Lady holding a stack of contact lenses floating on her hands

Depending on when you are planning to wear your contacts, it could be for sport, every day or only for special events?

You have a wide range of lens types to choose from. Some of these lens types include:

  • Daily wear
  • Weekly wear
  • Fortnightly lenses
  • Monthly lenses
  • Myopia control contact lenses

Your life style, eye health & budget help our optometrist determine which lenses are the right choice for you.

There are two types of contact lenses: soft contact lenses and myopia control contact lenses. 

 

Soft contact lenses

Are the most commonly prescribed contact lenses. They can be used to correct various vision problems, including:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia)
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia)
  • Blurred vision (astigmatism)

Soft contact lenses are comfortable and easier to adapt to. They come in various types, such as One-day lenses are made for one-day wear. You remove and dispose of them at night. Other options include two-week disposable lenses, monthly disposable lenses and Typically, you remove these lenses each night for cleaning and disinfecting.

2 boxes of Acuvue contact lenses with white flowers

 

 

Myopia Control Contact lenses.

There are two types of myopia control contact lenses:

MiSight 1 Day is the first soft contact lens proven to slow the progression of myopia. It’s a daily disposable contact lens suitable for myopic children as young as eight years old. This means no complicated cleaning regimen.

A box of 30 pack disposable MiSight Contact Lenses

 

Orthokeratology is the next revolution in vision correction. Also known as Ortho-K, it is a non-surgical, reversible procedure which gently reshapes the front layer of your eye with custom-made contact lenses. The lenses are worn while you sleep and correct your vision throughout the night. Upon taking the lenses out in the morning, you will be able to see without any glasses or contact lenses.

Orthok lens inside an Orthok lens case been opened by a pair of hands

 

 

If you are unsure what’s best for you, book a contact lens consultation to discuss your options with an optometrist.

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