What Are the Pros and Cons of Daily Disposable Contact Lenses: Should You Switch?


Are you currently wearing contact lenses, like bi-weekly or monthly replacement lenses, requiring nightly removal and cleaning? Maybe you’re interested in switching to daily disposable contact lenses but still haven’t made up your mind. Don’t worry because Lens.com can help you decide once and for all.

In this post, we discuss the pros and cons of daily disposable contact lenses so that you can make an educated decision.

  • Pros
  1. Convenience

Daily disposable contact lenses, more popularly known as dailies, are convenient and easy to wear. Unlike bi-weekly or monthly contact lenses, dailies don’t require a daily cleaning and storage regimen. You simply insert dailies in the morning, go about your day, and dispose of them at night before you go to sleep. But, keep in mind despite the hype, you must maintain strict hygiene even with daily wear contact lenses: there are no shortcuts.

  1. Comfort

The material used in manufacturing dailies is thinner than reusable contact lenses because dailies aren’t designed for reuse and storage. Dailies tend to be more comfortable to wear especially if you suffer from eye allergies or dry eyes.

  1. No buildup

You only wear dailies for about 12-16 hours each day, and you also wear fresh contact lenses each day. Since you don’t wear dailies for extended periods (including overnight), there is much less chance of protein deposits, bacteria, and other foreign particles adhering to your lenses.

  1. Low maintenance

When you wear dailies, you don’t have to spend time and effort cleaning your contact lenses each day. You don’t have to worry about contact lens maintenance because you throw out your contact lenses at the end of the night and start with a fresh pair the following day.

  • Cons
  1. Cost

Contact lens prices vary greatly; dailies generally cost more per year than bi-weekly or monthly contact lenses. You’ll likely spend more money for a one-year supply of dailies than a one-year supply of monthly contact lenses. However, wearing dailies means you won’t have to buy contact lens cleaning and storage supplies. In the grand scheme of things the costs of dailies are in no way offset by the ‘savings’ of not buying solution. You’ll still need to have a bottle around for occasional rinsing. The truth is, it’s all about the great feeling of a fresh pair of contact lenses every morning. You’re paying extra for that feeling and the convenience. It’s the classic case of ‘you get what you pay for’.


While daily disposable contact lenses have their pros and cons, there is no denying that the good outweighs the bad, especially if your budget allows. With options to buy and save online, and with rebates available on super popular dailies like Dailies Total 1 and 1-Day Acuvue Moist, the value proposition of dailies is stronger than ever. If you’re considering switching to dailies, consult your eye care professional. You can also check out our wide selection of dailies at Lens.com

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