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Z6 has been discontinued by the manufacturer. We have some stock of Z6 lenses - if your power shows on the drop down list, then they are available to order.
CooperVision's Hydron Zero 6,commonly referred to as Z6 is a premium contact lens, designed to be worn daily for up to 1 year. The lens will need removing each night, cleaned and stored before reinserting in the morning, so with these lenses you will also need to purchase contact lens solution, many of which now come with a free contact lens case included so you can change your case out monthly helping to maintain good eye care.
Zero 6 contact lenses come in a tiny glass bottle, once you pull the tab on the top of your bottles, you’ll notice the lenses are submerged in a sterile solution of water and saline. Simply tip the contact lens out onto a clean hand and follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions before inserting them into your eyes.
With correct care and usage Z6 should last you a year, although some Optometrist recommend wearing them for 3 months so we advice sticking to your Optometrists recommended wearing schedule
Please note this lens is a specialised contact lens and can take up to 3 weeks for delivery.
Wearing Type: Yearly Daily Wear
Power Range: +20.00 to -20.00
Base Curve(s): 8.4, 8.7 and 9.0
Lens Material: Filcon 1b in Buffered 0.9% saline
Water Content: 38%
Oxygen Permeability: 16 Dk/t
Handling Tint: Yes, light blue
UVA/UVB Protection: No
Z6 is a great lens choice for people with high prescriptions, most daily or contact lenses often only have one fitting whilst the Acuvue range commonly have two and the power ranges from approximately +6.00 to -10.00, Z6 contact lenses not only last up to a year but come in three fittings 8.4/14.0, 8.7/14.0, and 9.0/14.0 and have a power range from +20.00 to -20.00.
If you are wearing these lenses because you have a high powered prescription then the options are limited, Acuvue Oasys come in two fittings 8.4 and 8.8 and range from +8.00 to -12.00. If you wear contact lenses for sport, whilst flying or swimming then it would be worth looking for back up daily lenses so should you lose a lens or want to throw a pair out after wearing, then you can do so with out incurring a huge cost - plus the daily lenses are easier to replace. 1 Day Acuvue Moist come in 2 fittings 8.5 and 9.0 but only range from +6.00 to -12.00.
Although Z6 are a yearly lens they are not an extended wear or continuous wear contact lens, they are not designed to be slept in, they need to be moved each evening, cleaned and stored overnight before reinserting in the morning
Z6 lenses if handled and cleaned correctly are designed to last up to 1 year, however many Optometrist recommend replacing them after 3 months, we always recommend following your eye care professionals wearing recommendations.
Z6 if looked after correctly are safe to wear daily up to one year, as the lenses are not replaced very frequently it is possible for them to attract a build up of protien deposits from your tears, these can interfere with vision and comfort of the lenses and if not cleaned properly can lead to long term complications. It important to have a good cleaning regime and to attend regular check ups as advised by your Optometrist.
As with all contact lenses, we recommend you talk with your optometrist about the best lens type for your vision needs. You could also reach out to us by visiting our dedicated Customer Support page.
I have been wearing contact lenses for 37 years and have used lenses similar to Zero 6 as well as twenty eight day disposables , since moving back to Europe from the Middle East i have used Contactlenses.co.uk for the supplier of my lenses . They have always supplied the lense orders promptly and kept me informed if there were any delays etc I can not recommend them enough for service and customer care .
I have been using Zero 6 for more than 10 years now , never complained or experienced lower quality than i used to before . The lenses are ok for 1 year , even if you forgot to re order for couple of months still ok . i am working on a very tough environment and still didn't feel troubles wearing Zero 6 contact lenses during my working day