The freedom of daily lenses

Ever thought about wearing contact lenses? Here’s why you should consider daily disposable contact lenses…

Daily disposable contact lenses are single-use lenses that are removed and discarded at the end of each day, and a fresh pair of lenses applied to the eyes the next time lenses are worn. Daily contact lenses are gaining in popularity among practitioners and consumers for their health and convenience benefits.

Disposable lenses that are not single-use may be two-weekly or monthly disposable lenses. They require cleaning and storage in contact lens solutions between wears. 

The more frequently you replace your contact lenses, the healthier and more comfortable your eyes can be. Protein, calcium, lipids and other substances found in your tears can build up on your lenses. These deposits make your contacts less comfortable than when they were new, and can make your eyes more prone to infection. Of course, lenses can be cleaned, but cleaning is not 100 percent effective. Some deposits will remain and accumulate over time. In addition to the health benefits of no day-to-day accumulation of lens deposits, daily disposables eliminate the possible risk of infection from dirty storage cases and the chance of allergies to chemicals in the storage solutions. 

Daily disposable contact lenses have the added benefit of being more convenient. No end of day cleaning is required, and when staying away from home there are no bottles of solutions and cases to take with you – just sufficient thin strips of fresh contact lenses.

This modality of contact lens wear is also a popular choice for people who want part-time or casual contact lens wear. Maybe you want to wear them just once or twice a week for sport. Or perhaps you want them as an alternative to your regular glasses for social occasions. Or as a summertime option when you are more active outdoors, and want to wear sunglasses.

If you are wearing contact lenses on a casual basis, daily disposable contact lenses are safer than two weekly or monthly disposables that will sit in storage cases for extended periods of time between wears.

If you would like more information, or are interested in trialing daily disposable contact lenses do contact us at Haydon Optometrists. 

Haydon Optometrists, 159 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 09 489 5232


Issue 84 February 2018