Why Don’t Optometrists Fit Everyone With Daily Disposable Contact Lenses?

Contact Lenses

If there was no difference in the cost between getting daily, two-weekly or monthly replacement lenses, would you only just purchase daily disposable contact lenses?

Disposable contact lenses are actually the safest option of eyewear that is an alternative to lasik surgery or eyeglasses. Here are some of the benefits of wearing daily disposables and how they are more advantageous when compared to two-weekly or monthly replacement lenses.

Maximum Comfort

Contact lenses will get dry, which makes sense since they are small pieces of plastic that are placed over your eye all day. Out of all the contact lenses available, daily lenses are the thinnest option out there. Since a fresh pair is opened every day, there is no risk of any buildup or deposits that sometimes affect extended wear lenses (even with the best cleaning solution). These lenses are great for people who suffer from allergies because with extended wear lenses, you run the risk of putting a lens that has been exposed to allergens for up to 2 weeks (or more) in your eye. With daily lenses, you will be putting a fresh lens that have not collected any allergens, which makes it a more beneficial option for those that deal with allergies.

Less Complications

With extended wear contact lenses you are more prone to be at risk for eye infections, which will cause pain, discomfort and blurry vision. The best way to prevent your risk of infection is to limit the amount of bacteria that gets exposed to your eyes, which is not alleviated when wearing extended wear lenses. This is why daily disposables are a great option. With daily lenses, you don’t have to do any cleaning because you throw away the lens every night (this saves money on purchasing the solution as well). You only touch the lens twice, once when you put them in and another time when you take them out.

Better Oxygen

Extended wear lens will have to assist in providing oxygen to your eyes for 14 to 30 days. A daily lens only has to allow oxygen for one day (12 to 18 hours), meaning that your eye will be getting more oxygen with a daily lens than an extended lens. In the long term, this means that you will be seeing better, have less redness and irritation in your eyes than with other extended wear lens.

So yes, unfortunately daily disposable lenses are not the same price as most extended wear lenses, but in this case, it seems that the benefits outweigh the cost when it comes to wearing daily disposable lenses. If you are someone who is not diligent in cleaning their lenses every night, then daily disposable lenses are the right fit for you.