Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
Due to their ease of wear and high comfort levels, daily disposable contacts are the most popular type of contact lenses. However, some vision conditions make wearing this type of contact lens impossible. At Palmetto Eye Care in Columbia, SC, our eye doctor will assess your eyes to determine whether or not daily disposable contact lenses are right for you.
How Daily Disposable Contact Lenses Work
Before you receive your daily disposable contact lenses, our eye doctor will careful examine and measure each eye to make sure they are the right lenses for you. When you receive your contact lenses, they will arrive in individually packaged sets, making it easy for you to divide them up for daily use. At the end of each day, remove your contact lenses, throw them away, and insert a new pair in the morning.
These lenses do not need to be cleaned, and in fact, if you get something in them during the day it's best to dispose of them instead of attempting to clean them. Disposable contact lenses suit a wide variety of purposes, from treating regular vision issues (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism) to changing the color of your eye.
Benefits of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
Benefits of daily disposable contact lenses include:
- They are considered cleaner and healthier since there is minimal risk of bacterial transfer.
- They are more convenient than having to put your lenses in a cleaning solution every evening.
- There is no need for a cleaning solution or contact lens cases.
- Stocking up allows for lifestyle flexibility.
- They have been shown to work just as effectively as glasses or temporary soft contact lenses.
Ask our optometrist in Columbia about other benefits that may be more personal to your lifestyle.
Things Worth Considering
Daily disposable contacts are not for everyone. Some people with unique eye shapes or conditions may require specially designed contact lenses. Likewise, others may want to be able to take their contact lenses in and out as desired, in which case having a daily use set with solution is preferable. As for environmental concerns, the good news is that many daily disposable contact lenses are biodegradable.
Eye Care Near Columbia
If you are interested in daily disposable contact lenses, Palmetto Eye Care is ready to assist you. We have years of experience providing residents of Columbia, SC with reliable optometry services. For more information on contact lenses or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist in Columbia, call us at (803) 732-4166.