Best Monthly Contact Lenses (My 3 Favorites) | Doctor Eye Health


so what are the best monthly contact
lenses in terms of all value and comfort in this video I’m gonna be reviewing
three of my favorite monthly contacts and sharing some little-known perks that
make these lenses the best let’s take a look hey this is dr. Allen here from the
doctor eye health show the channel helps you learn all about the eyes vision and
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don’t miss any of my future videos also at any point throughout the video if you
want to see additional specs or any sort of updated information about pricing any
of the contact lenses that we are reviewing then you can always check out
additional links in the YouTube description below now when it comes to
wearing contact lenses I am personally a big advocate for daily soft contact
lenses mainly because they are a little bit more comfortable they’re a little
bit safer for the eye and there’s a little bit more convenient however
monthly contact lenses are still an excellent choice for a lot of people one
of the reasons you’d go with a monthly is that you have a unique prescription
that’s not available in a daily lens in addition they monthly lenses are usually
a little bit more affordable the prices aren’t as high as with a daily lens and
with a monthly lens as long as you take good care of it there’s a couple extra
good perks with those as well and we’ll be getting into those now I’m going to
be reviewing my three favorite contact lenses based on my personal experience
wearing these lenses as well as an eye care professional fitting these lenses
in the clinic every week now just because I like these lenses and other
people like these lenses doesn’t mean that you will have the same success with
these because everybody’s eyes are a little bit different so keep that in
mind and make sure to talk with your doctor what is best and recommended for
you now the first ones I wanna review here is the Bausch and Lomb ultra lens
now one of the real reasons I like the Bausch and Lomb ultra lens is because it
seems to work really well for beginners if you’re just starting off in contact
lenses then this lens may be a little bit easier for you to learn how to
manipulate be able to hold and be able to really get it in the eye if you’re
someone who has a hard time grasping the lens or if you have a hard time telling
if the lens is inside-out or not then this lens may be just a little bit
easier to handle and actually get used to wearing contacts in fact I recently
did just post a video about how to put contact lenses in and how to check if
the our inside out or not so if you haven’t
checked that out and you’re just learning how to wear contacts then I’ll
include that in the entire YouTube series down in the description below you
can check that out now another reason I like the bottom ultra lens actually has
to do with vision clarity these lenses actually have a spirit optics which help
improve the sharpness of vision and reduces glare so some people who have a
really tough time with wearing contact lenses and you feel like all the letters
that you’re looking at something up closer far away you can still see them
but they seem kind of fuzzy around the edges that could actually be just
because the lenses don’t have a spheric optics but these ones do so it may
actually be better for getting an improved clarity and crispness with your
vision the third benefit I find with the botulinum ultra really has to do with
the Bausch and Lomb family of lenses in general and that’s that Bausch and Lomb
offers some of the best rebates for contact lenses so it actually brings the
prices down quite a bit even though the Bausch and Lomb ultra is a newer lens that
means that if you’re buying a six month or a 12 month supply of these lenses you
can get excellent rebates to make them more affordable especially compared to a
lot of the other competitor brands out there versus the Bausch and Lomb lenses
of course the prices that you pay for contact lenses can vary a bit based on
where you’re purchasing it from if you’re buying it in-store from an
optical and supporting a local business or if you’re producing to purchase
online for convenience those prices may adjust just a little bit and again if
you want to see updated prices for any of these lenses such as the botulinum
ultra i have included a link in the description below so you can check that
out now the second lens here is the Biofinity lens and its not just the Biofinity
but the Biofinity Energys, now the reason i’m combining these two lenses together
is because they’re almost the exact same lens they’re made of the same material
they have the same base curve and the same diameter the only real difference
is that the newer bio finiti energies actually has something called digital
zone optics and this is actually a huge benefit nowadays because so many people
are on digital devices you’re on something up close whether it’s a
