Daily Wear Contact Lens Benefits You Probably Didn’t Know About

There are many Contact Lens Benefits that you likely don't know about ... photo by CC user Nieuw on wikimedia commons

Daily wear contact lenses are one of the best options for many lens wearers for a range of reasons. Daily contact brands like Focus Dailies are manufactured with an innovative technology that keeps costs reasonable so that the lenses can be worn just once and replaced by another pair the next day. While some benefits are obvious, others might not be as apparent; the following are some daily wear lens benefits you might not have thought of:

No More Cleaning

With daily wear contact lenses, there is no need for chemical solutions and the cleaning and ongoing care of longer-term contact lenses. Buying contact lens solutions or fretting if/when you run out of the proper chemicals will be a thing of the past. Most users love the convenience this provides.

However, no-cleaning-needed benefits go beyond just not having to keep up with being hygienic. Not having to clean your contact lenses also eliminates the risk of ocular complications that can manifest from inadequate cleaning or solutions that have become toxic.

Improved Comfort

Comfort is key to daily wear contact lenses like Focus Dailies. No buildup, no problem, and wearing contact lenses for just one day does not allow dirt or debris to build up on the lens.

Fewer Complications

Many studies have shown that ocular complications are far less frequent in users of daily disposable lenses. They are one of the safest, easiest and most trouble-free lenses available. Those who know they aren’t always diligent in the cleaning of their lenses should strongly consider daily wear lenses. This can apply to college students and others who are very busy and might slack off on cleaning from time to time. In a nutshell, fewer deposits and less toxicity on the lenses mean fewer ocular complications.

Relief from Allergy Symptoms

Daily wear contact lenses can also benefit people who suffer from seasonal or chronic allergies. Studies have shown that itching, redness and chronic eye watering caused by allergies are reduced in contact wearers who favor daily options like Focus Dailies. Increased comfort is due to the high replacement frequency that improves comfort levels, alleviates allergy symptoms and reduces the buildup of antigens and proteins that would otherwise irritate the conjunctiva and exacerbate allergies.

Brand New Wearer Benefits

New contact lens wearers are likely not savvy or diligent about cleaning and care of contact lenses. Because of this, they can benefit from daily disposables due to no need for lens care, cleaning and storage.

Part-Time Wearer Benefits 

Some contact lens wearers only use their lenses during specific occasions and not on a daily basis. Sporting activities and other special events might be the only time contact lenses are worn, and this makes daily wear contact lenses ideal for these wearers. Those with minimal experience in cleaning and caring for longer term lens types will not have to deal with these issues if one-time use contact lenses are chosen.

It should also be noted that the efficacy of contact lens cleaning solutions deteriorates over time and can cause fungal and bacterial growth. Wearing a brand new, sterile lens each day and discarding it after use eliminates the need for cleaning solutions as well as the risks associated with them.

Trying Out Monovision

Monovision refers to wearing just one contact lens for near-sightedness and good distance viewing and no lens in the other eye to accommodate quality vision for objects that are close. Some people decide to receive Lasik surgery to make monovision a permanent solution, and using a daily wear contact lens can allow the wearer to try it out first.

This flexible product offers many contact lens benefits, including some you might not have thought of. Consider daily lenses for all of these reasons and more.