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 Yorkville Eye Doctors give you a brief explanation of some of the major types of disposable contact lenses on the market today.
Bi-Weekly and Bi-Monthly Contact Lenses
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.
This type of lenses is an automatic topic of discussion at our eye care clinic. Although more expensive than monthly and bi-weekly contacts, 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. They offer a less dry, more comfortable experience, allowing our patients to wear contact lenses a lot longer. 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.
Daily Disposable Contacts for Those With Astigmatism, Bifocals, and Presbyopia
What is very exciting is that daily disposables are now being offered for those who need bifocals. While normally with glasses, the bifocals are at the bottom of the lens, the material in the contact lens is able to adjust to when the patient is looking near and far. There are also contact lenses available for those with astigmatism. This means that you can wear the contact lenses to a much older age than what was once possible. Those with Presbyopia normally would need to have bi-weekly or monthly contacts. However, new daily disposable contact lenses are available to them. All the major companies are producing these types of contact lenses now. 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. For more information, speak with our Yorkville eye doctors today.
Give us a call at 844-404-8042 to see what contact lens works best for your eyes!
For those with presbyopia, also ask us about multifocal contact lenses!