computer or a phone if you’re watching this video right now on a desktop a
laptop or a phone you probably know what I mean if you spend a lot of time up
close you can get some eye strain and this special digital Zone
optics in the Biofinity Energys lenses are designed to actually reduce the
demand of how much muscle you muscle tone you actually have to spend to focus
on something up close so oftentimes if I have a patient who’s always complaining
that you know hey my eyes are tired from doing a lot of near work if they’re a
college student writing a paper or maybe you’re in high school or if you’re
somebody who dispensed a lot of time on your digital devices then the bio finiti
energist lens as a monthly lens is it a great option but in addition to having
that cool benefit of reducing eye fatigue with the Biofinity Energys
lens even just the standard Biofinity lens which has been out for a lot longer
that both lenses having that same design same lens material it makes the lenses
very comfortable I actually wore the BioFinity toric lenses for astigmatism for
almost like eight to ten years all the way through high school and then again
through my undergraduate college years mainly because the lenses were designed
really well and I find them very comfortable even for people with more
drier eyes now another cool benefit of the bio finiti lens and the bottom alter
lens is that both of these lenses have a slight blue handling tint that little
handling tint is actually to help improve the identification of that lens
so it makes it easier to put in take out and in case you drop it on the counter
you’ll be able to identify it easier rather than lose it and then go hunting
for your lens and if you’ve ever done that let me know I’ve done it many many
times in my life sometimes it’s amazing what these little
things will stick to and another cool benefit of both of these lenses is that
they are approved by the US FDA up to 30 days of daily wear that means that after
30 days of wearing these lenses you are supposed to toss them out and replace
them but they’re also approved for up to six nights and seven days of extended
wear that means some people can actually sleep in these lenses just fine for six
nights in a row however before you ever begin to sleep in contact lenses I
highly recommend that you speak with your doctor because some people do not
do well with sleeping in lenses even these ones that are approved by the FDA
for sleeping in them in fact sleeping in contact lenses greatly increases your
risk for developing complications and infections and sometimes that
be devastating for some people even lead to permanent vision loss now since we’re
on that topic of sleeping in lenses that brings up the next lens I want to review
and that is the air optix night and day lens and this is one of the coolest
lenses on the monthly kind of schedule for contacts because it has that extra
perk that the US FDA has approved this lens for up to 30 nights of extended
wear that means that some people can actually wear this lens for almost an
entire month without having to remove them which is super cool however same
thing applies if you are sleeping in contact lenses you are putting yourself
at a greater risk of infection complications scarring potentially even
vision loss so before you ever sleep in this lens again you want to make sure
you talk with your doctor about this lens and if it’s really good for you and
your eyes another cool benefit of these lenses is that they are part of the air
optix family which have what’s called smart shield technology and that’s
actually type of buffer built onto the lens to help reduce the amount of
deposits that actually stick onto the surface of the lens and that’ll actually
improve comfort especially for longer wear time now despite having that extra
smart shield technology when I wear these lenses I do find them comfortable
initially but even after like eight hours where they start to get a little
bit more noticeable on the surface of my eye so I personally don’t really wear
these lenses that much but I know a lot of people find them very comfortable and
have no problems wearing them for 18 or possibly 24 plus hours in a day again
once it’ll give you that warning that you should not sleep in lenses unless
you were first evaluated by a doctor because the risk of having complications
and problems with the eyes and sleeping in lenses is far greater than just the
standard daily wear and if you ever do have problems with lenses make sure you
take them out right away and then call your doctor immediately again you only
get two eyes so take care of them so I have question of the day do you
wear monthly contact lenses which ones are your favorite go ahead and comment
in the section below hey thanks for watching hit that like button for me
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55 Replies to “Best Monthly Contact Lenses (My 3 Favorites) | Doctor Eye Health”

