Daily Vs. Monthly Lenses: Which Contact Lenses Are Right For You? by Lena Burkut

2 years ago
Daily Vs. Monthly Lenses: Which Contact Lenses Are Right For You?

A paper published in the journal Ophthalmology suggests that by 2050, almost half of the world’s population will be nearsighted. Right now, approximately 125 million people wear contact lenses globally. Whew!! That’s a lot of contact lens-wearing people!

Most people prefer wearing contact lenses to glasses. Cosmetically speaking, when you choose contacts over glasses, it doesn’t alter your appearance. On the other hand, choosing colored contacts like Solotica Hidrocor Quartzo can change the way you look. Used cosmetically or because they are medically prescribed, contact lenses give you freedom to enjoy a lot of your favorite activities without hindrance. Now the question is whether the daily contact lens works better for you or the monthly ones.

What's the Difference?

The difference between the two is that daily lenses are worn just for the day and have to be discarded at the end of the day. They are much thinner and have higher water content. Buildup of natural deposits on their surface is easier and that's why they cannot be reused.

Monthly lenses are much thicker than daily lenses. This thickness of the lenses makes them last longer and they don’t dry out very easily. Monthly lenses must be well cared for regularly to ensure your eyes are healthy.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Contact Lenses

Vision Prescription: Remember that all contact lenses are not available for all prescription types. Monthly lenses are made of a thicker composition and therefore are able to give you better sight at higher magnifications. If you have a correction that is more complex, then monthly lenses are more suited to give you sharper and better vision.

Sensitivity: At the end of the day, contact lenses are foreign bodies being placed on the eyes, and each person’s body reacts differently to it. The material of the contact lens may cause more irritation in some people than in others. If your eyes are sensitive you might need lenses with higher water content. Daily and monthly lenses differ in these compositions. In such cases, it would be best to get your eyes evaluated before you decided which one you go for.

Lifestyle and Duration: Your lifestyle and how often and how long you intend to wear your lenses for is a big factor in determining which are right for you. If you spend most of your day in an office or at home, then monthly lenses may be the preferred choice. If you like keeping them guessing and changing up the color of your eyes, colored contacts like Solotica Hidrocor Rio, which are used at regular intervals, are a good option. 

If you lead a more active lifestyle and are into sports or other physical activities that keep you exposed to the outside environment constantly, you may want to consider using daily contact lenses. These lenses can be removed and replaced immediately once they come in contact with dirt, sweat, etc. The only disadvantage is that because daily contact lenses are thinner in composition, they tend to dry out more quickly.

If you plan on wearing your lenses occasionally, daily contact lenses may be right for you because they come in packs of 30 and this supply will last you a while. On the other hand, since you are wearing a new set of lenses every day, daily lenses can be a little more expensive than monthly lenses.

Daily lenses require minimal upkeep, while monthly lenses need to be rinsed, the solution changed and kept wet in a contact lens case. Consider all the pros and cons before choosing the right contact lenses for you!

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I'm a contact lens wearer and I didn't realize all of this. Really helpful information here. Thanks for sharing, Lena Burkut !
Lena Burkut
Thank you for your feedback
This is so cool. I’ve always wondered about colored contacts! 😎
I used to wear monthly contacts but now I wear dailies. It seems like an extravagance, but the reality is I think it’s healthier for my eyes, and you can’t put a price on your vision! 🤩
Julie Rose
I wear reading glasses. Do they make contacts for reading??

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