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Disposable Contact Lenses

lady with contactDisposable contact lenses are extremely popular these days. As an alternative to hard lenses of the past and rigid gas permeable lenses of today, they are generally considered to be far superior in comfort and wearability. They come in many different varieties, and it is important to know which is best for you.  Visit Harrison Eyecare for all your contact lens options.

Below, our trusted eyecare professionals give you a brief explanation of some of the major types of disposable contact lenses on the market today.

Bi-Weekly and Monthly Disposable Contact Lenses

Re-usable contact lenses are not what they used to be! Before the original Acuvue lens was introduced in 1987, patients were fit with contacts that were re-used as long as possible….sometimes up to one year! The result was nicked, torn, dirty contact lenses that caused corneal abrasions, infections and allergic reactions. Modern materials and manufacturing methods now offer us lenses that are removed at night, disinfected, and worn again. They are replaced before they get worn enough to cause problems. Most are monthly disposables. There are also lenses that are replaced every 2 weeks. The care is simple but very important. When replaced at the prescribed time, these lenses can be a great option. 

Monthly and bi-weekly disposable contact lenses require more upkeep than daily disposables, requiring daily cleaning and storage in proper contact lens solution. They are, however, more economical overall, since less material goes into making them and you do not have to buy contact lenses as often. Additionally, monthly and bi-weekly contact lenses offer the possibility of extended wear, which allows up to 30 days of continuous day and night contact lens wear, without the necessity of taking them out.

Bi-weekly & Monthly Contact Lens Brands:

Logo Alcon

  • Air Optix Aqua
  • Air Optix Night & Day Aqua
  • Air Optix Colors
  • Air Optix for Astigmatism
  • Air optix Aqua Multifocal

 

Logo Bausch Lomb

  • Bausch & Lomb Ultra
  • PureVision 2
  • PureVision 2 Toric
  • PureVision 2 Multifocal

 

 

Logo CooperVision

  • Avaira
  • Biofinity
  • Biofinity Toric
  • Biofinity Multifocal
  • ProClear
  • ProClear Toric
  • Expressions

 

 

Logo Acuvue

 

  • Acuvue Oasys
  • Custom Lenses
  • Special Eyes 

 

 

Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Generic Contact Lenses StockDaily disposable contact lenses offer the ultimate in good eye health, great vision and convenience. While seen as a recent development, we began fitting daily disposable contact lenses when originally introduced in 1993! Advances in materials and design now make these lenses available to nearly everyone. Lenses are available for near and far sightedness, astigmatism and bifocal prescriptions. These lenses are particularly beneficial for dry eyes and patients with allergies. 

Although more expensive than monthly and bi-weekly contacts, daily disposable contact lenses are an increasingly popular alternative, because they offer the same crystal clear vision, without the need to ensure proper storage and cleaning at the end of each day. Daily disposables allow contact lens wearers the ability to simply throw away each day's pair of contacts before bed, and open a brand new pair the very next day to enjoy the benefits and comfort of clean, clear, crisp contact lenses. Dangerous calcium or hairspray deposits, normally associated with bi-weekly and monthly contact lenses, are no longer an issue, and the chances of developing contact lens related eye infections, normally associated with monthly and bi-weekly contact lenses, become almost a non-issue.

Many disposable contact lenses, of all varieties, also offer tints and colors that may accent your natural eye color or change your eye color altogether. Those with Presbyopia normally would need to have bi-weekly or monthly contacts, although new daily disposable options are also beginning to emerge. For more information, speak with your eye doctor today.

Daily disposable contact lenses offer the ultimate in good eye health, great vision and convenience.  While seen as a recent development, we began fitting daily disposable contact lenses when originally introduced in 1993!  Advances in materials and design now make these lenses available to nearly everyone.  Lenses are available for near and far sightedness, astigmatism and bifocal prescriptions.  These lenses are particularly beneficial for dry eyes and patients with allergies.

Daily Disposables Brands:

 

alcon logo

  • Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus
  • Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus toric
  • Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus multifocal
  • Dailies Total 1
 
Logo Bausch Lomb
 
  • BioTrue One Day
 
 
 
 
 

CooperVision Logo

  • Clearsight 1-Day
  • Proclear 1-Day
  • Proclear 1-Day Multifocal
  • Clariti 1-Day
  • Clariti 1-Day Toric
  • Clariti 1-Day Multifocal
 
 

Logo Acuvue

  • 1-Day Acuvue Moist
  • 1-Day Acuvue TruEye
  • 1-Day Acuvue Moist For Astigmatism
  • 1-Day Acuvue Define

 

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