Contact lenses are an extremely popular method of vision correction and are used by over 150 million people worldwide. They provide users with freedom and flexibility to suit their lifestyles, with many different contact lenses available for different needs.
Our optometrists can assist you in finding the right contact lenses to suit your individual requirements and your eyes.
Contact lenses can be used as an alternative visual correction to glasses and are suitable for correcting long-sight, short-sight, astigmatism, and presbyopia. There are different types of contact lenses available, which will be selected based on your prescription and frequency of wear.
Daily disposable lenses are designed to be worn once during waking hours and disposed of after use. These lenses are great for occasional wear such as playing sports or special events.
Monthly and 2 weekly lenses are designed to be worn and reused each day. These lenses are stored in cleaning solution overnight or when they are not in use and disposed of at the end of the wear period. Reusable lenses are suitable for those looking to wear them long term. These are now available with photochromic technology.
Extended wear contact lenses are only removed a few times a month, as necessary. These lenses are designed to be worn for up to 30 days consistently and are safe to sleep in. Extended wear lenses are ideal for those looking to wear contact lenses as full time instead of glasses.
Keeping up to date with your contact lens aftercare appointments is important. Attending your appointments as advised ensures that your prescription is up to date, your eyes remain healthy and you have the best lens to suit your needs. The frequency of these appointments will be determined by the optometrist and are usually every 6 months or less if you are a new wearer.