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Daily disposable contact lenses are “single-use.” This means that you use a new pair every morning, then discard them when you’re done wearing them. They are becoming very popular due to their health benefits and convenience.
Many contact lens wearers prefer daily over monthly lenses because they require less maintenance. With dailies, you don't need to buy contact lens solutions or cases.
Best Overall Daily Contacts: Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe™
Runner Up: Dailies Total 1
Best Daily Contacts for Dry Eyes: 1-Day Acuvue Moist
Most Breathable Daily Contacts: 1-Day Acuvue TruEye
Best Daily Contacts for Astigmatism: 1-Day Acuvue Moist Astigmatism
Best Multifocal Daily Contacts: Dailies Total 1 Multifocal
Best Budget Daily Contacts: Biotrue ONEday 90 pack
Most patients are able to wear daily contact lenses. They are a great choice for:
Speak with a qualified eye care professional to find out if daily disposables are the right lenses for you.
Acuvue Oasys 1-Day lenses work with your natural tears to lubricate and moisturize. They provide all day comfort and effortless blinking.
Dailies Total1 contacts use water gradient technology. This provides a cushion of moisture near the surface of your lens. This provides a high level of hydration all day long.
1-Day Acuvue Moist are one of the most popular contact lenses on the market. They feature LACREON® technology with an embedded wetting agent. This gives your eyes a cushion of moisture that prevents dryness all day.
1-Day Acuvue TruEye contacts are made of silicone hydrogel. This material lets the most amount of oxygen through the lens, providing maximum breathability. They also have HYDRACLEAR® 1 Technology that maintains a consistently lubricated surface.
1-Day Acuvue Moist lenses are one of the most popular brands on the market. They feature LACREON® technology with an embedded wetting agent. This gives your eyes a cushion of moisture all day. Plus the added convenience of never needing solution or cases for your toric contact lenses.
Dailies Total 1 Multifocal contact lenses were designed specifically for people with presbyopia (farsightedness). They seamlessly blend a range of prescription strengths to give you clear vision near, far, and in between.
Biotrue ONEday contacts retain moisture naturally produced by your eye. They also help to reduce halos and glares. They are a great choice if you suffer from these conditions in low light.
90 packs are the most cost-effective way to buy daily disposable lenses. These three lenses are some of the best contact lenses on the market. If you’re going to wear contacts, don’t sacrifice quality for cost.
Dailies Colors One Day lenses make your eyes appear bigger and brighter. They feature color enhancement and a unique eye-defining outer ring.
Eye Health. Your eyes contain calcium, proteins, lipids, and other substances. These substances can build up on reusable lenses. This increases your chances of irritation, inflammation, and infection.
Disposable lenses don’t have the chance to accumulate these substances. This means your chances of getting an infection are greatly reduced.
Convenience. Weekly and monthly lenses require proper daily maintenance. If you don’t take care of your lenses, you could wind up ruining them or causing an eye infection.
Daily disposables require no maintenance. When you are done wearing them you dispose of them. This eliminates the need for contact lens solution and cases.
Price. Daily disposables do cost more. For an annual supply, they typically cost between two and three times as much as monthly lenses. They do not require additional products such as cases and cleaning solutions. However, this does little to offset the price difference.
If you wear glasses somedays, this cost can be offset. Monthly contact lenses must be disposed of after 30 days, regardless of how many times you wear them. Whereas you don’t need to open a pair of dailies on days you wear your glasses.
Waste. Another complaint is the additional waste that daily disposable lenses cause. This is a valid complaint, as you’ll go through a lot more packaging. However, you can help offset this by recycling your contact packaging with TerraCycle and Bausch + Lomb’s ONE Recycling Program.
Before ordering contacts, get a comprehensive eye exam and contact lens fitting from an eye care professional. Only a qualified eye doctor can provide you with personalized insights to find the best lens for daily wear.
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Yes, daily disposable contacts cost approximately two to three times as much as weekly or monthly contacts. However, they are more hygienic and convenient than reusable lenses.
Usually, yes. Daily contact lenses tend to be preferred by people who suffer from dry eyes. Speak with a qualified eye care professional to find out what types of contact lenses are best for your personal vision problems.
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