Bi-Weekly or Monthly – Which Contacts Suit Your Eyes More?

By | August 10, 2016

Apart from daily disposables, the other two types of contacts are 2 Week Disposable lenses and Monthly Disposable contact lenses. You can make out the replacement period by the names itself. But each type of lens has two different wearing schedules – either remove the lenses each night before going to sleep & clean it properly or go to sleep wearing the lenses and continue wearing till the end of the tenure.

First, let enlighten you about bi-weekly disposables. These lenses, which can be worn within consecutive two weeks, are known as fortnightly lenses also. You can wear bi-weeklies in the waking hours as long as you wish but remove those, before calling it a day, to clean and not let the pathogens build up on the surface of the lens. However, there is one more option. Go for extended wear bi-weeklies. The silicone hydrogel made lenses are so soft & flexible that it allows seven times more oxygen supply into cornea, helping in maintaining high level of moisture throughout two weeks. These lenses can even fix myopia, astigmatism and are available in colours also. Acuvue Oasys with hydraclear, Acuvue advance for Astigmatism, Acuvue bifocal by Johnson & Johnson lenses are some of the top-of-the-line bi-weekly contacts.

Now, it is turn of monthly disposables. I am not repeating the manufacturing, replacement period and wearing schedules as from the name you had come to know that the wearing tenure is of one month and the rest is same as bi-weeklies. These lenses are usually prescribed for vision troubles related to cornea e.g. presbyopia and myopia. The wide range of monthly disposable contacts available in the market has some big names like Proclear, Soflens, Purevision contact lenses etc.

But, before opting for any lens, you must get your eyes checked by an eye doctor to determine the most suitable one for you. After all, it is for your eyes only.

Source by Stuart Wallace

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