Should I choose daily or monthly contact lenses?

The choice between Daily and Monthly contact lenses really comes down to personal preference. While the convenience of throwing away daily lenses at the end of the day is attractive to some, many also opt for cheaper monthly alternatives that can be worn for days at a time.

Daily and monthly disposables contact lenses are often referred to as dailies and monthlies. The main difference between the two is really the amount of care you need to give each lens. Monthlies need to be stored and cleaned properly overnight before their next use, whereas daily lenses can thrown away and simply replaced every morning.

At VisionDirect.ie we're proud to supply both dailies and monthlies from all the well-known brands including Acuvue, Focus Dailies, Air Optix, Biofinity, Soflens and Proclear.

If you wear optician's own-brand contact lenses you'll be likely to find a branded equivalent of your lens from our list as many opticians buy their lenses from the big brands and repackage them under their own name.

Why choose daily contact lenses?

  • Convenience – Daily contact lenses don't require the need for additional cleaning solutions and are therefore easy to manage and look after, you just wear for a day then throw away.

  • Occasional Wear – If you like to alternate between glasses and contact lenses, dailies give you more freedom to do so.

  • Good for allergy sufferers – With less time for unwanted deposits to build up on the surface daily disposables are usually more comfortable for seasonal allergy sufferers.

Why choose monthly contact lenses?

  • Lower cost – Monthly contact lenses usually cost less compared to dailies, even with the addition of required cleaning solutions.

  • Dislike glasses and want to wear lenses frequently – If you like to wear your lenses everyday this is the cheapest way to do so.

  • Continuous wear – Some monthly contact lenses referred to as extended wear lenses can be worn continuously for between 7 to 29 days. If you're interested in extended wear lenses speak to your optician to find out if your eyes are suitable.

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