Daily disposable contact lenses are the lenses that are single-use and tossed out at the end of the day. New lenses get applied each morning. They’re gaining popularity due to their convenience and health benefits, but are they for you?
Disposable lenses are great for people who don’t want the hassle of cleaning their lenses every day. While they’re not made to be slept in, you can simply take them out at the end of the day and put fresh ones in when you wake up. This keeps the substances found naturally in your tears from building up on the lenses so that they are comfortable and clean every day.
It’s been well known for a long time that replacing lenses often is a healthy thing to do. However, because of the cost of contacts, discarding them was an expensive obligation. Cleaning solutions and devices were thought to lengthen the lifespan of the lenses until manufacturers developed new methods to produce high quality at a lower cost.
The ability to wear these lenses depends on your prescription. Some prescriptions are outside the range in which daily disposable lenses are produced. If you’re considering switching up your contact lenses, come see us at Moffatt Eye Care today!