Brands of Contact Lenses
Types of Contact Lenses
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Our wide range of lenses includes daily, two weekly, monthly, toric, multifocal and coloured lenses. We stock top contact lens brands such as Acuvue, Focus Dailies, Acuvue Oasys 1 Day with HydraLuxe, Dailies Total 1, Air Optix and Biofinity, to name a few. If you happen to find the same lenses cheaper elsewhere, we promise to Price Match. You can also take advantage of our first order discount and student discount.
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What types of contact lenses are there?
There are many types of contact lenses based on wearing time, material, design and cost, designed to suit different prescriptions and lifestyles.
Daily contact lenses
Daily contact lenses or ‘dailies’ are single use contacts that are easy to wear and can be disposed of straight after use. Daily disposable contact lenses are incredibly convenient as they don’t require a cleaning or storing routine, making them popular for those who work long hours, lead a busy lifestyle or wear lenses occasionally. This is because daily lenses can be thrown away after a full day’s wear. Daily lenses are also more hygienic than monthly contact lenses and are an ideal choice for those who wish to wear lenses for just a few hours, for example, when playing sport. Not to mention, you can enjoy the freedom of wearing non-prescription sunglasses when it's bright outside.
Weekly contact lenses
Designed for a full two weeks of wear before needing to be replaced, weekly, two weekly contact lenses or ‘bi-weeklies’ are an effective compromise between monthlies and dailies. Weekly lenses will need to be removed, cleaned, and stored in solution every night. They are cheaper than dailies as you won’t need to apply a new pair every day and more hygienic than monthlies as they are replaced more frequently. Two weekly lenses can even be worn continuously for up to a week, without having to remove them before bed (provided this has been approved by your optician) allowing you the freedom to choose your own contact lens routine. The Acuvue range includes weekly contact lenses such as Acuvue Oasys and Acuvue Advance. Please consult your eye care practitioner before sleeping in these lenses. You can also opt for our comfi 2 Weekly lens which offers excellent quality at an affordable price. After two weeks of wear, these lenses can be thrown away and replaced with a new set. They are not to be slept in.
Monthly contact lenses
Monthly contact lenses or ‘monthlies’ are the most affordable wearing option. They need to be cleaned and stored every night and can be reused every day for up to 30 days. Not only are they great value for money, but they are favoured by those who are always on the go and happy to clean their lenses. The most popular monthly contact lenses on the UK market include Biofinity Contacts, Air Optix Aqua, Proclear and PureVision2.
Extended Wear lenses
Extended wear contact lenses offer you the freedom to decide how you want to wear your lenses. Depending on the lens, you can wear your contact lenses day and night for a week or a month. Extended wear is an option with popular brands such as CooperVision's Biofinity and Acuvue Oasys and the specially designed Air Optix Night & Day Aqua. It’s important to check with your optician if extended wear lenses are suitable for you as wearing lenses overnight is not suitable for everyone and could risk infection.
Toric contact lenses for astigmatism
Toric contact lenses correct the effects of astigmatism which is an imperfection in the curvature of your eye’s cornea (so your eye is shaped more like a rugby ball than a football). Astigmatism often results in haziness or blurriness for the sufferer’s vision and toric contacts help correct and offer clear, uninterrupted vision. Toric contact lenses are available in daily, two weekly and monthly editions, from best-selling ranges including 1-Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism, Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric, Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism and Proclear Toric.
Multifocal contact lenses
Eliminate the need for bifocal or varifocal glasses when you wear multifocal contact lenses to correct presbyopia (when your eyes lose the ability to focus on objects nearby). If you suffer from presbyopia, you can enjoy the same freedom as contact lens wearers which includes not having glasses getting in the way of your day-to-day tasks or any sport activities. Try our best-selling multifocal contact lenses, available at the best UK prices with 1-Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal, Air Optix Aqua Multifocal and Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal. Before you do so, we advise that you see your optician for a contact lens fitting.
Coloured contact lenses
Coloured contact lenses can be worn with prescription powers, if you require visual correction or without as cosmetic contact lenses (by selecting 0.00 – zero). Colour lenses are available in daily and monthly wear options, which means you can wear them every day or as a one off for a fancy dress party or Halloween. Whether you want to subtly enhance your eye colour or change your eye colour completely, choose coloured contacts from leading brands such as FreshLook Colorblends and Air Optix Colors.
