Since you’re experienced in wearing contact lenses...
you know what a positive difference they can make in your life. But it’s important to remember that both your vision needs and contact lens technology will continue to evolve.
As you get older, spend longer periods using digital devices, or take more time for your favourite outdoor activities, you may want to have your prescription adjusted or change the type of contact lens you wear to maximise your vision performance, comfort and convenience.
Check in with your eye care professional at least once a year, or at their recommended time interval, to get an examination and to ask about new contact lens options that might be right for your changing lifestyle and vision correction needs. Click on the links below to learn about topics you’ll want to discuss.
All About Comfort
Have you ever wondered if your contact lenses could be even more comfortable? Research and development in the contact lens field is highly focused on enhancing the lens-wearing experience. Among the features that have been created with comfort in mind are…
- Advanced silicone hydrogel contact lens materials help keep lenses moist throughout the day’s wear and deliver more oxygen to the eyes compared to traditional hydrogel contact lenses. Not all silicone hydrogel lens materials are the same; speak with your eye care professional about your options.
- Specialised surface and edge designs to help assure the ideal fit and promote comfort.
- Innovative optics to help with the eye-tiredness associated with digital device use.
- Affordable daily contact lenses which require no cleaning and can help wearers avoid irritation associated with deposits that can accumulate on lenses during a few weeks of daily wear of two weekly or monthly lenses.
If you’re seeking better comfort from your contact lenses, discuss these topics with your eye care professional.
And remember, discomfort is not a normal part of wearing contact lenses. If your contact lenses ever begin to feel uncomfortable or irritating, it’s important to speak with your eye care professional. He or she may have options to address any issues with your lens wearing experience. This includes identifying the best lens material, design and replacement schedule—and how the lenses can meet the demands of your lifestyle.
Upgrading Your Contact Lenses
Whenever you talk to your eye care professional you should ask about the latest developments in contact lens science. Research and development are leading to major advances in the field and you don’t want to miss out on the benefits that a change in contact lenses might offer.
Understand How Materials Matter
Are your current contact lenses made from hydrogel or silicone hydrogel materials?
While hydrogel contact lenses were the first type of soft contact lens materials, lenses made from silicone hydrogel materials make up more than 75% of today’s new contact lens prescriptions1. Silicone hydrogel materials support a healthy* lens-wearing experience, allowing more oxygen to reach wearers’ corneas, which helps reduce redness and swelling*†.
Silicone hydrogel lenses offer the benefits of a soft lens material with high oxygen transmissibility, allowing for greater flexibility and longer wear.
Ask your eye care professional to learn more about the most advanced silicone hydrogel lens materials.
Consider Your Convenience
Depending on your lifestyle, you may prefer contact lenses that you clean nightly and replace after a number of weeks; or you may prefer daily contact lenses. Prices for either are quite affordable, so it’s worth considering which works best for you.
You may be a frequent traveller a seasonal allergy victim, or an active sports participant where glasses can get in the way. If any of these scenarios apply to you, or you simply demand more convenience, contact lenses are obviously a great choice to meet your vision correction needs.
Your eye care professional can provide guidance on your options.
* With high oxygen delivery for daily wear, SiHy materials minimise or eliminate hypoxia-related complications
† Compared to traditional hydrogel contact lenses
1 Morgan PB, Woods CA; Tranoudis, Ioannis G. et. al. International contact lens prescribing in 2018. CL Spectrum. 2019;34(1):26-32.
As we age, our vision changes, and so do our vision correction needs.
Even people who have never worn glasses or contact lenses before will begin to have difficulty with up-close focusing sometime after they turn 40. It’s called presbyopia, and it happens to all of us.
If you’re over 40 and begin to have trouble reading small print without holding your book or magazine a few inches further away than you used to, or the text on your phone screen has started to look blurry, you probably have presbyopia. It’s time to visit your eye care professional.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
GOOD NEWS: There’s no reason to give up the convenience of contact lenses or to wear glasses at times you don’t want to. Presbyopia can be corrected with multifocal contact lenses: They provide clear vision whether you’re looking at things that are up close, far away, or anywhere in between.
You can wear multifocal contact lenses without compromising on vision performance, comfort or convenience. There are multifocal contact lenses made with the most advanced silicone hydrogel materials and even daily multifocal contact lenses.
When you start to show signs of presbyopia—and you will!—call your eye care professional to make an appointment.
So many of our daily tasks and leisure activities involve spending time on digital devices. There are now contact lenses specifically designed to help wearers seamlessly shift focus between their digital devices and offline activities. Ask your eye care professional for more information.
For more than 40 years, CooperVision has been committed to helping people around the world see better every day. Through our innovations in ocular science, material development, product design, and manufacturing, we’ve helped millions of contact lens wearers live brightly and become a trusted global leader in the contact lens industry. Today, our contact lenses are prescribed in over 130 countries.*
Meeting Every Wearer’s Needs
Whether you need single-vision contact lenses, have a high toric or multifocal prescription, or require specialist orthokeratology, scleral or even made-to-order lenses, you can rely on CooperVision.
Advancing Contact Lens Technology
We are passionately focused on our mission. In recent years, our research and development has led to the introduction of ground-breaking products that met pressing wearer needs:
- CooperVision clariti family of daily contact lenses
The world’s first full family of silicone hydrogel contact lenses
- CooperVision MiSight® daily contact lenses
The world’s first soft contact lenses FDA-approved to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8-12 at the initiation of treatment.†
- CooperVision Biofinity Energys® contact lenses
Contact lenses designed for your digital lifestyle.
- CooperVision contact lenses
The most available options to meet nearly any patient prescription‡.
Today, our efforts continue as CooperVision scientists explore exciting new ways to help people see better.
* CooperVision data on file, 2020. CooperVision lens care products, soft and specialist contact lenses.
† Indications for use: MiSight 1 day (omafilcon A) daily wear single use soft contact lenses are indicated for the correction of myopic ametropia and for slowing the progression of myopia in children with non-diseased eyes, who at the initiation of treatment are 8-12 years of age and have a refraction of -0.75 to -4.00 diopters (spherical equivalent) with < = 0.75 diopters of astigmatism. The lens is to be discarded after each removal.
‡ CooperVision Data on File 2019. Based on Rx option combinations (sphere, cylinder, axis & ADD) manufactured, across all soft lenses in sphere, toric & multifocal (including made to order), in SiHy and hydrogel from 4 main manufacturers. Includes 1-Day, two weekly, and monthly disposable contact lenses. Cosmetic & Photochromatic contact lenses not included. Multiple base curve variants not included.
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