What types of contact lenses are there?
Please remember only an Optometrist or Ophthamologist is qualified to prescribe the lens that best suit your eyes. Soft conventional lenses Made of hydrophilic flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the eyes. Usually the higher the water content the higher the oxygen transmission. • very short adaptation period • more comfortable and more difficult to dislodge than RGP lenses • available in tints and bifocals too • great for active lifestyles • suitable for most prescriptions Daily-wear soft disposable lenses These lenses are designed as single-use lenses only. Daily wear lens are designed to be worn for a single day and discarded at night. • Typically no lens care is required • Assures fresh and clean lenses when replaced • great for active lifestyles. Extended-wear soft lenses Available for overnight continuous wear*. Made of silicon hydrogel material that maximises oxygen transmission. • Can usually be worn without interruption, even while sleeping, *up to a maximum
There are two different ways of categorizing contact lenses. One is by wear type, and the other is by tint type. Most wear types come in most tint types, and vice versa. We carry hundreds of different contact lenses, so you’ll find just what you want at America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses. Wear Type Characteristics Disposable Disposable lenses are the most highly recommended lens at America’s Best. This type of lens offers far more benefits than any other lens type. Disposable lenses are worn and discarded every one to two weeks. The lenses require less care than Daily Wear Soft, as they are replaced more often. Doctors believe frequent replacement reduces the risk of infection. Visual acuity also increases as new lenses are being placed in the eye more frequently. These lenses are usually prescribed to be worn daily and removed at night. Depending on the patient, the doctor may prescribe an extended wear schedule. Daily Wear Soft These lenses are worn on a daily basis and are removed