There are many different types of contact lenses on the market ranging from daily disposable lenses to ones that you can wear for up to thirty days continuously.
Monthly contact lenses refers to lenses that are designed to be used on a daily basis but are then taken out at the end of the day and cleaned and left overnight in cleaning solution.
The replacement schedule of monthly contact lenses can vary from between two weeks to a month depending on what the manufacturer recommends. Make sure you stick to the guidelines on the schedule as recommended by your optician or the lens manufacturer.
Your optician will also be able to advise you on what cleaning solution and regime you will need to follow to keep your lenses clean so that your eyes stay healthy.
With monthly lenses it is important to absolutely comply with the cleaning instructions because otherwise deposits can build up on the lens, which reduces their efficiency and can also lead to eye infections. Monthly lenses have traditionally been the most popular type of lenses although nowadays the trend is clearly going towards daily disposable ones due to advances in materials and design.
Monthly contact lenses in a nutshell
- Can correct all types of eye conditions including astigmatism and presbyopia
- Large product range to choose from
- Can work out cheaper in the longer term
- Stick to the prescribed replacement schedule
- Get into a cleaning routine so that keeping them clean becomes part of your daily routine