What are monthly contact lenses?
Monthly contact lenses are lenses that can be used for as long as 30 days before needing to be replaced with a new set. Monthly contact lenses, or ‘Monthlies’, are available in all prescriptions and can also correct astigmatism or presbyopia.
Why should I choose monthly contact lenses?
- Value – Monthly contact lenses naturally represent greater value for money than daily disposable and two weekly lenses. By using the same set for a month, these lenses are a more economic and ecological option.
- Freedom – Monthly contact lenses are perfect for those who wear their lenses on a daily basis. They’re also far more practical for your visual requirements than glasses, as they’re ideal for those that are always on the move, are active sportspeople or are out of the house for the whole day.
Can I wear monthly contacts when I sleep?
Extended wear allows you to wear your contact lenses day and night for a short amount of time (typically 7 days) without needing to take them out. This is an option that most monthly contact lenses, such as Biofinity and PureVision 2, offer. Having said that, it’s important to speak with your optician to make sure that this wearing schedule is right for you and your eyes.
How do I look after my monthly contact lenses?
To use monthly contact lenses correctly, they need to be removed every night before bed (unless you have opted for extended wear use) and cleaned and stored in solution overnight. In the morning, your lenses will be fresh and clean, ready for the day ahead. Read our full guide on contact lens care and using solutions to find out more.