Contact lenses are small pieces of complex plastic that are placed directly over the cornea and can correct many types of prescriptions. The advances in lens design and lens materials mean almost everyone who wears glasses can also wear contact lenses, including multifocal wearers and people with astigmatism.
Contact lens wear schedules include daily wear, designed to be worn during the day and taken out at night, or extended wear, which can be worn overnight.
Depending on replacement schedule and lens material, contact lenses fall into several categories:
- Disposable Lenses & Extended Wear Disposable Lenses
- Conventional Soft Lenses
- Gas Permeable (Rigid) Lenses & Special Purpose Lenses
- Ortho-Keratology Lenses
Whether you are interested in using contact lenses for most of the time, or just for special occasions, our optometrists can assess your suitability and prescribe the best lenses for your needs.