Daily disposable contact lenses
News flash! The United States is behind the rest of the world when it comes to contact lenses. In Europe, Asia, and Latin America, the majority of contact lens wearers use daily disposable lenses. Why don’t more Americans adopt this technology? I ask myself this every day. From a doctor’s perspective, daily disposables are, hands-down, the healthiest contact lens option available in 2017. This is evidenced by yet another study showing monthly reusable lenses can cause negative eye health effects.
For the additional cost of about 50 cents/day, one could greatly reduce the risks of serious infection and/or inflammation, as well as experience the best comfort and convenience today’s technology offers. If you are not already wearing a daily disposable lens, ask about it the next time you see your local eye care provider.