When disposable contact lenses came onto the market, the rate of complications dropped significantly. Wearing contact lenses became much easier and more comfortable. However, if two-week disposables are worn much over the recommended wearing time, the transmission of oxygen through the contact lens to the eye drops to unhealthy levels. This increases the chance of developing inflammation and infection.
Daily disposables, contact lenses that are disposed of every day, are fast becoming the lens of choice for doctors and patients around the world. Millions of dollars go into research and development of contact lenses. Listen closely to your doctor’s recommendations, as there are reasons behind all of them. Remember that contact lenses are medical devices. Be sure to follow proper cleaning and wearing instructions to keep your eyes safe and healthy.