(Closed) Contact lense wearers: Do you like dailies?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 16
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Busy bee

august20wedding:  ditto! I switch to dailies about a year ago and love them. But I’m pretty frugal, so I’ll soak mine and research the same pair. Unless I’m already in bed, then I toss them 🙂

I had no ideas I had an allergy to the “film” my eyes produced and left on my monthlies. Since the switch I haven’t had any irritation or dryness.

Post # 18
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697 posts
Busy bee

I’ve been using dailies since middle school and have absolutely no issues with them! My eyes never feel dry which is great! And it’s just so much easier than the hassle of dealing with contact cases and solutions IMO.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I started having a lot of issues with my monthlies about 7 years ago so switched to dailies and would never go back. Buying a year supply is usually about $500 and my insurance pays $130 of it, and the rest from my hsa.  So worth it!

Post # 20
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Worker bee

cclove:  I have chronic dry eye and chronic blepharitis (eye inflammation).  I used to wear monthlies, and I would have to take a break every other month or so because my eyes would get so dry.  And I think my blepharitis made me more prone to eye infections. 

I switched to Acuvue Moist dailies and no longer have that problem.  My eyes are not nearly as irritated.  And because the dailies are more sanitary, it has cut down on my eye infections.  Part of me feels bad when I tear open new packages every day, but honestly, I would never go back to monthlies.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’ve only had dailies so I can’t compare to the monthlies, but I have a lot of allergies so those were the kind my doctor recommended. I only wear them about half the time (the rest of the time I wear glasses) so a 3 month box lasts me around 5 months. The only thing I don’t like about them is sometimes they flip inside out and I accidentally put them in flipped. I can definitely feel it when it happens, but it’s not enough for me to stop wearing them.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Dailies are the best things to happen to me ever!!!!!!! I literally threw away my contact solution and never had to deal with that or those stupid little trays again. Best thing ever, worth every penny.

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I must be the oddball here. I didn’t like them. I tried 3 or 4 different brands and still prefer my 2-week ones. I hated all the packaging waste, some of them were so floppy it was hard to get them in, some were impossible to take out, some looked like they weren’t clean even though I’d just opened them…. lots of different things I didn’t like. I wear mine every day so I had all these issues every day plus the cost adds up. I leave my 2-week ones in for 3-5 days at a time then take them out to clean overnight and pop them back in, nbd. The dailies ARE very convenient for travelling. Maybe I’ll try them again. All that waste though!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m indifferent between dailies and monthlies. I wore dailies for about 8 years, and then switched to monthlies when I graduated college and started to pay all my own expenses. I had no idea my parents were spending that much on my contacts all that time!! I didn’t notice much of a difference when I changed.

Like a previous poster, I have extremely dry eyes and have recently switched to glasses at all times. All contacts are irritating for me right now, unfortunately 🙁

Post # 25
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Helper bee

I’m a dailies convert! Wore monthlies or 2 week contacts for 15 years and just switched to dailies a few months ago. My Dr’s office hooked me up with rebates and a 20% discount so after factoring in contact solution, I’m spending $70 more a year for dailies. I love them b/c no more super dry/itchy eyes.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’ve worn dailies for 8 years and could NEVER switch back!

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m an optometrist and I highly recommend dailies for patients. They are typically much healthier for the eyes and much more convenient. There are so many different types of dailies on the market so honestly the price of them have become much more affordable and comparable to other replacement schedules. If you are able to afford it, I would definitely go for it because it’s an investment towards your vision.

Post # 28
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Helper bee

I love my dailies! They are much more comfortable for my very dry eyes. They are expensive, but luckily mine are completely covered by insurance because my prescription is so high. That is the only benefit of being this blind!

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - SLS Las Vegas

I love love love my dailies. Also I am a bad girl and sleep in them. Have been for over 10 years. And I switch maybe once a week so my dailies last me forever!

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Daisy_Mae:  I had the exact same experience as ou when I tried them out about 6 years ago.  I was thinking of trying again, but it would cost me $600 a year as oppose to the $200 I pay now.  

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