The differences between daily and monthly contact lenses are not as clear as you might think.
Working out which one is the better choice for you shouldn’t be a headache. All you have to do is work out what you want from your new coloured contacts, then you can make the right choice.
Don’t make the mistake of going purely on price because you could end up wasting money.
Of all the different factors, there’s a few key points to keep in mind.
First off is the most important thing to remember for any contact lenses – go for Quality.
Cheap and nasty lenses might save you money but you could pay for using them in a big way.
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The keys to unlocking the right contacts
Let’s look at the differences between daily and monthly contact lenses. This will help you decide on one or the other OR a mixture of both. Don’t limit yourself – especially when there’s no need.
- Care factor – one of the main differences is how much care you need to take with your contact lenses. Monthly ones have to be properly cleaned and stored after each use otherwise you risk infection and damaging the lenses. Daily contact lenses don’t need to be stored, so you just need to dispose of them and replace them each day (or night).
- Cost – This is where daily contact lenses have a higher up-front cost than monthly ones. That’s even with the special saline solution and storage case thrown in.
- Changeover – choosing monthly contact lenses means taking a little more care with your choice. You will be wearing them longer than daily lenses (durrrh!) whereas you can chop and change with different daily contacts whenever you want. The downside of that is, you only have that look for a single day – so the magic will be gone tomorrow.
- Frequency – If you like wearing your favourite contact lenses, then it makes sense to be able to wear them for longer. You don’t want to have to buy a new pair of daily (or a week’s worth) all the time. Monthly lenses can be worn continuously for up to 30 days.
It’s up to you which of these are more important than the others.
If you want to change your look from day to day then daily contacts might seem the obvious choice. Think again – because if you like the look of a number of different coloured lenses but you want to rotate the look over the weeks, it actually makes sense to buy monthly contact lenses.
An example of the differences between daily and monthly contact lenses in real life
Here’s one way the differences between daily and monthly contact lenses can work.
To make it easy, we’ll lay it out in two variations of the one example.
Jojo likes 7 different looks in her coloured contacts.
In Version A – Jojo buys monthly pairs of her favourite coloured contacts.
She can wear any colour on any day and she can wear any of her lenses for the whole month. That means she can chop and change in any way she wants throughout the whole month.
In a period of 28 days, Jojo can wear every one of her favourite colours at least 4 times. She has only bought 7 pairs of lenses for those 4 weeks.
In Version B – If Jojo buys daily contacts, she has to choose which day to wear them. She cannot wear the same colour for two days in a row without buying another pair of lenses. She doesn’t have the chance to wear whatever she wants on any day unless she keeps replacing the same pair of lenses she used on that day. (Yes, it’s getting a little complicated)
In the same 28 day period, Jojo will need to buy 28 pairs of lenses if she wants to wear coloured contacts every day. The added stress is that she needs to know what colour she wants to wear in advance or buy her lenses ahead of time. (Yes, hello to stress)
The problem is that she will be paying more for her coloured contacts and she doesn’t have the chance to change with however she feels on the day. Jojo better not be too moody or she’s going to be big time disappointed.
This is just one example of how the differences between daily and monthly contact lenses can make an impact on your choice.
Longer and stronger lenses or not
Now we come to the point of convenience.
Daily lenses are easy to use and you don’t have any of the issues of how to store them, you just throw them away (not great of the environment though).
Daily contacts are usually fairly thin and have a high water content. That means that you get build up on the surface of your eye pretty easily. That’s why they can’t be reused (the lenses, not your eyes).
Monthly lenses are thicker than daily disposables meaning they last longer and usually less likely to suffer from drying out. Of course, you have to keep them clean and store them hygienically in a proper case full of proper storage solution.
Quality Daily and Monthly coloured contacts
Now you can see how the differences between daily and monthly contact lenses stack up.
Daily contacts are great if you want to try something new, but you’ll pay more for the privilege.
Monthly lenses last longer but you need to remember to change them at the end of that month.
Whether you go for daily or monthly ones, make sure you get quality coloured contacts. Your eyes are too important for anything cheap and nasty.
The idea is to have fun with your lenses, choose a few of your favourite colours or styles. It’s a great way to add some extra spark to your look and your life.
Head to MesmerEyez for a great range of the very best coloured contact lenses.
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