It can often be very difficult to take proper care of your contact lenses. This is especially true if you have a tendency to get eye infections or suffer from dry eye symptoms. You have to ensure that your lenses are being cleaned and stored properly, and make sure that protein deposits and deposits from other materials such as smoke, make-up or hairspray don't build up, causing your contacts to dry out and become uncomfortable to wear. Especially in cases in which you are generally sensitive to infections and eye dryness, these deposits, as well as harmful bacteria that can grow on your lenses if you're not careful, can cause serious eye infections that can potentially do severe damage to your eyes and greater visual system. Furthermore, if you are, like many people, forgetful when it comes to the date on which it is recommended for you to change your contact lenses out, you are likely to lose track, resulting in further infection, and damage to your eyes such as corneal abrasion and infection. In short, monthly wear contact lenses can be an incredibly painful experience. Fortunately, today, there is a way to have your contact lenses and not have to worry so much about these issues: daily disposable contact lenses.
Dr. Alan Schlussel of NY NJ Optometrist in New York City, New York explains, “Daily disposable contact lenses provide you with the same incredible level of crystal clear vision that you get with monthly wear contacts, but with none of the stress of storage or cleaning. Being able to simply throw away your contacts as you go to bed each day and being able to enjoy the benefits and comfort of a brand new, clean pair of contact lenses the very next morning, helps reduce the chances of dangerous calcium or hairspray build ups. This will help prevent development of contact lens related eye infections, as well as reducing the incidence of dry eye. From then on, your experience becomes all about the crisp, clean, comfortable vision that can be delivered by daily disposable contact lenses.”
Another great reason to consider switching to daily disposable contact lenses is that you no longer
need to worry about when to switch out your contact lenses for a new pair. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the significant risk for infection and dry eyes that can result from overwearing a pair of contact lenses. As a result, they will often simply wear their monthly wear contact lenses until they become uncomfortable, and then switch them out. The problem with this approach is that by the time your contact lenses are uncomfortable to wear, it is possible that serious damage will have already been done. With daily disposables, this is simply not an issue.
Specifically, Dr. Schlussel recommends ProClear One Day contact lenses. He comments, “Since i began wearing ProClear One Day daily contacts myself I've had less redness and dryness at the end of the day."
For more information, and to find out if daily disposable contact lenses are right for you, contact Dr. Alan Schlussel today.