Disposable contact lenses have revolutionised contact lens wear over the past few decades. Daily lenses in particular have eliminated many of the problems associated with soft contact lens wear – from lens deposits to oxygen deprivation.
Disposable contact lenses are a fantastic alternative to glasses. This is particularly true for people who play sport or who simply don’t like wearing glasses. With recent advances in design technology, contact lenses are now more comfortable, easier to care for and more affordable.
There are many different types of disposable contact lenses on the market and you may be unsure what type of lens is appropriate for your eyes. The professional optometrists at The Eye Practice can help you choose a contact lens system that is tailored specifically to you.
Daily contact lenses
Are soft contact lenses that are worn and then discarded after one wear
Are very convenient as they do not need to be cleaned
Are perfect for first-time contact-lens wearers
The Eye Practice offers a free trial on all daily disposable lenses
Multi-use contact lenses
Are soft contact lenses that are worn each day for either a fortnight or a month
Are removed each night, cleaned and stored in contact lens solution
Are not worn overnight
Extended-wear contact lenses
Are soft contact lenses that can be worn for up to 30 days without removal (but usually prescribed for a maximum of 6 nights’ continuous wear)
Are able to be worn overnight when sleeping
Are made of a revolutionary material that delivers high levels of oxygen to the cornea (clear front cover of the eye) which allows the eye to breath
Do not require cleaning every day
Contact Lenses worn for Monovision
Monovision is provided by wearing a contact lens for reading in one eye and a contact lens for distance in the other eye. This system is a popular option for over-45s, who otherwise need to wear reading glasses or multifocals. To find out more about monovision, please watch the short web-video (above).