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.
Ask Our Washington, DC Optometrist About Daily Disposables
Daily disposable contact lenses are an increasingly popular alternative, because they offer the same crystal clear vision, without the need to ensure proper storage and cleaning at the end of each day. Daily disposables allow contact lens wearers the ability to simply throw away each day’s pair of contacts before bed, and open a brand new pair the very next day to enjoy the benefits and comfort of clean, clear, crisp contact lenses. Dangerous calcium or hairspray deposits, normally associated with bi-weekly and monthly contact lenses, are no longer an issue, and the chances of developing contact lens related eye infections, normally associated with monthly and bi-weekly contact lenses, become almost a non-issue.
Imagine if you didn’t have to worry anymore about running out of contact lens solution or losing your lens case? There is a nice amount of comfort in wearing a fresh pair of lenses every day. The risk of eye infections goes down. It’s for this reason that we are recommending daily disposable lenses to our Washington, DC patients.
Are Daily Disposable Contact Lenses Expensive?
Another thing that we are excited about is the price. When the daily disposable contact lenses hit the market, they were very expensive. The idea of mass producing these contact lenses where you but hundred of contact lenses at a time made it too pricey for the typical consumer. However, over the last few years, with the introduction of better technology, coupled with the competition in the market between various contact lens companies, the price has started to drop. Most contact lens companies offer a rebate program as well as up to $200. This is why we are generally pushing daily disposable contact lenses. We generally like to push Dailies Total 1 and Bausch + Lomb Biotrue ONEday, as contact lens brands that are nice and moist lenses, that are proven to prevent your eyes from drying out.
Can Someone With Presbyopia Wear Daily Disposable Contact Lenses?
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. Give us a call at 202-335-10300 to set up a consultation and eye exam to discuss further. We are happy to be your one-stop solution for daily disposable contact lenses in Washington, DC.