Daily Contact Lenses vs Weekly Contact Lenses vs Monthly Contact Lenses
Daily (or disposable) contact lenses are incredibly useful for many people, though new users often have questions. Check out our detailed breakdown of the differences between daily, weekly, and monthly contacts if you’re looking to switch contact lens type. At the end of the day, it comes down to your preference for contact lens maintenance, lifestyle, and what you can afford.
How Long Can I Wear Daily Lenses For?
It’s generally advised to wear daily contact lenses only for a single day. Discuss with your eye doctor, but more often than not, these contacts are intended for use every day.
Remember not to wear them through the night, though. Sleeping with daily contacts in can increase the probability of having eye problems, since dust and other bacteria can build up in the lens and cause infections. You can avoid these problems by taking the lenses out before bedtime and inserting new ones in the morning.
Can I Reuse Daily Contact Lenses?
You shouldn't, no. Not only will using a fresh pair of lenses every day be more comfortable, it'll decrease the probability of infection from the natural buildup of chemicals typically produced by tears in your eye.
Taking care of your eyes is incredibly important. Although disposable lenses can be cleaned well, you can never get them as clean or as sanitary as a fresh pair.
Are Daily Disposable Contact Lenses Right for Me?
Only you and your eye doctor can truly answer that question, though these lenses are useful to many, many people. Daily disposable contact lenses are low cost, not to mention you won't have to buy lens cleaner since you'll be using a new pair of them every day.
Daily lenses have little to no upkeep required, making them convenient for you, and the safest and cleanest lens option for your eyes. They're also nice when you only need them for certain activities. Wear them while driving or exercising, then take them out and throw them away. It’s that easy!
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