Silicone hydrogel contact lenses
Beneficial to those who suffer from dry eyes, silicone hydrogel contact lenses are the most popular lenses. They allow more oxygen into the eye than standard hydrogel lenses, promising increased comfort. Due to their breathable material for dry eyes, they can also be worn for longer than standard hydrogel contact lenses. You can find quality silicone hydrogel lenses including Acuvue Oasys, 1 Day Acuvue TruEye, Dailies Total 1, comfi Pure 1 Day, comfi Air, Air Optix Aqua and Biofinity.
What contact lens brands are there?
These contact lens brands all cater for eye conditions such as far-sightedness (hyperopia), near-sightedness (myopia), presbyopia and astigmatism. They also supply coloured lenses that can be worn as a prescription lens or purely for cosmetic purposes.
|Johnson & Johnson||Acuvue contact lenses are one of the best-selling contact lens products. Customers love these lenses for their long-wearing comfort.|
|Alcon and Ciba Vision||Brands manufactured by Alcon, include Dailies, Precision 1, Air Optix, Total 1 and FreshLook.|
|CooperVision||Brands by this manufacturer include MyDay, Clariti, Biofinity, Avaira, Proclear, Live and Biomedics.|
|Bausch and Lomb||Brands created by Bausch and Lomb include Ultra, SofLens, Biotrue and PureVision.|
How much do contact lenses cost?
Below you’ll find our contact lens categories and their price ranges so you can compare.
|Daily||30||£8.49 - £21.85|
|Toric daily||30||£15.89 - £35.45|
|Multifocal daily||30||£21.89 - £33.89|
|Two weekly||6||£17.89 - £32.89|
|Monthly||3||£6.25 - £55.49|
|Extended wear||3||£11.80 - £51.00|
|Coloured||6||£6.99 - £31.95|
Do I need my prescription to buy contact lenses at Feel Good Contacts?
At Feel Good Contacts, we pride ourselves on making things as easy as possible and being the UK's top online contact lenses supplier. That’s why you can buy contacts online without a prescription. We don’t require you to show us your prescription before purchase.
Having said that, you do need to know your prescription requirements to buy your contact lens online, so we can provide the right contact lenses for you. If you need any help understanding what your prescription figures mean, or where to find them after an eye test, visit our prescription page.
How to order your contact lenses online?
Order contact lenses online quick and easy at Feel Good Contacts, just make sure you have your contact lens prescription, contact lens box or unopened lenses at hand.
- Select your contact lenses. You can search via the name, brand or type of lenses.
- Enter your prescription. Double check the information, especially if they’re different for your right and left eye. Then simply select the quantity of boxes you’d like to order.
- Add to basket and don’t forget to redeem your discount code. If it’s your first time shopping with us you’re eligible for 10% off your first order. Finally, checkout safely and securely – we accept VISA, Mastercard, Maestro, Amex and PayPal.
Contact Lenses vs Laser Eye Surgery
Laser eye surgery is a form of vision correction which uses a laser to reshape the cornea and improve the eye’s ability to focus light and see clearly. While it can reduce a patient’s dependence on contact lenses, there is much debate over which is better for you. There are several risks of laser eye surgery including:
- Dry eyes – laser eye surgery can cause a decrease in tear production resulting in dry eyes during the first six months after surgery
- Glare from oncoming headlights when driving at night and other visual disturbances including halos and double vision – this can last a few days to a few weeks
- Undercorrections – laser can remove too little tissue from the eyes which means you may need another procedure to get the results you need
- Overcorrections – there is also a chance that laser can remove too much tissue and this can be difficult to fix
- Astigmatism – uneven tissue removal can cause astigmatism which may require another procedure, glasses or contact lenses
- Flap problems – during surgery, the flap from the front surface of your eye is folded back or removed and there is risk of infection and excess tears. In addition to this, the outermost corneal tissue may grow back abnormally during the healing stages
- Regression – there’s a chance your vision may go back to its original state before the surgery
- Vision loss or changes – although rare, laser eye surgery can result in vision loss
Certain health conditions can increase the risks above. In addition to this, not everyone is a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery.
