Buying the contact lenses for your very eyes

Eyes are an invaluable asset and taking good care of them is essential to keep vision as crisp as possible and ensure that reading, writing, sightseeing, observing can all be undertaken without problem. If your vision is impaired, good care entails finding the right eye correction accessories. Contact lenses are one such accessory. However, making up one's mind to buy contact lenses is just the first step toward finding the right product for you since the types of contact lenses are as numerous as are the types of eye problems.

While you will definitely need an examination with an optician to find the right pair for you, there are few basic issues you will need to consider beforehand. Additionally, if you're a seasoned contact lenses wearer already, then this guide may help you find out about a pair that are more suited to you.


Types of contact lenses


Single or multiple use

Many manufacturers will offer you a choice between disposable and multiple-use contact lenses. Consider the former if your eyes are particularly sensitive or if you simply dislike the process of cleaning your contact lenses day in and day out. They may also be your only choice if you suffer from recurring eye conditions, such as conjunctivitis.

Multiple-use, on the other hand, are, as a rule, the more cost-effective option however they obviously require more looking after, as well as needing to be kept safe in between wears in a clean environment.

Soft or rigid

The answer to this question will depend on your particular eye condition. Generally, astigmatism is better treated with rigid ones but there are some soft ones which can do a perfect job as well (e.g. the toric ones). Rigid contact lenses are also said to be better for achieving sharper vision than soft ones, however this is disputed by various manufacturers; the majority of people do, however, find soft contact lenses more comfortable to wear, particularly for longer periods of time.


The perfect combination


If you have opted for the multiple-use option, buying the contact lenses is not a solution in itself. It is important to find the right solution to clean them with and the right box to store them in. Check for the full kit to extend the life of your eye correction aides.




With VisionDirect, you have many contact lens brands to choose from and you can enjoy free delivery if you reside in the UK. See the available products, see their prices and weigh the pros and cons of comparable products.


At FeelGood Contact Lenses, you have the choice of buying contact lenses of multiple duration. See if you need them used for a day, a week, two weeks, a month or longer: it is all up to you.


Acuvue, for its part, also has a rich offer of dedicated products with an extended news section which can aid you to keep abreast with novelties. See also which Acuvue optician lives and works close to your home, contact him/her and begin your vis-a-vis encounter with the Acuvue contact lense range.


Other factors to consider when wearing contact lenses


Undertaking activities whilst wearing contact lenses

There's very often confusion amongst contact lenses wearers as to what activities can and cannot be undertaken whilst wearing them. However, for the most part exercising with contact lenses is perfectly safe. You should however take your contacts out for swimming or using saunas or steam rooms.

Ensuring that your contact lenses aren't out of date

Ensuring that your contact lenses aren't out of date before applying them is vital if you're to avoid a range of further eye problems. Contact lenses expiry dates will differ from type to type so it's important to check the packaging as soon as you receive any new lenses.

Contact lenses are not suitable for everyone

Keep in mind that as contact lenses are medical devices they may cause allergy. Contact lenses need special care to prevent any damages. Cleaning is important as there is a high risk of infections.

What to do if you feel that your contact lenses is "lost in your eye"

First and foremost you should rest assured that your contact lenses can't get lost behind your eyes, they merely move around and can be difficult to see. If you find yourself in this situation then you should apply some drops and try to remove the lenses once more. If you're still struggling then try and book in for an urgent appointment with your optician.