Contact lenses may be preferred over spectacles for a variety of reasons. Contact lenses may provide clearer sharper vision, they may improve cosmetic appearances, or it may be a matter or convenience. For those who choose contact lenses for their convenience, daily disposable contact lenses are a highly sought-out option. Daily disposable lenses are a special category of contact lenses that are simply worn for one day and then discarded. For many, they represent the ideal contact lens routine; they require no cleaning regimen and eliminate the need for contact lens solution and cases.
Are Daily Disposable Contact Lenses Healthier for my Eyes?
As well as being an option of convenience, daily disposable contact lenses have proven to be one of the healthiest options for contact lens wearers. Substances naturally found in tears, such as lipids and proteins, can accumulate on contact lenses. While cleaning and soaking extended-wear lenses with special solution will help to remove these deposits, some contact lens wearers struggle with effectively cleaning their lenses and preventing a build-up of debris. Daily disposable contact lenses eliminate the possibility of this debris accumulation via their one-day modality, and provide their wearers with a healthier option. In addition to being a health improvement, the elimination of lens deposits makes the contact lenses more comfortable to wear.
But I Have Astigmatism! (or wear bifocals)
Daily disposable contact lenses are available in designs to correct for astigmatism, as well as multifocal designs to help those patients who would normally need a bifocal. While they are the first choice for contact lens wearers who suffer from allergies or excessive lens debris, they are not used exclusively for those patients; just about anyone who wears contact lenses can wear daily disposable lenses. Others who may benefit from daily disposable lenses include athletes, those who sporadically wear contact lenses, or individuals who travel often. If you’re interested in daily disposable contact lenses, talk to your eye care provider to determine what is best for you and your eyes.