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When To Replace Your Contact Lenses

July 12, 2018

Even with proper care, contact lenses (especially soft contacts) should be replaced frequently to prevent the build-up of lens deposits and contamination that increase the risk of eye infections.

Soft lenses have these general classifications, based on how frequently they should be discarded:

 

LENS REPLACEMENT FREQUENCY

 

  • Daily disposable lenses — Discard after a single day of wear

  • Disposable lenses — Discard every two weeks, or sooner

  • Frequent replacement lenses — Discard monthly or quarterly

  • Traditional (reusable) lenses — Discard every six months or longer

 

Gas permeable contact lenses are more resistant to lens deposits and don't need to be discarded as frequently as soft lenses. Often, GP lenses can last a year or longer before they need to be replaced.

The most frequently prescribed contact lens replacement schedule in the U.S. in 2017 was monthly (40 percent), followed by daily (35 percent), every one to two weeks (24 percent) and annually (1 percent).

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