Contact lenses explained
Find out what types of contact lenses are right for you and the benefits which they can bring. Please note that the following information is for guideline purposes only and is not intended to substitute professional advice.
Daily disposables are used to correct short or long sightedness. They’re the healthiest and most convenient way to wear contact lenses. They give you a fresh, clear lens every day, with no need for solutions. They’re ideal for when you don’t want to wear glasses – either occasionally, part-time or every day.
Reusable contact lenses are used to correct short or long sightedness. They’re for daily wear, but rather than dispose of them at the end of the day you clean, then store them in a contact lens case until you wear them again. Some of these contact lenses can also be slept in. They’re ideal if you are looking for the most economical lenses. They should be replaced every two or four weeks with a new pair.
Astigmatism is a common condition that affects many people – children as well as adults. It is caused by the shape of your eye and results in blurry or distorted vision at all distances, varying with the strength of the astigmatism. Astigmatic contact lenses are specially designed to fit the shape of astigmatic eyes. They are available as daily or reusable contact lenses.
As you get older, presbyopia is a condition that affects almost everyone. The lens of your eye becomes less flexible making it harder to adjust you focus from far to near objects, this makes reading more difficult. We have the technology in multifocal contact lenses that allow you to see both near and far.