Types of Contact Lenses

Daily Disposables: “Dailies” are the ultimate in convenience, no hassle, no cleaning replaced on a daily basis and are a convenient option for people who only want to wear their lenses part time and are ideal for sport, going out and travelling.

Silicone Hydrogels: Ever found your eyes becoming tired and vision blurring at the end of the day? Silicone hydrogels enable you to wear your contact lenses longer and let more oxygen through to the eyes. They are and are great for sports and active lifestyles.

Regular Replacement Lenses: These contact lenses are replaced either weekly or monthly and are commonly worn to give adaptable and personalised prescription vision correction.

Annual Replacement Lenses: These are usually gas permeable lenses that allow the eyes to breathe more easily because they are worn for longer periods. These lenses are more rigid, durable and provide exceptional optical quality.

Toric Contact Lenses: Toric lenses are contact lenses for astigmatism. Instead of being spherical, like standard contact lenses, toric lenses are shaped like a slice of  a torus (a torus is a shape similar to a ring doughnut). This allows the lens to have different optical powers and focal lengths on the vertical and horizontal orientations.

You can have toric dailies and other disposable toric contact lenses – you can even have colour toric contact lenses. Toric contact lenses are also made with both soft and rigid gas permeable (RGP), or hard, lenses.

Multifocal Contact Lenses: Multifocal contact lenses are contact lenses with multiple prescriptions all in one lens. There is typically a prescription for very close objects, for normal objects viewed at a distance and for intermediate distances. These lenses are usually prescribed to people with presbyopia – a condition that happens as we age that affects our ability to focus on objects that are near.

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