Daily contact lenses compared to Monthly and Two weekly contact lenses
The Four main differences between daily disposable contact lenses and monthly or two weekly disposable contact lenses are:
Wearing Mode - As you have probably gathered the replacement frequency is stated in the wearing mode of the lenses.
Daily contact lenses are designed to be worn once then thrown out at the end of your wearing session.
Two weekly contact lenses are designed to be worn daily, and disposed of for a new pair after 14 days.
Monthly contact lenses are designed to be worn daily and disposed of after 1 month
Dailies, two weeklies or monthlies are not designed to be worn overnight - if you want to wear contact lenses overnight then ask your Optometrist about continuous wear contact lenses
Care - Daily contact lenses require the least care, you use a new pair of contact lenses each morning and dispose of them at night. There is no need for solutions, storage cases, nightly and morning routines or reminders to replace them.
Two weekly and monthly contact lenses both require the same type of morning and evening cleaning and storage routine, although this is quite quick once you become familiar with it, it does still take time and thought. You also need to remember when your 14 day or 30 days are up for replacement.
Convenience - Daily contact lenses provide the ultimate convenience. They take the least time and attention. They are ideal for occasional wear, travel and late nights - just take a few pairs with you!
Two weekly and monthly contact lenses both require some time and attention daily, if you travel, stay out etc you need to remember to take enough solution and your storage case with you, plus spare lenses if the end of your wearing schedule is approaching.
Cost - Daily contact lenses are generally more expensive than two weekly or monthly contact lenses, but once you factor in the cost of Multi purpose solution, the cost evens out quite a bit. If you switch from a proprietary brand such as Acuvue to non branded lenses such as Crystal then daily contacts can work out cheaper than monthlies.
The price of two weekly contact lenses can work out the most expensive and there are fewer options to choose from.