Monthly contact lenses now come in a wide variety of materials and powers to suit most customers requirements. Monthly lenses are designed to be worn for up to 30 days and removed, cleaned and stored in contact lens solution each night.
Select a monthly contact lens from the product tab to the left.
Unsurprisingly, monthly disposable contacts are lenses only intended for 30-day wear. Once the month is up, simply throw your lenses away and replace them with a fresh pair.
As with all other lens types, there are a few pros and cons surrounding monthly lenses. At the end of the day, you need to make the call whether monthly contacts are the best choice for your needs.
Monthly disposable lenses are one of the most eco-friendly options for wearing contact lenses. Instead of throwing away 60 lenses of dailies per month, monthly users only throw away 2 lenses per month! Although it might not seem like a lot, environmentalists have already pointed out that billions of contact lenses are causing major pollution problems in the world’s oceans. Monthly disposable lenses are also one of the most cost effective methods of wearing lenses.
There are, however, some draw backs with monthly contact lenses. Due to an increased build up of debris on the contact lens during the months wear, people who wear monthly contacts often experience greater eye irritation and lack of clarity as the month progresses. Usually this is due to a buildup of proteins, debris, and lipids on top of normal wear-and-tear. For this reason, monthly contacts usually aren’t recommended to people who have pre-existing conditions like dry eye syndrome or who are simply not great at cleaning their contact lenses every night!
As long as you have good contact lens hygiene, chances are you won’t experience serious issues while wearing monthly lenses. A few essential practices all monthly users need to master include:
• Always washing and drying your hands before handling lenses.
• Removing lenses every night and soaking them in approved solution.
• Never exposing lenses to tap or swimming pool water.
• Gently rubbing lenses clean with solution before putting them in.
• Throwing away lenses as soon as they reach their expiration date.
Don’t Mistake Monthly Contacts For Continuous Wear! -- By the way, many people mistakenly believe monthly contact lenses are identical with continuous wear contacts. Unless otherwise stated, monthly contacts aren’t intended for bedtime use. Continuous contacts, on the other hand, are made with a highly breathable material that allows users to safely wear them while they sleep.
However, some monthly lenses like Biofinity, to our own premium monthly Crystal Comfort, fall into both camps. They contain silicone for optimal oxygen transmission through to your eyes, so can be worn as a continuous wear lens, but are increasingly prescribed by Optometrists for monthly daytime wear and not overnight wear.
These lenses were introduced to introduce all the benefits of modern materials i.e the more oxygen that you get to your eyes, the more comfortable and safer the lenses are, but still retaining the convenience of a monthly contact lens.
Browse our List Of Monthly Contacts
Interested in learning more about monthly disposable lenses? Take a look at all of the monthly lenses now available on our website.
All of the top contact lens brands are well represented in our list of monthly disposable contacts. You can choose from our best selling monthly - Biofinity to our own premium monthly Crystal Comfort (both lenses contain silicone for optimal oxygen transmission through to your eyes, but Crystal Comfort is almost 50% cheaper than Biofinity!) to low cost monthly lenses like Crystal Comfort or monthly contact lenses that are tried and true and have been around for decades like SofLens and ProClear, you’ll find only the highest quality monthly lenses on this webpage.
Still not sure if monthly contact lenses are right for you? The best thing you could do is speak with your optometrist. After evaluating your overall eye health, s/he should be able to tell you whether monthlies are optimal for your lifestyle.