There is nothing mysterious about wearing contact lenses. It simply changed the way I see and the way I look.
I had no idea multi-focal contacts would work that well. But I was convinced after my first set of trial lenses.
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Our eyes are one of the most complex organs of our body. They rely on three different layers and more than two million components to make our eyesight possible. The first layer - and also the outermost layer - contains the cornea and the sclera. The sclera is a thin, fibrous yet tough structure that acts as a shield, protecting your eye's more fragile components within. Together with the cornea, the transparent front surface of the eye, it protects your eyes from bacteria, dirt and other harmful particles.
How much does it cost to wear contact lenses? Is there a difference between wearing monthly or weekly replaceable lenses and daily disposable contact lenses? And are there any differences between the major brand manufacturers?
We've put together a table showing the daily cost per eye for the most popular lenses on the market. This comparison of lenses for myopia/hyperopia is shedding some light on the true cost. For lens wearers with astigmatism or presbyopia, we also put together a cost comparison of lenses for astigmatism as well as a comparison of multifocal lenses.
There are an estimated 30 million dry eye sufferers in the US - many of them having symptoms of burning, stinging, and a blurry or fluctuating vision. The most common cause of having dry eyes is not that the eyes aren't producing enough tears but in fact is, that tears evaporate too quickly. And the most common cause for an evaporate form of dry eyes is a condition called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction which is also known as MGD.
MGD is a progressive condition where the oil glands (which are located on the inside of your upper and lower eyelid) become blocked and inflamed. As a result, they stop producing the oily liquid that sits on top and is part of the tear film.
Patients with presbyopia have now access to another multifocal contact lens from Alcon Inc.. Air Optix plus HydraGlyde Multifocal is the latest contact lens featuring HydraGlyde and SmartShield technology. HydraGlyde, a unique surface moisture technology utilizing a PVP/PEG-based wetting agent, was originally rolled out in 2016 with the non-presbyopic version, Air Optix plus HydraGlyde. In combination with the SmartShield Technology, lens wearers will benefit from the long lasting comfort and enhanced lipid deposit resistance throughout the day.
Starting in October 2018, Air Optix plus HydraGlyde Multifocal will be rolled out to eye care practitioners nationwide and internationally. The official press release from Alcon can be found on Alcon's website.
With ACUVUE OASYS® and 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST we are comparing the mono-vision contact lenses of the two main product families from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Johnson and Johnson Vision Care is one of, if not THE market leader in the contact lens industry and the ACUVUE brand is well known and highly respected by millions of patients around the globe.
Updated: Oct 15, 2019
There are a variety of contact lens purchase incentives, manufacturer rebates, special discounts, lens subscription-based deals, loyalty programs and bulk deals available for contact lens users to offset the cost of purchasing or replenishing their contact lenses.
Nov 18, 2019
CooperVision has developed a new lens, which will hit the U.S. market in the spring of 2020. It is the first contact lens of its kind, receiving official approval from the FDA to not only provide vision correction but also to slow down the progression of childhood myopia.
MiSight lenses with omafilcon A are daily disposable and single-wear contact lenses indicated for the correction of myopic ametropia. With the FDA approval, they are also indicated for slowing the progression of myopia in children with non-diseased eyes requiring refractive vision correction in the range of -0.75D to -4.00D diopters and up to 0.75 diopters of astigmatism.
Over the last few years, daily replaceable contact lenses have continuously increased their share in a fast-growing contact lens market. This isn't a surprise, as the advantages of wearing daily contact lenses are quite obvious. They don't require any cleaning routine as you just discard them at the end of the day. You can always carry a few extra boxes with you when you are on-the-go or while traveling. You don't have to worry about the handling as you just put them in once and start with a fresh pair every day. And with a fresh pair you reduce the risk of an eye infection.
Every major contact lens manufacturer is now offering daily replaceable lenses for all types of vision corrections and most of them carry two or even three daily lens families in their portfolio. So which daily disposable contact lenses are the best?
Top Daily Replaceable Lenses
WHAT ABOUT LENS CARE?
The most convenient way is to go with daily disposable lenses. You insert them in the morning and toss them in the evening. No cleaning, no storing and a fresh pair every day. And if you are more budget conscious, choose weekly or monthly replaceable lenses. After all, the lens cleaning routine is not that complicated.
READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?
Every eye is different. Make an appointment with an Eye Care Practitioner. They are the experts and only they can determine the accurate prescription parameters and provide you with the right alternatives. Ask for a free trial - most manufacturers offer free trial lenses. That way you can try out different lens options, and find out which lens works best for you.