Specialized Contact Lenses
If you are a new contact lens wearer or if your visual needs have changed, you may be wondering which type of specialized contact lens is best for you. With so many options out there, we understand that choosing the right one can be an overwhelming experience. We’re here to make this easier for you by providing important information on the contact lenses we provide.
Daily disposable contact lenses
Daily disposable soft contact lenses are convenient, easy, and comfortable. They are the most popular type of lenses for wearers as they are convenient, comfortable, and hygienic – all you need to do is dispose of them at the end of each day and wear a fresh new pair in the morning. They deliver outstanding visual correction for a range of vision problems and can be worn full time or just for sports or special occasions.
These lenses can be worn for up to 30 days without needing to be replaced or removed. They are made using advanced silicone hydrogen technology, which means they allow up to 5 times more oxygen to your eyes than normal lenses to keep them moist and comfortable. They are more cost effective than daily disposables, however they aren’t suitable for everyone’s vision and lifestyle needs, so it’s important to see what our eye doctors recommend before investing in these.
Tinted lenses are designed to give your eyes a particular hue. People wear them to subtly change the natural color of their eyes or perhaps even completely alter the color and their look. They are usually available in a variety of colors whether you’re looking for a bold look or something more natural.
Toric contact lenses are specifically designed for those with astigmatism, which is when your eye is shaped more like a football than a sphere. By securely fitting the shape of your eye, they are more comfortable and effective than traditional, spherical contact lenses, eliminating any distortion in your vision.
An alternative to soft contact lenses, gas-permeable lenses are made from hard, oxygen-permeable material. In other words, they allow your eye to breathe which contributes to comfort and safety. As they retain their shape better than soft lenses, they also provide more clarity of vision. They can also be customized to your eye measurements for a comfortable and secure fit.
Scleral lenses are a great option for those who have had difficulty wearing contact lenses in the past. They are larger than conventional contact lenses, resting on the less sensitive area of the eye called the sclera, rather than the cornea. We find that they work best for anyone who has keratoconus, people with dry eye syndrome, corneal scarring, or those who just haven’t been able to find lenses that fit well before. With custom made scleral lenses, you can expect sharper vision, durability, and comfort.
Monovision and bifocal lenses
Monovision lenses help correct a condition called presbyopia, which usually occurs after the age of 40 and means you can’t focus on near and distance vision at the same time. Monovision contact lenses work by splitting your distance and near vision prescriptions between your two eyes. Your dominant eye is used for distance vision while the non-dominant eye is used for near vision.
Bifocal lenses are also a convenient solution for presbyopia. Just like their eyeglass counterparts, these lenses have a line to differentiate the near vision and distance vision prescriptions and are used in the same way.
Contact lens suppliers
We supply specialized contact lenses from trusted suppliers like CooperVision, Bausch & Lomb, Alcon, and Johnson & Johnson, with an extensive range of lens types stocked for each manufacturer including presbyopia, astigmatism, colored contact lenses like Colorblends and Dimensions, as well as multifocal lenses.
Why not contact our team to book a consultation and fitting and see how you can transform your vision with contact lenses?