Contact Lens Replacement Schedule
Replacement schedule refers to the length of time
a pair of lenses can be worn safely before discarding. Most contact lenses are
intended to be removed every night and discarded or cleaned and stored. Daily
lenses are intended to be discarded at the end of each day. We are pleased to
offer a variety of daily, bi-weekly, and monthly lenses. Some of our coloured
lenses have a 90 or 365-day replacement, schedule, but it is important to note
that the longer you keep and wear these lenses, the greater the risk of
Daily Contact Lenses
Daily lenses should be discarded at the end of
one day’s wear and are the healthiest option for contact lens wear. You will
enjoy the feeling of a fresh, clean pair each morning, and there is no need for
cleaning and storage. Daily lenses are also a great choice for occasional wear
or when travelling.
Bi-weekly Contact Lenses
Bi-weekly lenses offer a compromise between daily
and monthly lenses. They are replaced more frequently than monthlies, so their
risk of contamination is lower, and they are often more affordable than daily
Monthly Contact Lenses
Monthly contact lenses are usually the most
cost-effective options. Some brands of monthly lenses are approved for
occasional overnight or extended wear, making them an attractive option for people
who travel often or simply do not want the hassle of daily lens care. This
option of wear must first be discussed with your optician.
Coloured Contact Lenses
Coloured contact lenses change your natural eye colour to
varying degrees and are available with or without dioptric power. Coloured
lenses can slightly change or enhance your natural colour, or provide a dramatic
look with novelty lenses featuring cat eyes and more!
Types of vision correction
Contact lenses can also be sorted according to
Spherical and aspherical contacts
aspherical contact lenses are the most common lenses on the market. They are
used to correct near-sightedness and farsightedness. With
aspherical contact lenses you can even correct low levels of astigmatism or the early stages of presbyopia.
Toric contact lenses
Toric contact lenses are used to correct
astigmatism. These lenses have a more complex design than standard spherical or
aspherical lenses, so a thorough examination and fitting with your optometrist
is required. Toric lenses’ technology allows them to self-stabilise on your
eye to ensure perfect vision at all distances.
Multifocal contact lenses
Multifocal lenses help correct presbyopia, which
is an age-related condition that causes blurred near vision. If you’re in your
forties and experience difficulties reading or performing close tasks, you may
be a perfect candidate for multifocal contact lenses. These lenses have a range
of powers in each lens to correct vision at various distances.