Extended wear contact lenses are revolutionary contacts that can be kept in the eye for long periods of time, even overnight, so you can enjoy clear vision all the time. All of our lenses stocked here are suitable for continuous wear, either for up to a week or a whole month. The advanced technology of the contact lens material allows the eye to breathe and receive enough oxygen so that it stays healthy and refreshed. Before you decide on an extended wear contact lens, we would suggest consulting your optician first to double check your eyes will be suited to continuous wear lenses.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
Extended wear contact lenses offer many advantages over regular contact lenses.
For starters, you don’t need to worry about storing and cleaning your lenses at
all – wear them for as long as you want and then throw them away when you want a
new pair. The fact that you don’t need to take the lenses out overnight is also
a big advantage – you’ll never need to worry about falling asleep without taking
out your contacts, because with extended wear lenses it’s allowed. Plus, you don’t
have to allow time in the morning to insert your contact lenses, with extended wear
you can wake up and have perfect vision straight away. There’ll be no need to carry
around your glasses in case you need to take your contact lenses out after a long
time of wearing them, as you’ll be continuously comfortable staying in contact lenses
all day and all night.
EXTENDED WEAR FOR ALL
If you think your prescription is too obscure or strong for extended wear contact
lenses, don’t worry, we have contact lenses suitable for a range of prescriptions
and all appropriate for continuous wear. Biotrue, PureVision and Acuvue all offer
lenses for presbyopia (age-related long-sightedness) and you can even choose multifocal
extended wear lenses, which allow you to use lenses for more than one prescription;
ideal if you suffer from presbyopia but also need a prescription for far sight,
as well. If you need toric lenses for an astigmatism, your options include CooperVision’s
Biofinity and Johnson & Johnson’s Acuvue Oasys; both really comfortable, easy to
use lenses that will correct your vision and let you choose how long you want to
wear your lenses continuously for.