When we conduct a contact lens evaluation and fitting in our office, your personal preferences and routines help determine which lens replacement schedule we recommend. The most common replacement schedules are every day, every two weeks, or every month. Each schedule has its strong points.
Here, we focus on the benefits of daily lenses, often called “dailies.”
- You never have to clean them. No nightly cleaning routine. No parade of lens solution bottles. At the end of a long day, just toss the lenses out and go to bed.
- An easy–to–remember wear and replacement schedule. No more calendar reminders to replace your contacts. You start every morning with a fresh pair.
- They may help with eye allergies and protein build–up. With less time for allergens and protein deposits to build up, daily contacts give these irritants less of a chance to cause eye discomfort or other problems. Also, a fresh, smooth lens surface every day is gentler on irritated eyes.
- A great fit for teenagers. Between school, sports, and social lives, teenagers are apt to forget or ignore cleaning and changing their contacts. And that can lead to problems like lenses that irritate the eyes and eye infections. Dailies make cleaning unnecessary and changing lenses a breeze.
Greater Convenience Also Means You Might Need To Buy More Lenses
Because you use daily lenses only for a day and then throw them away, if you wear your lenses every day, you’ll need to buy more lenses than you would if you used lenses with a two–week or monthly replacement schedule. (Some patients alternate between wearing daily contact lenses and eyeglasses, so their lens supply lasts longer.)
During your appointment, we’ll examine your eyes to find the right contact lens prescription and replacement schedule for you and your needs. If you’d like to find out if daily contact lenses are right for you, give us a call to schedule an appointment.
Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please contact our office.
Adapted with permission from: Daily Contacts: Are They For You? CooperVision.com.