Have you heard of or considered using daily contact lenses? These are soft contact lenses that are worn for the day (no more than 24 hours) and then thrown away.
Single-use lenses have grown in popularity among contact lens wearers because they are convenient and comfortable. Optometrists also recommend these because of the health benefits they offer. Keep reading to learn more about daily contact lenses and why they are an appealing option for your vision correction needs.
An Introduction to Daily Contact Lenses
Daily disposable contacts are designed to be used one time, for one day, and then disposed of.
This means that every morning you get a new, fresh pair of lenses. You take them out and throw them away when your day is over.
It’s important to note that daily disposable lenses aren’t the same as daily wear lenses. With a daily wear lens, you have something that can be worn for a month or even two weeks at a time.
With these, you wear them for the day, take them out before bed, clean the lenses, and store them for the night.
However, with daily disposable lenses, you don’t have to clean or store them.
Health Benefits of Daily Contact Lenses
Since you wear a new, fresh pair of lenses every day, daily disposable contact lenses offer several health benefits. They are less likely to cause irritation, infections, or other problems related to wearing contact lenses.
There’s no opportunity for bacteria, lipids, or proteins to accumulate on the lenses over time.
Also, since you don’t have to clean the lenses, you don’t have to worry about things like poor hygiene, which can cause bacteria build-up on the lens. Also, the possibility of contamination of the lens is eliminated completely.
While being beneficial for your eye health is important, the benefits of daily disposable lenses don’t stop there. Wearing a new pair of lenses each day will help reduce the dryness created by contact lenses. If you experience dry eye disease, symptoms such as grittiness and irritation may worsen when you wear contacts. This is especially the case if your lenses have irritants like lipids or proteins on them.
Some people who have had cases of dryness in the past noticed a relief of the symptoms by changing to daily disposable contacts. Also, these lenses are made using a unique material that allows them to retain water while transmitting oxygen. Because of this, they are comfortable for everyone, including those who are new to wearing contacts.
The Convenience Factor
Choosing daily disposable lenses provides you with an efficient and quick option. You eliminate the need to clean and store your lenses, making it easier to get ready for bed every night. They are also easy to travel with since you don’t have to worry about cleaning and storage tools.
Are Daily Disposable Contact Lenses Right for You?
If you have never tried daily disposable contact lenses in the past, now is a good time to consider them. Speak to your doctor to see if they would be a good option for you.