4 Reasons Why You Should Opt for Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Are you considering making the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses? Here’s everything you need to know about daily disposable contact lenses and how they can protect your eye health while improving your quality of life.

For patients looking to make the switch from eyeglasses, contact lenses can be used to safely and effectively correct a number of vision problems including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and even presbyopia. 

Contact lenses can even offer a myriad of benefits, including: 

  • A wider field of vision
  • Sharper and clearer peripheral vision 
  • Enhanced appearance and greater freedom 
  • Boosted sports performance 
  • Greater convenience 

Enjoy Clearer and More Comfortable Vision With Contact Lenses 

There are many different types of contact lenses to choose from and during a comprehensive contact lens fitting, your Calgary eye doctor can assess your eye health and help determine which type of lens is best suited for your needs. 

Our team also offers a range of other ocular health services including emergency eye care, glaucoma testing, and LASIK surgery consultations and co-management to ensure you always enjoy healthy and clear vision. 

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4 Benefits of Opting for Daily Disposable Contact Lenses 

For individuals looking to make the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses, there are many options to choose from and it can be difficult to know which type is best suited for you. During a contact lens fitting, your eye doctor can help determine which contact lenses and wear schedule is right for you. 

One of the most popular options available is daily disposable contact lenses. These single-use lenses are removed and disposed of at the end of each day and a fresh pair of lenses are inserted the next morning. This offers many benefits, including: 

1. Improved Eye Health

For many patients, daily disposable contact lenses offer one of the safest and healthiest ways to correct your vision. Because you are disposing of the lens every night, this stops any proteins, bacteria, or lipids from collecting on your lens and causing eye irritation. 

In addition to this, wearing daily disposables will eliminate the cleaning and storage process, resulting in a much lower risk of corneal infections and other ocular health problems that are related to poor contact lens wear. 

2. Better Comfort For Individuals With Dry Eyes 

If you suffer from dry eyes, you may find that wearing your contact lenses can worsen the symptoms of this condition. In such cases, daily disposables could be an ideal option. This is because lipids and proteins will not accumulate on the surface of these contacts, resulting in more comfortable vision and less irritation. 

Daily contact lenses are also made from soft and breathable material and have a high water content, which helps keep any uncomfortable and frustrating dry eye symptoms at bay. TOP TIPS TO HELP YOU MANAGE END-OF-DAY CONTACT LENS DISCOMFORT 

3. Greater Convenience 

One of the biggest benefits of daily disposable lenses is that they offer greater convenience when compared to other types of contact lenses. Since you are disposing of the lens every night, the cleaning and care component of contact lens wear is eliminated. 

This makes daily contact lenses ideal for many different patients, including: 

  • Frequent travellers 
  • Individuals with busy lifestyles
  • Men and women who participate in activities such as camping, swimming, and other types of sports 
  • Part-time contact lens wearers 

Your schedule is likely already very hectic, so why not ease the burden of contact lens care? Dailies require the least amount of maintenance and will save you a lot of hassle and time during your morning and evening routine. 

4. They’re Great for Children and Teenagers 

If your teenager wants to make the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses, the best place to start is with daily disposable lenses. Many parents worry that with so much going on in their lives, from school to social activities and sports, young children and teenagers are likely to forget about cleaning and changing their contact lenses properly. 

Luckily, daily contact lenses make cleaning unnecessary, lowering any risks of serious corneal infections and providing the ultimate protection for your child’s vision and eye health. 5 SIGNS YOUR CHILD IS READY FOR CONTACT LENSES 

Our Eye Doctors Can Help Protect Your Eye Health and Keep Your Vision Clear

If you or your child is thinking about swapping out eyeglasses for contact lenses, but you aren’t sure where to start, our team of professional eye doctors can help! During a contact lens fitting, we will assess your eye health, lifestyle, and specific needs, to help determine which type of contact lens will be most beneficial for you. 

To find out more, contact us at our Crowfoot (403-547-5417), West Springs (403-242-0999) or Creekside (403-516-2292) branches.



Q: What happens during a contact lens fitting?
During a contact lens fitting your eye doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam, have a discussion with you regarding your lifestyle and ocular health, and perform several measurements on your eyes to ensure that your new contacts will fit perfectly. You will also be shown how to care for and clean your new lenses. A Step-By-Step Guide to a Contact Lens Fitting

Q: At what age can my child start wearing contact lenses?
It is often recommended that your child waits to wear contact lenses until they are at least 12 years old. However, if you have a younger child who demonstrates great maturity and can be trusted to wear their contact lenses responsibly and safely, then they may be ready to make the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses. 

Q: How often should I check my contact lens prescription?
It is recommended that you visit your eye doctor for a contact lens check-up at least once a year. However, the frequency of this will depend on several factors including your eye health and wearing schedule.

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