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Changing or upgrading your contact lenses

Trying new contact lenses

Whether you're already wearing contact lenses on a regular basis and want to try out a new type, or you're about to wear contacts for the first time and are curious about the different options available, finding the perfect lenses for your eye shape and prescription can lead to healthier, more comfortable vision.

Vision Direct stocks a very wide range of the world's best selling contact lenses, so it's easy to upgrade to a compatible lens with us or try out a different lens that's the same type as yours - of course, it's vital that you ask your optician's advice before considering a change in the lenses you wear.

If you're looking for contact lenses that match a specific base curve e.g. base curve 8.6 or 8.4 use our table of contact lens specifications to find the right contact lenses for you.

Wearing the right contact lenses for you can:

  • Reduce headaches and fatigue caused by eye strain

  • Help you enjoy more comfortable vision

  • Help to keep your eyes moist and prevent the symptoms of dry eyes

  • Increase your ability to concentrate and focus for longer periods if you were previously struggling with uncomfortable lenses

How do you know if you need to change contact lenses?

If you experience issues like dry, burning eyes or discomfort when wearing your lenses and are unable to wear them for more than a couple of hours at a time, or they become uncomfortable towards the end of the day, it could be you need to change the type of lens you're wearing.

Upgrades for popular contact lenses

Contact lens technology moves on and changes over time. New materials, such as silicone hydrogel, can dramatically improve the comfort of lenses and make them more breathable, so you may even be able to wear them for longer periods before taking them out.

Our expert opticians have recommended the following upgrades for popular daily and monthly contact lenses:

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