Whether you are a new contact lens wearer tired of your glasses fogging up, or a long time contact lens wearer looking for new options, we’ve got you covered! There have been a number of innovative new contact lenses released in recent years, so we’ve compiled all the best options for each category.
Contact lenses are not one sized fits all, so working with your local eye doctor to determine the best fit for you is key. In fact, most contact lens prescriptions are brand specific and only valid for the brand your doctor prescribes you, so make sure you are happy with whichever lens they give you. Depending on your needs, here are some lenses you can discuss.
Best New Contact Lens
Precision 1 Dailies
Precision1 is a brand new lens designed for first time contact lens wearers, but even long time wearers will love it. It’s a daily disposable lens, which is the healthiest kind of lens since it is never reused. This lens is also available in toric for astigmatism from certain doctors and retailers, but only in limited powers.
Best Budget Contact Lenses
Monthly lenses will be your best option if you are looking for a budget lens. Since you only need 12 lenses in each eye for the entire year, the total cost will be lower than weekly or daily lenses. Biofinity is also available in the most variations (for astigmatism, presbyopia, and even both), so no matter what your vision needs are, Biofinity probably will work for you.
Acuvue Moist 1-Day
If you prefer the convenience of a daily disposable lens but hate the high cost, then Acuvue Moist 1-Day could be the lens for you. This is Acuvue’s highest selling daily disposable lens, and it also comes in options for customers who need an astigmatism or multifocal lens.
Best Toric for Astigmatism Contact Lenses
Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism (2 Week)
Acuvue Oasys is the top selling contact lens for a reason. These lenses have been a favorite of doctors and patients for several years, and since they are so popular you can almost always find some great deals online. Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism also has a very large prescription parameter range, so even if you have a severe astigmatism this lens could work for you.
Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism 1-Day Contact Lenses
If you want the popular Acuvue brandname, but prefer a daily disposable lens, then the Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with Hydraluxe for Astigmatism could be the right fit for you. These lenses are available in both 30-packs and 90-packs, so be sure to shop around for the best price per lens.
Best Multifocal Contact Lenses
Ultra for Presbyopia
Bausch and Lomb’s Ultra for Presbyopia come in a wide range of ADD powers to accommodate as many wearers as possible. And if you have an astigmatism, B&L Ultra has a unique multifocal for astigmatism lens that could work for you as well.
Dailies Total1 Multifocal
If you need a daily disposable multifocal lens, look no further than Dailies Total1 Multifocal. Although on the pricey side, these lenses are loved by eye doctors for their crisp vision and breathability.
Best Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes
Acuvue Oasys with Hydraluxe
The new daily disposable version of Acuvue’s popular Oasys lens is quickly gaining market share thanks to the high level of comfort it provides to dry eye suffers. The new wetting agent in this contact lens helps lock in moisture all day long. Plus, as a daily disposable lens you get a fresh contact lens every single day.
Best Extended Wear / Overnight Contact Lens
Air Optix Night & Day Aqua
This lens is one of the few approved by the FDA for up to 30 days of continuous wear. Wearing your contacts while you sleep can limit the amount of oxygen your eyes get, so Air Optix Night & Day Aqua are designed to let in an incredible amount of oxygen.
Best Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
Acuvue Oasys with Hydraluxe
Daily disposable lenses are the healthiest option on the market, since you get a brand new lens each day. That’s why Johnson and Johnson released a daily version of their very popular Acuvue Oasys 2 week lens. Acuvue Oasys with Hydraluxe has both regular spherical and toric for astigmatism, but if you need a multifocal daily disposable you may want to look at Dailies Total1
Dailies Total1 Cotact Lenses
Available in both regular spherical and multifocal for presbyopia, Dailies Total1 is another great option for those who don’t want to deal with solutions and cases. With very high oxygen permeability, these lenses will leave your eyes feeling fresh all day long.
Best Color Contact Lens
This is a brand new color lens, brought to you by the makers of the popular Air Optix Colors. It is available in plano (non-corrective) and corrective versions, but you will need a contact lens prescription even if you just want to change your eye color.