Your guide to types of contact lenses

Medically reviewed by Tina Patel, Contact Lens Optician at Feel Good Contacts.

Are your glasses frames getting in the way of your lifestyle? Why not switch to contact lenses today and experience clear vision hassle-free?

Soft contact lenses are either made of a standard hydrogel or silicone hydrogel material. Silicone hydrogel lenses allow more oxygen to pass through the lens, allowing a longer wearing time and making them a comfortable and value-for-money option.

In this article, we will talk about the different types of contact lenses online and the eye conditions they correct.

Before we move on….

We recommend you consult with your optician, who will suggest the best type of contact lenses online for your individual needs according to your prescription details.

We know how daunting it is to buy contact lenses online, but don't worry! We will walk you through different types of contact lenses adhering to your prescription needs.

How many different types of contact lenses are there?

The three main types of contact lenses are:

  • Standard/spherical contact lenses
  • Toric lenses
  • Multifocal contact lenses

Each type of lens is designed to meet different prescription needs and individual preferences.

Standard/spherical contact lenses

Standard contact lenses are carefully designed to mimic the curvature of the eye.

Daily contact lenses

Daily disposable contact lenses, or dailies, are designed to be worn once and thrown away.

  • With dailies, you don’t need a lens solution for cleaning it from time to time
  • These are a great option for working professionals with hectic schedules, people with an active lifestyle or occasional lens wearers

Our comfi Purest 1 Day, a daily disposable contact lens, made of silicone hydrogel material allows excellent breathability and great value for money.

comfi Purest 1 Day

comfi Purest 1 Day

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An alternative to the comfi Purest 1 Day, why not try the 1 Day Acuvue Moist? This is also a daily disposable lens that uses hydrogel material and features LACREON® technology, providing moisture and comfort. It also includes UV-blocking technology that can provide some protection for your eyes from harmful UVA/B rays.

1 Day Acuvue Moist

1 Day Acuvue Moist

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Two-weekly contact lenses

Two-weekly contact lenses are designed to be replaced every 14 days. If you opt for two-weekly contact lenses, it is important to know that:

  • Debris and lipids can accumulate on the surface of the lenses, leading to discomfort and blurry vision if a proper cleaning routine isn’t implemented
  • You will have to keep them clean by using a multipurpose solution and storing them in a contact lens case

Acuvue Oasys by Johnson & Johnson is one of the most sought-after two-weekly contact lenses that can be worn as a daily wear lens for up to 14 days or continuously for a week, only after being recommended by your optician. The silicone hydrogel material ensures a good oxygen flow into the eyes, and HYDRACLEAR PLUS technology retains moisture while you wear these lenses. With a UV-blocking feature, these lenses should be in your basket for a comfortable lens-wearing experience.

1 Day Acuvue Moist

Acuvue Oasys

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Our comfi 2 weekly lenses are also a great alternative for those who are looking for a cost-effective option of bi-weekly contact lenses online with similar features. These lenses are made from breathable silicone hydrogel material, and they also come with a UV-blocking feature.

comfi 2 Weekly

comfi 2 Weekly

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Monthly contact lenses

Monthly contact lenses are an excellent option for those who prefer wearing lenses regularly. You can wear them for up to 30 consecutive days before replacing them with a new pair.

  • Reusable lenses offer you all the benefits of soft lenses and are considered a rather cost-effective option
  • If you don't mind following a regular lens cleaning routine, monthly lenses may be more convenient for you
  • Monthly contacts are designed to be worn all day long, but it's important to take them out before going to bed to clean and store your lenses properly ready for the next day.

Please note that there are different types of monthly contact lenses, each carefully designed to correct various eye conditions. Consult your optician to make the right choice of monthly lenses based on your prescription needs.

Proclear by Coopervision features PC Technology to aid water retention and has an incredibly high water percentage, can be considered the best type of contact lenses for dry eyes (only after optician recommendation) who need added moisture and for those who spend a lot of time in front of digital screens.

Proclear

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Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde by Alcon & Ciba Vision are monthly contact lenses that can be worn for 30 days provided it is recommended by your optician and you are maintaining proper lens hygiene.

Why not check our wide range of contact lens solutions online to keep your monthly lenses in the best condition after each use!

Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde

Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde

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Toric contact lenses

Toric contact lenses are specially designed to correct astigmatism. Astigmatism occurs when the shape of the eye is not fully spherical and is more like a rugby ball than a football. This causes light rays to focus at more than one point in the eye, leading to eye strain and blurry vision if left uncorrected.

  • Toric lenses are available in the form of daily disposables, two-weekly or monthly lenses.
  • Unlike standard spherical corrective lenses, toric lenses contain two extra parameters called the 'cylinder and axis' that corrects astigmatism

1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism are daily disposables, meaning you can wear them all day long and dispose of them after use. Ideal for sensitive and dry eyes, these lenses use ASD technology that maintains the position of the lens on your eyes without any visual disturbance, providing clear stable vision.

1 Day Acuvue Moist For Astigmatism

1 Day Acuvue Moist For Astigmatism

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Acuvue Oasys by Johnson & Johnson are two-weekly toric lenses that can be worn for a week long (if approved by your optician). These lenses are an ideal choice for those who have astigmatism and are in front of screen for extended period.

Acuvue Oasys For Astigmatism

Acuvue Oasys For Astigmatism

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Avaira Vitality Toric contact lenses are for monthly contact lens wearers and specially designed for people with astigmatism. Ideal for dry eyes, these toric lenses feature Optimised Lens Geometry providing a stable and secure lens fitting on your eyes without any hassle.

Avaira Vitality Toric

Avaira Vitality Toric

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Browse through our extensive range of toric contact lenses online and make a choice as per your optician’s recommendation and prescription needs.

Multifocal contact lenses

Multifocal lenses contain two or more prescriptions within the lens for people who need visual correction for objects that are both close and far away.

  • Presbyopia is generally more common in those who are aged 40 and over, however in some cases it might occur at any age due to refractive error
  • Those who have presbyopia generally find that their vision becomes blurry when they try to read or focus on small details close up.

Our most popular contact lenses for presbyopia include Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia by Bausch & Lomb which has a phenomenal 78% water content and 3-Zone Progression design helps eyes adjust to different visual ranges.

Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia

Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia

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For two-weekly lens wearers who have a presbyopia prescription, Acuvue Oasys Multifocal (6 Pack) would be an ideal choice to consider.

Acuvue Oasys Multifocal (6 Pack)

Acuvue Oasys Multifocal (6 Pack)

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Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde Multifocal contact lenses are perfectly suitable for those looking for monthly contact lenses and those with presbyopia. The HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix keeps your lenses moist and provides a comfortable lens wearing experience.

Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde Multifocal

Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde Multifocal

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Do you have both toric and multifocal prescription? No worries! We have contact lenses online that caters for both. Proclear Multifocal Toric, a hydrogel contact lens and Bausch & Lomb Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism (6 Pack), a silicone hydrogel lens, caters for people who have both astigmatism and presbyopia.

Proclear Multifocal Toric

Proclear Multifocal Toric

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Bausch & Lomb Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism (6 Pack)

Bausch & Lomb Ultra Multifocal for Astigmatism (6 Pack)

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Before placing your order, we advise you to consult your optician who will be able to help you to decide on the most suitable and best contact lenses for your individual needs.

Are there any other types of contact lenses?

Coloured contact lenses are a great option that not only allows you to switch your eye colour, but also provide the same level of visual correction just as regular contact lenses. You can enjoy a new look without compromising on vision quality.

At Feel Good Contacts, we offer a variety of coloured contact lenses for both daily and monthly contact lens wearers. These coloured lenses come in both prescription and plano range (for cosmetic use).

Browse our wide selection of coloured contact lenses online at affordable prices and match your outfits with a new pair of coloured lenses.

comfi Colors Enhance

comfi Colors Enhance
(Ideal for monthly contact lens wearers)

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FreshLook One Day

FreshLook One Day
(Ideal for daily contact lens wearers)

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We also offer crazy contact lenses that are perfect for party outfits, Halloween and cosplay events. These are available for both daily and monthly lens wearers and come in various designs and styles.

Before you check our range of crazy lenses online for your next event, we recommend you consult with your optician who would advise you on the best suited cosmetic lenses according to your individual needs.

Whiteout comfi Colors Crazy 1 Day Contact Lenses

Whiteout comfi Colors Crazy 1 Day
(Designed for daily lens wearers)

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Barbie Pink comfi Colors Crazy Monthly

Barbie Pink comfi Colors Crazy Monthly
(Designed for monthly lens wearers)

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