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Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Daily disposable lenses are the most common contact lenses and the best contact lenses, used worldwide.  Acuvue contact lenses are the best contact lenses brand in India.  Over the years improved technology in materials and manufacturing has led to the creation of these types of lenses.

As the name suggests, these lenses are single-use lenses.  We can use them once a day and dispose at the end of the day.  A new pair of contact lenses are worn the next day.  There is a wide range of well-known brands making these types of lenses. To name a few, Johnson and Johnson and Bausch and Lomb are the more common brands.  J and J are clearly more sold than any other brand worldwide.  Acuvue moist disposable contact lenses are by Johnson and Johnson.

WHAT IS DAILY WEAR CONTACT LENSES?

Daily disposable lenses are one type of daily wear contact lenses.  Daily wear means that these lenses are supposed to be worn in the day and removed at night.  They are not extended wear contact lenses.  Extended wear contact lenses can be worn continuously for days but are not recommended for all patients. One should be very careful before using extended wear contact lenses.

Daily wear lenses can be daily, biweekly or monthly lenses.

WHY ARE CONTACT LENSES MADE TO BE THROW AWAY OR DISPOSABLE?

Contact lenses sit on the surface of the eye.  More accurately they are on the cornea which is the front most transparent layer of the eye.  The contact lens is lubricated by tear film and also comes in contact with our eyelids.  Our eyelids have multiple oil glands called meibomian glands.  These glands are responsible for secreting oil on the tear film surface. This prevents quick evaporation of tear fluid and thus prevents dryness or dry eyes.

Thus, when one wears contact lenses there is an accumulation of lipids, proteins, calcium, and other substances on the surface of the lens.  These deposits can clean up every night when one removes the contact lenses but this cleaning is never perfect.  Some deposits do remain.  These remaining deposits can cause irritation.  Contact lens wearers may complain of redness, irritation, watering, or a foreign body sensation.

These problems can get fixed by changing contact lenses frequently and using new lenses after disposing of the old ones.  The best contact lenses are the ones that you can throw away after a single use as they also reduce the risk of any infection.

Contact Lenses are majorly available in two biocompatible materials, hydrogels, and silicone hydrogels. These materials differ in terms of water content and oxygen availability to the cornea. Recent advances in contact lens materials have bought in a new type of material that is known as Water Gradient Technology.

ADVANTAGES OF DISPOSABLE CONTACT LENSES

Contact lenses are an excellent choice for nearly anyone who:

Needs vision correction and doesn’t want to wear eyeglasses full time
Undergo LASIK surgery.

The most obvious advantage of daily contact lenses is there is zero maintenance.  The lenses once removed from the eye at the end of the day are discarded.  The next day a new pair of lenses are used.  Thus there is no need to worry about lens deposits and how these may affect the eyes.

Because there is no cleaning of lenses required or any contact lens care necessary, there is no need to buy lens cleaning solutions.  This in fact saves costs and may not be that expensive.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DAILY CONTACT LENSES?

Daily contact lenses are available for both spherical power and cylindrical powers.  The lenses available for cylindrical powers are called Toric lenses. These are also available in colored contacts /contact lenses.

As the demand has increased, now the companies also provide daily disposable multifocal soft contact lenses which are important for preventing any eye infections or dry eyes.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON BRANDS OF DAILY CONTACT LENSES?

The best contact lens brand in India is Acuvue contact lenses, more correctly known as Acuvue Moist.  These are available in 30 lens boxes and 90 lens boxes.  Bausch and Lomb, Coloureyes, and Alcon are some other companies that supply these daily lenses. For Example, Focus dailies by Alcon.

ARE DAILY CONTACT LENSES RIGHT FOR ME?

Most likely yes.  Of course, you should consult your eye doctor when you consider moving to contact lenses.

If your eyes are very dry or your cornea not healthy your eye doctor may tell against using contact lenses.

HOW EXPENSIVE ARE THESE DAILY DISPOSABLE LENSES?

The cost of these lenses has reduced in the past few years.  Because of better manufacturing techniques and larger volume production, the cost has reduced.

Daily lenses are still one of the more expensive lenses to buy.  As mentioned, one does not need lens cleaning solutions with these lenses and that is a saving in cost as well as lowering the risk of any eye infection.  Find out more about the cost of contact lenses.

WHY SHOULD I BUY LENSES FROM A DOCTOR’S CLINIC?

Over the years contact lenses have become an over-the-counter product.   In most cases, nothing happens but it is important the eye doctor examine your eyes to make sure you are a good candidate for contact lenses.  They would also be able to check your eye power and make sure you don’t buy the wrong contact lenses.

At Eye Solutions, we offer certain discounts to all our patients with free shipping.  We also offer to take back unopened boxes of contact lenses if the eye power changes.  You can buy lenses at Eye Solutions.