Contact Lenses By Types – Daily, Bi-Weekly &
Contact lenses are usually categorized by length of wear.
Below is a summary of the various TYPES of Contact Lenses that will suit different needs.
Daily Disposable (1-Day) Contact Lenses
Daily Disposable Lenses offers the most convenient soft lens system since lens cleaning and disinfecting solutions are not required. The lens is simply discarded after one use.
Other advantages are no lens care solution costs and maximum lens comfort for the female soft lens wearers. A primary source of contact lens discomfort is caused by eye makeup and facial skin products accumulating on reusable soft lenses. With these single use lenses fresh, non-contaminated, lenses are worn each day.
Bi-Weekly (2-Week) & Monthly (4-Week) Contact Lenses
Bi-weekly and monthly contact lenses are a re-useable cost-effective and convenient lens option. Although they require daily cleaning with contact lens solutions, they are great for those on a budget or those wearing lenses for less than a few hours per day
Daily Vs Monthly Contact Lenses
Our Contact Lens Experts Explain How to Choose
Monthly lenses were the gold standard when contact lenses were first released into the consumer market. However, nowadays there are many more types of quality, comfortable lenses out there, and monthly lenses are no longer the popular standard. We offer a wide selection of dailies and monthlies are available in our contact lens collection.
Every individual needs to choose the type of contacts that best matches their vision prescription and lifestyle. To do this, a number of issues must be taken into consideration. To assist our patients in making this decision, we offer you an explanation of the main differences between daily and monthly contact lenses:
Do daily lenses and monthly lenses cost the same?
The expense is comparable. Note that dailies can be pricier if you’re switching them more frequently than once a day, yet monthlies come along with the cost of cleaning solutions for sterilizing and storing your lenses.
Learn the Basics of Daily and Monthly Lenses
Disposable contact lenses are extremely popular these days. As an alternative to hard lenses of the past and rigid gas permeable lenses of today, they are generally considered to be far superior in comfort and wearability. They come in many different varieties, and it is important to know which is best for you. Below, our trusted eye care professionals give you a brief explanation of some of the major types of disposable contact lenses on the market today.
Although more expensive than monthly and bi-weekly contacts, daily disposable contact lenses are an increasingly popular alternative, because they offer the same crystal-clear vision, without the need to ensure proper storage and cleaning at the end of each day. Daily disposables allow contact lens wearers the ability to simply throw away each day’s pair of contacts before bed and open a brand-new pair the very next day to enjoy the benefits and comfort of clean, clear, crisp contact lenses.
Dangerous calcium or hairspray deposits, normally associated with bi-weekly and monthly contact lenses, are no longer an issue, and the chances of developing contact lens-related eye infections, normally associated with monthly and bi-weekly contact lenses, become almost a non-issue.
Many disposable contact lenses, of all varieties, also offer tints and colors that may accent your natural eye color or change your eye color altogether. Those with Presbyopia normally would need to have bi-weekly or monthly contacts, although new daily disposable options are also beginning to emerge. For more information, speak with our optometrist today.
Bi-Weekly and Monthly Contact Lenses
Replaced either monthly or bi-weekly, these contact lenses are thicker than daily disposables. The thicker composition makes them more durable and long-lasting, and they are usually more resistant to drying out.
Monthly and bi-weekly disposable contact lenses require more upkeep than daily disposables, requiring daily cleaning and storage in proper contact lens solution. They are, however, more economical overall, since less material goes into making them and you do not have to buy contact lenses as often.
Additionally, monthly and bi-weekly contact lenses offer the possibility of extended wear, which allows up to 30 days of continuous day and night contact lens wear, without the necessity of taking them out.
Monthly lenses are available in an extensive range of prescriptions, and we keep a full inventory in our boutique contact lens store.
Contact Lenses By Types – Yearly & RGP
Yearly Contact Lenses
Some of us with complex prescriptions just can’t get good vision with conventional disposables. Thankfully we can still order custom yearly contact lenses for those who need them. Nowadays, we can order the same highly breathable materials available in disposable lenses for safe lens wear. These lenses require more maintenance to last longer, and warranties are offered in case you rip or lose them!
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses
Rigid gas permeable contact lenses have been around for decades and offer better optics than soft lenses. They are easy to clean, easy to handle, and last for many years with good care and maintenance. Because they are custom made, almost every vision need can be accommodated.
These lenses are also ideal for irregular corneas associated with keratoconus and corneal transplant. Although it takes a few days, patients quickly get used to the feeling of these lenses in their eyes. They are not suitable for sports or those who work in windy, dirty or dusty environments because they are more easily dislodged than soft lenses.