Nowadays it’s possible to get almost every kind of contact lens in a ‘daily disposable’ version: torics that correct astigmatism, varifocals, bifocals; even coloured lenses which allow you to give yourself a whole new look.
Typically, however, they cost considerably more than the monthly versions. Are they really worth it? Here are six reasons why so many people think they are.
This one is the big one for most people. With daily disposables you no longer have to spend time sterilising and rinsing your lenses. But that’s not all – if you lose one, it’s much easier and cheaper to replace it, so you don’t have to spend hours down on your hands and knees searching.
Daily disposable contacts help you to travel light. There’s no need to carry any equipment or special fluids with you, taking up precious bag space. This is particularly important now as airlines have such strict rules on liquids. It’s also handy for people who live in a small space.
Better for your eyes
Most opticians believe that daily disposable contact lenses are the healthiest choice for your eyes. Because you get a fresh pair every day, there is no build-up of harmful deposits on your lenses.
Great for people with allergies
There are extra benefits for people with allergies which affect their eyes. These can sometimes be triggered by the fluids used to clean and rinse monthly lenses.
Some people choose to keep a few different kinds of contact lenses, for example cheap ones for when you’re only wearing them for a couple of hours, better quality ones for when you keep them in all day, and coloured ones for special occasions.
The bottom line is this: I know lots of people who were a bit reluctant to pay extra for daily disposables, but I don’t know one person who’s wanted to change back once they’ve tried them out.
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