Daily contact lenses don’t require an ongoing care routine and can be easily accommodated into a wide range of active lifestyles, which is why so many wearers prefer the convenience of them over other types of lenses.
From talking with our customers, we've found some of the most popular reasons for choosing daily lenses are:
Convenience - They’re inserted at the start of the day and thrown away at the end – there’s no need to clean and store your lenses.
Hygiene - Replacing your lenses daily prevents the build-up of waste substances like proteins, lipids, calcium and allergen, which could cause discomfort. This helps reduce the risk of an eye infection.
Cost - If you don't wear your lenses every day, disposables may be a cheaper alternative to monthly lenses. Monthly lenses should be thrown away within 30 days of opening, no matter how many times they have been worn.
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Buyers Guide: Daily Contact Lenses
If you want to learn more about daily contact lenses, as well as seeing our best sellers, then read our guide below:
How to Find & Order Your Prescribed Daily Contact Lenses
Once you’ve received your contact lens prescription, you’re ready to order your daily contact lenses. But with so many choices available - where do you start?
Lenstore provides a wide range of daily disposable contact lenses and is a great place to find your prescribed lenses at an affordable price.
It’s important to choose the right type of daily contact lens as detailed in your prescription in order to correct your vision.
There are several different types of daily disposable contact lenses, including:
Spherical (For Short or Long-Sight)
Whether you're short or long-sighted, you have a wide range of daily contact lenses to choose from. Two of Lenstore’s best sellers include:
1 Day Acuvue Moist- 1 Day Acuvue Moist have been designed to keep your eyes as healthy as possible and provide high levels of UV radiation protection. Using LACREON technology, these lenses help to minimise dryness and ensure all-day comfort, making them a good choice for individuals with a busy lifestyle.
Dailies AquaComfort Plus - Dailies AquaComfort Plus offer all-day comfort thanks to ‘blink-activated technology’, which combines three moisturising agents to keep eyes hydrated. These are easy-to-apply daily contact lenses thanks to their ultra thin edges and slight tint, saving you time when putting them in and taking them out.
Toric Lenses (For Astigmatism)
Toriccontact lenses correct the vision of those with astigmatism, a minor condition that makes objects seem blurry or distorted.
1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism- 1 Day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism offer the same benefits as Acuvue Moist lenses and use the Eyelid Stabilised Design technology to help stabilise the lenses in your eye for long-lasting vision clarity. These lenses also ensure all-day hydration of the eyes as a result of LACREON technology, are easy to put in thanks to subtle markings, and offer excellent UV protection (blocking 85% of UV-A and 98% of UV-B rays).
Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric- Dailies AquaComfort Plus Toric contact lenses possess a ‘Precision Curve’ lens design that provides long-lasting stabilisation. This minimises rotation and ensures excellent vision and clarity. Alcon’s ‘blink activated technology’ keeps eyes hydrated and makes these lenses a good choice for those with astigmatism and sensitive or dry eyes.
Multifocal Lenses (For Presbyopia)
Multifocal daily disposable contact lenses combine multiple prescriptions into a single lens in order to correct the vision of those with presbyopia, a condition that makes it hard to focus on near objects.
1 Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal- 1 Day Acuvue Moist Multifocal are manufactured using INTUISIGHT™ technology to ensure clarity of vision regardless of whether you’re focussing on nearby objects or those far away. Their unique design helps these daily contact lenses stay in the centre of your eye, while LACREON technology keeps eyes hydrated for all-day comfort.
Clariti 1 Day Multifocal - Clariti 1 Day Multifocal contact lenses ensure those with presbyopia have a smooth transition when looking at objects at different distances. These daily contact lenses keep eyes fresh and healthy as they allow high levels of oxygen to reach the eye, while ‘WetLoc’ technology ensures long-lasting hydration.
Best Selling Daily Contact Lenses
Lenstore offers a wide choice of daily disposable contact lenses. Our best-sellers are:
Convenient and easy-to-insert daily contact lenses that offer long-lasting hydration and UV protection, making them ideal for active lifestyles. LACREON technology provides a cushion of moisture that keeps lenses comfortable, your eyes fresh and vision clear all day long.
Boasting an ultra thin edge, these daily contact lenses are easy to put in and take out of your eyes. They also contain a blend of three moisturising agents that keep eyes hydrated and ensure long-lasting comfort, even for dry and sensitive eyes. Blink‑activated moisture technology mimics the eye’s own hydration system and releases moisture on both sides of the contact lens each time you blink to keep eyes refreshed during wear.
Focus Dailies All Day Comfort have been manufactured to minimise the build-up of proteins. These lenses also benefit from LightStream, a manufacturing technology that ensures quality and consistency of each lens, and Blink-activation, Alcon’s unique technology which slowly releases moisture every time you blink, keeping your eyes moist even over long periods of wear.
