Contact lenses are designed to be worn directly on the cornea to provide enhanced vision correction. They can be worn to correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism. Contact lenses help to accurately focus light entering the eye to achieve clear vision and can be worn for vision correction or for cosmetic purposes.
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 contamination.
- 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 lenses.
- 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 their purpose.
- Spherical and aspherical contacts: Spherical and 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.