Sunday, February 24, 2013

What Type of Contact Lenses Are Right For You?

Wing Eyecare Eye Doctors Recommend Daily Contact Lenses

We're always looking to find ways to better help educate our patients about eye care. We've added three new pages to our website that help explain the differences of daily, monthly, and bi-weekly contact lenses. For your convenience we've listed the content below:

Daily Contact Lenses
Daily contact lenses are highly recommended by Wing Eyecare eye doctors. They are the healthiest way to wear contact lenses, providing a clean, sterile new lens every morning. They are the most convenient way to wear contact lenses. No cleaning or storing required. Daily lenses are the most compliant way to wear contact lenses. Daily disposable wears are 98% more likely to follow the daily routine, giving them the healthiest experience.
Daily lenses are comfortable and affordable. Many daily disposable lenses cost about a $1 a pair. Some manufacturers also offer mail-in-rebates.
Daily contact lenses are:
  • The healthiest contact lens option available
  • Available for astigmatism and multi-focals.
  • Affordable (About $1/day)

Monthly Contact Lenses
Monthly contact lenses have a very easy, simple replacement schedule. Replace your monthly contact lenses on the first of each month. These lenses are recommended over two week (bi-weekly) lenses. While monthly lenses are preferred and recommended over bi-weekly lenses, they are still susceptible to over wear which can be harmful to your eye health. Please make sure you replace these lenses every 30 days or as instructed by your eye doctor and/or optician.
Monthly contact lenses are:
  • Available for astigmatism and multi-focals
  • Available in high-oxygen silicone/hydrogel materials.
  • Available in 30 day continuous wear or extended wear (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Lowest cost among annual supplies of contact lenses (12 pairs).

Bi-Weekly Contact Lenses
Two week replacement contact lenses have the least compliant modality. Many patients forget when to replace their lenses on a two week schedule. This can lead to over wearing your contact lenses. Over wearing contact lenses is very unhealthy for your eyes. By extending the wear of your contact lenses you can restrict the amount of oxygen that reach your eyes. This could possibly lead to a corneal infection. Replacing your contact lenses every two weeks is critical to your Eye Health.
Dr. Charles Slonim an opthamologist and University of South Florida professor says "People often use razors to the point where they can’t be used anymore — you often throw it out once it cuts you. Then you know it’s no longer good. You don’t have that option with contacts. Once you get to the point where it hurts, it could be too late.”
Bi-weekly contact lenses are:
  • Available for astigmatism and multi-focals
  • Available in high-oxygen silicone/hydrogel materials.

To find out what contact lenses are best for you please schedule an eye exam at


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  2. Thanks for sharing such informative article. These days finding contact lenses are not a big deal, but without knowing what types of lenses are right, one should not use them. First you have to undergone for an eye exam and then doctor will suggest the appropriate option to you. According to the prescription, anyone can select the suitable one from the options you have mentioned in the article.

  3. Do they have colored contact lenses too?

  4. Do they have colored contact lenses too?