Contact lenses are an excellent form of vision correction as thanks to advancements in technology, they can correct even complex vision problems such as presbyopia and are a low-cost short term option. In addition to this, you can get coloured contact lenses if you wish to switch up your look and take them out whenever you like. If you’re not sure which vision correction is best for you, contact lenses are a great way to experiment and find out.
Contact Lenses to Slow the Progression of Myopia
There are certain types of contact lenses which are used to slow down the progression of myopia in children, there are orthokeratology night-time lenses and multifocal day-time soft lenses.
Orthokeratology contact lenses or Ortho K contact lenses are rigid contact lenses used to reshape the surface of the eye by a pre-determined amount. They are worn during sleep and removed on waking. These contact lenses can restore clear vision for the duration of the day and can slow down and sometimes even prevent the progression of myopia in children over time.
Multifocal soft contact lenses were originally developed for correcting presbyopia -the age-related vision problem which typically effects those over the age of 40, causing difficulties with near focusing. These contact lenses are daytime lenses and are effective in slowing down the progression of myopia in children when worn daily.
Multifocal soft contact lenses have different prescriptions within the lenses to correct near and distant vision simultaneously. There are various designs of multifocal soft contact lenses on the market and those known as ‘centre-distance’ lenses are used for slowing down the myopia progression in children. These contact lenses feature a centre zone for distance vision and outer zones for near vision. They should be fitted and monitored by your optician.
Contact Lenses Mythconceptions: Busting Contact Lens Myths
There are a lot of contact lens myths. Below are some of the most common ones:
You can use distilled water on lenses
Water should never come into contact with your lenses, regardless of what type of water it is. Some mistakenly think that distilled water is safe enough to drink, therefore it must be safe enough to clean and store your lenses, but this is wrong.
Water on your lenses can lead to eye diseases such as Acanthamoeba Keratitis, which is why even showering while wearing your lenses should be avoided. Any form of swimming and water sports should also be avoided while wearing your lenses.
Contact lenses can get stuck behind your eyes
It’s impossible for contact lenses to get stuck behind your eye. The eye is efficient in keeping foreign objects out of the eye. Although lenses can get stuck to the front of your eye sometimes, they can be easily removed as long as it is done so it the correct way.
Children cannot wear contact lenses
Children are fine to wear contact lenses, as long as they clean and store the lenses properly. The child’s ability to maintain their lenses will depend on their age and their general ability. It’s a good idea for children to wear lenses instead of glasses if they often play sports. The optician and parent can help decide which is the most suitable option for the child and whether they are able to cope with wearing contact lenses.
Contact lenses are uncomfortable
A common misconception about lenses is that they are uncomfortable. Although there may be a period of adjustment when you first start wearing lenses for the first time, generally they are very comfortable, and most people don’t feel that they are even wearing them. If your lenses feel painful or uncomfortable, take your lenses out and contact your optician immediately.
Which contact lenses are best?
Your optician will help determine which contact lenses are suitable for your lifestyle and your eyes. We've put together all the information you need on our favourite lenses at Feel Good Contacts and explain why they are so popular.
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- Best daily contact lenses
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Buy cheap contact lenses online at Feel Good Contacts without compromising on quality or comfort. For any questions on ordering contact lenses online, please don’t hesitate to contact our helpful and friendly customer service team. Contact us today by phone, WhatsApp or email or send us a message through LiveChat in the bottom right-hand corner.
How fast can I get my contact lenses?
You can get your lenses as fast as tomorrow, order your contact lenses by 11:59pm and get your lenses next day. We also offer same day delivery and a click & collect service available in London.
What if my lenses are defective or ripped?
In the rare case your lenses arrive damaged we will be happy to resolve this for you, please contact us immediately.
What if my prescription changes?
If your prescription changes, you can exchange your lenses within a year of purchase. Items sent for exchange must be unopened and in their original condition.
How to look after your contact lenses?
