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Why One Day Disposables Really Only Last One Day

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Old 06-13-2008, 03:19 PM
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Default Why One Day Disposables Really Only Last One Day

There are probably thousands if not millions of people out there wondering if they can wear daily disposable contacts for more than one day. Well . . . you really can't, and here's why.

Basically there are three reasons. Daily disposables are designed to be cheap, not durable. They are not designed to

1) hold up to all that handling
2) stay clear of deposits or
3) be stored in contact lens cleaning solution for any length of time.

So if you wear these more than one time, you run the risk of the contact lens falling apart in your eye, accumulating crud, and falling apart in the solution.

There ya go.

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I've seen that question asked a dozen or so times. That was a very useful post. Thank you for the information-Garfield21.
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Good to know! I'll warn my father because to save money he wears them at least two days in a row. I'm not sure if he even takes them out at night.
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Good to know! I'll warn my father because to save money he wears them at least two days in a row. I'm not sure if he even takes them out at night.
That sounds like my entire family, aside from the keeping-in-at-night part.
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Thanks for posting such a wonderful post
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I must admit I have on occassion worn my daily for longer but now I have that info I might not.
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I must admit I have on occassion worn my daily for longer but now I have that info I might not.
Looks like you've good a lot of good here, Garfield21. Well done.
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they WILL not fall apart but will disposable so much protein and lipid that your eye would hate them, also they dont deliver enough oxygen to the eye to sleep in in effect suffocating the eye over night
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they WILL not fall apart but will disposable so much protein and lipid that your eye would hate them, also they dont deliver enough oxygen to the eye to sleep in in effect suffocating the eye over night
More reasons to replace you daily contact lenses daily.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:08 AM
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they WILL not fall apart but will disposable so much protein and lipid that your eye would hate them, also they dont deliver enough oxygen to the eye to sleep in in effect suffocating the eye over night
More reasons to replace your daily contact lenses daily.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:39 AM
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in 2001, i tried to wear 1 day Acuvue for two weeks, daily wear, rub and store in solutin.

i wore 5 pairs, totally i wore for 10 weeks, but i didn't suffer any uncomfort, and the eyesight was clear all day long.

but at that time, 1 day acuvue was different from now, its central thickness was 0.07mm, now is 0.084mm.

however, i never suggest anyone to wear like me. i just tell my wearing experience.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:43 AM
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As an Eye Care professional, I have to say that I hear this on a daily basis. However, no matter how you look at 1 Day contact lenses, they are not designed to be worn for more than one day, and unfortunately I have seen very serious complications from improper use of daily lenses.
It's good to hear from a professional, WebEyeStore. Thank you.

I've seen some really crummy contact lens forums out there that are rampant with non-professional and just plain wrong information. It's good to see that Lens 101 generally steers away from that sort of thing.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:52 PM
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in 2001, i tried to wear 1 day acuvue for two weeks, daily wear, rub and store in solutin.

i wore 5 pairs, totally i wore for 10 weeks, but i didn't suffer any uncomfort, and the eyesight was clear all day long.

but at that time, 1 day acuvue was different from now, its central thickness was 0.07mm, now is 0.084mm.

however, i never suggest anyone to wear like me. i just tell my wearing experience.
Why on earth would you wear ONE DAY Accuvue contacts for TWO WEEKS? Did you miss the part on the label that said "1-Day." It's not exacly in the fine print.

I hope you've given up this habit and you now wear your contact lenses properly.

