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Contact lens - monthly vs daily

Have any of you switched from monthly lenses to daily?  My optical place and optometrist keep trying to convince me to switch.  They are so expensive.  But I am wondering is there anything different about them?  I mean, I would assume no but who knows.  

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Why is your optometrist wanting you to switch to Daily's? Yes, they are more expensive. Do you have infection issues with monthly contacts?

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@Grouchomarx  My eye doctor's office just told me thae same thing a few weeks ago.  They gave me a week's worth of samples to try out the dailies and I really like them.  I have not looked at cost yet, but I am leaning towards swithcing.  I won't have to buy cleaning solution, etc.  

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Maybe the contact lens company's are offering incentives or other to switch patients? 

What is the motive?

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I've worn contacts for 20 plus years.  I also worked for an optometrist.  As I recall, the selling point for dailies was no cleaning and have a fresh pair each day.  They are more expensive.  I wear monthly lenses with no problems.  To me if you take proper care of them the monthly are fine.  The dr I worked with seldom prescribed dailies, usually only if a patient asked for them.

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@bonappetit wrote:

Maybe the contact lens company's are offering incentives or other to switch patients? 

What is the motive?


They are much more expensive and the optical store thinks I will buy them from there, which I will not because it's cheaper and easier online. 

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@Gabby Girl wrote:

I've worn contacts for 20 plus years.  I also worked for an optometrist.  As I recall, the selling point for dailies was no cleaning and have a fresh pair each day.  They are more expensive.  I wear monthly lenses with no problems.  To me if you take proper care of them the monthly are fine.  The dr I worked with seldom prescribed dailies, usually only if a patient asked for them.


I've been wearing monthlies for years with no issues. I actully never had a doctor suggest dailies to me.  This last person I saw was very much pushing the idea to me and told me how much better they are and more sanitary etc.  But I am sure they told her to make a sales pitch for increased profit.  It was weird how everyone in the store was suddenly pushing them and they never did before.  Maybe a new company policy or something.  Anyway I really just want to get some for traveling since it's a real pain to travel with the fluid and the case and worry about losing them if I drop them.  And if it works out well for travel, I would consider switching full time.

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I use the dailies but I use them for two or three days. It works for me and it does keep the extra cost down . I do like them . Give them a try  

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@bonappetit wrote:

Why is your optometrist wanting you to switch to Daily's? Yes, they are more expensive. Do you have infection issues with monthly contacts?


Nope, no issues whatsoever. I am religiously careful with my procedures for inserting and removing and never had any eye problems.  So it was weird she came out of the blue with the idea.

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Sashagirl: "extra cost"? What extra cost? Contact lens solution is pennies/wear vs. buying Daily's.