A New Pair Contact Lenses Every Day?
When contact lenses first came out, patients had one single pair that they made last for 12 months. The cost was prohibitive to replace them more frequently. But the consequence was high infection risk, comfort problems, heavy protein deposition, and visual blur as the lens aged. Patients could not wait to get their new lenses to have comfort and clarity again as they finally discarded the old nasty one.
Technology improved and computer lathed lenses allowed for contact lenses to be replaced quarterly, then monthly and even two weeks for a similar cost as a single pair in times past. This advanced technology reduced eye infections and helped comfort. Many patients in America wear these modalities now and Dr. Keats is happy that the rate of infections and complaints is much than it was before. Sadly there are still patients who struggle to wear them comfortably and infections still occur.
This is why Dr. Keats at Northwood Vision is excited about the growing trend of daily replacement lenses. Clearly, they are the most advanced technology for safety, comfort, and ideal vision. We change our clothing each day for cleanliness and comfort, so it only makes sense to do the same for our eyes. In the past, the cost has been prohibitive for many patients. But with costs coming down, rebate incentives, and the savings on cleaning solutions patients no longer have to purchase, daily disposable contact lenses have become a viable option for most Americans today.
The most exciting thing to Dr. Keats is he now has options for single vision, astigmatism correction, monovision, and multifocal designs. So essentially, almost all patients are now able to have a clean, clear, fresh, comfortable lens on their eye every single day.
The trend moving to daily replacement contact lenses is growing all over the world. In fact, the majority of contact lens wearers in the United Kingdom, Japan, and Norway are using them now as their first lens choice. As the trend continues to rapidly grow in the United States, Dr. Keats can help you make that transition into the latest technology.
Of course, parents love putting their kids into daily disposables because they don’t have to worry about their kids cleaning them properly or remembering to throw them out on time. Nothing feels worse as a parent than to see one’s own child have an eye infection that stems from that parent dropping the ball in monitoring their child sufficiently. Daily disposables essentially eliminate this concern. And this reality also works for adults who tend to over-wear their lenses.
Daily disposables will soon become the primary lens choice across America. Join in the movement at your next eye exam. Your eyes deserve the best you can give them. Ask Dr. Keats about which daily replacement modality is best for you.