Contact lenses have evolved rapidly with time to suit the various needs out there. For example, a few years ago, the conventional type of contact lenses would only cater for a certain section of the market. But now, we have disposable contact lenses with so many different specifications available to enable more clients to experience the comfort and convenience of contact lenses. With the fast paced lives that we lead today, there are always options available to suit the lifestyle.
The disposable types of contact lenses, generally, come in three categories:
- Monthly – Patients are able to wear these ones for as long as one month. Some of these can be worn to sleep too but as a precaution, it is advised to take them out every night and put them in storage for the next day. The cost on these types is very economical but needs good care. Examples of these are CIBA Vision Air Optix Aqua, CooperVision Biofinity, etc
- Bi-weekly – These are similar to the monthlies but can only be worn for two weeks. These cost slightly higher than the monthlies and also need more care. Examples are Acuvue Oasys, CIBA Vision O2Optix, etc.
- Dailies – These are the most hygienic and safest to the eyes. They are an everyday replacement which makes it safe for the eyes from any infections or complications. They have costed a fortune in the past but nowadays, the manufacturers have reduced the prices significantly to encourage the wearers to switch to dailies. Contact us for our exclusive promotions on these products. Examples are Aqua comfort dailies, 1-Day Acuvue Moist, etc.
Each of the above categories has various products which are unique in their own way and made by different companies. With this in mind, it is very important that one has consultations with a licensed Optician or an authorized contact lens fitter to be able to purchase the right kind to suit the eyes.
At Crystalline Richmond Hill optical, we care for your eyes and do not hesitate to suggest better contact lenses that would be beneficial to your eyes at an affordable price. Our goal is to make sure our patients get optimum vision, health and comfort when wearing contact lenses. One of the most common problems that contact lens wearers experience, is the dryness in the eye when wearing lenses and something can be done about it if consulted with the right person on the subject.
We also cater for Astigmatic contact lens prescriptions in all of the above categories and specialize in fitting Multifocal (persons who have a bifocal prescription) contact lenses.