If you’re ready to move up from eyeglasses to contact lenses, you’ll be faced with a large selection of lens types to choose from. Our doctors at Space Center Eye Associates highly recommend daily contacts for most patients. They’re the most commonly prescribed contact lens type in the country — and with good reason.
The Advantages of Using Daily Disposable Contacts
Daily contact lenses, also known as disposable contacts, are the safest type of lens to wear in terms of eye health. You put in a fresh pair of contact lenses each morning, then take them out and throw them away at the end of the day. Since you don’t have to clean the lenses and store them in a solution, you have a much smaller chance of developing an eye infection from germs and bacteria being transferred into your eyes. New daily contact lenses are, by definition, the cleanest lenses available, so you don’t have to worry about proper cleaning procedures.
Because of their relatively thin design and extremely clean and clear surface, disposable contacts are often considered the most comfortable contact lenses to wear. In fact, many patients remark that they don’t feel the contacts on their eyes at all. These lenses are known for having fewer allergic reactions than lenses that are cleaned and reused each day, as there is absolutely no chance of allergens being deposited and reapplied to the eyes each day.
Disposable contacts can be less expensive, in the long run. You won’t have to buy cleaning solutions and spare cases, and traditional contact lens wearers average many more trips to the emergency room than disposable wearers do, due to problems and complications related to their lenses.
If you’re ready to move up to disposable daily contact lenses, call Space Center Eye Associates at 929-888-9641. Our office on Clear Lake City Blvd. serves patients in the greater Houston Bay area.