Switch it up: Dailies VS Monthlies

When to switch from monthly contact lenses to dailies

Sometimes, as contact lens wearers, we forget the many options available to us. Not only the wide range of models, brands and technologies, but also, the different wearing types. Just like anything in life, when something is a part of our routine we don't tend to question it. The same goes for contact lenses, we sometimes stick to a certain type just because it's what we're used to, when in reality, there might be a better lens out there that's more suited to our lifestyle and needs. This doesn't just mean models, brands and technologies, but also, the different wearing types.

If you are a monthly contact lens wearer, you might want to consider some of the benefits of wearing daily lenses. Whether it be for everyday wear, social events or even just to workout- trying a daily lens could be the best move you've made so far in your contact lens journey. Don't believe us? Here are some of the facts you may find interesting before switching —always with the approval of your optician.

Advantages of daily lenses Vs monthlies

Great hygiene:

With dailies you use fresh lenses every morning, and this means they can't build up deposits which can dry and irritate your eyes.


Dailies are usually thinner than monthlies, so they allow more oxygen to pass through to your eye. The flow of oxygen helps your lenses to feel more comfortable.

Ideal for occasional wear:

If you don't use them on an everyday basis, a 30 lens pack of lenses can last way longer than 30 days.

Save time:

Unlike monthlies, dailies don't require any maintenance, therefore you won't need to purchase solutions or worry about cleaning routines.

Easy to transport:

Since you don't need to use solution, dailies are way easier to store and travel with anytime you need, especially in airports.

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When to switch to daily contacts

Taking into account all their advantages, you could consider changing to dailies - always with the approval of your optician - if you are in any of these situations:

  • If you suffer from dry eyes or eye allergies
  • You want optimal comfort from our lenses
  • You don't wear lenses often
  • You no longer want to worry about the cleaning routine
  • You travel frequently, especially by plane
  • You occasionally use lenses for sport
  • You like to alternate between glasses and contact lenses

Recommended daily lenses

There are daily disposable lenses for every condition — standard spherical lenses for short-sightedness or long-sightedness, toric lenses to correct astigmatism too and even multifocal lenses for presbyopia. No matter what's your vision needs, there's a daily lens for you. These are the models recommended by our in-house optician:

1 Day Acuvue Moist

For short-sightedness or long-sightedness: 1-Day Acuvue Moist

Manufactured by the highly reputed specialist Johnson & Johnson, 1 Day Acuvue Moist daily contacts include Lacreon® exclusive technology which retains water for longer hours, making them ideal for users with dry and irritable eyes.

Soflens Dailiy for Astigmatism

For astigmatism: SofLens Daily for Astigmatism

SofLens Daily for Astigmatism disposable lenses correct astigmatism besides short-sightedness or long-sightedness, and they integrate ComfortMoist™ technology in order to achieve a thinner and more stable surface.

Dailies Aquacomfort Plus Multifocal

For presbyopia: Dailies AquaComfort Plus Multifocal

With their Precision Profile™ design, these contacts make sure that users with presbyopia change focus between short, medium and long distances in a natural way and always with the clearer vision.

Acuvue Oasys 1 Day with HydraLuxe

Silicone hydrogel: Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe

Acuvue Oasys 1-Day with HydraLuxe daily disposable lenses, also manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, are made of silicone hydrogel, a last generation lighter and more transpirable material, keeping your eyes fresh and healthy all day long.

Reviews from users who switched to dailies

“I recently switched from monthlies to dailies on the advice of my optician - and what a difference these lenses have made. It's great to have a fresh pair of lenses every day, my eyes feel a lot healthier.”
Debs - 03/07/2015

“I normally use monthlies and only started to use the dailies for swimming and exercise, however I now use these dailies more often as normal lenses. That means the hygiene in the eyes is better.”
Peter - 21/09/2019

“I was initially skeptical about having dailies after switching from monthlies but now I can't seem to switch back!”
Charandeep - 13/10/2015

Additional information

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