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.
Updated: October 4, 2021
MyDay Multifocal - manufactured by CooperVision Inc. - is a new daily replaceable silicone hydrogel contact lens with an innovative progressive lens technology called Binocular Progressive System (BPS). Combined with CooperVision's proven Aquaform® Technology, MyDay multifocal contact lenses offer superior comfort and vision at all distances - near, medium, and long-distance.
Updated: September 7, 2021
TOTAL30 - manufactured by Alcon Inc. - is a new monthly replaceable silicone hydrogel contact lens with an innovative surface technology called Celligent. Building on the innovation of DAILIES TOTAL1, this breakthrough contact lens features a gradual transition in water content from 55% at the core increasing to close to 100% at the surface. This ensures breathability while providing a gentle cushion of moisture. In order to maintain this high performance all month long, Alcon deploys a biomimetic chemistry called Celligent, which replicates the gel-like natural layer of defense on the surface of our eyes.
ACUVUE OASYS MULTIFOCAL is a two-week disposable soft contact lens and it's manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. It was released in the US and Canada in March 2021. So, is this the same lens as the ACUVUE OASYS for Presbyopia - a product that has been around since 2009? It's easy to get confused with two ACUVUE OASYS products that are both bi-weekly replaceable lenses and are both addressing a similar need: Helping patients that need vision correction for a condition (which is often age-related) called presbyopia.
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.
Over the last few years, daily replaceable contact lenses have continuously increased their share in a fast-growing contact lens market. And 2021 isn't much different than 2020 as manufacturers such as Alcon and Bausch + Lomb will introduce several new daily disposable contact lenses. 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.
All major contact lens manufacturers are 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?
Are you trying to find an online retailer selling PRECISION1 contact lenses in the U.S. or Canada? Alcon introduced PRECISION1 in 2019 and - since the initial launch - sold them through a large network of eye care practitioners. That also meant that you weren't able to purchase these lenses anywhere online. Well, we got some good news! The waiting is over.
MiSight 1 day is a new lens developed by Coopervision. It hit the U.S. market in the spring of 2020 and 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.
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.
Updated: Oct 23, 2021
How much does it cost to wear contact lenses? Is there a difference between wearing monthly, weekly and daily disposable contact lenses? What are the differences between the major brand manufacturers?
We monitor the prices of all major brand contact lenses and update the table below on a regular basis. It is showing the daily cost per eye for the most popular contact lenses on the market. While this comparison is covering lenses for myopia/hyperopia you can also check out our cost comparison of lenses for astigmatism as well as our comparison of multifocal lenses.
The bi-weekly replaceable ACUVUE OASYS and the daily disposable 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST are two popular contact lenses developed by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.
Johnson and Johnson Vision Care is one of the market leaders in the contact lens industry and the ACUVUE brand is well known and highly respected by millions of patients around the globe.
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.