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Disposable Contact Lenses

 

Disposable Contact Lenses

Contact lenses generally fall into two categories, based on how frequently they are replaced:

  • Disposable lenses: Replaced every two weeks, or sooner
  • Frequent replacement lenses: Replaced monthly or quarterly

A common source of confusion about contact lenses involves replacement and removal intervals:

  • Replacement schedule refers to how often your lenses are discarded and replaced — that is, whether they are disposable, frequent replacement or reusable.
  • Wearing schedule refers to how long you wear your contacts before removing them. "Daily wear" means you wear contacts only during the day and remove them each night. "Extended wear" means you wear them continually for two or more days, including during sleep.

Disposable contacts can be prescribed either for daily wear or extended wear, depending on your eye physiology and needs.

Daily Disposable contact lenses are designed to be worn for a single day, and then thrown-away. As such, these lenses represent the ultimate in convenience for the contact lens wearer. No need for extensive cleaning procedures – you don't even need a contact lens case unless you want to take the lenses out for a while. Moreover, daily-disposable contacts are generally considered the safest and healthiest type of contact lenses because the use of a fresh pair of lenses every day minimizes the chance for build-up of harmful pathogens on the lens surface.

Disposable Contact Lenses

Disposable contact lenses are extremely popular these days. As an alternative to hard lenses of the past and rigid gas permeable lenses of today, they are generally considered to be far superior in comfort and wearability. They come in many different varieties, and it is important to know which is best for you. Below, our trusted eyecare professionals give you a brief explanation of some of the major types of disposable contact lenses on the market today.

Bi-Weekly and Monthly Contact Lenses

Monthly and bi-weekly disposable contact lenses require more upkeep than daily disposables, requiring daily cleaning and storage in proper contact lens solution. They are, however, more economical overall, since less material goes into making them and you do not have to buy contact lenses as often. Additionally, monthly and bi-weekly contact lenses offer the possibility of extended wear, which allows up to 30 days of continuous day and night contact lens wear, without the necessity of taking them out.

Many disposable contact lenses, of all varieties, also offer tints and colors that may accent your natural eye color or change your eye color altogether. Those with Presbyopia normally would need to have bi-weekly or monthly contacts, although new daily disposable options are also beginning to emerge.

Here is a list of some of the disposable contact lenses we carry:

  • Air Optix
  • Biofinity
  • Biofinity Toric
  • Air Optix Astigmatism
  • Oasys

For more information, speak with your eye doctor today.

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