Contact Lens Replacement Schedule
Replacement schedule refers to the
length of time a pair of lenses can be worn safely before discarding. Most
contact lenses are intended to be removed every night and discarded or cleaned
and stored. Daily lenses are intended to be discarded at the end of each day. We
are pleased to offer a variety of daily, bi-weekly, and monthly lenses. Some of
our coloured lenses have a 90 or 365-day replacement, schedule, but it is
important to note that the longer you keep and wear these lenses, the greater
the risk of contamination.
Daily Contact Lenses
should be discarded at the end of one day’s wear and are the healthiest option
for contact lens wear. You will enjoy the feeling of a fresh, clean pair each
morning, and there is no need for cleaning and storage. Daily lenses are also a
great choice for occasional wear or when travelling.
Bi-weekly lenses offer a compromise between daily and monthly
lenses. They are replaced more frequently than monthlies, so their risk of
contamination is lower, and they are often more affordable than daily lenses.
Monthly Contact Lenses
Monthly contact lenses are usually the
most cost-effective options. Some brands of monthly lenses are approved for
occasional overnight or extended wear, making them an attractive option for
people who travel often or simply do not want the hassle of daily lens care.
This option of wear must first be discussed with your optician.
Coloured contact lenses change your natural eye colour to
varying degrees and are available with or without dioptric power. Coloured
lenses can slightly change or enhance your natural colour, or provide a dramatic
look with novelty lenses featuring cat eyes and more!
Types of vision
Contact lenses can also be sorted according to their
Spherical and aspherical contacts
aspherical contact lenses are the most common lenses on the market. They are
used to correct near-sightedness and farsightedness. With aspherical contact
lenses you can even correct low levels of astigmatism or the early stages of
Toric contact lenses
Toric contact lenses are used
to correct astigmatism. These lenses have a more complex design than standard
spherical or aspherical lenses, so a thorough examination and fitting with your
optometrist is required. Toric lenses’ technology allows them to
self-stabilise on your eye to ensure perfect vision at all distances.
Multifocal contact lenses
Multifocal lenses help correct
presbyopia, which is an age-related condition that causes blurred near vision.
If you’re in your forties and experience difficulties reading or performing
close tasks, you may be a perfect candidate for multifocal contact lenses. These
lenses have a range of powers in each lens to correct vision at various