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What are daily disposable contact lenses
Medically reviewed by Sharon Copeland 17/02/2021
Daily contact lenses are daily disposable contact lenses are single-use lenses that are removed and discarded at the end of each day, and a fresh pair of lenses is applied to the eyes the next morning.
Daily contact lenses don’t require any cleaning or maintenance and can just be applied in the morning and taken out right before bed.
Daily disposables, or ‘dailies’ are one of the most popular types of contact lenses and offer benefits such as:
- Convenience – no need to clean and disinfect after using
- No need for contact lens case maintenance
- Spare lenses always readily available
- Less spoliation from deposits
- Absence of solution interactions with the ocular surface
- Protection from environmental allergens like hay fever
- Ideal for part time or occasional lens wearers
- Lower incidence of infections compared to reusable contact lenses
What are disposable contact lenses?
Knowing the difference between contact lens terms is important to ensure you buy the right lenses and use them correctly. You should not confuse ‘daily wear’ with ‘daily disposable’.
‘Disposable’ doesn’t always have to mean daily disposable contact lenses. You’ll find that two weekly and monthly wear lenses are often called two weekly disposables and monthly disposables. These lenses are also typically prescribed for ‘daily wear’ and require cleaning and storing overnight, which doesn’t make them daily disposables. A daily wear lens is one that must be removed before sleeping, because it's not approved for extended (overnight) wear. Such a lens might be replaced daily, weekly, monthly or quarterly, depending upon the brand. Only a daily disposable lens must be worn for the day and thrown away before bed.
What types of daily disposable contact lenses are available?
At Feel Good Contacts, we stock a wide range of daily disposable contact lenses, designed to offer comfort, hygiene and exceptional visual correction for the wearer from morning to night. Daily disposable lenses are more affordable than you may expect. When you consider that no contact lens care solutions are needed for daily disposable lenses, the cost is comparable to other contact lenses.