Daily Wear Soft Contact Lenses
Daily Wear Soft contact Lenses are the most popular type of contact lenses worn today. That is because they are the safest type of contact lens to wear. Thanks to easier cleaning and care solutions, as well as some that can actually be discarded each day, Daily Wear Soft Contact Lenses are pretty convenient for most people who want to wear contact lenses.
Daily Wear Soft Contact Lenses are made of hydrophilic or “water containing” polymer plastic materials that are flexible and gel like. Depending on how much water they contain and how thick they are, they can actually feel like a drop of water on your finger. These lenses allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea, provide great comfort, and are easy to adjust to. They can also be worn for longer periods of time and can come in different colors.
Some drawbacks include a shorter life span, an inability to correct some vision problems, and a lack of durability. A very healthy and exciting option for soft contact lens wearers is “planned replacement” or “disposable” soft contact lenses. With these lenses, you actually only need to take minimal time to clean and disinfect them each day as you will be replacing them approximately once each week, or even each day, in which case you never need to clean or disinfect them. Daily Wear Disposable Contact Lenses are by far the most convenient since there is virtually no care required and they are the safest since you will not ever be wearing a dirty or contaminated contact lens.
Daily Wear Disposable Contact Lenses are a bit more expensive, but are the best option for many patients. Be sure to ask your eye care practitioner about Daily Wear Disposable Contact Lenses