04.11.2014

Daily contact lenses "are more sustainable"

Daily contact lenses "are more sustainable"

Daily Contact lenses are more sustainable option for people concerned about their impact on the environment, one source has noted.

Lucy Siegle, writing for the Guardian, said that contact lens wearers who opt for daily disposable options generally do not need to invest in the bottles of solution as weekly or monthly users often do, so it creates slightly less waste.

She explained: "Daily contacts (although single-use) do not require the solutions needed by weeklies or monthlies, so waste calculations might not be as clear as previously thought."

Ms Siegle noted that work is underway to determine if contact lenses made form renewable materials are a possibility, which she said will be an ideal option for people concerned about their impact on the environment.

Daily contact lenses are also available for those with astigmatism or those in need of bifocals.

by Emily Tait


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