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The Benefits of Daily Contact Lenses Have you considered trying daily contact lenses? Even if you’re a dedicated glasses wearer, there are many occasions where daily contact lenses can provide you with more natural vision without any barriers. For our contact lens veterans who have yet to try a daily lens, we encourage you to consider the benefits disposable contacts have to offer as well. But regardless of your preferred daily eyewear, you should check out these 5 reasons for considering daily contact lenses to ...
Have you considered trying daily contact lenses? Even if you’re a dedicated glasses wearer, there are many occasions where daily contact lenses can provide you with more natural vision without any barriers. For our contact lens veterans who have yet to try a daily lens, we encourage you to consider the benefits disposable contacts have to offer as well. But regardless of your preferred daily eyewear, you should check out these 5 reasons for considering daily contact lenses to supplement your eyewear wardrobe.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, an estimated 45 million people in the United State wear contact lenses. However, the CDC also stated that the majority (40%-90%) of contact lens wearers do not properly follow the proper care instructions. Yikes! The more frequently you replace your lenses, the risk is significantly lower for eye infections.
Fortunately, daily disposable contact lenses are designed to be removed and discarded at the end of each day, making them very popular among optometry professionals for their health, compliance, and convenience benefits. Curious about what happens when you don’t replace your contact lenses in a timely manner? Protein, calcium, lipids and other substances found naturally in your tears can build up on the lenses, which make longer-wear contacts less comfortable and can also make your eyes more prone to infection.
While we strongly recommend that everyone is prepared with both glasses and contacts, there are some major benefits to wearing contact lenses vs. your favorite frames.
Contact technology has made significant strides when it comes to your visual comfort and safety. Fortunately, optometrists offer a wide variety of lens brands available to suit many vision conditions, whether you have astigmatism, prefer a multifocal contact lens, etc. Recognize that comfort is key, contact lens manufacturers work diligently to ensure that their daily lenses feel like “nothing” on your eye while providing the moisture needed to keep you comfortable all day.
Also, daily contacts are particularly helpful for people with allergies. The lens barrier reduces the effect of pollen and other irritants, and the fact that you start with a fresh pair every day ensures you’re not replacing the allergens back into your eye each morning. A fresh pair each day means no risk of accumulation of lens deposits, which can cause discomfort. Additionally, since there is no overnight wear, each new pair will give you ultimate comfort and keep your eyes healthy.
One of the major perks of daily disposable contacts is that they require very little maintenance. You open a fresh pair every day and toss them in the evening; no cleaning is required. No more calendar reminders to remind you to replace your lenses! Contacts can be great for your everyday routine, or an added perk to your travel plans. With dailies, you essentially eliminate the need to carry contact lens solutions as well.
People who reuse disposable contacts risk infection and painful irritation. Daily contacts are thinner and are not designed to be worn multiple times and it is not recommended.
How much are daily contacts? Daily contact lenses sound pricey, but they are more affordable than you think. While it’s true that the cost of an annual supply of daily contacts is sometimes higher than a monthly disposable lens, keep in mind that you won’t be responsible for supplying cleaning solutions. Additionally, all of our daily disposable brands offer sizable rebates, which can lower the cost of an annual supply of contacts cost to less than $1 a day. Dr. Tavel strongly recommends daily lenses for our contact lens patients, so in an effort to make them more accessible, we created our Sight Savings Club to help you see your best at the most affordable price. You can save up to $250 when you join our Sight Savings Club, so be sure to check out the many benefits!
Ready to try daily contact lenses? Book a contact lens fitting with your next eye exam to see if daily contacts are the best option for you. Whether you have an active lifestyle, enjoy traveling, or have lost one too many pairs of glasses, daily contact lenses might be the perfect fit for your everyday eyewear!