Extended Wear Contacts, Explained

Wearing contacts sounds like a simple enough task, but it can become quite frustrating when you have to take them out and put them in each day. This leads many people to consider getting extended wear contact lenses which can be worn for up to six days at a time. In this article we’ll review extended wear contacts including their history, why you should consider them and more!

Introduction to Extended Wear Contact Lenses

Extended wear contact lenses are made from silicone hydrogel. They are capable of oxygenating your cornea even while you sleep. They have high oxygen permeability. Extended wear contact lenses can be worn continuously for up to 30 days. This is ideal for those with busy lifestyles and visual impairments such as amblyopia. These lenses can, however, reduce the oxygen flow to your cornea while you sleep. This can lead to irritation, inflammation, and corneal neovascularization.

When Were Extended Wear Contact Lenses Invented?

Extended wear contact lenses were invented in 1986.

What Are Extended Wear Contacts Made Of?

Extended-wear contact lenses are made from silicone hydrogel. This allows for more oxygen to reach the eyes, which keeps them healthy. This material can be used to correct certain types of vision and is recommended for patients with presbyopia and astigmatism.

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One of two methods to make contact lenses is lathe-cutting or injection molding.

Small disks of contact lens material are placed on a spinning shaft to be cut in a lathe. Then, they are shaped using computerized tools. After the lens has been created, it is polished and hydrated before being tested for quality control.

Injection molding involves heating soft contact materials until they are liquid and then injecting them into molds. After they are shaped, they undergo polishing and quality testing.

What Brands Make Extended Wear Contact Lenses?

Extended wear contacts are available from a variety of brands, including CooperVision, Air Optix, Biofinity, PureVision and Acuvue.


Acuvue is a top-selling brand of contact lenses. ACUVUE offers a variety of lenses, including daily, overnight, and contact lenses for astigmatism.


DAILIES contact lenses are a favorite brand because they're easy to use and offer many benefits.

Air Optix

Air Optix is another popular brand of contact lenses. Air Optix lenses are known for their comfort and excellent oxygen flow. This makes them healthier for your eyes. These lenses are also great for those who wear their contacts while they sleep.


There are many types of Biofinity lenses, including multifocal far, near, and toric. These lenses are known for their comfort and ability to maintain eye whiteness, so your pupils will look normal.


This brand is well-known and widely used all over the globe.

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 affordable daily 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 Australia’s best daily contact lenses.

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.

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Why Us

Whether you’re new to contact lenses or a long time wearer, our daily 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 daily contact lenses.

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