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If you have decided to switch from glasses to contact lenses, or if you want to switch things up, you are probably wondering which type of lens suits you best. Whether you are considering using daily or monthly lenses, or you want to know more about the differences between spherical, toric and multifocal lenses, or perhaps you are curious about night lenses, this article will give you the answers.

Advantages and disadvantages of daily lenses

You only wear daily lenses for one day and then throw them away. They are particularly hygienic, ideal for people who easily suffer from irritated eyes or allergies such as hay fever. The great convenience of daily lenses is that you do not have to clean them. You can also easily alternate them with glasses. The disadvantage, however, is that they are usually more expensive than monthly lenses, because you need a new pair every day.

Advantages and disadvantages of monthly lenses

You wear monthly lenses for a month. Every evening you take them out, clean them and store them in a lens case. They are generally cheaper than daily lenses and more durable, because you only need 12 pairs per year, as opposed to the 365 pairs of daily lenses. The downside is that you have to clean them daily, which takes time and effort.

What types of lenses can you choose from?

Once you have made the choice whether you want to opt for daily or monthly lenses, you must then consider which type of lens suits you best.

Spherical lenses

These lenses are the most common and are used to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness. Spherical contact lenses have a uniform power across the entire lens surface, making them a reliable choice for basic vision correction.

Toric lenses

If you struggle with astigmatism, toric lenses may be the solution for you. These lenses are specifically designed to correct the irregular shape of the cornea, characteristic of astigmatism. With astigmatism, light focuses on multiple points in the eye instead of one point, leading to blurred or distorted vision. Toric lenses have a unique shape that differs from spherical lenses to compensate for the specific curvature of your eye and provide clearer vision. Consultation with an ophthalmologist is recommended to determine if toric lenses are right for you and to explore other options for vision improvement.

Multifocal lenses

If you are looking for contact lenses that perfectly match your unique visual needs, multifocal lenses from Hans Anders are an excellent choice. These lenses are ideal if you need different powers for both reading and distance vision. Multifocal lenses combine various corrective powers in one lens, which makes it easy to undertake different activities without changing glasses. This is a great advantage, especially for people with busy lifestyles who want to avoid the inconvenience of having to switch between different glasses. Anyone who orders lenses from Hans Anders can count on quality, comfort and fast delivery. If you are unsure about your exact strength, you can of course visit the store to have your strength measured.

Proper care and maintenance of contact lenses

Regardless of the type of contact lens you choose, proper care and maintenance is essential. Following a specialist's recommended maintenance instructions is crucial to preventing eye infections. Always wash your hands before handling lenses, use recommended cleaning agents and replace lenses according to instructions. Careful hygiene is essential to keep your eyes healthy and comfortable.

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