Types of Contact Lenses

Millions of people wear contact lenses to help them see clearly. We’ve seen many advancements in lens materials and designs over the years. If you have tried contacts in the past, but stopped due to discomfort or poor quality, it may be time to try again. Dr. Roger Ede and Dr. Duane Chang will help select the best option for your eyes! We have a variety of options for your specific type of prescription correction, tear production, lifestyle, and more. Contact us at Vision Care Centers of Hawaii - Waipahu to learn more.

Soft Contact Lenses

Soft contacts are the most common type of contact lenses and account for over 85% of contact lenses dispensed. Dr. Roger Ede and Dr. Duane Chang will help you determine which design is best for you.

Disposable Contact Lenses

We exclusively recommend disposable contact lenses that are replaced on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. With regular replacement, protein deposits do not build up. It is important to replace disposable contacts as prescribed to avoid eye infection.

These are the best brand lenses that we recommend for our patients:

Acuvue Oasys
Acuvue Oasys
Acuvue Oasys
Air Optix Aqua by Alcon
Air Optix HydraGlyde by Alcon
Clariti by CooperVision
Bio true by Bausch + Lomb
Dailies AquaComfort PLUS by Alcon
Dailies TOTAL 1 by Alcon

Tinted or Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Tinted contact lenses are soft lenses that enable some patients to change the color of their iris (the colored part of the eye). These lenses are available in interesting colors and patterns. They can provide a subtle or dramatic change in the appearance of your eyes. They are not available for all prescriptions and are not suggested for everyday wear.

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Air Optix Colors by Alcon
Clear Color
Clear Color 2
FreshLook
FreshLook 2
FreshLook

Toric Contact Lenses

Toric contact lenses help correct astigmatism. They are available in both soft and gas- permeable designs.

Acuvue Oasys Hydroclear PLUS
Acuvue Oasys HydraLuxe
Air Optix for Astigmatism by Alcon
Bio True by Bausch + Lomb
Biofinity toric

Bifocal Contact Lenses

Bifocal contact lenses, like bifocal glasses, have more than one power. This allows an individual to have clear vision in fields that are near and far. These lenses are available in both soft and gas-permeable designs.

Air Optix Aqua by Alcon
Biofinity multifocal by CooperVision
Proclear 1 day multifocal by CooperVision

Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses

Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) allow more oxygen to the cornea than traditional soft contact lenses. They do not change their shape when you blink or move your eyes because they are rigid. This means they may offer sharper vision than soft contacts. They are much more durable than soft lenses.