The Benefits of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses – Dr. Troy Swanson

Daily disposable contact lenses have become more and more popular in the past few years, and with good reason. I wanted to highlight just a few of the many benefits that this type of contact lens can offer.

First, this type of contact is CONVENIENT. There’s no need to clean these contacts because you’re throwing them away each day. This means you save money by not having to run back to the store every few months to get more contact lens solution. If you’re a frequent flier, you don’t have to lug bottles of solution around with you. And these lenses are great for children just learning to wear contact lenses. Parents don’t have to worry if their son or daughter is cleaning their contacts properly.

Second, these contacts are the most COMFORTABLE. Because these lenses only have to last one day, they tend to be thinner than most other contact lenses. As a general rule, the thinner the contact lens, the less you’ll feel them on your eyes. They won’t dry out as quickly, and because you’re throwing them away each day, you get the wonderful experience of putting a fresh pair of lenses on your eyes each day. There’s even a new disposable lens that is almost 100% water near the surface of the lens. Essentially, the lens helps to lubricate your eyes!

Finally, and most importantly, these contacts are the HEALTHIEST for your eyes. Research has shown that wearing daily disposable contact lenses reduces your risk of eye infections, allergies, and dry eyes. These lenses also contain fewer deposits than 2-week or 1-month lenses, which in turn reduces the risk of complications.

Think you can’t wear these lenses because you have astigmatism? There might be a toric daily disposable lens that works great for you. And what if you need bifocal contact lenses? No need to worry! There’s even a daily disposable multifocal lens available today to help you see far away and up close, all at the same time.

Regardless of the type of prescription you have, there is most likely a daily disposable lens that can work for you. The doctors at My Eyes Optometry recommend daily disposables because they are the healthiest, most comfortable, and most convenient type of contact lens available. At your next eye exam, ask your eye doctor if you’re a good candidate for daily disposables. You won’t regret it!

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