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How often should I change my contact lenses?


How often you replace your contact lenses for a new pair depends on the type of contacts you wear:

  • Some soft daily wear contact lenses may last a full year. Some soft disposable contacts are discarded after one day; extended wear lenses are discarded every two weeks.
  • Rigid gas permeable contact lenses can last several years.

Visit our Contact Lenses page for more information about brands of contact lenses, supplies, and online ordering information.

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