Thinking about making the switch from standard contact lenses to daily disposables? Many contact lens wearers prefer monthly or daily disposables to other types of lenses. Our ophthalmologist at Naples Eye Physicians is here to help you decide if disposable contact lenses are a good fit for your vision care needs.
Benefits of Disposable Contact Lenses
There are many benefits to wearing disposable contact lenses. Many daily disposable contact lens wearers enjoy that they can simply toss their lenses in the trash at the end of the day, instead of cleaning and storing them like other types of lenses. Contact lens wearers with sensitive eyes often find that disposable lenses are more comfortable than extended wear lenses. Ophthalmology research has shown that fresh, disposable lenses are less likely to irritate the eyes than extended wear lenses over time. This is especially true for people who suffer from seasonal and household allergies that result in watery, itchy eyes.
While daily disposable contact lenses can be more costly than other types of disposable lenses, some users find ways to make the cost similar to that of extended wear lenses. Some people wear their disposable lenses only a few days a week, and wear glasses the rest of the time. Some people find that being able to simply toss the lenses at the end of the day results in a significant savings in contact lens cleaning and storing solution. It's important not to attempt to wear disposable contacts for longer than their indicated wear time, even if the lens is intact and looks brand new.
Disposable Contact Lens Care
When you come in for your first appointment with our ophthalmologist, you'll talk about whether disposable contact lenses are a good fit for your needs. If so, you'll go over the care you need to keep your eyes safe while wearing your lenses. It's important never to wear your lenses for longer than indicated, as doing so can result in serious vision problems. You'll need to always throw away your lenses at the end of the day (for daily disposable lenses) or store them safely in an appropriate contact lens solution (for longer wear contact lenses). Don't ever store your lenses in tap water, as organisms in the water can cause serious vision problems when they come into contact with your eye.
Call Our Ophthalmology Center in Naples, FL
If you're ready to make the switch to disposable contact lenses, or you simply need to schedule your annual eye exam, our team at Naples Eye Physicians in Naples, FL, is here to help. Call our office at (239) 262-6288 to schedule your first appointment today.