What are daily disposable contact lenses?

Daily disposable contact lenses are lenses which you can use for a day and simply dispose them at the end of the day. They come in both normal hydrogel lenses and silicon hydrogel lenses. Daily disposable lenses also come in coloured variations like Acuvue Define or Freshkon Alluring Eyes.

Why daily disposable contact lenses?

Conventional contact lenses can be worn up to 1 year. More frequent replacement contact lenses can be worn up to 1 month or 2 weeks. So this means, the same pair of lenses is being worn over and over and over again for an extended period of time. Over this period of time, many forms of deposits start to accumulate on the lenses. Proteins and calcium from our tears can be the most irritating deposits to the eye’s surface. This causes the lenses to stiffen and decrease in comfort. Then of course bacteria love to attach themselves to these deposits as well. Although, most bacteria can be eliminated with a thorough lens care regimen, the risk is definitely there.

Daily disposable contact lenses offer a huge relief from irritation and risk of infection. All it takes is clean hands for insertion and removal of the lenses. There is no concern of deposits. Daily lenses most often contain higher water content which keeps the lenses feeling comfortable and moist for longer hours.

Who is suitable for daily disposable contact lens wear?

Almost everyone can wear and enjoy the benefits of daily disposable lenses. Daily disposable lenses are available in a wide range of prescriptive corrections. Even people who have astigmatism can easily find various daily disposable lenses available. The only way to know for sure is to visit your optometrist and get a contact lens fitting done. 

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