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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.

If you are a monthly contact lens wearer, you might want to consider some of the benefits of wearing daily lenses. Whether you choose dailies for everyday wear, or use them during exercise or travel: switching to a daily lens could be a game-changer in your contact lens journey. We've asked our customers and our opticians about the benefits of daily contact lenses and put together everything you need to know about switching to daily contacts.

Benefits of daily contact lenses


Dailies have a thinner surface than monthlies, so they allow more oxygen to pass through to your eye. The flow of oxygen helps your lenses feel more comfortable and hydrated.


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


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


Unlike monthlies, daily disposables 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 no longer want to worry about the cleaning routine
  • You like to alternate between glasses and contact lenses
  • You travel frequently, especially by plane
  • You occasionally use lenses for sport
  • You don't wear lenses often

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 - 03/07/2020

"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 - 13/10/2019

Recommended daily lenses

There's a perfect daily disposable lens for every eye care need or lifestyle: from spherical lenses for short or long-sightedness, to toric lenses for astigmatism and multifocal lenses for presbyopia. These are the products our customers love:

1 Day Acuvue Moist

Best all-rounder: 1 Day Acuvue Moist

Manufactured by 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.

everclear ADM

Best value for money: everclear ADM

Exclusive to Vision Direct, everclear ADM are soft hydrogel lenses that offer amazing quality at an affordable price. Their high water content and UV filter keep your eyes healthy, hydrated and irritation-free.

Acuvue Oasys 1 Day with HydraLuxe

Best for comfort: Acuvue Oasys 1 Day with HydraLuxe

Acuvue Oasys 1 Day contact lenses, from healthcare specialists Johnson & Johnson, are daily disposable lenses that use HydraLuxe Technology: an innovative formula that helps your eyes maintain their natural moisture during wear.

Dailies Total 1

Best premium option: Dailies Total 1

Made by vision experts Alcon, Dailies Total 1 are daily disposable lenses with a water gradient design that offers unparalleled comfort for up to 16 hours per day. Their advanced formula and water content of nearly 80% keeps your eyes hydrated and comfy throughout wear.

1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism

Best daily toric lens: 1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism

1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism are comfortable, high-quality daily contact lenses for those with astigmatism. With a unique moisture-retaining formula and high breathability, they lock moisture in throughout wear.

Additional information

If you need any advice about how to buy your contact lenses online, we're here to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via web chat, phone (020 7768 5000 - UK, 1 800 870 0741 - US) or email - Have a question about ordering from Vision Direct? Check out our handy how to guides.

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When trialling a new lens for the very first time, we always recommend consulting your optician first. Always use a correct contact lens prescription when ordering contact lenses