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What are weekly contact lenses?
Each pair of weekly contact lenses (also known as ‘two weekly contact lenses’, ‘bi-weekly contact lenses’ or ‘weeklies’) has been designed to wear for as long as two weeks. This wearing schedule requires nightly cleaning and storing using contact lens solution. For those that want to replace their multiple wear lenses more frequently, this allows for a fresher lens. Some two weekly lenses such as Acuvue Oasys, can also be worn as extended wear lenses if approved by your optician.
What vision problems do two weekly contact lenses correct?
Two weekly contact lenses can correct; short sightedness (myopia), long sightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. There are two weekly lenses available for those who require toric lenses and multifocal lenses. Acuvue Advance For Astigmatism and Acuvue Oasys For Astigmatism are both options from those who require two weekly toric lenses. Acuvue Oasys 2 weekly for Presbyopia are a great two weekly choice for those who need multifocal lenses, offering a seamless transition visual clarity from near to far.
What are the most popular weekly contact lenses?
Some of the most popular 2 weekly contact lenses include Acuvue Oasys 2 week disposable contacts, which is a perfect alternative to Acuvue Advance which is now discontinued. Highly breathable silicone hydrogel material prevents eyes from drying out. This is perfect for those who spend long hours in front of digital screens, or anyone wo suffers from persistent dry eyes. Acuvue Oasys lenses allow more oxygen to reach the eye than standard hydrogel lenses.
Acuvue 2 week contact lenses are made with a soft hydrogel material and 58% water content. Enjoy comfort, clarity and a highly moistures and fresh lens for two weeks.
Why should I choose weekly contact lenses?
Comfort – most weekly contact lenses are either made from silicone hydrogel or other hydrogel materials, meaning that your eyes will be getting plenty of oxygen, moisture and feel hydrated throughout the day.
Value – weekly lenses typically prove to be cheaper than buying daily disposables. As you’ll simply be buying fewer lenses, you’ll be spending less money.
Hygiene – with weekly contact lenses, you’ll be replacing your lenses more frequently than you would with monthlies, reducing the amount of days you wear the same pair of contacts.
Versatility – some weekly contact lenses can be worn as extended wear contact lenses allowing for you to wear them day and night for up to a week, after which you’ll need to replace them. This means that, if approved by your optician, you have the choice whether to wear your lenses continuously or to follow the relevant cleaning routine.