The Great Myth: Daily Contacts Are More Expensive than Monthlies and They Aren't Worth It!
Hint: They’re not only better for you, but often times they can be the same price or cheaper than monthly replacement lenses!
Unless your power is unavailable in dailies, we always recommend patients to switch from monthlies to dailies because we feel strongly it's in every patients' best interests. Among the many reasons we provide this guidance, here are a few of the most notable:
Health and hygiene: Daily disposable contacts are designed to be worn once and then discarded, so they significantly eliminate the risk of lens-related eye infections caused by the accumulation of bacteria and debris on the lens and the case.
Convenience: Daily disposable contacts are convenient because they eliminate the need for cleaning and storing of contacts overnight.
Comfort: Daily disposable contacts are typically thinner than multi-use lenses, which can result in greater comfort for the user. They also don’t have a chance to accumulate as many irritating factors during their day use, leading to much more comfort during wear.
Cost-effectiveness: While daily disposable contacts may seem more expensive upfront, they can be more cost-effective in the long run because you don't have to purchase cleaning solution and lens cases, and you reduce the risk of having to pay for doctor's visits and treatments for eye infections or other lens-related problems.
Environmental considerations: When properly cleaning and replacing your contact lenses, the amount of plastic used for cleaning solution, cases and monthly contact lenses is far greater than a year's supply of daily contact lenses.
Honest compliance: It is proven that 75% of weekly and monthly contact lens wearers don’t follow recommendations. This risk can result in infection, scarring, inability to complete laser vision correction, and blindness. Daily disposable lens wearers have a significantly higher compliance rate.
In summary, patients who wear daily contact lenses have healthier eyes, are happier with the contact lenses and have less eye infections. Do yourself a favor and make the switch today!
At Ojos Del Mar, we stock an incredibly wide variety of contact lenses. Contact us at +506.BOLD.EYES to place an order over the phone or stop by our clinic during business hours!
About the Author: Ojos Del Mar is a world class eye care clinic and eyewear gallery in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. They specialize in comprehensive eye care, dry eye and keratoconus treatment, prescription eyewear, in-house lens finishing, contacts, and custom or hard to fit contacts. To schedule an appointment or learn aout the clinic and their 1:1 eye exam donation program, click here.