All About Disposable Contact Lenses
Did you know that traditional contact lenses were never
intended to be worn forever? Even when the first contacts
were developed, optometrists knew that the more often
the contacts were changed, the better the health of the
eye would be. Yet, contact lenses were fairly expensive
at the time and it didn’t make good financial sense
to dispose of them on a regular basis. However, all of
that has changed. With advances in technology and lower
material costs, now you can buy affordable disposable
Disposable contacts are contacts that can be thrown away
every two weeks or so if not sooner. Most people also
use “disposable” to describe lenses that are
discarded monthly or every four months. However, these
types of contacts should be more appropriately referred
to as frequent replacement lenses.
Disposable contact lenses are extremely popular for several
reasons. They require minimum if any care at all. In the
case of one-day disposable contacts (daily disposables),
there is no cleaning involved. You simply toss out your
lenses each night and wear a new pair the next day.
Disposable contacts are also healthier than traditional
lenses. Because they are discarded frequently, they prevent
the buildup of eye-damaging substances such as protein
which can cloud your vision. Also, by throwing away your
lenses at you night, you eliminate the risks that are
associated with contacts that can be slept in.
There has never been a contact lens that balanced visual
health, convenience, and comfort as gracefully as disposable
contact lenses. They don’t require care in most
cases and their health benefits are very accommodating.
Talk with your eye practitioner today about fitting you
for a new pair of disposable contact lenses.
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