The Best Monthly Contact Lenses in 2024

22nd Apr 2024

From reducing the hassle of daily replacements to providing more sustainable options with less waste, monthly contact lenses are designed to fit seamlessly into your routine—whether you're a busy professional, an avid traveller, or someone who enjoys the great outdoors.

If your prescription is specialised and unavailable in daily disposables, monthly contact lenses can also give you more options to accommodate your specific visual preferences.

But with so many brand choices on the market, which ones stand out in quality and offer the best value?

What are Monthly Contact Lenses?

Monthly contact lenses are reusable and designed to be worn daily for up to 30 days before replacement. They are a compromise between daily disposables that are thrown away after one use and the more extended-wear options that last longer but might not be as safe for everyone's eyes. 
These lenses require a stringent cleaning regime.

What benefits do you get from monthly contact lenses?

Cost savings - Since you use and buy fewer lenses overall, the cost per wear is lower. Monthly contact lenses could be an alternative choice if you want to manage your budget without compromising quality.

Options for special vision conditions - Monthly contacts often come in a more extensive variety of prescriptions, including those for more complex vision issues like high degrees of astigmatism or presbyopia. Understanding your eye condition and speaking to your optometrist is the best way to know if these lenses suit your eyes.

Daily maintenance - While it’s essential to clean and store them properly every night, you don’t have the daily repetition of opening a new pair of lenses every morning, which some find more convenient.

Best Monthly Contact Lenses (and Features You Should Know)

1. Bausch and Lomb Ultra - A standout feature of these monthly contacts is their ability to provide up to 16 hours of moisturising comfort in your eyes from the beginning to the end of the day. According to their user feedback, 9 out of 10 users agree that B&L monthly contacts maintain comfort throughout the day. And if you wear contact lenses for an extended period, you would want a contact lens that can sustain comfort from morning until night.

Bausch and Lomb Ultra Monthly Contacts

Joseph J. Allan, an optometrist, mentioned in his product review that Bausch and Lomb Ultra lenses are good for beginners as they are easier to handle and put in and out of your eyes. Moreover, these lenses have “spirit optics” that help improve the sharpness of vision and reduce glare.

2. Biofinity - These monthly contacts are approved for up to 29 nights of continuous wear (under the guidance of an optometrist), offering great flexibility and convenience for those who prefer not to remove their lenses every night. This feature is particularly beneficial for those with busy lifestyles or those who need or prefer the convenience of extended-wear lenses.

Our customers rated this product 4.8 out of 5.

Biofinity Toric Contact Lenses

“These are the most comfortable contact lenses I have ever used.” - Roger from Hawkes’s Bay

“My Son loves how easy they are and says they feel great. He is 13 years old so he likes simple things.” - Sharon

Another family product is Biofinity Toric lenses, which feature “optimised ballast design” and “optimised lens geometry” that help reduce blurry vision associated with lens shifts. These lenses provide assurance of visual stability, important for managing astigmatism.

Multifocal contact lenses are also available here

3. Air Optix Night & Day - Air Optix has the highest level of oxygen transmissibility among many contact lenses on the market. High breathability allows more oxygen to reach the cornea and keeps your eyes healthy, particularly during extended wear.

Air Optix also offers options like Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde for Astigmatism and Air Optix Plus HydraGlyde Multifocal, catering to a wide spectrum of corrective vision needs.

These monthly contact lenses can be worn for up to 30 nights of continuous wear as prescribed by an optometrist.

Our customers rated this product 4.8 out of 5


Air Optix Aqua Night & Day - 6 Pack

Disclaimer: Consult your optometrist before buying any of these contact lenses. Confirm if you are a good candidate for overnight wear of monthly replacement contact lenses because not all are intended for extended use.

Do monthly contacts last 30 days or 30 wears?

Monthly contact lenses are designed to last 30 days from the first use and not for 30 individual wears. This means that once you open and use a pair of monthly contacts, you should replace them with a new pair after 30 days, regardless of how many times you wore them.

Can I sleep in monthly contacts?

You should not sleep in monthly contact lenses without being evaluated by an optometrist.

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