Expert Contact Lens Fitting in St. Petersburg, Florida
Proper contact lens care can be a daunting task for many. Making sure that you, or your children, are using the right contact lens solution, in the right amount and changing it every day, as well as sticking to your doctor recommended replacement schedule every 2 weeks to a month, is a burden that most are not ready to handle. As a matter of fact, recent studies reveal that as few as 2% of all contact lens wearers actually clean and store their contact lenses as they are supposed to.
As a result, the majority of people wearing rigid gas permeable or bi-weekly and monthly disposable contacts, expose their eyes daily to a host of harmful bacteria that can grow on their lenses over time and cause serious eye infections that have the potential to do severe damage to their eyes, up to and including total blindness.
Fortunately, a significantly safer contact lens alternative does exist – daily disposable contact lenses.
With daily disposable contact lenses, you are able to experience crystal clear vision every day, without the worry or stress of proper storage and cleaning. Simply throw today’s pair away before bed, and enjoy the benefits and comfort of a brand new, clean, crisp pair of contact lenses the very next morning. Contact lens-related infections and eye conditions that result from improper cleaning and storage are a thing of the past. Now, you can enjoy the simple pleasures of crisp, clean, comfortable vision at the start of every day.
Another important advantage of daily disposable contact lenses is that there is no longer a need for you to worry about being forgetful when it comes to your contact lens replacement schedule. Many people are not aware of the extent of damage that can be done when contact lenses are not changed for a clean, new pair on time.
Wearing of contact lenses until they become uncomfortable to wear, and then switching them out, is an all-too-common and very damaging practice. Most people are unaware that by the time their contact lenses feel uncomfortable on the eye, serious damage may have already been done. With daily disposables, if you can remember that every morning starts with a new pair, then you’re set.
Daily contact lenses are a great way to start enjoying stress-free, crystal clear vision every day. For more information, and to find out if daily disposable contact lenses are right for you, contact your eye doctor today!
Frequently Asked Questions About Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
- I have eye allergies, are daily contact lenses better for me than monthlies?
The benefits of daily disposable contact lenses are comfort, convenience and eye health. Daily lenses only stay in your eye for one day, eliminating any buildup of bacteria on the lenses that could cause infections or allergic reactions. So for patients who suffer from allergies, I recommend using dailies over monthlies, even though the cost is a bit more. Dailies also tend to be more comfortable than monthlies, partially because there is no buildup on the lens. They are also more convenient, as you just throw away the lenses after the day, and use a brand new lens the next morning.
- Can I wear my contact lenses on the beach?
Technically, no because there’s a risk of infection. But the great thing about contact lenses is that they adapt to your lifestyle. So. you can wear them at the beach, and especially recommend that you wear daily disposables for this purpose. Just make sure that if you feel any redness or irritation that you remove them and flush your eyes out with a salient solution if available or clean water. If the redness or irritation continues, call our office for further instructions.
- Who can wear contact lenses and at what age can you start?
Most vision problems are amenable to contact lens correction and there’s no set age limit, whenever mom says it’s okay. Typically 12 or 13 is when children start using contact lenses. Daily or 1-Day contact lenses are easier for children because of zero maintenance and a safer option for younger wearers.
- Can kids wear contact lenses?
Yes! Once a child is mature enough to learn how to insert and remove contact lenses as well as take care of them they can wear contact lenses. The best option for children is daily disposable contact lenses. Kids greatly benefit from contact lenses, especially when playing sports and extracurricular activities. They also help with a child’s self-esteem and confidence.
- Are disposable contact lenses good for my eyes?
Everyone has different eyes. Some people can wear contacts overnight while some patients are never good candidates for contacts. It is best to let your eye doctor determine if contacts are a good option for you.
- What are the advantages of daily disposable contact lenses?
Daily disposable contact lenses are great for many reasons. The chance of infection decreases because a new sterile lens is used every day and there is no need to clean the lens or the case. This is also a great option for patients that have allergies, contact lens solution sensitivities and dry eye as it eliminates the build-up of contaminants on the lenses that can exacerbate those problems. Dailies make for low maintenance and comfortable option for any patient!