Unless you’re wearing daily disposable lenses, you’re going to need to know how to clean and store your contact lenses properly. This would have been advised by your optician who would have recommended a suitable solution for your lenses and eyes during your contact lens fitting and aftercare. By looking after your contact lenses properly, you’ll avoid any problems, such as irritation and infection, and ensure optimum eye health.
We’ve also created a helpful contact lens care guide as a reminder on how best to look after your contact lenses.
How do I put in and take out my contact lenses?
Once you’ve got the hang of it, applying and removing your lenses is a walk in the park. However, we understand that making the jump can be daunting for glasses wearers.
So, we’ve made things easier for you with a step-by-step guide on how to put in and take out your contact lenses.
How many hours a day should you wear contact lenses?
As a general point you can wear your lenses for up to 10-12 hours a day, but this decision will be up to your optician who will discuss your wearing schedule with you based on individual factors. The number of hours you can wear your lenses will depend on your eye health, lifestyle and your contact lenses. Wearing lenses for longer than you have been recommended could cause dry, irritated, red eyes and lead to an infection or in extreme cases - blindness.
Are contact lenses better than glasses?
As contact lenses are fitted to the curvature of the eyes, they provide vision correction from all angles, which glasses cannot. Glasses are more cost-effective over time and can also double as a stylish fashion accessory. There are benefits to both glasses and contact lenses. Even if you choose to wear contact lenses, it can be helpful to have a pair of glasses spare to use for the odd occasion.
Is it OK to wear contacts everyday?
It’s fine to wear your lenses daily, but you should never wear your lenses for longer than the specified wearing period. Your optician will help you determine how long you should wear your lenses for each day.
Do contact lenses expire?
All contact lenses expire. Some lenses will be worn for a full day before they expire (daily disposable), but others can be worn daily for a month (monthly disposable) and other lenses can be worn daily for 2 weeks. Yearly lenses are also available and a cost-effective wearing type. Always throw your lenses away once they expire.
Is it okay to buy contact lenses online?
Yes, you can buy contact lenses online. Simply ensure you have an up-to-date contact lens prescription at hand and that you order from a reputable online contact lens retailer such as Feel Good Contacts. We stock top brands that go through quality checks from the manufacturers. If you’re unsure, read our guide on buying contact lenses online for any further questions you may have.
At Feel Good Contacts, we offer a variety of ways to pay for your contact lenses securely including through PayPal, Google Pay and Apple Pay.
Feel Good Contacts’ Reward Scheme on Contact Lenses
Feel Good Contacts offers a reward schemethat can be used on contact lenses. For every pound you spend on your basket, you can earn 20 Reward Points which can be used to redeem money off all products on our website including contact lenses.
The Reward Points will go into your account automatically and can be built up overtime for a greater savings or used straight away to get money off your next order.
In order to reap the benefits of this amazing scheme, you must use your Reward Points within a year of your last order date, or they will expire.
You will be able to redeem your Reward Points at the checkout process and use them to save money when you next order your contact lenses from Feel Good Contacts.
To see and keep track of how many Reward Points you’ve earned, simply visit the My Account on our website.
Save 5% Extra with Our Auto-Replenish Service
You can also save an extra 5% off your contact lenses with our Auto-Replenish service which provides ultimate convenience by allowing you to automate your future orders quickly and easily without having to go online and re-enter your order.
Not only is this a quick and easy way of receiving your contact lenses regularly but our Auto-Replenish service also comes with many additional benefits including 5% off every order placed through this service. You can also cancel your order whenever you like, and rest assured that we will always have your prescription in stock. This is if you have a specific prescription.
Our Auto-Replenish system is simple and easy to use. All you have to do is select your contact lenses and any other eye care products you may need and opt in to Auto-Replenish at checkout. You can set the interval at which you wish for your contact lenses to be sent out. The minimum is every 15 days.
Reasons to buy your contact lenses online from Feel Good Contacts:
- 10% off your first order
- Students can get up to 16% off via UNiDays
- Earn Reward Points with every order and save money off future orders
- We're rated 4.9 out of 5 on Trustpilot
- Get lenses up to 50% cheaper than high street opticians
- We offer a price match promise
- NEXT DAY delivery on all orders if you order before 11:59pm
- 5% off with our auto-replenish service, you'll never be without your lenses