Best Contact Lenses 2018

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 by Vision Direct

Best Contact Lenses 2018

At Vision Direct we'd like to wish a very Happy New Year to all our customers. With the New Year, it's time for a new you. In 2019 give yourself the gift of clear and comfortable vision with new lenses and achieve all your wellbeing goals and resolutions with ease. Are you looking to improve in your sport? Why not ditch your glasses and try contact lenses for clearer vision. Maybe you want to secure that promotion at work, or even boost your self-confidence with a new look. It's all within your reach with new contact lenses.

Everyone has different vision care needs, to help you have an amazing 2019 we've created a list of our most popular contact lenses, eye drops and solutions from 2018.

Best Daily Contact Lenses

1 Day Acuvue Moist

1 Day Acuvue Moist was our most popular lens in 2018. This is not the first year it has been considered the best daily contact lens by our customers. 1 Day Acuvue Moist is enduringly popular with daily contact lens wearers.

You might ask why this lens remains so popular. Well, it's because they stay comfortable all day throughout wear, no matter the environment you are in. Lacreon technology locks in moisture to keep eyes moist and irritation free and the lenses have a high oxygen content, further boosting comfort levels.

"I feel these are probably the best lenses you will find. They are super comfortable and last all day." Review by Nicola (Posted on 04/10/2018)

"Having tried other products that are similar to this one, I haven't found anything that can match or better these as yet." Review by Zoe (Posted on 23/11/2018)

Best Monthly Contact Lenses


Biofinity monthly contact lenses, are extremely popular throughout Europe. They are so comfortable that opticians regard them suitable for continuous wear over 6 nights and 7 days, however, be sure to check with your optician before following this wearing pattern.

Patented Aquaform technology allows more oxygen to reach your eyes compared to competing monthly lenses, so your eyes are moist and comfortable throughout the day. If you have previously worn Specsavers easyvision Monthly Opteyes, Biofinity is compatible with your prescription. Try the best monthly contact lenses available today.

"Fantastic and extremely comfortable - easy to forget you're wearing them." Review by Graham (Posted on 18/10/2018)

"I really like them, they are comfortable and they don't dry out. I will continue to order them as they are great value as well." Review by Michael (Posted on 15/10/2018)

Best 2 Weekly / Extended Wear Contact Lenses

Acuvue Oasys

Acuvue Oasys are two weekly lenses, this wearing pattern is often cheaper than monthly lenses and is considered more hygienic. Widely recognised as best in class, Acuvue Oasys are ideal for anyone who is prone to the irritation of dry eyes when wearing contact lenses. A built-in UV blocker protects the wearers' eyes from harmful ultraviolet light.

These lenses are also the best for extended wear. One of the pain points for many lens wearers is the need to remove their lenses at the end of each day. In the past this has been a necessity, but now that's all changed for the better with the development of extended wear lenses.

Acuvue Oasys if recommended by your optician can be worn for either 2 weeks with nightly removal or 6 nights and 7 days before disposal. If you often forget to remove your lenses, these comfortable lenses will be a great solution for you.

"These contact lenses are great for everyday wear. I use them for 18 hours straight a day and I wear them while working on a laptop all day. They are very comfortable." Review by Nikita (Posted on 10/12/2018)

"Excellent value for money, much cheaper than the high street for quality lenses. A big thumbs up!" Review by Emma (Posted on 01/11/2018)

Best Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

1 Day Acuvue Moist

1 Day Acuvue Moist are considered by many to be the best contact lenses for dry eyes or sensitive eyes. Dry eyes are the most common complaint of contact lens wearers and they can really reduce comfort and visual clarity whilst going about your day.

If you are constantly having to apply eye drops these lenses will offer you soothing comfort and all day satisfaction. Try them today and wave goodbye to dry eyes.

"Only contact lenses that don't give me dry eyes." Review by Paul (Posted on 10/12/2018)

"My eyes tend to be dry so those are perfect for me. Very comfortable." Review by Yasmina (Posted on 07/10/2018)

Best Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism

As well as delivering exceptional daily lenses, Acuvue excels in the toric lens category with 1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism. Wearers can expect the same level of comfort experienced when wearing 1 Day Acuvue Moist, plus these lenses will correct any astigmatism present in the eyes.

The lenses are highly breathable too, allowing 88% of available oxygen in the environment to flow to the eyes for a healthy feel and appearance.

"Have used the product for years and would not change. Soft, easy on your eyes and very comfortable." Review by Nathan (Posted on 15/10/2018)

"Couldn't be happier with these lenses. I am cabin crew and they don't dry out so quickly!" Review by Alex (Posted on 12/10/2018)

Best Lenses for Presbyopia

1 Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal

Presbyopia occurs mostly in the over 40s and causes a reduced ability to focus close up. 1 Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal provides seamless vision with smooth and comfortable transitions between near, intermediate and far vision.

This is a huge advancement from the days of bifocal glasses. With one prescription built into a single lens, wearing 1 Day Acuvue Moist you'll enjoy crystal clear, comfortable vision without fuss.

"The lenses are excellent, although a little expensive, and the convenience of not needing reading glasses is very welcome." Review by David (Posted on 11/10/2018)

"These fantastic lenses enable me to see distance and read without the need for reading glasses." Review by Deborah (Posted on 27/09/2018)

Best Eye Drops

Hycosan Extra eye drops

Hycosan Extra eye drops are considered twice as strong as regular eye drops, meaning they are more effective in treating dry and sore eyes - the most common complaint of contact lens wearers.

If other eye drops haven’t been up to the task, try Hycosan Extra eye drops to restore comfortable, irritation-free vision quickly, effectively and reliably.

"These suit my eyes and give relief from dry eyes. I wear my contacts for 12-14 hours a day and using these drops really helps." Review by Simon (Posted on 23/09/2018)

"Very decent eye drops, they last for ages, nice one press of the button you get one drip so easy and convenient." Review by Darren (Posted on 08/06/2018)

Best Solutions

everclear Flat Pack Multi-Purpose Solution

Try everclear Flat Pack Multi-Purpose Solution if you experience any of the following when wearing your contact lenses: blurred lenses, dirt particles, spots, or discomfort.

everclear Flat Pack Multi-Purpose Solution is cleverly designed so it will fit through the letterbox, meaning no wasted time collecting a missed delivery at the post office.

"My contact lenses are more comfortable for longer since using everclear Multi-Purpose Solution." Review by Annetje (Posted on 25/09/2018)

"Fan of flat packs as they come through the letterbox. Keep one at home, one at work and one in my travel bag." Review by Jacqueline (Posted on 22/09/2018)

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