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soft lens

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noun
  1. a nonrigid contact lens made of porous plastic, having a high water content that is replenished from eye surface moisture.
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Compare hard lens.
Also called hydrophilic.
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soft lens

noun
  1. a flexible hydrogel lens worn on the surface of the eye to correct defects of visionCompare hard lens, gas-permeable lens
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