Benefits of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

by Jan 3, 2023

When considering what type of contact lenses to wear, daily disposable contact lenses are often considered the best option due to several factors. These contact lenses are least likely to result in dry eye syndrome, least likely to have allergic reactions, and are the easiest to wear according to the recommendations from the FDA and your eye doctor. With these benefits, among other benefits, daily disposable contact lenses are the most frequently recommended by eye doctors.

Different Types of Disposable Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are available in different types that are designed to be worn for specific amounts of time. The three most common types of contact lenses are monthly-wear contact lenses, two-week-wear contact lenses, and daily-wear contact lenses.

Each of these types of contact lenses has valuable benefits that differ from the others.

Wearing contact lenses is as a medical device to correct vision is very useful in general, but each type of wear schedule has specific benefits over the others.

Daily Wear Contact Lenses

Daily disposable contact lenses are designed to be worn for a single day and then disposed of. This allows a new pair of contact lenses to be worn every day.

These contact lenses are frequently sold in boxes of 90 contacts for a three-month supply of lenses.

Daily disposable contact lenses are available in most prescriptions including astigmatism and multifocal options.

Benefits of Daily Wear Contacts: Less Dryness

All contact lenses are susceptible to increasing the symptoms of dry eyes. However, daily disposable contact lenses have been proven to have the least effect on dry eyes.

Since the contact lenses are only worn for one day, the contact lenses do not have to be as thick or durable as the monthly or two-week lenses.

The thinner lenses allow more water and oxygen to pass through the contact lens.

Daily disposable contacts are also often made from materials that have less effect on dry eyes and create fewer symptoms of dryness.

Benefits of Daily Wear Contacts: Fewer Allergies

Allergic reactions can occur when wearing contacts from an allergy to the contact, the contact lens solution, or to debris or material that accumulates on the contact lens.

When wearing a daily disposable contact lens, two of the most common allergens are nearly eliminated entirely.

The contact lenses are not stored in a case overnight and therefore have no need for contact lens solutions.

Additionally, the contact lenses are only worn for one day so the amount of debris or material that can accumulate on the lens is much less than that on a longer-worn contact lens.

Benefits of Daily Wear Contacts: Better Compliance

One of the most important aspects of successful contact lens wear is making sure that the contact lenses are worn according to the FDA and your eye doctor.

Both monthly and two-week contact lenses can and should be worn properly, however, the opportunity to misuse these lenses is far greater than daily wear lenses.

Since the contacts are worn only for a single day and there is no need to store or replace the lenses, it is much easier to wear the contacts appropriately.


Our eye doctors at Wilmington Family Eye Care in Wilmington, DE excel in the prescription of glasses, contact lenses and the diagnosis of a variety of eye diseases. Call our optometrists at 302-299-1286 or schedule an eye exam appointment online if you would like to learn more about daily disposable contact lenses. Our eye doctors, Drs. Daniel Baruffi, Amy Quan, Patricia Jones, and Joseph Goldberg provide the highest quality optometry services and eye exams in Wilmington, Delaware and its surrounding areas.

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