Daily disposable contacts not only free you from nightly lens cleaning and storage, they also reduce the risk of eye infections caused by inconsistent long-term contact lens care.
Over time, contact lenses collect bacteria and protein buildup and can be irritating to clean, especially if you’re prone to runny eyes or allergies. One-day contact lenses are a simple solution to both problems: just wear them once then throw them away.
How many times can you reuse daily contact lenses?
You should not reuse daily (one day/single use) contacts. These lenses are only intended for a single use and should be discarded after they are taken out. Single use contact lenses are not meant to be cleaned nor stored for any period of time after opening.
Can I wear contact lenses daily?
Everyone’s eyes are different but many people are able to wear contact lenses every day. Your eye doctor or contact lens fitter will determine if your eyes are healthy enough to be able to wear contact lenses every day and also talk to you about a wearing regimen and replacement schedule that is suitable for you.
How to clean daily contact lenses?
Daily (single use) contact lenses are not meant to be cleaned and should be discarded after every use. Single use contact lens materials are not intended for prolonged exposure to cleaning/disinfecting solution and some materials may even break down when exposed to these cleaning solutions for the duration of a cleaning cycle (approx.. 6 hours). Do not clean daily (single use) contact lenses other than rinsing them with all-in-one cleaning solution to aid in insertion if desired.
How many hours a day should you wear daily contact lenses?
This will be determined by the health of your eyes. Your eye doctor or contact lens fitter will assist you in choosing a lens that will accommodate your daily schedule as well as recommend a personalized wearing schedule according to the specific needs of your eyes. As your cornea only receives oxygen from the air around it, your eye care professional will verify the lenses you’re fitted for are both made of an oxygen-permeable material as well as move on your cornea just enough to provide tear flow beneath the lens to provide oxygen flow.
When it comes to daily vs. monthly contact lenses, the health and convenience benefits of dailies can outweigh their higher price tag. Plus, think of all the money and time you won’t have to spend on saline solution or contact lens cleaner!