Optically transparent, relatively high refractive index polymeric
compositions and ophthalmic devices such as intraocular lenses, contact
lenses and corneal inlays made therefrom are described herein. The
preferred polymeric compositions are produced through the polymerization
of one or more siloxysilane monomers or the copolymerization of one or
more siloxysilane monomers with one or more aromatic or non-aromatic
non-siloxy monomers, hydrophobic monomers or hydrophilic monomers.