Contact Lens Types

Daily disposable contact

These are the most popular lenses we fit. You wear them once and dispose of them. There is a lower risk of eye infection with this type of lens compared to lenses you re-use. They are available in a wide range of shapes, materials and prescriptions

Available for shortsightedness, longsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia( varifocals)

2 weekly disposables/monthly disposables

A great option for full time wearers as they are more cost effective. These lenses need to be cleaned every time after they are worn. It takes only a minute to do this and becomes part of your bedtime routine.Use of Silicone Hydrogel material make these lenses more breathable and allows longer wearing times.

Available for  shortsightedness, longsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia( varifocals)

Toric contact lenses

We can fit lenses to correct astigmatism, often we can achieve this with soft toric lenses but sometimes it requires using a hard gas permeable lens design to achieve the best vision.These lenses correct shortsightedness /longsightedness in addition to the astigmatism

Multifocal(Varifocal ) contact lenses

Almost everyone will start to see the effects of ageing eyes around age forty. It isn’t caused by diet or lifestyle, just the number of candles on your birthday cake. Fortunately , contact lenses are available to correct the difficulty you may experience looking at print close up but also allow you to see clearly in the distance. These are known as multifocal( or varifocal )contact lenses.

Multifocals offer the ability to see in most conditions without resorting to extra glasses

Multifocal contact lenses come in both soft lens and rigid gas permeable (RGP, or hard) lens materials

There are two main types of multifocal contact lens designs. The most common is a set of concentric circles of lens powers prescribed for various viewing distances. There are also blended designs, which keep both the near and distance prescriptions close to the centre of your eye, and mimic a natural viewing experience by correcting the specific points of aberration in your eyes.

Regardless of what type of lenses you wear, it is important that you have regular contact lens check-ups to detect early signs of possible complications associated with wearing contact lenses and to ensure you have the best vision and most comfortable lenses available, every time.