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CHAPTER 12

Silicone Hydrogel Soft Contact Lenses: An Industrial Application of Amphiphilic Polymer Co-networks

This chapter reviews the history of contact lenses, with a focus on silicone hydrogel soft contact lenses, which are materials comprising amphiphilic polymer co-networks (APCN). The original clinical requirements, the technological challenges that needed to be overcome and the benefits from the availability of these materials in the market will be described. A brief outlook at the frontier of contact lens technology will also be provided at the end of the chapter.

Publication details


Print publication date
30 Apr 2020
Copyright year
2020
Print ISBN
978-1-78801-370-3
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-576-9
ePub eISBN
978-1-83916-134-6
From the book series:
Polymer Chemistry Series