Contact Lenses for your Lifestyle
Soft disposable lenses
Almost 95% of contact lenses prescribed today are soft disposables. Daily, two weekly and monthly replacement cycles are the most common, with daily being the most popular. They are made from two types of plastic – hydrogels and silicone hydrogels. Hydrogels are ideal for part time wear, while silicone hydrogels with their superior oxygen transmission and comfort qualities are best for full time wear or challenging environments.
Lenses for Astigmatism (Toric lenses)
Now available in most prescriptions and as daily disposables, modern designs of soft lenses for astigmatism give great comfort and very stable vision. Almost everyone with astigmatism can now easily wear contact lenses.
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Lenses for Presbyopia (multifocal lenses)
Recent and about to be released technology in multifocal contact lens design means that no longer do we have to resort to glasses when we reach 40 and our reading vision fails (presbyopia). New combinations of material and lens design have made wearing multifocal contact lenses a very real option for the majority of presbyopes.
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Extended wear lenses
As a safer alternative to laser surgery, extended wear lenses offer up to 30 days and nights of continuous wear, and are now available in almost all prescriptions. If you are considering laser surgery you should first consider the less intrusive option of extended wear lenses.
Specialist and rigid gas permeable lenses
Although these account for less than 5% of contact lens fits, certain eye conditions or complex prescriptions require more specialised and experienced fitting techniques and materials
Lenses for the future?
New technology will soon launch which will give us contact lenses with antibacterial or nutrional properties and the ability to deliver drugs to the eye. Most exciting is a new contact lens which has recently been launched in Asia which attempts to control the development of myopia (short-sightedness) in children. This technology has major implications for the prevention and treatment of myopia worldwide.