Soft contact lenses are the most common type of contact lens used all over the world. They come in many modalities (replacement frequencies) eg Daily disposable, fortnight/monthly. Soft lenses these days are generally made from silicone hydrogel material. This is a soft type of plastic (polmer-plastic) that allows plenty of oxygen to flow through which lowers the risk of complications such as blood vessels growing onto the cornea.
If you are interested in soft lenses, you require an appointment with your optometrist to discern if they are a good choice for you. There are many reasons why someone would not be a candidate for soft lenses – such as your prescription, lifestyle, ocular health issues or allergies. But don’t fret – we have many other options such as rigid lenses, scleral lenses and orthokeratology.