You can choose between eyeglasses or contact lenses if you need vision correction. There is a good reason people choose to wear contacts. The lenses allow individuals to enjoy good vision without worrying about eyeglass frames obstructing the field of vision.
The lenses do not fog up and do not alter an individual’s appearance. There are various types of contact lenses. Find out the differences between daily and monthly contact lenses.
Daily contact lenses, also known as daily disposables, are lenses that are thrown away after a day of use. Each morning, you open a fresh pack to wear for the day. You will not have to worry about cleaning and storage if you choose daily lenses.
Daily disposables are thin and contain plenty of water, and natural deposits build up easily on the lens surface. If you remove the lenses in the middle of the day, you cannot re-wear them. You will require new lenses for the rest of the day.
Monthly contact lenses are thick and durable, making them ideal for repeated use. The lenses do not dry out when stored in a container filled with lens solution. Monthlies must be cleaned, disinfected, and stored every day after use. It helps prevent protein buildup and avoid infections.
The contacts are eco-friendlier as you use fewer lenses every year. They are usually made using silicone hydrogel, which allows the eyes to breathe better. They let more oxygen penetrate the eyes, enhancing comfort.
The three main differences between daily and monthly contact lenses are:
There are various factors to consider when choosing contact lenses. They include:
Regardless of the contact lenses you choose, you must ensure proper handling. Poor handling or hygiene can lead to lens damage and infection. Wash and dry your hands before inserting or removing the lenses. It will help prevent transferring bacteria to the eyes.
Clean the monthly lenses after use and store them in lens solution. Use or replace the contacts as required, and avoid sleeping or swimming while wearing the lenses. If you choose to wear contacts, ensure that you get regular eye exams. Contact lens wearers have a higher risk of eye infections than those who wear eyeglasses.
For more on daily and monthly contact lenses, visit Green Eye Care at our New York, New York office. Call (332) 334-8700 to schedule an appointment today.