wearers can now experience the exciting potential of colour contact lenses, while still being able to wear lenses with very high oxygen transmissibility that ensure there is no compromise to ocular health.

Watch this space for more details.

Richard