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Q&A for Daily Disposable Contact Lenses Answered by Dr. Gerry Fisher

We asked Dr. Fisher some questions about Daily Contacts and here is what he had to say...

Q: Do you find that your patients express positive feedback about daily disposables, and what is it that they are most happy with?

Answer: Comfort! Anyone who has switched to single use loves the fresh feeling of putting in a new lens everyday.

Q: Will it be more expensive for me if I need to use a new pair of contacts every day?

Answer: Slightly, but this is offset by generous rebates from manufacturers when you purchase an annual supply. Also, remember you wouldn't have to purchase contact lens solution which cost $80-$120 yearly.

Q: Are there certain conditions of the eye, or any other reason why you would specifically recommend to a patient the use of single use contact lenses?

Answer: Patients with allergies, dry eyes, or a history of eye infections all greatly benefit.

Q: Are daily disposable contacts available for patients that wear specialty contact lenses?

Answer: Yes, contact lens parameters available expand every year. Just because you were not a candidate previously doesn't mean that there isn't a daily disposable for you now.

Q: Is there anyone that is just not a candidate for daily disposable contacts?

Answer: Yes, there are patients with certain refractive error and medical conditions that can not wear single use lenses. But that number is shrinking all the time.

To learn more about the pros and cons of using Daily Contacts, please read the rest of the Doctor's answers here.