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. Read more about
contact lenses by replacement schedule
Replacement schedule refer 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 lenses should be discarded at the end of
one day’s wear, and are the healthiest option for contact lenses. 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 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 are 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.
Division by type of vision correction
Contact lenses can also be sorted according to
Spherical and Aspherical contacts
Spherical and aspherical contact lenses are
probably 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 level of astigmatism or the early stages of
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 allow them to
self-stabilise on your eye to ensure perfect vision at all distances.
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.
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!