  1. ๐Ÿ”นEye Health QOTD: Which type of contact lenses are you wearing? Do you wear monthlies, dailies or specialty lenses? Which are you favorite brands?

  2. I wear Avaira Vitality Toric lenses. I've definitely gone hunting for a dropped contact lens before. I find using a flashlight really helps to find the lens.

  3. great vid on contacts again. I use biofigity ๐Ÿ™‚ monthly lenses one multi focal, one toric.great lenses, but i struggle to focus close up in dim lighting

  4. Hey doc, I really like Biofinity. But, I constantly find defect lenses in the box. They are blurry or the correction is not good enough like the good ones. I don't know what to do – buy another box of the same or try something else.

  5. Hey Doc, it appears we have a mutual friend! Dr. Amy Ruzicka referred me to your channel. You're making some fantastic content, keep it up! As an optician/office manager, I routinely conduct I & R sessions with our patients and I find your videos very insightful. 12 years in the optical industry, and I still learned a ton from just a couple of your vids. Love it. I look forward to more content soon!

    Ps. Air Optix night and day is my jam! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Just wondering what contacts you would recommend for someone with dry eyes? Also what drops do you recommend to go along with them? I'm so glad I stumbled upon your channel and I can't even begin to tell you how much information I've gotten just by watching you. It's nice to see someone so passionate about their profession!

  7. Dear doctor eyehealth ,pls make a video about floaters and visual snow supplements….because I am in confusion about the supplements …

  8. I've had issues with the BL ultra lens although super comfortable, getting large amounts of lipid buildup hindering the optics of the lens due to tear film instability of MDG and dry eyes. The lipid deposits permanently soils the ultras and cannot be cleaned off.Air Optix w hydraglyde multifocals are the best lenses for me. Dailies T1 multifocals, i have on hand as well for travelling and emergencies. Both of these Alcon lenses are super comfortable for dry eyes and stays clean. However i am a daily rgp multifocal lens wearer. Sports,work and gym all requires a soft lens as i can't wear RGP lenses in these situations.

  9. Thanks for this very informational video! I just started working as an optometrist and I advocate a lot about contact lenses (one of my passion), and these are great points to explain to my patients/customers. Fresh grads tend to use a lot of technical terms and the ones you explain are very easy to understand. Thanks ๐Ÿ™๐ŸผP/S I was the best intern at Alcon Malaysia this year hehe
    – Ally, Malaysia

  10. I actully use the Night and Days. I have thought of dailies but worry about the impact of having to throw out all the daily packaging.

  11. Iโ€™ve tried several brands of contacts and biofinity is my favorite! I could always feel them in my eye to the point where I thought it was normal with these they are so comfortable I donโ€™t feel them and donโ€™t need eye drops throughout the day!

  12. Iโ€™m using some lenses that are uncomfortable to me. They are the Alcon dailies total multi focal. They bother my eyes. I have to go back for a follow up.

  13. Hello
    My favorite monthly lens
    Biofinity XR Toric . Comfortable for dry eyes!
    Next in would be Acuve Oaysis monthly lens .

  14. You have me concerned! I'm currently using monthly contacts. Upon your suggestion I want to try dailies. You brought up something I didn't think about and that was certain eyes can't use dailies. I am told I have a light script as far as seeing. But I do have astigmatisms in both eyes. Is that a problem for dailies??

  15. I use the Biofinity and love them. I got them because my eyes tend to be dryer and I occasionally fall asleep in them. They are pretty comfortable when I wake up as long as I donโ€™t rub my eyes right away.

  16. Do we need to โ€œtake a breakโ€ from contact lense? Iโ€™ve heard that we need to take a day off every week rather than wearing it every single day.

  17. On to comments: I use B+L Ultra and sometimes Optix Hydraglyde. My record on assisted sleeping on them is 22 days unscathed. But, I do avoid it because as Docโ€™s put it, the risk of infection increases. Sometimes shampoo will wreak havoc on them, or lints from bed etc. Better safe than sorry ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  18. I really like the night&day contacts! They are not as comfortable as other lenses for me but they are great for long days when I need to study. Generally I wear the Solotica natural color contacts, but if I want clear contacts I like the Dailies total 1 very much, although they are expensive so I usually use the aquaComfort which are great too.

  19. Came from VRAโ€™s feature Friday.
    You are crushing it. The framework of this video is great! And the content is very well presented!

  20. Thank you doctor for your great informative video. I have a question, my eyes sometimes start burning and watering when I look at my phon or laptop. What could be the cause of it? Thank you

  21. After 12 years, I decided to try contact lenses again. I just purchased a yearโ€™s supply of B&L Ultra for astigmatism after a trial week. Very comfortable compared to the Soflens (I believe thatโ€™s the brand) I used so many moons ago. Iโ€™m also using the B&L Biotrue cleaning solution. Almost a month in these lenses and Iโ€™m liking them so far!

  22. ๐•€ ๐•’๐•ž ๐•ก๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฆ๐•• ๐• ๐•— ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ!!!!! ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐ฏ๐ข๐๐ž๐จ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ … ๐Ÿ˜˜

    ——— Awesome Job

  23. I wear Air Optix Night and Day as well as Acuvue Transitions.

    Question: Can you make a video about laws/regulations pertaining to contacts and why patients have to pay to be fitted for each contact lenses they want?

