Hybrid Soft / Rigid lenses
The very latest technology to be found in only a handful of UK specialist practices are the range of hybrid contacts from Synergeyes
Superbly comfortable these specialist lenses have a rigid oxygen permeable centre for excellent vision with a soft peripheral skirt for extreme comfort.
Synergeyes lenses are invaluable for patients with the most sensitive eyes, after unsuccessful Laser Surgery or those with otherwise distorted corneas. They are especially valuable in fitting patients with Keratoconus.
The latest Duette lenses are intended for normally short & long sighted patients and offer unique advantages over current soft and rigid lenses – better comfort and superb visual acuity especially for those with astigmatism where soft lens vision may be variable.
DUETTE is also now made in multifocal/varifocal form for the over 40’s needing a reading correction as well as distance.
The origin of the Duette contact lens?
The Duette™ contact lens earns its name because it combines two types of contact lens materials – a rigid gas permeable center and a soft lens skirt – into one unique lens. The rigid center corrects farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism and delivers clear, high definition vision…even at night. And the soft skirt surrounding the center provides the all-day comfort of a soft lens.
The benefits of having a dual material lens?
With two materials, you get the best of both worlds – great vision and comfort – all in one lens.
The difference to your vision with a dual material lens
Lenses made from only soft materials drape over the eye, conforming to any irregularity on the cornea. Therefore, the optics are often “soft” or slightly blurry, especially if you have astigmatism.
Hard or rigid lenses create a spherical surface on the eye providing crisp vision. However, because hard lenses are smaller and rigid, they often move around on the eye and pop out, making vision inconsistent.
The dual material lens offers the crisp vision of a hard lens while keeping the lens stable on the eye as well as comfortable, thanks to the soft skirt.
With the dual material lens, you get crisp vision of a hard lens and the comfort of a soft lens.
Rotation and Duette lenses
Duette lenses are rotationally symmetric so no matter which direction you look in, your vision won’t shift or blur. The design eliminates soft toric lens rotation issues like blur, inconsistent vision and less-than-optimal night vision.