If you’ve ever shopped for contact lenses, the sheer volume of choices can be a little daunting. Monthly, daily, toric, colored, multifocal (say that list three times fast)…and the options go on. Considering we’ve been selling contact lenses in Canada for over 20 years, we’ve got a pretty good handle on the lens game. We thought we’d do you a solid and break down some of the different types of contact lenses. If you’re asking yourself, “What type of contacts should I get?” read this first.
Contact lenses vary by how long you can wear them, hence the whole daily, weekly and monthly designations. With daily wear contacts, you put in a new disposable lens each morning and toss it every night. You wear a fresh pair of contact lenses every day, which is super convenient as there’s no need for solution, storage or cleaning. Yet, they can be a little more expensive.
Weekly wear contact lenses are typically used for two weeks at a time. You’ll take them out at night to disinfect them and put them back in each morning. After two weeks, you’ll replace them with a new pair. Monthly wear contact lenses follow the same principle except you replace them on a monthly basis. If you don’t mind taking care of your lenses to keep them clean and safe, these options tend to be less expensive than their daily wear counterparts.
You have your standard spherical contact lenses for myopia, or nearsightedness, and hyperopia, or farsightedness. Yet, when most people hit age 40, they may notice it’s harder to see up close for tasks like reading, which is why reading glasses are so common. This is called presbyopia. You can correct this with contact lenses for presbyopia, which are multifocal contact lenses that allow you to see clearly at all distances – near, intermediate and far.
Dealing with astigmatism? Toric lenses are the answer. These contact lenses are shaped in a special way so that the refraction of your eye differs depending on whether it’s on the horizontal or vertical plane. That’s a really technical way of saying it’s created specifically to correct astigmatism.
We did a comprehensive post all about the ins and outs of colored contact lenses, but the gist of it is, you can completely change the color of your eye with a color tint lens, boost your color with an enhancement tint or even go really subtle with lenses like Acuvue DEFINE, which define the limbal ring to makes the whites appear whiter and the eyes more vibrant. Halloween lenses are a breed of their own and can give you cool effects like zombie eyes or a different shaped pupil.
So now you’re educated on the various types of contact lenses and maybe you have a better idea of what contacts will work for you. However, you’ll still need to see your eye care professional for an exam and prescription. Once you’ve taken care of that, come on back and check out our vast selection of affordable contact lenses. We’ll even sweeten the deal with free shipping to the U.S. and Canada.
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