    Itโ€™s a hassle for me to ask for different brands of contacts. They have to add a new prescription for each kind and/or switch prescriptions. This makes it harder for me if I want to buy contacts online.

    Maybe you can make a video that touches on this and provide us some insight into how/why this is.

    Thanks, and I really do like your channel. Good vibes, good information, and easy to understand

  24. Iโ€™m new at contact lenses industry so I have a question Doctor … i have Keratoconus so i started wearing hybrid contact lenses last week .. but the problem is once i wear the left contact lens for 30 minutes i start seeing foggy vision and I really donโ€™t know why

  25. So i have +5.25 on both eyes, but since i have plus i can accomodate without needing glasses. Could it be bad for my eyes if i do this constantly?
    Side note: i am 16 now idk if that has anything to do with it

  26. hallo dr in the past i watch a lot of tv and computer scren and all devices the result is eye pain red eyes

    I was going to the doctor hi said i have dry eyes he advice me to wear anti blue light glasses sadly

    I did not doit and i continue to work on digital device without protection i have always eye fatigue tired eyes .. now when

    when I see in the sky i see like

    fireworks stats some thing pruduce light and like blue light even if i dont use divaces now

    I do not support light like light sensativity also i watch floters .both eyes sorry for long description tahnk you

  27. Iโ€™m so glad I got lasik so I no longer have to wear contacts! 2 months post op. The only thing is my eyes are dry & my eye doctor put plugs in my eyes for me which makes the dryness a bit better but I still have to use daily eye drops depending how tired I am

  28. Iโ€™m hoping you can answer this question. After wearing my contact lenses for majority of the time, Iโ€™m not able to see very clearly when I switch to my glasses. I read online that it could take a week, but Iโ€™m already on my 6th day of wearing strictly my glasses and I feel my eyesight is worse. Iโ€™m having trouble seeing a computer and feel almost blind. What should I do?

  29. Hello, I just got my first trial of contact lenses today! However, I noticed for my left eye (has astigmatism) the sphere its -3.50 instead of -4.00 on my contact lenses. My right eye contact lens prescription is the exact same as my eyeglasses one. But my left eye is all the same except the sphere (-4.00 for my glasses). I tried asking my eye doctor but he didn't make sense to me. Should my left eye be -4.00 instead of -3.50 for contact lenses? It feels a bit blurry in my left eye too but it's perfect in my right. I hope that makes sense! Thank you

  30. I wear the B & L brand of 30 day contacts. I am new to wearing them, so the comments you made were spot on! I appreciate your videos & have learned many tips & tricks from you! Thank you!

  31. I actually wear Air Optix Night and Day. My doctor put me on these lenses a few years ago after some blood vessels were getting dangerously close to my cornea. The high Dk/t value (175 if I remember correctly) certainly has stopped those blood vessels in their tracks. That said….I can only get a month's usage in an indoor environment. I have to throw them out after two weeks during allergy season. I just came back from a 3-week trip that involved sleeping with the lenses for a total of 7 non-consecutive nights……and I had to throw the lenses out once I got home too. My eyes just get a lot of protein deposit?! I am getting some 1-day lens samples from my doctor and am looking forward to using daily disposable lenses. Oh, and if I am at home all day long, I wear glasses. Heck, if I am doing some mindless work such as folding laundry at home, I don't even wear glasses so that my eyes can get 100% oxygen from the air.

  32. You don't wear AirOptix for an extended time because they are a GPC developers ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I Don't like and don't prescribe those Gen1 TRIS based contacts.
    Without the "SmartShield" plasma coating it is impossible to wear those lenses!

  33. Recently tried those Bausch and Lomb Ultra lenses and they were the most blurry and annoying contacts ever! Every blink would turn everything blurry and the glare was awful. As far as comfortability, they were alright. I did notice they felt moisturized for a longer period of time versus other brands I've tried before.

  34. I currently have the acuvue transitions, but before this I had the air optix night & days, loved them, but my eye doctor said they're awful and he hates them and apparently caused me to have a slight astigmatism in my left eye? seems weird to me idk lol

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