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Different Types of Contact Lenses

Curious about the different types of contacts? With all the available varieties, you may have questions. Finding the right lenses depends on your lifestyle, your budget, and your vision needs.

Contacts By Type

Different types of contact lenses are usually categorized by length of wear.

Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Care
Daily disposable contacts are inserted on the eye every morning and thrown away every night, so you don’t need care solutions.

Lifestyle
One and done is an easy care routine for many first-time wearers or people with active lifestyles.

Cost
$310 –$1,400 annually.

2-Week Contact Lenses

Care
Simply clean daily and store in lens solution overnight to maintain safety and cleanliness.

Lifestyle
2-week contacts require basic care and upkeep, but also enable you to have one pair for a longer period of time than just a day.

Cost
$175–$1,055 annually.

Monthly Contact Lenses

Care
Basic care and upkeep—storing and cleaning in lens solution overnight—allows you to keep them for an extended period of time.

Lifestyle
Because you’ll have these longer, they require some amount of responsibility to keep them clean.

Cost
$140–$600 annually.

Contacts by Condition

CONTACT LENSES FOR NEAR OR FARSIGHTEDNESS

When you’re nearsighted, distant objects appear blurry. When you’re farsighted, near and occasionally distant objects appear blurry. These are the two most common conditions that call for vision correction.

CONTACT LENSES FOR ASTIGMATISM

Lenses for Astigmatism are referred to as Toric lenses. Astigmatism is a common condition that can result in blurred or distorted vision at all distances, varying with the amount of Astigmatism.

CONTACT LENSES FOR PRESBYOPIA

Presbyopia is an age-related condition. Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. As you reach your 40s or 50s, you may find it harder to focus on nearby objects like menus, books or magazine print, especially in low light. Multifocal lenses can help.

Lenses by Lifestyle

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