There are many reasons to buy your contact lenses from VisionDirect.ie - Ireland’s no.1 online supplier of contact lenses, eye care products and solutions. With prices up to 45% cheaper than opticians, next day delivery - free for orders over €59 and award-winning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week customer service. We are confident you'll be satisfied.
What's more, Vision Direct stocks the widest range of leading brands online - Acuvue, Biofinity and Focus Dailies, plus many more at a huge variety of prescriptions. So, whether you're looking for daily or monthly contacts, coloured contact lenses or multifocals, you're sure to find what you're looking for.
How do I choose the right contact lenses?
With so many options available, choosing the right contact lens can be a challenge. To find the best lens for you, firstly consider wearing pattern. You can choose from daily, monthly, two-weekly and even extended wear contact lenses. Secondly, consider the care required for your type of lens. A daily lens is disposable and requires less care than a monthly lens for example. You should also factor in cost, as daily contact lenses can cost more than monthly and two-weekly lenses.
Watch this video for our top tips on how to choose the best contact lenses for your eyes.
What types of contact lenses are there?
Whether you are new to contact lenses or already a long-time wearer, there are many options to choose from. Contact lenses vary in wearing patterns, cost and material. Daily contact lenses are a great option for those with active lifestyles as they can be disposed after use. Monthly and two weekly contact lenses are a more affordable option, but require a bit more care and maintenance. There are also toric and multifocal contact lenses that help to correct eye conditions such as astigmatism and presbyopia.
Daily contact lenses are easy to use and throw away; no need to worry about storing them overnight or rinsing them in solution. Popular with active and busy people, dailies are more suited for those who work long hours - for instance, shift workers. Sporty individuals often prefer dailies too, as they're more hygienic than monthlies, and can be worn during sport and discarded straight after use. Many people find dailies to be more comfortable and convenient, as they don't need rewetting and there is no worry over dirt or makeup building up on the lens surface and causing infection.
Many leading brands of dailies are available at Vision Direct, including 1-Day Acuvue Moist, Focus Dailies All Day Comfort, everclear ADM and 1-Day Acuvue Trueye.
Two weekly contact lenses, also known as bi-weeklies, are designed to be worn for two weeks and then replaced. They are best suited to people who seek a compromise between the convenience of dailies and the cost-effectiveness of monthlies, plus they're more hygienic than monthlies, as they are disposed more often. When you wear two weekly lenses, you will need to store, clean and rinse them each night in contact lens solution, to keep them moist and fresh.
Vision Direct stocks Acuvue two weekly contact lenses, made from breathable silicone hydrogel.
Monthly contact lenses are stored and reused for up to 30 consecutive days, making them an affordable option with less waste than dailies. When you wear monthlies it's important to choose a powerful and effective solution to rise and clean them in, like everclear Multipurpose Solution.
Monthly contact lenses at VisionDirect: Air Optix Aqua, Biofinity, Proclear, PureVision, Air Optix Night & Day Aqua and many more.
Extended wear contact lenses can be worn continuously for a week or a month, depending on the type. Most are made from silicone hydrogel, a very comfortable and breathable material. Always check with your optician to determine if your eyes are suitable for this wearing pattern before purchasing extended wear lenses.
Extended wear lenses available at Vision Direct include: Air Optix Night & Day, Biofinity and more.
Whether you wear prescription lenses or not, most people can wear coloured contacts for cosmetic reasons. If you don't need vision correction just select 0.00 power in the prescription field. Coloured lenses can really refresh your look and let you try out a new style, whether you want to wear them every day or purchase a daringly different pair to wear for a Halloween or fancy dress party.
Vision Direct stocks FreshLook Colorblends contact lenses from Ciba Vision, a special type of lens built for comfort, which brings out a whole new tone and depth to your eye. You can choose from subtle shades of hazel, soft blue and honey, or opt for a strikingly different lens in emerald green, turquoise, or bright blue. FreshLook lenses are monthly lenses, and they can be worn for a period of up to 30 days before needing to be changed (they should be stored overnight in a good multipurpose solution). The lenses are made from 55% water and 45% Phemfilcon A, making them ultra breathable and comfortable to wear.
Freshlook Colorblends shades
Can I buy contact lenses for astigmatism?
There are special types of contact lenses available to address specific vision problems such as astigmatism and presbyopia. Toric lenses are suitable for those with astigmatism and multifocal lenses are available for those with presbyopia. Even if your lens is not in stock, we can order it in for you, and once you've ordered a few times we'll make sure to stock your lens, meaning shorter delivery times.
Toric contacts help to correct vision problems caused by an irregularly-shaped cornea, and will fit more comfortably than regular lenses if you suffer from astigmatism. They also help to prevent blurring and hazy vision which can be caused by astigmatism. If you are not sure whether you need a standard or toric contact lens, you can refer to your prescription or give us a call and check your prescription with us.
Toric contact lenses for astigmatism from Vision Direct: Focus Dailies Toric, 1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism, Biofinity Toric, PureVision Toric & more.
You can wear multifocal contact lenses to correct presbyopia, without having to wear bifocal or varifocal glasses. Contacts offer you freedom to enjoy daily life and sporting activities without glasses, which you might not have realised was possible if you previously wore varifocal or bifocal glasses. Vision Direct stocks soft multifocals made from breathable silicone hydrogel and materials that enhance comfort during use. If you are unsure whether multifocals are right for you, or what sort of lens you need, it's best to check with your optician before wearing.
Vision Direct stocks a wide range of multifocal lenses from leading manufacturers, including Focus Dailies Progressive, Proclear 1 Day Multifocal, Air Optix Aqua Multifocal, Proclear Multifocal & more.
How should I care for my contact lenses?
Taking care of your contact lenses can protect your eyes from damage and infections. For daily lens wearers, ensure that you dispose of your contacts after each wear. If you use monthlies, two weekly, or extended wear contact lenses, make sure you correctly store and clean your contacts. We recommend handling your lenses with dry, clean hands, using cleaning solution - not water - if you take them out to clean them.
Keep your lenses in a clean contact lens holder when you’re not using them, and fill it with fresh disinfecting solution. Try to keep your lens cases clean, rinsing and drying them between each use. Once a week you should also clean your cases with saline solution and a dedicated toothbrush. After three months, throw your lens cases away and replace them.
The most popular contact lenses at Vision Direct
As the IE's largest and most trusted online supplier of contact lenses, we sell a lot of lenses and know which ones are the most popular! Whether you need dailies or monthlies, standard or torics, you can see which brands are most popular for your type of prescription.
IE's Best selling contact lenses
Reasons to choose Vision Direct
We want the best for your eyes. That's why we're here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you find the right contact lenses with award-winning customer service and lightning-fast delivery. For more information on our most popular contacts, please get in touch with our friendly customer care team on 01 513 4141, by email at email@example.com or use our web chat.