Disposable Extended-Wear Contact Lenses
These soft-style lenses can be worn for up to six days, at which point they should be discarded. These contacts do come in bifocal styles, but may not be ideal in correcting all types of ocular issues. Although, there are disposables available that can be worn for up to 30 days. By shortening the wear time, there is also a reduced risk of eye infection when compared to 30 day extended-use contacts.
Soft Planned Replacement (Daily-Wear) Contact Lenses
As planned replacements, these types of soft contact lenses can be replaced on a bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. Your replacement schedule will be determined by consulting with your optometrist.
As they can be worn for extended periods, the process of cleaning and disinfecting these soft-style lenses is reduced. As with all soft contact lenses, these may not offer the same level of clarity offered by their more rigid counterparts, and may not be ideal at resolving all vision problems.
Schedule a Consultation
To see which style of contact lens is right for you, contact St. Albert Vision Centre to schedule a consultation with optometrist Dr. Holly Parker.