A guide to choosing disposable monthly contact lenses
If you require vision correction, there are a number of options available to you, and it may be difficult to decide which one to choose.
Monthly disposable lenses are one type of lens that you may want to try. These are designed to be worn during the day and removed at night for cleaning and storage.
After 30 days, they should be thrown away and a new pair used. This ensures that the lenses never get a build-up of dirt, debris and minerals, helping to keep your eyes healthy.
Can I use disposable monthly contact lenses?
If you're wondering if monthly lenses are suitable for your requirements, the answer is probably yes. In the past, only a few vision problems could be treated with this option, but with recent developments in contact lens technology, it's likely that there's a pair of monthly lenses that will work for you.
Nearsightedness and farsightedness are both common conditions that can be treated with disposable lenses. If you have astigmatism, toric contact lenses are available in monthly disposable options, as are varifocal and bifocal contacts, which are used to treat the problems associated with presbyopia.
Monthly disposable contact lenses are also available in coloured versions. These are a great option if you want a simple way to enhance your appearance - even if you don't need vision correction!
Are disposable monthly contact lenses safe to use?
Those who are new to monthly lenses could be concerned about the safety of their eyes when using this option. But you needn't worry - monthly lenses have been developed specifically to provide a simple solution to vision correction, without any threat to your ocular health.
Disposable lenses are manufactured from a variety of materials, one of which is a soft material called silicone hydrogel. This substance is incredibly comfortable to wear, and it is gas permeable, meaning that it allows oxygen through the lens and to the surface of your eye.
The flow of oxygen is important for the health of your eyes and helps to avoid infections and other such problems.
How to get a new type of contact lenses
If you're interested in getting contact lenses of any type, you should first discuss your options with your eye care practitioner. The specialist can help you decide on a solution that provides the best vision correction and which keeps your eyes in a healthy condition. In addition, they can carry out a contact lens fitting to ensure you get the right lenses for the size and shape of your eyes.
Don't forget that most adults should try to get their eyes checked every two years - and those over 70 should see an optician every year. You might also want to find out if you're eligible for a free eye exam on the NHS.
Once you're ready to start shopping, Contactlenses.co.uk can help you find the right product for your requirements. We have many years of experience in providing high-quality lenses from top brands and we work hard to provide excellent service and low prices.
Author: John Dreyer Optometrist Bsc(Hons), MCOPTOM, DipCLP
Created: 24 Apr 2015, Last modified: 18 Apr 2019