Complete Guide to Daily Contact Lenses
Or maybe you’ve worn contact lenses your whole life. It's always good to know more about what exactly is going on your eye. We'll go through and tell you all about what makes Dimple Contacts the best daily disposable contact lenses on the market. And we’ll tell you why daily disposable contact lenses are a convenient and easy option that will suit your lifestyle. We’ll answer some of the frequently asked questions people tend to have on daily contact lenses. Maybe you wear monthly or fortnightly contact lenses and are wondering if you should make the switch to dailies. And is for everyone who has a contact lens prescription and we even have them available for prescriptions with astigmatism.
Introduction to Daily Contact Lenses
Daily Disposable contact lenses are a simple and safe alternative to glasses and can be used daily or every now and then depending on your lifestyle. Here at Dimple we want to make sure you’re getting the best vision possible from our contact lenses so we recommended visiting your optometrist each year to ensure your prescription is up to date. If you’ve never worn contact lenses before talk to your optometrist about getting a contact lens prescription which differs from your glasses prescription. Today due to advanced technology we have the simplest, safest and comfortable contact lenses possible. This is because the creation of contact lenses dates back centuries which has helped aid and shape the contact lens industry and allows us to give you the best contact lenses out there.
History of Daily Contact Lenses
You might be surprised to learn that Leonardo DaVinci had made the first sketch of the contact lens back in the year 1508. He proposed that having your head submerged in water could change your vision and even created prototypes of the device that would alter the eyes vision that resembles a contact lens. These prototypes were unsuccessful but DaVinci could be credited to inspiring thinker Rene Descartes for creating his prototype of the contact lens which involved a glass tube being filled with liquid and being placed directly on the cornea. Muller, a German glassblower that used Herschel's ideas to come up with the first known glass contact lens back in 1887. Other reports say that it was actually Adolf E. Fick and Edouard Kalt, a Paris optician that created and fitted the first glass contact lenses for correcting vision problems back in 1888. Many years later we have the thin and comfortable contact lenses for daily wear.
Materials Used to Make Daily Contact Lenses
Daily wear contacts are composed of a gel-like plastic material called hydro gel. This thin material allows and has a high water content to retain moisture in the eye. This is precisely why disposable contact lenses come are stored in liquid solution and in a tightly sealed package. The moisture level is what makes our contact lenses comfortable for daily use making easy to apply to your eye and take out with no issues. It’s packaged to have enough moisture content for 14-16 hours maximum usage after opening. After use, these contacts are meant to be immediately disposed of and cannot be reused. Soft contacts are the most popular worldwide and within the soft lens category, daily disposable lenses are the most popular due to convenience and improved hygiene.
Difference Between Daily & Monthly Contact Lenses
Daily contact lenses have a thin lens designed for daily wear only and once taken out need to be disposed of and cannot be reused. Monthly contact lenses are lenses that are designed to be reused without deterioration for one month. Monthly lenses differ from daily lenses as they are made with a slightly thicker material making them obtain moisture better to last a full month. Monthly lenses will also need to be properly cleaned, put into solution in a contact lens case. If you’ve worn daily contacts before and are switching to monthly lenses we recommend visiting your local optometrist for a demonstration on how to properly care for your reusable lenses to avoid infection. We also recommend discussing with your optometrist the best contact lens type for you based on your prescription and lifestyle needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Are Daily Contact Lenses?
Daily Contact lenses range in price depending on the quantity, prescription, and brand. If you have astigmatism in your prescription you will need to order daily toric lenses which can also affect the price. If you’re ordering 30 days worth of contact lenses the price will vary from $xx -$xx.
How Long Can You Wear Daily Contact Lenses?
The maximum amount of time to wear contact lenses is 14-16 hours from the time you put them in. We strongly advise against keeping your lenses any longer than the recommended wear time. Daily lenses are to be disposed of after use and not to be reused.
How Much Do Daily Contact Lenses Cost?
There are few factors that determine the cost of daily contact lenses. The prescription, brand, and quantity ordered will affect the overall cost of your daily contact lenses. For 30 days worth of contact lenses the price will range from $45 to $110.
How To Take Out Daily Contact Lenses?
To take out contact lenses, make sure hands are thoroughly washed and dried. Take one hand and lift back your upper and lower eyelids. Using your other hand, take your index finger and thumb and place it on your eye. Using these fingers gently pinch the contact lens and pull it off from your eye. If it is your first time wearing contact lenses we recommend visiting your local optometrist for proper demonstration of contact lens care and use.
What Are The Top Daily Contact Brands?
There are many contact lens brands out there and it's important to find a brand that feels comfortable for you. Ask your optometrist for their recommendations on which brand of contact lenses are best or get in contact with an online retailer to see if they have any samples. We offer a free trial of 10 daily disposable contact lense in your prescription-- you’ll only need to cover the cost of shipping of $4.95.
Introduction to Dimple Contacts
Dimple was founded by a long time contact lens wearer who was tired of running out of lenses and always having to wait for an online sale to then buy in bulk in order to save money. Knowing this had to be a frustration for other areas, we set out to change the landscape for contact lenses in Australia. Dimple was created to offer affordable contact lenses without all the big pharma mark ups directly to wearers via a convenient, no-lock in subscription model. Simple. To make sure people like our lenses, we offer a 10 day free trial for only $4.95 shipping. Discover Australia’s best daily contact lenses.
Here at Dimple we believe perfect vision shouldn't come at a cost to the environment. We try to keep packaging to a minimum and use recyclable materials wherever we can. Each Dimple contact floats in our BioMoist formula, which mimics the eye’s natural tear film and keeps your eyes clean and comfortable all day long. Our daily disposable contacts are made from 43% Methafilcon B and 57% water. Our Radial Edge technology creates a uniform thinness that means you can see clearly and comfortably every day. This keeps your eyes feeling fresh, happy, hydrated, and suitable lenses for those with dry eyes. All our daily lenses include UV protection to help guard you from harmful radiation.
Whether you’re new to contact lenses or a long time wearer, our contact lens subscription service is modelled for your convenience. Our lenses will arrive at your doorstep so you’ll never have to worry about running low on contacts again! Not to mention our subscription service is hassle free and you can cancel at any time. We know, it sounds like a steal! If you’re wondering if Dimple Contacts is right for you try us out for free. We’ll send you 10 of our daily disposable contact lenses in your prescription you’ll only need to cover $4.95 for tracked delivery. Once you’ve finished you can choose your subscription plan. We’ll send you your 30 day supply (60 lenses) with your choice of delivery every 4, 6, 8 or 12 weeks and free delivery