Introduction of the Biofinity lenses in 2007
The Biofinity monthly lenses from CooperVision were the first contact lenses developed by CooperVision based on the new type of material, silicone hydrogel, which allows more oxygen flow for healthy eyes and remains supple and comfortable by being able to hold more water. This is the introduction of what is called 3rd Generation silicone hydrogel.
The Biofinity silicone hydrogel monthly lens series by CooperVision consists of the following lenses in order of introduction:Biofinity
- standard monthly lens.Biofinity toric
- placed on the market in October 2009.Biofinity multifocal
- monthly lens that makes reading glasses redundant, good for far away and near with sharp vision. Introduced to the market in 2011.Biofinity XR
- standard monthly lens, but especially with high powers, up to -20 and +15, the so-called "extended range". In the market since October 2013, and announced by this press release
. See also the product page of CooperVision, the manufacturer, here
for more information.
Biofinity XR toric - monthly lens for astigmatism, but with an unprecedented number of options. On the market since January 2016. For extra details see the press release