When Dr. Ryczek offers contact lens patients the opportunity to try daily disposables, the first thing many of us worry about is the extra cost. It is true that daily contact lenses can be a bit more expensive over time than planned replacement lenses. But while daily disposables can be more expensive, there are significant benefits that often outweigh the financial costs.
Benefits of Daily Contact Lenses
That’s why Dr. Ryczek makes a point to offer daily contacts to acceptable candidates. There are many benefits that can include:
- Better hygiene and overall healthier eyes: Wearing a fresh set of contact lenses each day can help you reduce the risks of infection and eliminate the problems associated with imperfect cleaning solutions by removing the opportunity for buildup to form on your lenses. You see, your eyes naturally produce proteins, lipids, calcium and other substances, and over time, these substances can build up on your contact lenses. While this is common, such buildup can actually make your eyes more prone to infection and even make your once unnoticeable contact lenses feel uncomfortable. While cleaning solutions are designed to remove this buildup, they don’t always do their job. That’s why daily disposables tend to be a healthier alternative to planned replacement lenses.
- Allergy relief and increased comfort: If you suffer from allergies that affect your eyes, wearing new lenses each day can sometimes help alleviate uncomfortable symptoms that are exacerbated by contact lens buildup.
- Increased convenience: Chances are, if you’ve already chosen to wear contact lenses instead of glasses, you’ve done so to make life easier. But sometimes, taking the time to properly clean your contacts after every single wear doesn’t feel easy, especially at the end of a long day. And of course, when your contacts aren’t properly cleaned, this can cause problems. With daily disposables, you don’t have to worry about properly cleaning your lenses after a long day at the beach. You can just take them out, throw them away, and hop into bed. Plus, when you go on a vacation, you don’t have to worry about packing all of the right cleaning solutions and cases – just grab a box of lenses and you’re on your way.
While not all prescriptions are available in daily disposables, many patients are suitable candidates and more and more people are making the switch to daily disposables.
To find out more about the cost of daily disposable lenses or to determine if you are a candidate for daily contact lenses, schedule a contact lens appointment with Dr. Ryczek today by calling our St. Petersburg office at 727-327-8855.