Contact lenses are the perfect solution for people who can’t or don’t want to wear eyeglasses. They come in different models to address several health issues. Wearing contact lenses could be the only option you have in order to live your life in a normal way as they address issues that are related to the quality of your life. But contact lenses come in different types according to the wear and how often they should be replaced.
In this article, we talk about the different types of the contact lenses and what are the pros and cons of each type:
- Daily Contact Lenses:
Daily contact lenses are widely used by people for health and cosmetic reasons. They are worn every day and will be taken off every night before you go to bed to be discarded. It is wrong to use daily contact lenses more than once.
- They are more comfortable and hassle free. You just use a clean new pair every day.
- There is no itchiness or discomfort.
- No need to clean them up.
- They are expensive on the long run. Although one pack might be relatively cheap, using them on the long run means continuous costs and payments.
- Bi-weekly Contact Lenses:
These contact lenses need to be replaced every 2 weeks instead of every day. You still need to stock them up because you usually forget that it is time to replace them.
- These might be more convenient than having to use a new pair every day.
- Are easy to use and will not require cleaning.
- Many people forget that it is time to replace their contacts, or intentionally do so to save money. The results could be restricting the flow of oxygen to the eye which can lead to serious health problems.
- These contact lenses need to be cleaned regularly to ensure that they are good and healthy to use. Ignoring the cleaning process can lead to serious health problems.
- Some people who have sensitive eyes will experience discomfort by the end of the second week.
- Monthly Contact Lenses:
Monthly contact lenses will be replaced every month. This means that on the long run you are buying only several pairs per year, making for a very convenient and cheap option that many people choose to go for.
- They are cheap because you only use one pair per month. This means that you don’t have to worry about long term costs or about stocking them up.
- They are hassle free. You will keep on using the same pair for one month and you don’t need to worry about replacing them.
- Some types of these monthly contact lenses can be worn for 5 or 7 days straight without even being out of the eye. While other kinds are not recommended for continuous use because they deprive the eyes from the necessary oxygen, these monthly contact lenses have greater gas permeability which means that they will allow more oxygen to pass through.
- These contact lenses will require some deep cleaning depending on the amount of dirt and dust that gets into your eyes to ensure that you have clean healthy contacts to wear every day.
- After 3 weeks they might start to go blurry. This is due to protein build up. In this case you need to get these special eye drops that break down the protein and keep your lenses clear.
- After a while, they can cause a lot of discomfort and itchiness especially for sensitive eyes.
- You need to make sure that they are properly stored and maintained to ensure that your lenses are good to use.
- Many people forget that it is time to replace the contact lenses. Some people also keep on wearing them although they have to be replaced after one month of use. These actions can lead to serious health damages.
- Yearly Contact Lenses:
These are the most durable and wearable type of contact lenses. They can be worn for an entire year without being replaced. These contact lenses are preferred by people who want to produce less waste, who want to take their minds off contact lenses and who want an affordable product.
- These are the cheapest compared to all the other kinds.
- They are the most durable because they are supposed to last a year.
- They are convenient because you don’t have to worry about replacing them.
- Because they are very durable they are usually very thick. They can cause a lot of discomfort.
- They need to be cleaned on a regular basis and they will still be subject to infections.
- They are not suitable for people who have sensitive eyes.