Why daily contact may be the right option for you.
Much like the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” a daily contact lens may be just what the doctor ordered. Often our eyes become red and irritated due to a number of reasons like:
- a buildup of protein deposits from our tear film that coats a lenses after a few days leading to increased discomfort and redness
- a reaction to preservatives in cleaning and disinfecting solutions
- buildup of environmental allergens on the surface of the contacts after a few days of wear
- dryness -some contact lens materials can act as greedy sponges and soak up all your natural tears
- eyelid and contact lens interactions, any buildup on a contact lens can lead to papillary conjunctivitis, which makes contact lenses wear difficult at best.
The benefits of a daily contact are numerous, above all they eliminate nearly all of the above reasons outlined. Since they are replaced daily there isn’t much time to allow a buildup of the biofilm; they are not stored often so not much need for solutions. Nearly all daily lenses options are packed with extra moisturizers designed to provide better protection from dryness, and they are typically thinner since the life of the lens is about 20 hours which helps reduce the lid interaction.
Most contact lens wearers can be converted to daily contacts as they now are available in spherical, multifocals and even for astigmatism. There are numerous designs and manufactures now offering these healthier alternative options.
Price is always a topic and the price for this mode of contact lens wear is improving as lens competition and options are widing. We tell our patients a rough rule of thumb is that they run around a dollar per lens. That is way cheaper than coffee, soda or a gallon of gas. That’s not a bad price for great vision and comfortable eyes.
This mode of contact lenses is our first choice for kids and teens because it has better compliance and hygiene. It is also good for those who choose to mix up their contact lens wear with glasses.
BA Eye Site at 101st between 129 and 145 in Broken Arrow wants to be your family’s eye care provider. We accept most insurance and vision plans. We look forward to hearing from you. (918)893-3769
2500 W New Orleans
Broken Arrow, OK 74011