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Daily Contact Lenses

Daily disposable contact lenses are the perfect solution if easy care and comfort are your top priorities. Daily soft contact lenses are made of extremely wearable hydrogel material, meaning you won’t notice them at all in your eyes. However, this does mean they aren’t as durable as Gas Permeable (GP) Lenses, so gentler handling is required. If you’d like to find out more about the best contact lenses for you, speak to a member of our expert team.

What is the difference between daily contacts and monthly?

The first and most obvious difference between daily and monthly contact lenses is the length of time you keep hold of them. With daily contact lenses, you throw the lenses away after a day’s wear before you go to sleep, whereas with monthly contact lenses you throw them away after 1 month of use.

Daily disposable contact lenses can be beneficial if you’re starting out with contact lenses for the first time, as you can have the reassurance of carrying a spare pair wherever you go should you need them. They also don’t require any cleaning, so are a good solution if you want a complete, hassle-free contact lens experience day to day.

Something to consider however, is that with daily contact lenses you are paying for a larger quantity of lenses, so ultimately the cost is slightly higher than monthly contacts.

Pros and Cons of Wearing Daily Disposable Contacts

The key advantages of these contact lenses include:
  • Good comfort due to being very thin and having high water content. Once on the eye they are often instantly comfortable, making them easy to get used to.
  • Convenient because they do not require any cleaning. This makes them great for busy people or those with concerns about maintaining regular care of their contact lenses.
  • The idea of having a fresh lens in the eye daily is something that attracts many to daily disposable lenses.
Disadvantages of daily disposable contact lenses include the following:
  • Regular wear may prove a little more expensive than having lenses that are reused more than once.
  • Drying out of the lenses can often be an issue for some people, depending on the brand of the lenses and the activities they’re involved in, as well as the environment they are in at the time. Prolonged computer use and hot environments tend to be the most problematic for some.
  • They are not made with durability in mind (e.g. they are thinner for comfort and favourable oxygen transmission, and surface not treated to withstand reuse and build up or material on the surface)

Eyesite can help with daily contact lenses

If you’re looking to get daily contact lenses for the first time, Eyesite can help. We offer a free Contact Lens Experience Consultation to advise on the best contact lenses for your individual needs and requirements, as well as let you try them out.