Designed to provide excellent comfort for those with astigmatism. These daily disposable contact lenses use LACREON technology to keep eyes hydrated and eye lid stabilization for crisp vision all-day long. They also provide Class 2 UV-block which protects you from 98.8% UVB and 85.1% UVA rays.
These lenses use HydraLuxe Technology to ensure all-day hydration of eyes, enable high levels of oxygen to reach the eye, making them ideal for those with sensitive or dry eyes, and offer Class 1 UV-block providing 99% UVB and 90% UVA.
Easy-to-use daily contact lenses for presbyopic eyes, these lenses possess an aspheric design that helps to keep them in the centre of the eye and ensures long-lasting vision sharpness. These lenses are a good choice if you have dry eyes as a cushion of moisture helps to maintain hydration and comfort through LACREON technology.
Precision Curve lens design ensures maximum stability for these daily disposable toric contact lenses, improving vision clarity. These lenses keep eyes moist all day long and have a thin edge, which makes them easy to put in and take out.
Soflens Daily Disposables are manufactured using High Definition Optics technology to give each lens an aspheric design that ensures sharp vision even at night. ComfortMoist technology is also used to keep eyes hydrated, improving comfort.
A time-saving choice for those with astigmatic eyes. Alongside the silicone hydrogel material that ensures lots of oxygen reaches your eyes, helping to keep them fresh and healthy, the Eyelid Stabilised Design guarantees stable visual acuity (crisp, clear vision) regardless of motion or head tilt. They also protect your eyes from 99% of UV-B and 96% of UV-A rays.
How Much Do Daily Disposables Cost?
Daily disposable contact lenses vary in price and can work out as more expensive compared to other types of contact lenses. However, while they may cost more in the long-run, this is offset by their convenience, eye health benefits and the fact that there’s no need to follow an ongoing care routine.
Daily disposable contact lenses vary in price depending on the price and the type of lens. As a rule of thumb, you can expect the following:
Standard (Short or Long-Sighted)
£11.00 - £21.00
£18.00 - £26.00
£22.00 - £36.00
You should replace daily disposable contact lenses each and every day. This means removing and disposing of them each night and then inserting a fresh, sterile pair the next morning.
Should You Buy Cheap Daily Contact Lenses?
In most cases daily contact lenses are cheaper to buy online than from an optician. However, this doesn’t mean they are of a lower quality. Online retailers, like Lenstore, sell contact lenses manufactured by all of the major manufacturers and brands - it’s just that because we don’t have the overhead costs associated with an optician on the high street, we can pass the savings onto you, the customer!
Daily Disposables vs Other Contacts
Now that you know the pros and cons of wearing daily disposable contact lenses, it’s worth considering how they stack up against the other options available to you.
We think there are four areas worth comparing: the maintenance and upkeep of each lens type, the cost, how often you’ll wear them and overall convenience.
Daily vs Reusable (Two Weekly and Monthly Lenses)
Maintenance - Daily lenses require no ongoing care routine, you simply open a new pack each morning and you’re good to go, which can be healthier for your eyes. On the other hand, with two weekly and monthly lenses you’ll need to rinse, clean and store them overnight at the end of each day, which means you’ll also have to invest in contact lens solution and cases and ensure you don’t run out.
Cost - Daily contact lenses can work out slightly more expensive in the long run as you need to wear a new pair every day. Whereas with two weekly lenses, you might go through two - possibly three - sets in a month so long as they are well cared for. Even with the cost of solution and cleaning products, two weeklies often work out cheaper than daily disposables. While you need to factor in the cost of your care routine, monthlies generally work out cheaper than both daily disposable and two weekly wear contact lenses in the long run. However, it is also worth noting that the cost of daily lenses is dependent on how frequently you wear them.
Frequency of wear - Daily contact lenses promote good eye health, even if worn everyday, simply because every set is fresh and sterile. This makes them convenient if worn every once in a while too - just open a pack, insert and voila. However, if you do wear lenses every single day, then it can work out cheaper to opt for two weekly or monthly lenses over daily disposables.
Convenience - Daily disposable contacts offer excellent convenience, although you’ll need to carry enough packs on you if you’re going away. While two weekly and monthly lenses aren’t massively inconvenient, you’ll need to make sure you don’t run out of solution or storage cases. However, when travelling you don’t need to worry about carrying multiple packs of lenses around with you.
Daily vs Extended Wear Lenses
Maintenance - Unlike daily disposable lenses it’s possible to wear extended wear lenses overnight for up to six nights, depending on your optician’s recommendations. While extended wear lenses do not require the same level of ongoing maintenance as that of resuable lenses, you do need to be careful not to bring them in contact with water (while showering etc) to avoid any impurities that can contaminate your contacts and cause infection.
