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Types of Contact Lenses



Athenry Opticians and Clifden Opticians specialise in contact lens services, providing an extensive selection of contact lenses. Our range includes options for daily or monthly wear, single vision or multifocal lenses, catering to various vision correction needs such as astigmatism, long-sightedness, and short-sightedness. Additionally, we offer innovative lenses like OrthoK, designed to assist in vision correction while you sleep.

Daily Disposable

A “daily disposable soft contact lens” is utilised for a single day and discarded at the end of the day.


Offered in 2-week, monthly, or up to three-month disposable options, these lenses are designed for daytime use and should be removed overnight.

Extended Wear

Contact Lenses that can be slept in for up to a month.

Rigid Gas Permeable

Frequently known as “rigid gas permeable lenses,” this lens variety is suitable for a wide range of prescriptions and is typically replaced every 12-18 months

Soft Multifocals for Myopia Management

Myopia is anticipated to emerge as a major contributor to avoidable blindness in the future. Fortunately, there are now available treatments aimed at controlling the progression rate and minimizing the potential for long-term complications. TK&S was among the pioneering practices nationwide to introduce MiSight(c) and NaturalVue(c), two licensed daily disposable contact lenses specifically designed for Myopia Management.

Ortho K (Orthokeratology)

Ortho-K lenses represent a groundbreaking vision correction therapy. These uniquely crafted rigid gas permeable contact lenses are worn overnight, subtly correcting vision as you sleep. This innovative approach eliminates the necessity for contact lenses or glasses during waking hours. Additionally, Ortho-K has demonstrated high effectiveness in myopia managemen


Contemporary scleral lenses are transforming the landscape of vision and comfort for individuals with “complex” eyes, such as those with keratoconus and post-graft cases.

EyePrintPRO™ Prosthetics

Introducing the next generation of Scleral contact lenses. We take pride in being one of the inaugural practice in Ireland  to provide this cutting-edge service. With EyePrint Pro, we can craft completely personalised scleral lenses, tailored to the unique contours of your eyes using a mould.

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