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Thomas B Harvey III: Hydrophilic siloxane monomers and dimers for contact lens materials, and contact lenses fabricated therefrom. Sola U, Charles E Cates, David A Lowin, December 8, 1987: US04711943 (144 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Robert E Bauman, S Kumar Chandrasekaran, Shaow B Lin, Lyle M Bowman, Thomas B Harvey III: Surface-treated contact lens and method of producing. Sola U, Charles E Cates, David A Lowin, May 19, 1987: US04666249 (40 worldwide citation)

A contact lens for correction of astigmatism is formed from a single polymeric or copolymeric material. The lens has a central optical zone of greater rigidity than a surrounding non-optical zone. The rigidity of the central optical zone is sufficient for it to retain an astigmatism-correcting shape ...


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Heriberto Morales: Method of making a rigid gas permeable bifocal contact lens. Sola U, Cates & Phillips, August 8, 1989: US04854089 (19 worldwide citation)

A bifocal contact lens is disclosed, having a posterior surface with a base curve, and an anterior surface having a distance vision curve defining a distance vision optical zone and a near vision curve defining a near vision optical zone. A first prism component is incorporated into the base curve. ...


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Shaow B Lin, Lyle M Bowman, S Kumar Chandrasekaran, Thomas B Harvey III: Surface treatment of soft contact lenses. Sola U, Charles E Cates, David A Lowin, August 18, 1987: US04687816 (14 worldwide citation)

A process for the treatment of a soft contact lens, to increase its resistance to the deposition thereon and diffusion and accumulation therein of substances which will promote its clouding and discoloration in use, and to improve its mechanical strength, includes treating a hydroxyl group-containin ...


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Dean M Petty, Howard M Sage: Optical blank carrier for lathing lenses and process therefor. Sola U, Charles E Cates, David A Lowin, August 18, 1987: US04686798 (11 worldwide citation)

A carrier is disclosed for supporting an optical blank in the chuck of a lathe, for machining the optical blank into a lens. The carrier has a substantially cylindrical body formed of a machinable material. The cylindrical body has an opening at a first end thereof through which an optical blank can ...