The launch of Bausch + Lomb’s newest brand of contact lenses, Biotrue ONEday, is associated with the introduction of the global eye care company’s novel material, HyperGel (or nesofilcon A).
This new material was developed in accordance with the company’s philosophy of “bioinspiration”. As Bausch + Lomb states, HyperGel does not contain any silicone. In addition, its water content is 78%, which is the same as the water content of the cornea.
The manufacturer of HyperGel claims that, even though the material’s water content is very high, the lenses that are made of it do not become dehydrated easily. What is more, when they are dehydrated, they still keep their shape, as they were designed to behave like the lipid layer of the natural tear film.
According to Dr Ronald K. Watanabe, this state-of-the-art material is quite different from other hydrogel polymers used in contact lenses currently available on the market, which may mean superior comfort for a number of contact lens wearers.