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Are disposable contact lenses better than regular contact lenses?


One type of contact lens is not necessarily better than another, but there are some benefits to using disposable lenses than regular contacts. The more frequently contact lenses are replaced, the less potential for eye problems to develop. Previously, contacts were too expensive to replace often, so contact lens cleaning solutions were used to increase the longevity of the lens. With the introduction of disposable contacts, the cost of frequently replacing lenses has lessened. Another benefit of daily disposable lenses is that they do not require cleaning solutions.

Ask your eye care professional about a new type of silicon hydrogel contact lens, which is believed to provide for better eye health and comfort. Your eye care professional can help you determine which type of contact lens would be best for your eyes, your vision, and your lifestyle.

Visit the Contact Lenses page for brands and online ordering information.

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