Finding the right lenses for you
 

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are placed directly on the surface of your eye to correct your vision.
They can correct short-sightedness (myopia) and long-sightedness (hyperopia). They can also correct astigmatism and age-related long-sightedness (presbyopia).

The principle of contact lenses is the same as for glasses. They bend light and redirect it towards your retina to give you improved eyesight.

What are contact lenses made of?

Nowadays most people wear soft contact lenses made of a moisture-rich material called hydrogel. Hydrogel lenses are breathable, so oxygen can pass through them to help keep your eyes healthy and feeling fresh.

There are different types of contact lenses available to suit your individual vision and lifestyle needs. Your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist can help you choose the right type of contact lens for you.

Different types of contact lenses explained

There are contact lenses designed to suit a variety of vision needs and lifestyles.

Here’s some information to help you choose the best lens for your lifestyle. However, only your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist will be able to tell you which lenses are right for your vision needs.

Daily disposable contact lenses

Daily disposable lenses are the easiest contact lenses to maintain. Simply discard them at the end of the day and switch to a fresh pair in the morning, so you don’t have to worry about cleaning them.

Wearing new lenses every day is the most convenient and hygienic way of wearing contact lenses.

Ask your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist about 1•DAY ACUVUE® TRUEYE® or 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST®.

Reusable contact lenses

You can wear ACUVUE® reusable contact lenses every day for up to a fortnight. Just clean them and leave them in disinfecting solution before you go to bed. Then put them back in first thing in the morning.

For more information about caring for reusable contact lenses follow our quick, easy and effective routine here.

Ask your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist about ACUVUE® OASYS®.

Extended wear contact lenses

Some reusable lenses can be worn continuously for several days or weeks1.

However, sleeping in contact lenses is a known risk factor for serious eye infections. Always discuss with your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist whether you should sleep wearing your lenses. Only they can determine if sleeping in your contact lenses is right for you.


If your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist agrees extended wear lenses are suitable, ask your about ACUVUE® OASYS®.

To find out if there are contact lenses available to correct your vision, see who can wear contact lenses here .

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are placed directly on the surface of your eye to correct your vision.
They can correct short-sightedness (myopia) and long-sightedness (hyperopia). They can also correct astigmatism and age-related long-sightedness (presbyopia).

The principle of contact lenses is the same as for glasses. They bend light and redirect it towards your retina to give you improved eyesight.

What are contact lenses made of?

Nowadays most people wear soft contact lenses made of a moisture-rich material called hydrogel. Hydrogel lenses are breathable, so oxygen can pass through them to help keep your eyes healthy and feeling fresh.

There are different types of contact lenses available to suit your individual vision and lifestyle needs. Your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist can help you choose the right type of contact lens for you.

Different types of contact lenses explained

There are contact lenses designed to suit a variety of vision needs and lifestyles.

Here’s some information to help you choose the best lens for your lifestyle. However, only your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist will be able to tell you which lenses are right for your vision needs.

Daily disposable contact lenses

Daily disposable lenses are the easiest contact lenses to maintain. Simply discard them at the end of the day and switch to a fresh pair in the morning, so you don’t have to worry about cleaning them.

Wearing new lenses every day is the most convenient and hygienic way of wearing contact lenses.

Ask your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist about 1•DAY ACUVUE® TRUEYE® or 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST®.

Reusable contact lenses

You can wear ACUVUE® reusable contact lenses every day for up to a fortnight. Just clean them and leave them in disinfecting solution before you go to bed. Then put them back in first thing in the morning.

For more information about caring for reusable contact lenses follow our quick, easy and effective routine here.

Ask your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist about ACUVUE® OASYS®.

Extended wear contact lenses

Some reusable lenses can be worn continuously for several days or weeks1.

However, sleeping in contact lenses is a known risk factor for serious eye infections. Always discuss with your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist whether you should sleep wearing your lenses. Only they can determine if sleeping in your contact lenses is right for you.


If your Eye Care Practitioner/Optometrist agrees extended wear lenses are suitable, ask your about ACUVUE® OASYS®.

To find out if there are contact lenses available to correct your vision, see who can wear contact lenses here .