Different Type Of Contact Lenses Available


As we are an independent we are able to offer all the different brands with no ties to any one brand in particular. This allows us to recommend the type of lens best suited for an individual rather than best suited for the company. This does not mean we compromise on our prices which are as competitive as the multiples.


At Hanson Opticians our advice is based on experience and is supported by specialist contact lens suppliers. Whatever your eyes need, we are able to source and fit the ideal contact lens for you.


Daily disposable

Daily disposables are used to correct short, long sightedness astigmatism and presbyopia. They’re the healthiest and most convenient way to wear contact lenses. They give you a fresh, clear lens every day, with no need for solutions. Your eye is much less likely to develop microbial infections (compared with traditional re-usable lenses). They’re ideal for occasional, part-time or every day wear.



Monthly contact lenses and two-weekly contact lenses are used to correct short, long sightedness astigmatism and presbyopia. They’re for daily wear, but rather than dispose of them at the end of the day you clean, then store them in a contact lens case until you wear them again. Some of these contact lenses can also be slept in. They’re ideal if you are looking for the most economical lenses. Modern reusable lenses tend to be made of Silicon Hydrogel materials, which enable more oxygen to the front of your eye, thereby allowing a longer wear time and even overnight wear. They should be replaced every two or four weeks with a new pair.



Astigmatism is a common condition that affects many people, children as well as adults. It is caused by the shape of your eye being more oval, ‘rugby ball shaped’, than spherical and results in blurry or distorted vision at all distances, varying with the strength of the astigmatism. Astigmatic contact lenses, toric lenses, are specially designed to fit the shape of astigmatic eyes. They are available as daily or reusable contact lenses.



As you get older the lens of your eye becomes less flexible making it harder to adjust to focus from far to near objects, this makes reading more difficult. We have the technology in varifocal contact lenses that allow you to see both near and far.


We can fit all makes including:

  • RGP
  • Coloured Contact Lenses
  • We also fit complicated prescriptions where you may have been told you are not suitbale for contact lens wear due to your prescription.