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Extended Wear Contact Lenses
What are extended wear contact lenses?
This added convenience is ideal for those with busy and hectic schedules, or if you are guilty of falling asleep in your lenses. Extended wear contacts are the perfect accompaniment to early starts and late nights.
Buy extended wear contact lenses online at Feel Good Contacts at cheaper prices than the high street and discover best-selling ranges such as Acuvue Oasys, Biofinity and Air Optix contact lenses.
Please note it’s important to speak with your optician or eye care practitioner prior to trying extended wear lenses, to find out if they’re a suitable option for your eyes.
What are extended wear contact lenses made of?
This advanced material works wonders in terms of breathability, allowing up to six times the oxygen to reach your eyes than all other contact lenses, keeping eyes healthy and feeling fresher for longer.
Are extended wear contact lenses safe?
Whilst the standard hydrogel and soft lens materials are safe to wear throughout the day, they are not suitable to wear overnight when the eyelids are closed. During the 1970s and 1980s, extended wear contact lenses were made from materials with a lower oxygen permeability, which could lead to eye infections.
Today, there updated design featuring silicone hydrogel material reduces the risk of eye infections, making them a safe choice to wear so long as you follow the care advice given to you by your optician. In addition to this, most of our extended wear contact lenses are disposable contacts, designed to be replaced after 1-4 weeks. This frequent replacement schedule reduces the build-up of deposits such as protein and lipids and further enhances the comfort and safety of wearing an extended wear contact lens making them a worthwhile choice.
Can you shower with extended wear contacts?
How long can you wear extended wear contact lenses?
Why should I choose extended wear contact lenses?
Comfort – because of the nature of the lenses, which are more porous than daily wear and other lens types, oxygen is able to reach the eye and circulate more easily. This promotes breathability and ensures that your eyes feel fresh throughout use. This is of particular benefit to those with sensitive eyes.
How to look after extended wear lenses
One of the most important things to remember is not to wear your extended wear lenses past their recommended wearing date. In addition, as they’re not routinely removed and cleaned, you’ll have to take extra care in maintaining the hygiene of your eyes. Feel Good Contacts are delighted to stock an exceptional range of eye care products that includes cleaning eye drops and re-wetting drops for your lenses.
If at any point during wear, you feel your lens has accumulated some dirt or build-up of any kind, make sure to clean your contact lenses thoroughly with contact lens solution.