I'm sorry about being disrespectful, but there are a lot of people who read Lens 101. It's one of the best, most well-researched, and accurate forums on line. If even one person reads this post and injures their eyes by wearing daily disposable lenses for two weeks or more because they read this thread, I'm going to feel really bad.
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Don't misunderstand my meaning, I just tell my experience, I've never recomended anyone to do like this, but even up to now, still a lot of peple wear 1 Day Acuvue for over 1 day's time, as far as I know, few of them get any sickness, it is a truth. I emphasize again I don't recomend anyone to do like that!
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:26 AM
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Don't misunderstand my meaning, I just tell my experience, I've never recomended anyone to do like this, but even up to now, still a lot of peple wear 1 Day Acuvue for over 1 day's time, as far as I know, few of them get any sickness, it is a truth. I emphasize again I don't recomend anyone to do like that!
This reminds me of that often used warning "Please don't try anything you're about to see at home." Unfortunately, when there's something on line about wearing one day disposable contacts for several days, there are people who are going to try it. I'd rather avoid this completely and just not even post things of this nature. Maybe the Moderator should have removed this entire conversation, but I'm glad he or she didn't. There are lessons to be learned here.
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Old 02-08-2010, 05:52 PM
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Default Why One Day Disposables Really Only Last One Day

Let me add my thanks again to all those who contributed to this thread. That's my number one concern for people who wear contacts lenses. I'd hate for them to have problems because they over-wear their contacts.
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Let me add my thanks again to all those who contributed to this thread. That's my number one concern for people who wear contacts lenses. I'd hate for them to have problems because they over-wear their contacts.
I'm glad you said that, Ynot. Contact lens over wear is so preventable! All you have to do is take your daily disposable contacts out at the end of the day. That's it. You can save yourself a lot of grief by taking this one simple step.
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I'm glad you said that, Ynot. Contact lens over wear is so preventable! All you have to do is take your daily disposable contacts out at the end of the day. That's it. You can save yourself a lot of grief by taking this one simple step.
That's very true, Lucyfur. All you have to do is remember to take your Daily Disposable Contact Lenses out before you go to bed. Just add it to your routine, like taking a shower, brushing your teeth and getting a bedtime story.
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Default Re-use of daily contact.

If I have a daily contact that has been used only a few hours can I put it in a solution and wear a few more hours the next day. I wear mono-vision contacts and use readers. On occasions I wish I had bifocals. I was thinking of getting Focal Dailies Progressive, and only using them a few hours in the evening, and perhaps over only two days.
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If I have a daily contact that has been used only a few hours can I put it in a solution and wear a few more hours the next day. I wear mono-vision contacts and use readers. On occasions I wish I had bifocals. I was thinking of getting Focal Dailies Progressive, and only using them a few hours in the evening, and perhaps over only two days.
That's a good question, mgash. I'm glad you asked.
Here's the thing. When wearing contact lenses, many professionals are of the opinion that it's not about the length of time the contact lenses are in your eyes, but the number of times you insert the lenses. Daily disposable contacts such as Focus Dailies Progressives should only be put in your eyes once. As soon as you take them out, you're done.
Of course, if you put your contacts in and in pops out two seconds later, you can put it back in, but only if it's been out a very short time.

If you want to know more about Focus Dailies Progressives, there's a section here on Lens 101 just for them: http://www.lens101.com/focus-dailies-progressives.html
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Check this out. I learned on another page that Johnson & Johnson lost a lawsuit that claimed that their daily disposable contact lenses don't really need to be changed each day: http://www.lens101.com/daily-disposable-contact-lenses/3274-extended-wear-contacts-same-dailies.html
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Check this out. I learned on another page that Johnson & Johnson lost a lawsuit that claimed that their daily disposable contact lenses don't really need to be changed each day: http://www.lens101.com/daily-disposable-contact-lenses/3274-extended-wear-contacts-same-dailies.html
Your post is a little confusing, Ynot, so I thought I'd clear things up a bit.

Without copying and pasting huge chunks of the above article, I'd like to summarize by saying that in 2001, someone sued B & L because they said that you have to change your Acuvue 1-Day contact lenses every day, which the plaintiff claimed was misleading. The plaintiff won the case, which means that J & J had to cough up 860 million dollars and evidently stop saying that Acuvue 1-Day contact lenses only last for 1 day.
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Your post is a little confusing, Ynot, so I thought I'd clear things up a bit.

