There are so many reasons to wear, and love, contact lenses: to change your look, to wear for sports, for a wider field of view when you have a unique or strong prescription requirement, and for those times you just want to go glasses-free. When it comes to choosing the right wear schedule for your contact lenses, we always recommend daily contact lenses whenever possible. Sometimes a monthly wear schedule is a great choice for certain prescriptions, but for most daily disposable contact lenses are the way to go.
Daily contact lenses make life so convenient because you start with a fresh pair each morning and dispose of them at the end of the day, which means a significantly reduced chance of infection from your contacts. In fact, we have seen a reduction in the recurrence of ulcers in some patient cases due to moving to daily lenses! You don’t have to think about cleaning your lenses, changing solution, or sanitizing your case every day, making your daily routine a snap and travelling a breeze with less items to pack. If concern about waste and our environment has held you back from choosing daily disposable contact lenses, fret not because we have a recycling program right in our office. We partner with one of our contact lens suppliers Bausch and Lomb to repurpose contact lenses and blister packs into new materials, equaling less waste for a happier planet.
Here are three daily contact lens options that we and our patients just love. The first are Dailies Total 1 by Alcon. These contact lenses are almost 100% water at their very outer surface and use water gradient technology to create a cushion of moisture on the eye. SmarTears® technology features the release of an ingredient found naturally in our tears that helps to stabilize the eye’s tear film. Dailies Total 1 provide exceptional comfort.
If you have astigmatism, then Acuvue Oasys 1 Day for Astigmatism lenses are for you. These contact lenses provide exceptional performance and help to make the feeling of tired eyes a thing of the past. These lenses offer an incredibly high amount of UV protection, and they harness the power of natural eyelid movements to help keep the lens in the correct position. The key to clear vision when you have astigmatism and wear contacts is a stable lens fit. With these contact lenses you’ll enjoy clear, consistent, stable vision all day long.
Clariti® 1 Day by Cooper Vision is an amazing choice for both comfort and caring for our planet. These lenses allow 100% oxygen transfer to the cornea (the frontmost surface of your eye) to help maintain your best ocular health. They are the first plastic neutral contact lenses in Canada. For every box distributed in Canada, Cooper Vision funds the collection, processing, and reuse of general plastic waste that is equal to the weight of the plastic contained in those lenses and packaging.
Book your visit now to see your Doctor of Optometry and find your perfect daily contact lens fit. You’ll help the planet by recycling with us, see your best, and keep your eyes healthy.