Daily Soft Contact Lenses, Explained

Soft contact lenses are a great option for many people who want to wear contacts but have trouble with the discomfort, irritation or dryness that can come from wearing hard contacts. They're also a good choice if you work in an environment where hard contact lenses could be damaged.

Soft contacts are more flexible than hard contacts. They also don't have the same risks associated with wearing hard contacts that you need to be very careful about, like scratching or damaging your cornea. In this article we’ll answer common questions about soft contact lenses, how they work, and the brands that make them.

Introduction to Soft Contact Lenses

Daily soft contacts have been around since the early 20th century. Soft lens technology has evolved over the years and has resulted in several types of daily soft lenses serving several specific purposes. These silicone hydrogel lenses became popular for their high oxygen permeability resulting in a comfortable fit and a very low chance of infections and inflammations. Let's look at a few interesting facets of the Soft Contact Lenses.

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When Were Soft Contact Lenses Invented?

Otto Wichterle (1913-1998) was a material chemist. He got his idea to develop hydrogel materials during a train journey when he saw someone reading an advert in an ophthalmological journal for a metal prosthetic eye.

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Wichterle patented his hydrogel manufacturing process in 1959. He made the first wearable soft lens in 1961. The first country outside of Czechoslovakia to have a supply of these hydrophilic lenses was New Zealand. Many problems with the material were sorted out at the world's first soft lens conference, which was held in Prague in 1965.

The Soflens contact lens by Bausch and Lomb was the first daily soft lenses to be FDA-approved for sale in the United States in 1971 and became available in 1972.

What Are Soft Contact Lenses Made Of?

Daily soft contact lenses are made of a special type of flexible plastic that absorbs water. They stay soft as long as they are absorbing lots of water. Extended-wear contact lenses use silicone hydrogel, which allows more oxygen to enter the eye, keeping them healthy while wearing contacts. The material is manufactured for specific types of vision correction and can be prescribed to patients who have astigmatism, presbyopia, and other issues. 

Contact lenses can be made in one of two ways: they are either lathe-cut or injection molded.

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In a lathe cutting process, small disks of contact lens material are placed on a spinning shaft and shaped with computerized tools. Once the lens is created, it goes through a process of polishing and hydrating before being tested for quality assurance.

Injection molding is a process in which soft contact materials are heated until they're liquid, then injected into molds. Once shaped, they go through polishing and testing for quality.

What Brands Make Soft Contact Lenses?

Popular soft contact lens brands include Acuvue and Bausch & Lomb. Silicone hydrogel injections are made by companies like CooperVision and Alcon Labs.


The Acuvue brand is one of the most highly recommended and top selling contact lens brands available. ACUVUE makes a wide variety of types of lenses including daily lenses, overnight lenses, lenses for astigmatism, and many others. 


DAILIES is a popular brand of disposable contact lenses because they are easy to use and have many advantages.

Air Optix

Another popular contact lens brand is the Air Optix. These lenses are well known for their comfort and optimal oxygen flow, making them healthier for your eyes. They are also a top option for people who plan on wearing their contacts while sleeping.


Biofinity lenses come in a variety of types, including toric, multifocal distance, and multifocal near. They're known for being very pleasant on the eyes as well as maintaining eye whiteness so that your pupils look like they normally do.


This brand needs no introduction, it is one of the oldest names in contact lenses and used extensively all over the world.

Introduction to Dimple Contacts

Dimple was founded by a long-time contact lens wearer who was tired of running out of lenses and always having to wait for an online sale to then buy in bulk in order to save money. Knowing this had to be a frustration for other areas, we set out to change the landscape for contact lenses in Australia. Dimple was created to offer the best soft contact lenses without all the big pharma mark ups directly to wearers via a convenient, no-lock in subscription model. Simple. To make sure people like our lenses, we offer a 10 day free trial for only $4.95 shipping. Discover the best soft contact lenses online.

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Our Contacts

Here at Dimple we believe perfect vision shouldn't come at a cost to the environment. We try to keep packaging to a minimum and use recyclable materials wherever we can. Each Dimple contact floats in our BioMoist formula, which mimics the eye’s natural tear film and keeps your eyes clean and comfortable all day long. Our daily disposable contacts are made from 43% Methafilcon B and 57% water. Our Radial Edge technology creates a uniform thinness that means you can see clearly and comfortably every day. This keeps your eyes feeling fresh, happy, hydrated, and suitable lenses for those with dry eyes. All our daily lenses include UV protection to help guard you from harmful radiation.

Why Us

Whether you’re new to contact lenses or a long time wearer, our disposable soft contact lens subscription service is modelled for your convenience. Our lenses will arrive at your doorstep so you’ll never have to worry about running low on contacts again! Not to mention our subscription service is hassle free and you can cancel at any time. We know, it sounds like a steal! If you’re wondering if Dimple Contacts is right for you try us out for free. We’ll send you 10 of our daily disposable contact lenses in your prescription you’ll only need to cover $4.95 for tracked delivery. Once you’ve finished you can choose your subscription plan. We’ll send you your 30 day supply (60 lenses) with your choice of delivery every 4, 6, 8 or 12 weeks and free delivery. Get the best disposable soft contact lenses.

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