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A monomer for making a contact lens with improved oxygen permeability and stability is disclosed as having a first portion for increasing wettability and a second portion for increasing oxygen permeability. The first portion includes a side-chain functionality of the structural formula: ##STR1## and is hydrophilic. The second portion includes a siloxane moiety, and is usually hydrophobic.

Also disclosed is a cross-linking agent, a polymeric material for making contact lenses, a method for making the polymeric material, and a method for making contact lenses from the material.

Title
Hydrophilic siloxane monomers and dimers for contact lens materials, and contact lenses fabricated therefrom
Application Number
6/727501
Publication Number
4711943
Application Date
April 26, 1985
Publication Date
December 8, 1987
Inventor
Thomas B Harvey III
Scottsdale
AZ, US
Agent
David A Lowin
Charles E Cates
Assignee
Sola U
AZ, US
IPC
C08F 230/08
C08F 130/08
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