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"We could definitely use those chasing suspects because all we have right now is the monocle which fits over one eye and has to wrap around your head."
--- Officer Brian Bardle, Police Department.

There were many options when discussing how to create the Night-Lens. The first step in designing the Night-Lens was determining what it should be made of. The Night-Lens was originally going to be made up of entirely hydrogels, but it was then decided it will instead be made of mostly siloxane, a substance that forms a thin, flexible film that, when the wet agent is added, lets more oxygen into the cornea and allows it to be tolerated for a longer time than soft lenses. This will be used instead of the material normally used by contact lenses because the photocathode might block some oxygen from the eye, and the Night-Lens should be created to stay in as long as possible.

Next, it was decided that the Night Lens would have to stay in the sterilizer longer because the photocathode might cause the contact lens to not stay in a soft, thin form. The last thing that was agreed upon when designing the Night-Lens was figuring out much water it should be made of. At first, it would have had as much water as normal contact lenses today, but it was decided that the Night-Lens will be made of 85% water, just in case the eye is irritated by the photocathode in the contact lens.