Contact Lens Basics

Disposable Contact Lenses - Benefits really outweigh the cost!

If your eyes are tired of using contact lenses, it is time for you to heave a sigh of relief. There are two solutions – extended 30-day wear contact lenses and daily disposal lens. However, the question arises which one is best for you?

Wearing lens for 30 days straight is very convenient and you are simply rid of the hassle of daily changes but unfortunately it is not safe. A month of protein deposits from dust particles on the lens may put you at risk of infection and the risk is greater if the lenses are a little bit of sub-standard quality. On the other hand, daily disposal contacts are not only convenient but are also safe.

 Advantages of daily disposable lenses

To reduce the eyes from the risk of infection and to make them feel comfortable, it will be better if you replace your lens more often. Daily disposal point will give you the most benefits.

* There is lowest risk of infection- a lens fresh from its package is sterile.
* Reports suggest that people wear daily disposable lenses for clear vision and for being more comfortable. Due to lack of time for protein and calcium to build up which is necessary in other type of lenses, these lenses are free from it, so, have gained popularity amongst users.
* Cleaning of these lenses is not a great problem and also there is no fuss with them. Just open the pack and put your contact on. If you are feeling that rubbing lenses before and after wear is too much work, then you should jump to daily disposable and there is no necessity of cleaning and storage of it.
* The persons who are suffering from allergies specially when the peak allergy season, daily disposal will be better for them.
* It will be a greater benefit for the persons who use lenses for a few days in a week. If you use contact lens for a few days in a week, the lenses may collect bacteria. So, you are at best advised to go for daily disposable.
*  If you lose your lens, just throw it away and also open another pack. These are also ideal for traveling.

Disadvantages of daily disposable lenses

Although there are not many disadvantages of daily disposable contact lenses except you have to put them on every morning and take them out at night, the cost is a major drawback specially if you have an astigmatism and need toric disposable contact lenses.

How expensive are daily disposable contacts?

You might have had an idea about it that daily disposables are kind of costlier than monthly disposables. However, manufacturer companies constantly working on the price which, given the competition in the market, is likely to decrease and there are all possibilities of the prices being down.

If you compare the cost of daily disposable with monthly disposable, dailies may cost you twice as much of your monthly disposables, however, it should be kept in mind that there is no need to buy storing and cleaning solution in daily disposable. If you use it for 3 or 4 days in a week it may be less expensive.

To save you on your contacts, buy them on line. If you order them for full years supply you may get some additional discount as well. Some Internet shops also offer you additional discount for full year supply and some rebate off for your next purchase.

If you have already been prescribed annual replacement or monthly disposable contacts, contact your doctor he/she may suggest you for this daily disposable. Since eyes are the most precious part in our body, we have to take care of them. With the help of daily disposable you can give a better protection to your eye.