Dr. Clay Answers:
The most popular contact lenses on the market today are soft disposable lenses. These lenses are categorized by how often you’re supposed to replace them. The frequency of disposables depends on factors such as the lens material, oxygen transmission of the lens and the ability of the lens to resist deposits. Most contact lenses are designed for either daily disposal, 2-week disposal, or monthly disposal.
So what are the advantages of each of the different replacement schedules? Lets take a look at each of them to help you decide which might be best for you.
As you can see, the best lenses for you depend on how you want to wear them, how much time you want to spend taking care of them, and how much money you want to spend. There are lots of great options and different brands available in any of these types of lens replacement schedules. Your doctor can also help you to decide which is best for you.
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Clay Mattson, O.D. has been practicing optometry at EyeMax in Nicholasville and Lexington, KY since 2000. Dr. Mattson also serves as a consultant, lecturer, author and advisor to the eye care industry and to other eye doctors.