Lipidure for Contact Lens

Lipidure® is useful for contact lens solution ingredient preventing deformation, staining and bacterial adhesion on contact lenses.

LIPIDURE®, bio-compatible material, is useful for raw material of soft contact lenses The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the lenses made from LIPIDURE® for those who feel discomfort from dryness using conventional contact lenses. LIPIDURE® is also used for contact lens solution (packing solution) and provides excellent dry out resistance, anti staining property, and prevention of bacterial adhesion.


Contact lens solution ingredient for dry out resistance of soft contact lenses

LIPIDURE® contact lens packing solution suppresses the deformation of soft contact lenses due to dehydration.

Drought resistance of soft contact lenses

The top figure above shows the deformation of a soft contact lens placed on a circular ring. There was no significant difference in the lenses after 0 and 5 minutes, but the lens without LIPIDURE® contact lens solution was largely deformed after 15 minutes. The lens with LIPIDURE® contact lens solution started to deform after 15 minutes and was deformed after 20 minutes.


Contact lens solution ingredient for anti staining property (lipid staining) of soft contact lenses

LIPIDURE® contact lens packing solution suppresses lipid stains on soft contact lenses.

Antifouling property of soft contact lenses

Anti staining property of LIPIDURE


Contact lens solution ingredient for suppression of bacterial adhesion to soft contact lenses.

Prevention of bacterial adhesion of soft contact lenses

Prevention of bacterial adhesion of soft contact lenses packed in LIPIDURE® contact lens solution



Conference presentation and reference
Sakurai, S., Shimamura, Y., Miyamoto, K., and Yamamoto, N. (2015). 58th general meeting of Japan Contact Lens Society, Osaka.
Ando-Kobarashi, R., Tsuchida, M., Inomata, K., Miyazaki, T., Kudo M., and Kurosawa, H. (2010). Journal of Japan Contact Lens Society: volume 52, 265-269.