When people think of contact lenses, the main idea that comes to mind is daily wear lenses. You wear these lenses during the day and take them off at night. These lenses usually last about three months, and then they are replaced.
Daily disposable lenses are becoming increasingly popular among contact lens users. Over the years, they have become more affordable and their benefits more attractive. The contact lenses are worn only once and then disposed of. They are more convenient and better for ocular health than their counterparts.
· Better Eye Health
Contact lenses that you wear for longer periods tend to become uncomfortable at the end of the prescribed period. They become uncomfortable because of debris that collects on them over time. The debris can also become harmful to your eyes.
The tears in your eyes comprise several elements like lipids, calcium, and proteins. When you use contact lenses over time, these substances start collecting on the surface of the lens. They cause the lens to become uncomfortable. Also, they can lead to infection or other issues with your eyes.
Also, longer-wear lenses will collect substances from the tears and external allergens. Some of these will withstand the cleaning solution you use to disinfect your lenses. These allergens can cause complications with your eyes.
· More Comfort
One of the main reasons most people switch to daily disposable lenses is their comfort level. This factor alone has taken up the number of users of these lenses. Over the last ten years, technology and innovations have made daily disposables more comfortable.
The main reason these lenses are comfortable is that they do not collect debris.
· They Make Economic Sense
A common misconception is daily disposables are more expensive than daily wear lenses. This is not true. Daily disposable lenses are less expensive than regular contact lenses that change every two weeks or monthly.
The two-week or one-month lenses require regular cleaning. The cleaning that manufacturers recommend means that you will use up the bottle about every week. This translates to four bottles of cleaning solution each month. The cost of the lenses goes up significantly.
You do not need any cleaning solution with daily disposable lenses. You get top performance with these lenses every day of the month.
· An Eye Exam
Switching from two-week or one-month lenses means you must have an eye exam for the fitting. It provides a perfect opportunity to get your eyes checked. Regular eye checkups are necessary for maintaining good eye health.
Every time you change your contact lenses, you must have an exam. Knowing if your current prescription is still your best fit is essential.
· They Are More Efficient
Daily disposable lenses are usually made from a material called silicone hydrogel. It is a compound that allows much oxygen or air to pass through it. It means that the eye’s surface is constantly lubricated. It will protect against dry eyes occurring.
For more on reasons to switch to disposable daily contact lenses, visit Alpha Eye Group at our offices in Philadelphia, Wyomissing, Bethlehem Twp, Doylestown, or Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. Call (215) 698-7760, (610) 376-7272, (610) 866-1000, (215) 878-7181, (215) 230-4060, or (610) 941-9780 to book an appointment today.