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Disposable contact lenses

Are you considering getting disposable contact lenses?

Disposable contact lenses are a popular choice amongst those who require vision correction treatment, due to their simplicity of use. With disposable lenses, the care and cleaning requirements are greatly reduced, and you don't have to worry about build-ups of proteins and other debris on the lenses. This reduces the chances of ending up with infections like acanthamoeba keratitis and many experts recommend them as a healthier option for your eyes. Disposable daily contact lenses are also a good choice for those who suffer from allergies. This is because the cleaning solutions and other chemicals associated with reusable lenses can sometimes make allergies worse. For those who suffer with dry eyes, silicone hydrogel disposable lenses, for example Biofinity Lenses, are designed to help keep the eyes moist, avoiding the dryness that many associate with wearing contacts.

Caring for disposable lenses

When choosing a type of disposable contact lens, your options will include daily disposables, as well as products that last two weeks or a month. The right choice will depend on your lifestyle, as well as the severity of your vision problems. With daily disposables, the lenses are inserted at the beginning of your day and removed and thrown away at night. These are the simplest to use, as they require no cleaning or moisturising at all. Typical lenses on the market are Focus Dailies and Crystal 1 Day. Disposable lenses that last longer than a single use are designed to be removed at night and cleaned. This will generally involve soaking and rubbing the lenses with a cleaning solution, but the right procedure for caring for the lenses will depend on the specific brand, so be sure to read the instructions carefully. If you're looking for lenses that require no cleaning or other maintenance, then you may want to consider continuous wear options. these lenses can be worn overnight, for up to a month at a time, so there is no cleaning required. Typical examples are AirOptix Night & Day and Purevision 2.

How to chose the right disposable contacts

When buying disposable lenses, it's important to make sure that the ones you get are the right strength for your vision correction needs. That's why we recommend that you visit a qualified eye care professional to get a complete eye examination. They can help you decide which disposable contacts are best for your circumstances, and since vision problems often change, it will also ensure that your prescription is still correct. You may also want to think about getting disposable coloured contact lenses. These can have a dramatic effect on your appearance and are a great choice, whether or not you need to correct your vision.

Get disposable contact lenses from Contactlenses.co.uk

If you're considering getting disposable lenses, you should first discuss the option with your eye care professional. They will be able to help you decide which lenses are the right choice for your vision requirements and your lifestyle. They will also carry out a contact lens fitting, measuring your eye to see what size lenses will fit best. Whether you're suffering from conditions such as myopia, hypermetropia or astigmatism, or you simply want to change your eye colour, disposable lenses from Contactlenses.co.uk are the perfect choice. We offer a wide range of disposable contact lenses for you to choose from and whatever your reasons for wanting to wear them, we're sure to have just what you're looking for - and at a price you'll love.

Author: John Dreyer Optometrist Bsc(Hons), MCOPTOM, DipCLP
Created: 24 Apr 2015, Last modified: 4 Mar 2020