CONTACT LENSES TREATMENT
Various treatments are available at Optik K&R. Have a look at the options below.
- Removes organic contaminants
- Improves wettability of RGP lenses
- Improves deposit resistance
- Makes surface more hydrophilic
- Maximizes comfort for lens wearer
How does it work?
Using a specialized vacuum chamber, the contact lenses are hyper cleaned using oxygen plasma. This removes all organic contamination and residual debris at a nanoscopic level without changing the core material. Furthermore, oxygen plasma reacts with the surface of the material to form a variety of molecular structures that can enhance wetting. Plasma treatment is done under high vacuum and with no chemical waste!
Plasma treated RGP contact lenses have a significant reduction in wetting angle (up to 54%). The increased surface wettability makes it more comfortable for wearers for longer and inhibits deposits.
- Improves wettability
- Increases lens surface water retention
- Minimizes deposits and lens fogging
- Increases lubricity
- Enhances patient comfort
How does it work?
Tangible Hydra-PEG is a 90% water coating designed to fill the microscopic pits inherent in contact lens materials and build up into a lubricious, wettable layer that encapsulates the lens.
The coating shields the tear film from the hydrophobic lens material so that the only thing exposed to the eye is a surface that closely matches the eye’s natural environment.
- Dry eye sufferers
- Patients with comfort issues
- Patients adapting to corneal lenses
- Heavy depositors
- Patients with scleral fogging
- Patients with compromised tear film
E.g. In the image above, we compare the impact of treatments on a sclera lens dipped in black color lipid. The lipid sticks to the surface of the lens even when it’s wetted. Lenses treated with Tangible Hydra-PEG resists deposits from sticking to the surface of the lens. This reduces protein and lipid depositions, resulting in improved wettability, comfort and vision.
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