Best Contact Lenses 2019

Tuesday, 4 February 2020 by Vision Direct

Best Contact Lenses 2018

Give yourself the gift of clear and comfortable vision in 2020 with the best daily, monthly and extended wear contact lenses, eye drops and solutions. Whether you're looking to take the leap from monthlies to dailies, or are simply wondering if you've been using the best toric contact lenses for astigmatism: we've put together a list of the best tried-and-tested contact lenses products our customers loved this year.

Best daily contact lenses

1 Day Acuvue Moist

1 Day Acuvue Moist was our most popular lens in 2019 - and 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.

"Fantastic lenses, very comfortable and I have never had any issues." Review by Gail (Posted on 20/06/2019)

"I love these lenses - they’re so comfy and easy to wear. I have tried other brands of one day lenses and these are by far the best ones out there!" Review by Alex (Posted on 05/06/2019)

Best monthly contact lenses


A favourite among lens wearers in Europe, Biofinity contact lenses by CooperVision are so comfortable that you can wear them for up to six days and seven nights continuously (provided your optician says it's okay). It's no wonder they're considered the best monthly contact lenses available.

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: a wearing pattern that 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. Plus, 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 main concerns 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.

If recommended by your optician, Acuvue Oasys 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.

"I'm a big fan of these! I've been using them for probably over 10 years now and they're super reliable and durable" Review by Christina (Posted on 16/07/2019)

"I've been wearing these for years and they are the best. Never had issues with them, they always stay comfortable and hydrated throughout the day and easily last as long as they're supposed to. Alternative's don't compare." Review by Joe (Posted on 08/05/2019)

Best contact lenses for dry eyes

Acuvue Oasys 1 Day with HydraLuxe

Acuvue Oasys 1 Day with HydraLuxe™ are considered by many to be the best contact lenses for dry or sensitive eyes. Dry eyes are the most common pain point among contact lens wearers, as they can really compromise comfort and clear vision.

Acuvue Oasys 1 Day with HydraLuxe will offer you soothing comfort around the clock - gone are the days when you had to constantly apply eye drops to make it through the day. Try these daily lenses today and wave goodbye to dry eyes.

"These are my favourite dailies! As someone with dry eyes, I’ve found these the most comfortable out of all that I’ve tried. I have slight astigmatism too and they’re thin enough to not feel them. I’d wear them 12 hours and have no issues. Amazing lenses!" Review by Genie (Posted on 27/03/2019)

"Best Lenses I have had over 30 years of wearing contact lenses. Had dry eyes with previous lenses, much better now." Review by Martin (Posted on 24/09/2018)

Best contact lenses for astigmatism

1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism

The undisputed champion of toric lenses, 1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism are designed to correct astigmatism whilst offering the comfort of a daily disposable lens. Your eyes will remain moist, fresh and comfortable with this daily toric lens, giving you crisp and clear vision all day long.

These contact lenses are also highly breathable allowing up to 88% of oxygen to reach the eye, preventing the lenses from drying out. They also protect against the sun, blocking 97% of UV-B and 82% of UV-A.

"Great lens - have been wearing this type of lens for years and am very happy with the comfort. I forget I have them in!" Review by Elaine (Posted on 25/10/2019)

"I am really pleased with these contact lenses. I have tried a couple of other ones before using this and this is the best one so far. You can't really feel them once they are in as they are so comfortable to wear. Will be the one I will be wearing all the time." Review by Arianna (Posted on 19/12/2018)

Best contact lenses for presbyopia

1 Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal

1 Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal contact lenses, by the eyecare experts at Johnson & Johnson, are daily multifocal lenses designed to combat the effects of presbyopia. These lenses are uniquely designed to sit comfortably, safely and provide crisp and clear vision, no matter what distance the object you're focusing on is. They are a favourite among multifocal contact lens wearers because of their seamless transition between ranges: gone are the days you had to carry multiple pairs of glasses with you!

Made from breathable Etafilcon A, which fits the eye securely and softly while allowing a large amount of oxygen to reach your eye for the utmost comfort, they are designed to keep even the most sensitive eyes hydrated and irritation-free all day long.

"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

Without a doubt, everclear Eye Drops were this year's superstars among our customers. Why? Simply because they tick all the boxes: they're super easy to use, provide immediate relief and offer unbeatable value for money. Produced with a formula including natural, herbal ingredients, these gentle eye drops are ideal to quickly and effectively rehydrate dry eyes and can be used to refresh your contact lenses at any time of the day.

Thanks to the handy 10ml bottle, everclear eye drops are also easy to carry wherever you go.

"Easy to use and perfectly compatible with my lenses. Also, very good price." Review by Cecilia (Posted on 11/10/2019)

"Really nice eye drops. Perfect for lens wearers" Review by Sharon (Posted on 29/09/2018)

Best solutions

everclear Flat Pack Multi-Purpose Solution

Cleverly designed to fit through your letterbox, everclear Flat Pack Multi-Purpose Solution is a gentle yet effective all-in-one solution that cleans and cares for your lenses - no wonder they're our bestselling solution! Suitable for use with all soft contact lenses, including silicone hydrogels, everclear Multi-Purpose solution eliminates germs and removes dirt or makeup while refreshing your lenses. The solution is designed to offer enhanced comfort, making it a great choice for those who suffer from sensitive eyes or dry eye discomfort.

everclear Multi-Purpose comes in a generously-sized 250ml bottle that offers great value for money. It's uniquely shaped to ensure safe delivery so that you don't end up at the post office waiting to collect your package. Plus: did you know you could make slime with it?

"Simple and useful design. It has cleaned my lenses perfectly and haven't felt dry eyes all day. Very convenient price." Review by Cecilia (Posted on 12/07/2019)

"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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