Contact lenses are a convenient option for vision correction. Most contact lenses are soft, and they have different schedules for wear and replacement. As the need for convenience continues to grow, people are turning to disposable contact lenses. These are single-use contact lenses that are discarded at the end of the day.
Each day, you put in a new pair of lenses, and you discard them at night. Thus, daily contact lenses have become popular, with consumers enjoying the convenience and health benefits. Here are some benefits of daily contacts.
Without a doubt, one of the most inconvenient things about regular contacts is the maintenance schedule. You have to go through the cleaning routine every day. So, if you fail to clean your contacts, it can result in infection.
With the daily contacts, you do not have to deal with solution bottles and the cleaning routine after a long day. Instead, you remove the contacts, discard them and go to bed. The next morning you have a fresh pair of lenses.
Regularly replacing contacts is healthier and more comfortable for your eyes. Substances like calcium, protein, and lipids that are found in tears can build up on lenses. The deposits can make contacts uncomfortable over time.
Thus, cleaning is vital for regular contact lenses. Unfortunately, cleaning is not 100 percent effective. Deposits can accumulate over time, making the eyes prone to infection. With daily contacts, you have a healthier option.
When you use a fresh pair of lenses every day, you do not have to worry about aggravating your allergies. Regular contact lenses can cause allergies to flare, especially when not properly maintained. With daily contacts, you will not have to deal with the buildup of deposits that cause flare-ups. In addition, fresh lenses are much gentler on eyes that are irritated.
Most parents will admit that getting kids to remember to wear and maintain their contacts can be an uphill task. With everything they have going on, many kids ignore or forget all about the cleaning of contacts.
With daily contact lenses, you do not have to worry whether your teen is taking care of his lenses. Cleaning is unnecessary. Instead, you remind your child to remove and get rid of the contacts and put in new ones in the morning.
Contrary to what most people assume, daily contacts are quite affordable. The truth is that you will spend less on contacts than on your daily cup of Starbucks coffee. You have a fresh pair of contacts, providing good vision and comfort all day long.
It is, however, important to know that the cost will vary depending on the lens material and brand you choose. For example, disposable contacts made from silicone hydrogel tend to be the costlier, but they offer the greatest benefits.
If you consider using daily contacts, talk to your eye doctor about the best option for you. You can get more information about the pros and cons of daily contacts. Then an optometrist will examine to find out the right prescription.
For more information about daily contact lenses, visit Kennedy Vision Health Center at our offices in Plymouth or Elk River, Minnesota. You can also call 763-296-2600 or 763-296-2700 to book an appointment today.