Q3. What are the different types of contact lenses?
A3. There are two types of contact lenses which are gas permeable and soft lenses. Soft lenses have largely taken over from gas permeable lenses and are very popular with many people due to their comfort and ease of use.
Within these two categories are a variety of lenses such as daily disposable, two weekly, monthly and extended wear lenses. These lenses are classed as disposable or reusable.
Disposable lenses are a type of lens which is once just the once and then thrown away.
Other lenses such as daily wear, two weekly, monthly etc are worn during the day and then removed at night for cleaning and overnight soaking. These lenses are replaced the following morning.
The lens you choose depends upon your lifestyle and budget.
For more information visit our types of contact lenses section.
- What is a contact lens?
- What do contact lenses do?
- What are the different types of contact lenses?
- Can anyone wear contact lenses?
- Can children wear contact lenses?
- What are soft lenses?
- What are gas permeable lenses?
- Which are the right lenses for me?
- Are contact lenses safe?
- Are contact lenses easy or difficult to use?
- What are the advantages of contact lenses over glasses?
- What is contact lens aftercare?
- Why is it so important to care for your contact lenses?
- What are the risks with wearing contact lenses?
- Should I buy contact lenses in store or over the internet?
- Can you get bifocal contact lenses?
- I have astigmatism: can I wear contact lenses?
- I play sport: which type of contact lenses should I wear?
- What are novelty contact lenses?
- I have never worn contact lenses. What is my first step?
Guide to Contact Lenses
- Guide to Contact Lenses
- Contact lenses
- How do contact lenses work?
- Corrective lenses
- Cosmetic lenses
- Medical lenses
- Advantages of contact lenses
- Disadvantages of contact lenses
- Contact lens assessment
- Types of contact lenses
- Soft contact lenses
- Daily disposable lenses
- Two weekly disposable lenses
- Monthly disposable lenses
- Continuous wear lenses
- Astigmatic lenses
- Multifocal lenses
- Varifocal lenses
- Coloured contact lenses
- Silicone hydrogel lenses
- Toric lenses
- Bifocal lenses
- Novelty lenses
- Sports lenses
- Vial lenses
- Implantable lenses
- Gas permeable lenses
- Where to buy contact lenses
- Buying contact lenses online
- Buying contact lenses in store
- Contact lenses costs
- Contact lenses advice
- Contact lenses problems
- Contact lenses FAQs