Contact Lenses

At Vainer Optical we can provide the latest technology in contact lenses, to ensure great vision and comfort. In fact comfort is `money back’ guaranteed across the entire range of our brand ASCEND.
Whether you are new to contact lenses, have been wearing them for a while, or wear them for occasional use. Ask our Optometrists about the right ASCEND contact lenses for you.   
Our extensive range includes 1-day contact lenses, monthly, fortnightly, and specialty Toric lenses for those with astigmatism. If you wear a multifocal or reading glasses, we also have multifocal contact lenses as an `invisible’ option for vision correction.
We can even deliver your contact lenses direct to your home or work, for your convenience, at no charge to you. Ask our friendly Optometrist about the best contact lenses for you.


ASCEND DAILY DISPOSABLE CONTACT LENSES

ASCEND DAILY DISPOSABLE CONTACT LENSES

Daily disposable contact lenses represent the ultimate in convenience. Start each morning with a fresh pair of contact lenses to protect the health of your eyes and be sure of comfort throughout the day. At the end of the day, simply remove your lenses and throw them away. No solutions or cleaning regime required. Comfort guaranteed throughout the day. Easy to put in and take out. Ideal for occasional use, e.g. for sport or travel. Available as toric lenses, for patients with astigmatism.
ASCEND FREQUENT REPLACEMENT CONTACT LENSES

ASCEND FREQUENT REPLACEMENT CONTACT LENSES

ASCEND® has a choice of monthly and fortnightly replacement lenses, which can be worn continuously (day and night), or removed at night, cleaned and re-inserted in the morning. ASCEND® monthly and fortnightly lenses are great for eye health, provide guaranteed comfort and represent exceptional value. High oxygen and water content for natural breathability and clear, healthy eyes. Comfort guaranteed. Option of continuous wear (day and night). Simple daily care regime. Available as toric lenses, for patients with astigmatism. Available with UV blocker, for outdoor activities. Great value.
TYPES OF CONTACT LENSES

TYPES OF CONTACT LENSES

Types of contacts are not all the same. They are available in different forms, designed to meet different purposes. These forms can range from their “modality,” or how often you change the contacts---say, daily, every two weeks, or monthly. They also fit different needs, such as contacts for astigmatism, contacts for nearsightedness, and more. Contact lenses come in different strengths or “diopters.” If you wear contacts, take a look at their box or your prescription. You’ll see either plus or minus signs, followed by numbers. Without getting too in-depth, these convey the shape of the lenses. Different shapes correct different vision problems. Toric lenses, which are more weighted at the bottom, help correct astigmatism. Spherical lenses, which are the same all around, help correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. There are also lenses for monovision, bifocals, and multifocals.
CONTACT LENSES HISTORY

CONTACT LENSES HISTORY

Contact lenses and their concept have been around for much longer than most people believe. Along with many other modern day conveniences, Leonardo da Vinci envisioned the concept of contact lenses in 1508. In 1636, Renee Descartes took this further by sketching a protruding contact lens. Later, in 1801, a scientist named Thomas Young became the first to wear a contact lens, which was secured to his eye with wax! We have come a long way in contact lens comfort.

SOFT CONTACT LENSES

In 1971, the soft contact lens was officially introduced, ushering in a new era apart from the hard contact lenses of the past.

DAILY CONTACT LENSES

The next major breakthrough in contact lens technology came in 1988 when the first disposable lenses were launched. It would then take eight years to introduce daily disposable contact lenses, or “dailies,” in 1996.

SILICONE HYDROGEL CONTACT LENSES

Now we have silicone hydrogel lenses, which offer greater comfort, and can be worn for longer periods of time in comparison to their predecessors.

WHAT DO CONTACT LENSES DO?

Contact lenses are small prescription lenses, worn in “contact” with the eye. They are designed to correct refractive errors and maintain ocular health. They float on the tear film layer on the surface of the cornea.
Modern contacts are much more than small eye glass lenses that fit onto your eyes. They do, however, function much like regular eye glasses—refracting and focusing light so that objects appear clearly. Since the lenses stick to the tear fluid on your eye surface, they move naturally with you. This is but one advantage contacts have over glasses.

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