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Disposable contact lenses

Are you considering getting disposable contact lenses?

Disposable contact lens insertion

Disposable contact lenses are a popular choice amongst those who require vision correction treatment, due to their simplicity of use. With disposable lenses, care, and cleaning requirements are greatly reduced, and you don't have to worry about build-ups of proteins and other debris on the lenses. This reduces the chances of ending up with infections like acanthamoeba keratitis, and many experts recommend them as a healthier option for your eyes. Daily disposable contact lenses are also a good choice for those who suffer from allergies, this is because the cleaning solutions and other chemicals associated with reusable lenses can sometimes make allergies worse. For those who suffer from dry eyes, silicone hydrogel disposable lenses, for example, Biofinity Lenses are designed to help keep the eyes moist, avoiding the dryness that many people associate with wearing contacts.

Caring for disposable lenses

Disposable contact lenses not only refer to daily disposables but also include lenses that last two weeks or a month. The right choice will depend on your lifestyle, as well as the severity of your vision problems and the amount you want to pay. With daily disposable lenses, the lenses are inserted at the beginning of your day then removed and thrown away at night. These are the simplest to use, as they require no cleaning or storing at all. Typical lenses on the market are Focus Dailies All Day Comfort and Crystal 1 Day. Disposable lenses that last longer than a single use are designed to be removed at night, cleaned and stored. This will generally involve soaking and rubbing the lenses with a cleaning solution, but the right procedure for caring for the lenses will depend on the specific brand, so be sure to read the instructions carefully. If you're looking for lenses that require no cleaning or other maintenance, then you may want to consider extended wear options. these lenses can be worn overnight, for a week or more at a time, so there is no cleaning required, your Optometrist will help decide which is the best lens and best wearing time for you, depending on eye health and other factors, typical examples are Biofinity and  AirOptix Night & Day.

How to chose the right disposable contacts

When buying disposable contact lenses, it's important to make sure that the ones you get are the right strength for your vision correction needs. That's why we recommend that you visit a qualified eye care professional to get a complete eye examination. They can help you decide which disposable contacts are best for your lifestyle, and since vision problems often change, it will also ensure that your prescription is still correct. You may also want to think about getting disposable coloured contact lenses, these can  have a dramatic effect on your appearance and are a great choice, whether or not you need to correct your vision.

Get disposable contact lenses from Contactlenses.co.uk

If you're considering getting disposable lenses, you should first discuss the option with your eye care professional. They will be able to help you decide which lenses are the right choice for your vision requirements and your lifestyle. They will also carry out a contact lens fitting, measuring your eye to see what size lenses will fit best. Whether you're suffering from conditions such as myopia, hypermetropia or astigmatism, or you simply want to change your eye colour, disposable lenses from Contactlenses.co.uk are the perfect choice. We offer a wide range of disposable contact lenses for you to choose from, and whatever your reasons for wanting to wear them, we're sure to have just what you're looking for - and at a price you'll love.

Author: John Dreyer Optometrist Bsc(Hons), MCOPTOM, DipCLP
Created: 24 Apr 2015, Last modified: 20 May 2024