Many people who wear contact lenses are switching to disposable contact lenses. These lenses are available in a range of options, including daily uses that are disposed of after a day and disposed of after two weeks. Disposable contact lenses have several benefits associated with them. At Optics&EYECARE in Ashburn, VA, we provide a wide range of optometric services that include a contact lens exam so that you are able to obtain disposable contact lenses.

Am I Able to Wear Disposable Contact Lenses?

Chances are, you are able to wear disposable contact lenses. Evolving technology has made disposable contact lenses an option for people with vision trouble and astigmatism. There are contact lenses available in various prescription strengths and even have lenses that are able to help people with presbyopia. Our optometrist is able to help you choose the right disposable contact lenses to fit your daily lifestyle.

Pros of Disposable Contact Lenses

Probably the biggest benefit to choosing disposable contact lenses is the ability to reduce mineral build up in your eyes. Contact lenses collect various minerals from your eyes and tears including calcium, protein, and lipids. These mineral deposits build up over time and can eventually lead to eye irritation, blurred vision, and even eye infections. Having disposable contact lenses will allow you to always have a fresh, new pair of lenses that are mineral free. This also can help reduce some steps in cleaning and caring for your lenses. Disposable contact lenses eliminate the time and care that would take to clean ordinary contacts. Simply remove your contacts and dispose them at the end of the night. A brand-new pair of contact lenses, clean and mineral free, are waiting for you the next morning.

Cons of Disposable Contact Lenses

One of the biggest downsides to disposable contact lenses is the amount of waste they produce. Each lens is individually packaged, which can produce a great deal of garbage over a month’s time. Luckily, there are services that recycle contact lenses. These services help recycle the plastic blister packs that the contacts come in. Additionally, disposable contact lenses, while surprisingly affordable, do cost more money owning than one set of lenses that might last for long time.

At Optics&EYECARE in Ashburn, VA, we care about helping you find the right solutions that fit with your life. Disposable contact lenses, now available in a range of options, are a great solution for people. To learn more about our optometric services or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 703-687-4719. We are always accepting new patients and look forward to helping you.