Contact lenses offer a convenient and flexible way to correct vision while providing the freedom to enjoy various activities without the constraints of eyeglasses. However, with a plethora of options available, choosing the right contact lenses for your lifestyle can be a daunting task. In this guide, we'll break down the different types of contact lenses and help you make an informed decision that aligns with your unique needs and preferences.
1. Daily Disposables: Embrace Convenience
If your lifestyle is fast-paced and demands simplicity, daily disposable contact lenses might be the perfect fit. These lenses are designed for single-use, eliminating the need for cleaning and storage. Pop in a fresh pair in the morning, and discard them in the evening – it's as easy as that. Daily disposables are excellent for those who prioritize convenience and hygiene, and there is an array of lenses on the market; Clariti 1 Day, MyDay, Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus, Biotrue ONEday, Dailies Total 1 to name a few. It can be daunting with all the choices, but your contact lens optician will help you find the perfect lens choice for you.
2. Monthly and 2-weekly Lenses: Budget-Friendly Options
For those looking for a cost-effective solution, monthly or bi-weekly lenses may be the answer. These lenses require regular cleaning and storage but can be a more economical choice for individuals with consistent daily routines. Proper maintenance is key to extending the life of these lenses and ensuring optimal eye health. With lenses such as; Biofinity, Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde, Ultra, Total 30 and many more. Your optician will help you find the correct lens choice for you.
3. Toric Lenses: Addressing Astigmatism
If you have astigmatism, toric lenses are specifically designed to correct this condition. Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens has an irregular shape, leading to distorted or blurred vision. Toric lenses accommodate this irregularity, providing clear and comfortable vision for those with astigmatism. These lenses are available in dailies such as; Clariti 1 day toric, Acuvue Oasys 1 day for astigmatism, Dailies AquaComfort Plus for Astigmatism, Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism. And monthly toric lenses like; Ultra for Astigmatism, Air optix for Astigmatism, Avaira Vitality Toric and so many more. If you have a more complex prescription, monthly toric lenses may be a better option, as they have a wider variety of prescription variants being tailor made lenses such as Biofinity Toric XR. It is essential to speak to your optician and trial such lenses before ordering your contact lenses online.
4. Multifocal Lenses: Presbyopia Solutions
As we age, presbyopia becomes a common concern, affecting the ability to focus on close objects. Multifocal contact lenses are designed to address this issue by providing multiple prescriptions in one lens. This allows wearers to see clearly at varying distances, eliminating the need for reading glasses. They are available in Monthly Multifocal contact lenses and Daily Multifocal contact lenses, for example; Proclear 1 day Multifocal, Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal, 1 Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal, Ultra for Presbyopia, Biofinity Multifocal, Acuvue Oasys Multifocal. They range in different Add values usually 'High, Mid and Low'. To find out the best visual comfort for you, speak to your eyecare professional.
5. Coloured Contact Lenses: Style and Vision in One
For those who want to enhance or change their eye colour, coloured contact lenses offer a versatile and trendy option. Whether you're looking for a subtle change or a bold, dramatic look, coloured lenses provide a wide range of possibilities. They are available with or without prescription, making them a fun and fashionable accessory. You still need to be fitted by an eyecare professional to purchase these lenses, and there is only a few reputable brands on the market; in both daily coloured contact lenses and monthly coloured contact lenses; Freshlook One Day, Freshlook Illuminate, Air Optix Colors, Freshlook ColorBlends.
Choosing the right contact lenses involves considering your lifestyle, preferences, and vision needs. It's essential to consult with an eye care professional to determine the most suitable option for you. Whether you prioritize convenience, budget, or fashion, there's a perfect pair of contact lenses waiting to complement your lifestyle and keep your vision crystal clear at Quality Eyes.
Make the switch today and experience the freedom and flexibility that contact lenses can offer. Your journey to optimal vision starts with the right choice of lenses tailored to your unique lifestyle.