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Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

More about different types of Contact LensesDaily 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 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.  These contact lenses are not worn for extended periods.  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 thrown away or disposable?

Contact lenses sit on the surface of the eye.  More accurately, they are on the cornea, the front-most transparent layer of the eye.  The contact lens is lubricated by the tear film and 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, which 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 irritate.  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 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 water content and oxygen availability to the cornea. Recent advances in contact lens materials have bought in a new type of material 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.  Once removed from the eye at the end of the day, the lenses 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, which 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 coloured contacts /contact lenses.

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

What are the common brand of daily contact lenses?

India's best contact lens brand 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 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 is not healthy, your eye doctor may tell against contact lenses.

How expensive are these daily disposable lenses?

The cost of these lenses has reduced in the past few years.  The price has decreased because of better manufacturing techniques and more significant volume production.

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

Why should I buy contact lenses from a Doctor's Clinic?

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

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

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