Two-weekly contact lenses

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What are two weekly contact lenses?

Two weekly contact lenses (or bi-weekly contact lenses) are typically designed to be worn fortnightly. Two weekly contact lenses can provide a clear and comfortable wearing experience for up to 14 days. It is vital to follow a thorough cleansing routine to ensure the best vision and comfort experience.

Benefits of two weekly contact lenses

Less waste – Fewer blister packs and packaging means less storage and better for the environment.

Cost-effective – Two weekly contact lenses come in packs of six that last for three months, making them a cheaper alternative to daily contact lenses.

Hygiene – Replacing your contact lenses fortnightly, as opposed to monthly, helps prevent the risk of infection.

Types of two weekly contact lenses

Spherical contact lenses

These contact lenses are designed to correct short or long-sightedness (myopia and hyperopia)– the most common refractive errors.

Acuvue Oasys

- Provide long-lasting hydration thanks to the Hydraclear Plus technology, a unique wetting agent that keeps eyes moist and the lenses comfortable

- Made from silicone hydrogel, a breathable material that allows oxygen to the eyes

- Help protect your eyes from harmful UV rays

- Acuvue Oasys can be worn continuously for 7 days and 6 nights. However, this will need to be confirmed by your optician

Acuvue 2

- If cleaned and stored correctly, can be used for up to two weeks

- A slight blue surface tint makes these contact lenses easy to insert, remove, clean, and handle.

- Help protect your eyes from UV and UVB rays

Toric contact lenses

Toric contact lenses correct astigmatism. Astigmatism contact lenses correct the refractive error caused by an irregularly shaped cornea or crystalline lens, which can cause distortion and blurry vision. Astigmatism is just as common as long or short-sightedness.

Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism

- Use Hydraclear Plus technology to reduce dryness and irritability while keeping your eyes moist

- ASD technology quickly stabilises the contact lenses and holds them in place to provide clear vision

- Depending on your optician’s advice, these lenses can be worn continuously for 7 days and 6 nights

- Protect your eyes from potentially harmful UV rays

Multifocal contact lenses

Multifocal contact lenses correct presbyopia to help the wearer’s vision focus between near, intermediate, and far distances. Multifocal contact lenses have multiple prescriptions and powers in one lens, allowing wearers to see objects clearly at different lengths.

Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia

- Made from Senofilcon A – a silicone hydrogel with optimum wettability

- Hydraclear Plus technology provides long-lasting comfort

- Provide maximum vision and clarity at all distances

- Protects against harmful UV sun rays

Should you wear two weekly contact lenses?

With two weekly lenses, after you take them out of the blister pack, they must be discarded after two weeks. This means two weekly contact lenses are best suited for someone who wears lenses on a regular basis. If you only wear lenses occasionally, you might be better suited to daily lenses.

If you wear your lenses regularly, two weekly contact lenses are worth considering as they are a cheaper alternative to daily lenses. If you require correction for astigmatism or presbyopia, lenses are usually more expensive due to the cost of production. Therefore, you should think about two weekly lenses if you are cost-conscious.

Although monthly lenses can be cheaper, two weekly lenses are much more hygienic as you must replace your lenses more regularly. Replacing your lenses more often helps prevent eye infections, meaning that two weekly lenses might be a healthier choice if you have sensitive eyes. Most two weekly packs come with 6 lenses that can last up to 3 months.

As a versatile lens option, some two weekly lenses can be worn as extended wear contact lenses meaning that you can wear them overnight for 6 nights. However, this must be approved by an optician.


Can you sleep in two weekly contact lenses?

Certain two weekly contact lenses can be worn overnight; however, not all two weekly lenses offer the ability to be worn whilst sleeping. Please, confirm with your optician if continuous wear is suitable for your eye health before doing so.

How many hours can you wear two weekly contact lenses?

Although contact lenses are designed to be worn for 12-14 hours, how long you can wear contact lenses always depends on your eye. Please consult with your optician who will confirm how long you can wear your lenses.

Can you wear two weekly contact lenses for longer than 2 weeks?

Although they are called two weekly contact lenses, they are designed to be worn for no more than 14 individual wears and should be disposed of after that. They must be cleaned and stored in contact lens solution each night after a day’s wear.

What happens to the contact lenses after 14 wears?

The oxygen transmissibility drops considerably, which is unhealthy for your eyes and increases the likelihood of an eye infection and inflammation.

Lenstore is a trusted online retailer of ACUVUE two weekly contact lenses, so you can be sure of only the highest quality lenses. We dispatch nearly all our items on the day of order to ensure reliable and super-fast delivery.