Benefits of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

The most crucial benefit is the eye health advantage that these lenses offer

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Are you or is someone you know finding it challenging to find a contact lens that is comfortable, safe, and convenient. If so than this article might be for you. Daily Disposable contact lenses are contacts worn on a daily basis, all day. At the end of your day you can discard the lenses only to replace them with fresh new ones the following morning. These types of lenses have many benefits over other types available on the market and this article will try to delve a little deeper into the extensive list of advantages that they bring to the table.

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Before getting to the list of benefits let’s first try to distinguish the differences between contact lenses. Traditional contact lenses for instance, can be worn using a recommended wearing schedule for a specified period of time ranging from days to weeks depending on the lens product. Daily disposables are designed to be worn for one day and discarded at bed time and replaced with a fresh pair the next morning. No more cleaning and disinfecting your lenses and no more cases required to store them. It is also important not to confuse terminologies when discussing daily wear and daily disposables. The latter type are worn for a specified number of days, and disinfected each day to ensure sterility. The former, on the other hand, are worn for one day and then disposed of. Fresh new lenses are used the next day.

Okay, now that some of the semantics are out of the way let’s move on to the list of benefits that disposable contact lenses offer.

First on the list and perhaps arguably the most crucial benefit is the eye health advantage that these lenses offer. Wearing contacts over an extended period of time, even if they are cleaned and disinfected as recommended by the eye doctor, can result in the unpredictable buildup of calcium and protein deposits on their surface. This buildup can result in erratic surface dryness, as well as the potential accumulation of calcium deposits that irritate the inner eye lids. This unwanted foreign debris can cause people to be more vulnerable to eye irritation, or even infection leading to temporary discontinued use. For persons with seasonal allergies these deposits only serve to exacerbate the symptoms of the allergy that a person may have.

The second item on the list is comfort. Eye comfort is a must and this is the norm with fresh lenses worn every day. With these contacts you will experience how a clean lens surface can provide superior comfort.

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Number three on the list is convenience. With daily disposable contact lenses there is no more need of purchasing and using cleansing/disinfecting solutions in order to maintain them. This valuable time can now be allocated towards more important tasks such as reading, improving gaming skills or watching funny cat videos on YouTube. Humor aside, every one’s time has intrinsic value and should be a serious consideration when choosing the appropriate contact lens.

Last but not least on this list is cost. Although these lenses may have a higher up front cost as compared to other types, once you factor out the money saved by not buying required care products, as well as the potential costs associated with resolving and treating unwanted eye infections, one can deduce that these are much more cost effective long term.

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Although there are many benefits to wearing daily disposable contact lenses it is important to ask your eye doctor about them and see if they are compatible for you. Contact lenses, like shoes, come in various sizes and only your doctor can prescribe the one that best meets your needs.

Source by Bucky LaFountain

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