We’re pleased to announce that we now offer the new one-day Oasys Hydraluxe Astigmatism Contact Lenses here at Bayview Optometrics! These lenses are ideal for people with sensitive eyes and specific ocular conditions that require the use of special lenses.
The development of these lenses in a daily version is also a big benefit for contact lens wearers everywhere. Daily disposable contact lenses in Cape Cod are rapidly gaining in popularity among consumers and optometrists alike for their convenience and their numerous health benefits.
Keep in mind that daily disposable contact lenses are not the same as “daily wear” contact lenses—the latter are lenses you wear during the day and remove before sleeping, but you might be able to replace them every month or so. These one-day lenses are to be worn for only a day before being thrown out.
Benefits of one-day lenses
So, why bother with disposable lenses? First and foremost, replacing your contact lenses in Cape Cod on a daily basis has a variety of health benefits. For example, calcium, protein, lipids and other substances that occur naturally in your eyes build up on your lenses over time, making them less comfortable than they were when they were first new. These buildups can also make your eyes more susceptible to infections.
You can clean contact lenses, but not all cleaning methods are entirely effective—some deposits are likely to remain behind, and it won’t take long before they start to accumulate again.
Daily disposable contact lenses are also a lot more convenient. You won’t have to deal with any of the routine contact lens care you would with standard lenses. There’s no day-to-day buildup of deposits on the lenses, you don’t have to wear them overnight and you don’t have to worry about keeping them in lens fluid overnight or when not wearing your lenses to prolong their life.
Before disposable lenses became a “thing,” replacing lenses often was still considered the healthy thing to do, but the contacts were still so expensive that it didn’t make sense to discard them so quickly, which is why cleaning solutions and other devices were created and sold to prolong their life. Now, however, there are new manufacturing methods used to create high-quality lenses in larger volumes and at lower cost. This makes it more feasible to regularly replace your contact lenses.
These lenses are made with the same materials as traditional lenses in most cases, though there are some disposables made with designs specifically geared toward disposability.
While you’re likely to save money by using contact lenses in Cape Cod for longer periods of time, it’s fairly easy to see why daily disposable lenses have made such strides in the market in the last several years. If you get a daily drink from Starbucks, for example, you’re likely paying more than you would for a daily pair of lenses.
For more information about the new one-day contact lens offerings we have here at Bayview Optometrics, reach out to us today.