30 Day Contact Lenses the Pros and Cons

Do you dream of waking up in the morning with clear vision, then 30 day contact lenses might be just what you're looking for. 

Many people, especially those who are particularly nearsighted, dream of waking up and being able to see before fumbling around for their glasses.

Some people fear being awakened in the middle of the night and being unable to see. Others just don't want the hassle of taking out and maintaining their contact lenses every single day.

If you can relate, then you might want to consider 30 day contact lenses.

As with anything, there are pros and cons that you should be aware of before deciding if 30 day contact lenses are the best contact lenses for you. 

But first, it helps to understand the different definitions of a few terms that sound very similar to each other. 

  • “Daily wear” refers to daily disposable contact lenses; this means that you literally put in a fresh pair of contacts every morning, and then throw them away at the end of your day. 
  • “Extended wear” means that you can leave your contacts in overnight.  Most extended wear contacts are designed to be safe for up to 7 days of continuous wear. 

Thanks to advances in technology, some lenses are now designed to be worn for up to 30 days. These monthly contact lenses, also called “continuous wear” lenses, are made with extra-permeable material that allows six times more oxygen to reach the cornea than regular lenses. 

This is safer and healthier for the eyes than any lense in the past, which is why they are safe to wear for 30 days.  

So are 30 day contact lenses right for you?  It helps to look at the pros and cons, and then determine what your particular needs and desires are.

The Pros:

  • Convenience: put them in and forget them (for a month).  It's as easy as that!
  • Less maintenance:  let's face it, the less work you have to do in order to see, the easier life is.
  • It's the closest to perfect vision without surgery: extended wear lenses are the closest you can get to the days before you needed glasses or contacts, without going through risky and expensive surgery.    
  • Safe:  as long as you follow your doctor's instructions and “listen” to your eyes, modern-day extended wear lenses are completely safe. 

The Cons:    

  • Build up: contact lenses do absorb lipids and other deposits from your eyes and environment; and over time, this can become uncomfortable and cause blurry vision in some people.   
  • Risk of infection: if you don't follow instructions and don't pay attention to what your eyes are telling you, it is easier to get infections with extended wear lenses.  However, if you do as you are supposed to do, they are completely safe.   

Finding the perfect contact lenses is like anything else; it all depends on what you hope to get out of the experience or the product. 

Determining what you want is an important step in deciding if 30 day contact lenses are the right lenses for you. 

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