Contact lenses offer a great sense of flexibility when glasses may be inconvenient, be it during a night out, swimming, diving or sport. Depending on your anticipated use, different types of contact lenses may be recommended to you.
Daily disposable contact lenses: These contact lenses are designed for single use, and are discarded at the end of the day. They are the best contact lens option as you put on a new lens each time you wear them which reduces the risk of infection and the need to maintain a cleaning routine. They are also very cost-effective for those who want to have the option of wearing contacts on some days but not all the time.
Fortnightly/monthly disposable contact lenses: These contact lenses cater to those who prefer to wear contact lenses more often than glasses. It does require good cleaning routine as they are reusable for up to 14 or 30 days.
Multifocal contact lenses: This can be a great option for those who struggle with reading using single vision lenses. While it doesn't suit every individual, Multifocal contact lenses can give you the ability to perform such tasks without having to sacrifice too much of your distance vision. We now have a wide range of lens choices available for this modality, which means there is a greater chance of finding a lens that is appropriate.
Rigid Gas Permeable lenses: Unlike soft contact lenses, these lenses are a harder type of material. They provide excellent oxygen permeability and great optics. They typically have a lifespan of one year. These lenses are often custom-made, hence a great option for those whose needs extend beyond those that soft contact lenses can offer, such as those with high scripts or tricky conditions such as keratoconus <link>.
Orthokeratology (OrthoK): OrthoK is a form of lens designed to be worn at night. Many have had good success in using these lenses to halt or slow down the progression of myopia. Please see the OrthoK page <link> for more details.