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What Type Of Contact Lenses Are Right For You?

There are a number of different types of contact lenses available, and the type of contact lenses you need will depend on how you will be wearing them, how often you'll wear them, and your day-to-day routine. If you are in need of contact lenses, you may want to try out a few different types before you buy a year's worth of contact lenses. Read on for information about the different types of contact lenses and which may be best for you.

Daily Lenses

Dailies are contact lenses you change every single day. If you aren't up for taking out your lenses and placing them nightly into a contact lens case but prefer tossing them each and every day and putting in a brand new pair, daily lenses are a better option for you. Dailies are not to be slept in and should only be worn during the hours you are awake. Daily lenses may be a preferred contact lens for you, although you should check with your insurance company to be sure they are covered.

Monthly Lenses

Monthly lenses are lenses you change every month. These are lenses you should be removed every single night and never be slept in. They should be placed into a clean contact lens case, filled with cleaning solution, and cleaned before you put them in and after you've taken them out for the day. This helps to remove any dirt built up on them and prevents bacteria from getting into your eyes, which can cause an eye infection.

Night And Day Lenses

There are lenses that can be worn all the time, even when you sleep. These are the only type of lenses that should ever be worn at night, as other types of lenses can block the oxygen to your eyes and cause eye strain. Night and day lenses can be worn at night because they are very lightweight and stay well hydrated, which will prevent dry eyes or other eye issues. Night and day lenses still do need to be cleaned, and you should still give your eyes a break from your lenses from time to time.

Colored Lenses

If you like to change up your look, you can get colored contact lenses. Colored lenses come in a variety of colors to change up your eye color every day if you wish. Colored lenses may not be covered by your insurance carrier, so be sure to check first with them. These lenses can take some time to get used to as well.

If you are looking to get contact lenses, take your time before you invest in an entire year's worth. Talk to your optometrist about trying out different types of lenses before making a decision.