Cost - Extended wear lenses tend to work out a little cheaper overall than daily disposable lenses as you can wear them for up to several weeks at a time depending on your prescription and the lenses you opt for - whether two-weeklies or monthlies.
Frequency of wear - Unless you’re wearing contact lenses most days, then it’s better to stick with the flexibility offered by daily disposable contact lenses.
Convenience - Thanks to the fact you can wear extended wear lenses overnight, they are a convenient option for those who frequently wear contact lenses. However, wearing lenses overnight may lead to potential infections, which isn’t a concern with daily disposables.
How to Wear and Care For Daily Contact Lenses
Besides washing and drying your hands before touching the lenses, daily contact lenses require no ongoing care which makes them a low-maintenance and convenient choice for many wearers.
If you need advice on how to wear your daily contact lenses, the information below should help clear up the questions you may have.
Step by Step: How to Insert and Remove Daily Contact Lenses
If you’re not sure how to insert and take out your daily contact lenses, watch the video or follow these steps below.
Wash and dry your hands, then open the contact lens blister pack
Gently lift the lens out of its packet using your index finger
Check the lens for any tears or dirt and that it’s not inside out
Use your other hand to lift your upper eyelid and pull your lower eyelid down
Gently place the lens over your iris and let it go into place by itself
Look up and down, then blink a couple of times and you’re done
To take out your lenses out:
Wash and dry your hands
Look into a mirror, tilt your head down and pull down your lower eyelid
Use your index finger to move the lens to the white of your eye, pinch it and remove
Don't Confuse "Daily Wear" With "Daily Disposable"
You definitely don’t want to confuse ‘daily wear’ with ‘daily disposable’ contact lenses! The difference is that daily disposable contact lenses are single-use lenses that don’t need cleaning, you simply dispose of them and insert a new pair every day.
Whereas ‘daily wear’ lenses is a term used for reusable lenses that need to be removed, cleaned, rinsed, sterilised and stored overnight before being worn again the next day (think of them as the opposite of extended wear lenses). However, you’ll still need to replace these contact lenses in accordance with your optician’s replacement schedule recommendation.
Can You Wear Daily Lenses More Than Once?
We do not recommend that you wear daily contact lenses more than once. They are designed to be worn once and then disposed of each night, with a new pair replacing them the next morning.
How Many Hours Can You Wear Daily Disposables?
As a rule, most people should be able to comfortably wear daily disposable contact lenses for an entire day without issue, however exactly how long this depends on the individual in question, the type of lenses they’re wearing and their optician’s recommendations. Typically, those with dry or sensitive eyes may not be able to wear daily contact lenses as long as someone who doesn’t have such symptoms.
Can You Sleep While Wearing Daily Contacts?
You cannot sleep while wearing daily contact lenses. These lenses need to be removed and disposed of at the end of each day.
Can You Shower While Wearing Daily Contacts?
To maintain healthy eyes, we advise that it’s best to avoid contact between water and your contact lenses - this means taking them out before you shower. However, if you have no choice then it’s essential that you make sure no water gets into your eyes and that you bin the contacts as soon as you are done.
How to Store Daily Contacts?
Daily disposable contact lenses are a popular choice for many contact lens wearers because they require no ongoing care and as a result, don't need to be stored. You remove the lenses at the end of the day, dispose of them and then replace with a new pair the next morning.
How to Clean Daily Contacts?
As there’s no need to store daily contact lenses you don’t need to worry about cleaning them either. However, if you notice debris on a lens during insertion, you can use the sterile solution in the blister to rinse it before putting in your eye.
You’ll find the answers to common questions about daily contact lenses below.
What Are Daily Contact Lenses?
Daily contact lenses are a type of contact lens that can be worn for one day and then removed and disposed of, not to be worn again. These daily disposable lenses don’t need cleaning, they’re simply replaced with a fresh pair each morning.
What Vision Problems Do Daily Contact Lenses Correct?
Daily contact lenses can correct a number of vision problems including both long and short-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Why Should I Choose Daily Contact Lenses?
There are a number of reasons why you should choose to wear contact lenses. Not only are they extremely convenient to wear with no ongoing maintenance, but they also correct a number of vision problems and help to promote healthy eyes.
Check out our pros and cons for more reasons why you should opt for daily contact lenses.
Are Daily Contact Lenses Safe?
Daily disposable contact lenses are completely safe to wear so long as you only wear the lenses that you’ve been prescribed and follow the wearing schedule as recommended by your optician - this means removing the lenses each night and inserting a new pair each morning.
You’ll put your eyes at risk of infection if you wear daily contact lenses overnight or for more than one day.
Roshni Patel BSc (Hons) MCOptom qualified as an Optometrist in 2004. She is a member of the Association of Optometrists and is the Professional Services Manager at Lenstore where she is responsible for supporting and guiding all departments from a clinical standpoint.