Which type of contact lenses is better for you: monthly or daily? Let us provide you with a breakdown to help you make an informed decision.
In the past, monthly lenses were widely regarded as the standard choice in the contact lens market. However, with advancements in technology, there is now a broader range of high-quality and comfortable lenses available, causing a shift in popularity away from monthly lenses. At our contact lens collection, we offer an extensive selection of both daily and monthly lenses.
Selecting the most suitable type of lenses depends on factors such as your vision prescription and lifestyle. To assist you in making an informed decision, we will outline the key differences between daily and monthly contact lenses:
Cost: The cost is generally comparable between daily and monthly lenses. It is worth noting that if you switch daily lenses more frequently than once a day, the expense may be higher. On the other hand, monthly lenses come with additional costs for cleaning solutions required for sterilizing and storing the lenses.
Disposable contact lenses have gained immense popularity due to their superior comfort and convenience compared to the hard lenses of the past and rigid gas permeable lenses used today. With various options available, it is essential to understand which type is best suited for you. Our trusted eye care professionals in The Woodlands provide a brief explanation of some major types of disposable contact lenses currently available in the market.
Daily Lenses: While daily disposable contact lenses are more expensive than monthly and bi-weekly contacts, they have become increasingly popular because they offer the same clear vision without the need for storage and cleaning. With daily disposables, you can simply discard each day’s pair before bed and start fresh with a new pair the next day, enjoying the benefits and comfort of clean and crisp contact lenses.
Issues like calcium or hairspray deposits, often associated with bi-weekly and monthly lenses, are no longer a concern. Furthermore, the chances of developing contact lens-related eye infections, typically associated with extended wear lenses, are significantly reduced.
Many disposable contact lenses, including daily options, come in different tints and colors that can enhance your natural eye color or completely change it. People with Presbyopia, who usually require bi-weekly or monthly lenses, now have daily disposable options available as well. For more detailed information, we encourage you to speak with our experienced eye doctors in Magnolia or The Woodlands today.
These contact lenses, designed to be replaced either monthly or bi-weekly, have a thicker composition compared to daily disposables. This thickness enhances their durability and longevity, making them less prone to drying out.
Unlike daily disposables, monthly and bi-weekly contact lenses require more maintenance. They need to be cleaned daily and stored in proper contact lens solution. However, these lenses are more cost-effective in the long run as they require less material and less frequent repurchasing.
Another advantage of monthly and bi-weekly lenses is the option for extended wear, allowing continuous day and night use for up to 30 days without removal.
We offer a wide selection of monthly lenses in various prescriptions, ensuring we have a comprehensive inventory available in our boutique contact lens store.
When choosing contact lenses, it’s crucial to consider your vision prescription as not all contacts are available for all prescriptions. If you require higher magnifications or have complex corrections like astigmatism or multifocal needs, monthly contact lenses with their harder composition can provide better vision and sharper focus.
If you have sensitive eyes, certain contact lens materials may cause irritation. In such cases, lenses with higher water content or increased oxygen permeability may be necessary for optimal comfort. Daily and monthly lenses differ in these characteristics. Our experienced optometrists will assess your eyes and recommend the best lens composition tailored to your specific needs. Fortunately, there are numerous contact lens options available today, even for individuals with sensitive eyes, ensuring comfortable vision with contact lenses.
For individuals with an active lifestyle or those involved in sports, the convenience of daily lenses may be preferable. Daily lenses can be easily removed and replaced after coming into contact with dirt, water, sunscreen, or sweat. However, it’s important to note that the thinner composition of daily lenses may lead to quicker drying.
If you only plan on wearing contacts occasionally, daily lenses offer a practical option. With 30 lenses in a pack, a one-month supply can last for a considerable period, eliminating the need for expensive disinfectants or frequent lens replenishment.
On the other hand, if you spend most of your day in a controlled environment such as an office or home, monthly lenses may be more suitable. With ample time available, you can adequately sterilize the lenses as necessary. Monthly wear lenses are also recommended if you need to remove your contacts multiple times a day or regularly switch between glasses and contacts.
Determining whether monthly or daily contacts are better ultimately depends on achieving clear vision and aligning with your lifestyle. It’s a decision that should be made in consultation with your eye doctor. For comprehensive contact lens services and to schedule a fitting, please contact us for more information.