Proclear Contact Lens Review
Proclear Sphere for Dry Eyes
Dry eyes? Not a problem. Using specialized hydrating technology, Proclear’s family of lenses is the only contact lens brand that has been FDA-approved for the treatment of dry, itchy eyes. While some contacts may leave your eyes feeling like they’re desperate for some moisture, Proclear’s PC Technology provides naturally-occurring water molecules that keep your eyes hydrated and comfortable the whole time you’re wearing contacts. Not to mention, Proclear covers almost every vision correction out there.
FDA Dry Eye Clearance
To become the only contact lens to be FDA-cleared, Proclear had to create some stellar technology to get the job done. What they crafted is what they call PC Technology, which allows for water molecules to actually bind to your contact lenses, retaining moisture and keeping your eyes feeling comfortable for all-day wear. This way, your eyes are able to naturally resist dryness and experience clear, comfy vision every time you wear them.
According to the FDA, Proclear Sphere for Dry Eyes “may provide improved comfort for contact lens wearers who experience mild discomfort or symptoms relating to dryness during lens wear.” So, while these contacts won’t cure your dry eyes entirely, they’ll sure make it a whole lot easier to stay hydrated while they’re being worn.
Are Daily Contacts Better Than Monthly?
While, ultimately, the choice is up to you, eye doctors tend to suggest daily contacts over monthly ones. Daily contacts are easy to use, as you don’t have to worry about keeping track of one pair for 30 days; instead, you just toss out your pair at the end of the day and open a fresh pack once you get up. Having a fresh pair helps to prevent bacteria from building up, as well as you overwearing your contacts. Overwear can cause serious damage to your eyesight, so avoiding do so as much as possible is crucial.
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However, daily contacts do create a lot of waste and you have to buy several pairs at once. For a more condensed option, and one that’s perfectly safe as long as sanitized and treated properly, monthly disposables are great.
Does Proclear Have a Lens For Astigmatism or Presbyopia?
Yes, Proclear has lenses for both astigmatism and presbyopia. Proclear’s toric lenses for astigmatism are available in a monthly disposable option only, while their multifocal for presbyopia lenses are offered in both monthly and daily disposable modalities depending on what you prefer the most.
In the case that your eyesight has extra high powers, Proclear still has contact lens options for you. Proclear offers an extended range (XR) lens that’s available for both astigmatism and presbyopia. This means that, regardless of how high of powers you have, Proclear probably has a lens for you.
Proclear’s extended range multifocal and toric lenses are unique in the sense that they’re essentially custom-fit for your eye. In order to find which contacts are best for you, you have to work closely with your eye doctor to determine which option will fit your eye comfortably. From there, Proclear will work with your exact prescription to create custom contacts that adhere strictly to what your eyes, and your eyes only, need. This customization does come at a price, though: their extended range lenses are quite expensive.
What About a Lens for Both?
Proclear does offer a lens that’s ideal for those who suffer from both astigmatism and presbyopia. Proclear Multifocal Toric lenses are crafted with intricate designs to help correct all aspects of your vision, not just a few. Again, these types of contacts are going to be custom-made to ensure a perfect fit, so you’ll have to work directly with your eye doctor, as well as shell out a bit more money than you’re used to. But, for the extra-hydrating technology, this high price point is undoubtedly worth it.
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Powers and Parameters
With one of the largest ranges on the market, Proclear Sphere offers powers from -20.00 to +20.00. This means that almost every person with every eyesight range can fit these specialized contact lenses.
Proclear Sphere for Dry Eyes is offered in a monthly disposable option, allowing you to enjoy them in all their hydrating glory for a good 30 days before they need to be tossed. You also have the choice of buying Proclear 1-Days, which have the same hydrating technology, they’re just designed to be disposed at the end of each day. So, in the case that you prefer a fresh set of contacts each day, you can opt for the 1-Day option. However, no Proclear contact brand has been FDA-approved for sleeping or napping in.
How Much Does ProClear Cost?
For those in need of a multifocal lens, Proclear offers a monthly version for $74.99 or a daily disposable version for $89.99. Proclear Multifocal lenses also come in extended range (XR) for those with more severe presbyopia. These lenses are custom made, so they go for $124.99 for a 6-pack.
Proclear's innovative Multifocal Toric contact lenses are also custom made. Like the other custom manufactured contact lenses, they are a little bit more expensive at $146 for a 6-pack. However, when you consider the comfort and convenience of having a contact lens that corrects both astigmatism and presbyopia, the higher cost is definitely worth it.
Pros and Cons
Like every contact brand, Proclear has its goods and its bads. To make it easy to see, we’ve broken down the pros and cons for you below.
- This is the only contact lens that’s been approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderately dry eyes.
- Made with specialized hydrating technology to keep your eyes feeling moist and comfortable the entire time you wear them.
- Huge range of options allows almost every person to enjoy these hydrating contacts--regardless of how bad your vision may be.
- Available in both monthly and daily options.
- There is no UV protection in Proclear’s lenses, so you must be extra careful when wearing these out in the sun. Always wear sunglasses and do not allow your contacts exposure to UV rays if possible.
- Some of the higher power or custom lenses can be expensive.
There’s truly no price point for comfortable, hydrated eyes and clear vision. Proclear offers a huge selection of moisturizing contacts that have been crafted with PC Technology to ensure the best experience possible for your dry eyes. As the only contact lens brand that’s been approved by the FDA for dry eyes, you know you’ll experience support all day long. Whether you want them in a monthly or daily option, whether you have astigmatism, presbyopia, or both, or if you simply just have awful eyesight, Proclear has the perfect set of customized contacts for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you sleep in Proclear contact lenses?
No Proclear contact lenses are approved for sleeping in, even the Proclear monthly lenses. For storing your Proclear lenses, we recommend Biotrue, RevitaLens, or Opti-free Pure Moist contact lens solutions.
How long can I wear Proclear contact lenses?
Most doctors recommend wearing Proclear contact lenses for about 14 hours and taking them out at night.