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
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
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
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 Vision Direct: 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.
Coloured contact lenses
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 multi purpose solution). The lenses are made from 55% water and 45% Phemfilcon A, making them ultra breathable and comfortable to wear.