Without copying and pasting huge chunks of the above article, I'd like to summarize by saying that in 2001, someone sued B & L because they said that you have to change your Acuvue 1-Day contact lenses every day, which the plaintiff claimed was misleading. The plaintiff won the case, which means that J & J had to cough up 860 million dollars and evidently stop saying that Acuvue 1-Day contact lenses only last for 1 day.
Wow. 860 million, huh? Now I guess they'll have to change the name of the contact lenses, huh? 1-Day Acuvue is really a sort of a misnomer, isn't it?

Okay, Stupid Question Time. Does that mean that there's really no such thing as a "1-Day" contact lens? Are they all delusional?
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I must admit I have on occassion worn my daily for longer but now I have that info I might not.
It's been two years, Louise31. Have you stopped wearing your daily disposable contact lenses overnight even occasionally?
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Why on earth would you wear ONE DAY Accuvue contacts for TWO WEEKS? Did you miss the part on the label that said "1-Day." It's not exacly in the fine print.

I hope you've given up this habit and you now wear your contact lenses properly.

I'm sorry about being disrespectful, but there are a lot of people who read Lens 101. It's one of the best, most well-researched, and accurate forums on line. If even one person reads this post and injures their eyes by wearing daily disposable lenses for two weeks or more because they read this thread, I'm going to feel really bad.
Because some 1-day lenses are the same exact lens as the 2-week counterpart sold. This does not mean ALL 1-day lenses are the same as 2-week lenses, but some certainly are.
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Because some 1-day lenses are the same exact lens as the 2-week counterpart sold. This does not mean ALL 1-day lenses are the same as 2-week lenses, but some certainly are.
Really? Which 1-day lenses are the same as the 2-week counterpart sold? I can compare the material and water content in about ten seconds.
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Really? Which 1-day lenses are the same as the 2-week counterpart sold? I can compare the material and water content in about ten seconds.
For starters, check out the following news piece:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article702490.ece

Acuvue 2 Daily and Monthly lenses have slightly different base curves and diameters; they are nearly identical lenses.
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I've seen that question asked a dozen or so times. That was a very useful post. Thank you for the information-Garfield21.
Have you seen it posted here a dozen times? Has anyone else come up with a better answer than the one you see at the top of this thread?
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For starters, check out the following news piece:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article702490.ece

Acuvue 2 Daily and Monthly lenses have slightly different base curves and diameters; they are nearly identical lenses.
I checked on line and I did not find this "Acuvue 2 Monthly" you mentioned. I'm guessing that's what you meant with you said "Acuvue 2 Daily and Monthly."

Johnson & Johnson makes 1-Day Acuvue contacts, but they don't make any monthly contact lenses as far as I could tell. Acuvue 2 is a contact lens you replace every 1-2 weeks. If we can just get our brand names straightened out I can compare them and see how identical they are.
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well! that is really helpful! thanks!
Awesome. Do you wear contact lenses, pinghenglin505? You don't have to in order to read this forum. Some people are just looking for information. Is there something else about daily disposable contact lenses we can help you with?
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For starters, check out the following news piece:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article702490.ece

Acuvue 2 Daily and Monthly lenses have slightly different base curves and diameters; they are nearly identical lenses.
That article referenced by Caligula is very short. Here it is in its entirety.

Monthly contact lenses 'nearly same as dailies'

SOME daily contact lenses are virtually identical to the more expensive weekly or monthly products, according to the consumer group Which?

Users could be wasting up to £190 [That's $293.52 US] a year on longer-life lenses, when some daily lenses were made of similar material as monthly pairs, Which? said. But manufacturers cautioned users against re-use.

A contact lens maker and an optician working for Which? found that daily lenses from four manufacturers were virtually the same as longer-life products — with slight differences in diameter, thickness and curves, which they said would not affect re-use.

But the consumer group said that people should get advice from an eyecare professional. The British Contact Lens Association said: “There is a significant risk to patients who re-use daily disposable lenses without the proper care procedures.”


Not much there. They don't seem to want to name any names. At least there's a disclaimer to ask your own eye doctor.
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