Daily and monthly contact lenses are becoming increasingly popular as an option for vision correction. But which is better? Here, we look at each type's pros and cons to help you decide what's best for you.
As the name indicates, daily contact lenses can be worn for one day, offering several advantages over traditional monthly or yearly lenses.
Many wearers love the convenience of dailies. There is no need to clean and store the lenses every night, and they can be disposed of at the end of the day. This also means there is a reduced risk of infection, as there is no chance of bacteria accumulating on the lenses.
Daily lenses are often made from a softer material than traditional monthly or yearly lenses, which wearers tend to find more comfortable.
Daily lenses make an excellent option for occasional wearers who don't need to worry about storing their lenses daily. The only drawback is that you must replace them with a new pair once they are removed.
Monthly contact lenses can be used for 30 days continuously before you need to discard them. They can be used daily or stored in the case with solution until you are ready to use (for no more than 30 days), making them more eco-friendly than daily disposables.
Monthly lenses are great for those who need to wear contacts daily as they are made from silicon hydrogel, which allows your eyes to breathe and keeps them hydrated. You can often find great deals on monthly lenses, making them a budget-friendly option.
However, monthly contact lens wearers are at a higher risk of infection if they do not handle their lenses carefully.
Which to Choose?
Choosing whether to wear monthly or daily lenses is unique to you – how often you need to wear lenses and your lifestyle. If you’re new to lenses, you could try dailies first, switching up your look with Kilala’s striking colored contacts and progressing to monthly lenses for a longer-term look.
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