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 you experience the best vision and comfort.
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 starting at £18.95 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) which is the most common refractive error.
Toric contact lenses correct astigmatism. Astigmatism contact lenses correct the refractive error caused by an irregular shaped cornea or crystalline lens, which can cause distortion and blurry vision. Astigmatism is just as common and long or short-sightedness.
Multifocal contact lenses correct presbyopia helping the wearer to switch between near, intermediate and distance. Multifocal contact lenses have multiple prescriptions in one lens, designed to allow different lens powers allowing wearers to see at different distances.
Made from Senofilcon A. A silicone hydrogel with optimum wettability.
Hydraclear Plus technology provides long-lasting comfort.
Maximum vision and clarity at all distances.
Protection for UV.
Should you wear two weekly contact lenses?
With two weekly lenses, as soon as 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 their lenses regularly. If you only wear your lenses occasionally, you would be better suited to daily lenses.
If you wear your lenses regularly, two weekly contact lenses are worth considering. They are a cheaper alternative to daily lenses. Each pack comes with 6 lenses and can last up to 3 months and start from £18.95. Also, if you require correction for astigmatism or presbyopia, the lenses are usually more expensive due to the cost of production. Therefore, if you are cost-conscious you should think about two weekly lenses.
Although monthly lenses are cheaper than two weekly lenses, two weekly lenses are much more hygienic as you must replace your lenses more regularly. Regular replacements help prevent eye infection, meaning that it is better for your eyes to wear two weekly contact lenses.
Some of these lenses are also very versatile. 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, you cannot sleep in all two weekly lenses. Confirm with your optician if continuous wear is suitable for your eye health before you do 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 longer than 2 weeks?
Although they are called two weekly contact lenses, they are designed to be worn for no more than 14 wears and must 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 making this unhealthy for your eyes and increasing the likelihood of eye infection and inflammation.
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