You’ve probably seen the term Aquaform® Technology on our products and wondered exactly what that means. It’s not just one thing but a combination of material technologies resulting in a uniquely comfortable and high-performance lens only available through CooperVision.
The Aquaform lens material itself has many features that work together to create an optimal lens-wearing experience.
For instance, when a lens doesn't breathe properly, the tiny red veins in the white part of the eye become more visible as they reach for more oxygen much like a plant in a shadow reaches its branches towards the sunlight. The material in Aquaform Technology lenses has high oxygen transmissibility for increased breathability to keep your eyes healthy and white.
Another feature is what’s called a low modulus. The modulus is the degree of a contact lens’ flexibility, and the lower the modulus, the more soft and flexible the lens.
The molecular structure of Aquaform Technology lens material provides not only uniform wettability creating a smooth lens surface but also natural wettability. Other lenses can come with artificial coatings and wetting agents that dissipate over time. The silicone macromers in Aquaform Technology lenses lock water into the lens keeping them moist even after periods of extended wear.
In addition to material, lens shape has much to do with the quality of the lens-wearing experience. Aquaform Technology lenses feature an optimized rounded-edge design that reduces conjunctival interaction. In other words, it keeps the lens from rubbing too much on the inside of the eyelid providing an increased level of comfort.