If you have made the decision to start wearing contact lenses, whether you have just been diagnosed with an eye impairment or whether you have decided to switch from glasses, you need to now decide what kind of lenses you want to adopt. Lenses are named for the duration of time for which they last; daily lenses are disposable and worn for only a few hours at a time, whilst monthly lenses are more substantial lenses that can be inserted and removed every day over an entire month. There are some big differences between the two types, and you should familiarize yourself with these differences before choosing which type is best for you.
First, daily contact lenses may seem initially an easier option because of their disposability. Monthly lenses have to be carefully removed and placed in a safe container, whilst daily lenses can simply be thrown away. However, if you want to wear your lenses every day then purchasing a pair of dailies for the 30+ days of the month will be more expensive than simply investing in one pair of monthlies.
Daily lenses are thinner than monthlies, which makes them easier to insert and remove but also easier to break or scratch, rendering them useless. Many people feel that daily lenses are the more comfortable lenses due to their thickness, but you are sure to adapt to whatever lens type you choose after frequent usage.
Overall, daily lenses are ideal for people who only want to wear their lenses some of the time, whilst monthlies are better for people who intend to wear them every day. Think carefully about which type of lens will best suit your lifestyle before making your decision “ although, you can always start off on dailies and see if you feel the need to progress to a longer duration lens.