Acuvue Oasys - Best solution?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by desulliv@seidata.com, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Everyone,

    I was just fitted with the new Acuvue Oasys lens and I must say it is
    EXTREMELY comfortable.

    However, I was wondering what is the best multi-purpose solution to use
    to care for these lenses?

    My doctor recommended that I use Renu Multiplus, but I noticed on the
    bottle that it's not specifically recommended to silicone hydrogels.
    Is this OK, or should I be using something else?

    (I questioned the doctor on this and he said that he really wasn't
    sure, that he's always just recommended Renu to everyone - regardless
    of lens dispensed.)

    Locally, I've got access to Renu Multiplus, Optifree Replenish, AMO
    CompletePlus and Ciba Aquify.

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

    - Denver
     
    , Sep 7, 2006
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  2. I prefer optifree express (replenish is newer, but probably not as good
    as the older express formulation) for silicone lenses. DO NOT use
    generics on silicone lenses. I haven't recommended RENU for many years,
    for any lens type.

    w.stacy, o.d.

    wrote:

    >Everyone,
    >
    >I was just fitted with the new Acuvue Oasys lens and I must say it is
    >EXTREMELY comfortable.
    >
    >However, I was wondering what is the best multi-purpose solution to use
    >to care for these lenses?
    >
    >My doctor recommended that I use Renu Multiplus, but I noticed on the
    >bottle that it's not specifically recommended to silicone hydrogels.
    >Is this OK, or should I be using something else?
    >
    >(I questioned the doctor on this and he said that he really wasn't
    >sure, that he's always just recommended Renu to everyone - regardless
    >of lens dispensed.)
    >
    >Locally, I've got access to Renu Multiplus, Optifree Replenish, AMO
    >CompletePlus and Ciba Aquify.
    >
    >Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
    >
    >- Denver
    >
    >
    >
     
    William Stacy, Sep 7, 2006
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  3. ArsenalFire Guest

    I agree, anything but ReNu or store brands and generics. I prescribe
    Opti-Free, Complete, Aquify, and Clear Care in that order, with the
    final choice based on the patient's tear film and lid functioning,
    along with their history.
     
    ArsenalFire, Sep 9, 2006
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  4. The Real Bev Guest

    ArsenalFire wrote:

    > I agree, anything but ReNu or store brands and generics. I prescribe
    > Opti-Free, Complete, Aquify, and Clear Care in that order, with the
    > final choice based on the patient's tear film and lid functioning,
    > along with their history.


    What's wrong with Renu? It's what my three opticians have recommended
    for three different kinds of softies.

    --
    Cheers, Bev
    ===========================================
    Lawyering: the only profession that if you
    didn't have it you wouldn't need it.
     
    The Real Bev, Sep 11, 2006
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  5. The Real Bev Guest

    Anon E. Muss wrote:

    > <> wrote:
    >
    >>ArsenalFire wrote:
    >>
    >>> I agree, anything but ReNu or store brands and generics. I prescribe
    >>> Opti-Free, Complete, Aquify, and Clear Care in that order, with the
    >>> final choice based on the patient's tear film and lid functioning,
    >>> along with their history.

    >>
    >>What's wrong with Renu?

    >
    > Nothing really.
    >
    > I really haven't noticed much difference between all the multi-purpose
    > solutions (MPS). Most of the time I prescribe Complete, OptiFree and
    > ReNu and patients seem to do well with either of them.
    >
    > There may be some theoretical advantages that some companies say their
    > MPSes have over others, but I haven't seen any trends that make any of
    > them a clear-cut winner.
    >
    > So with them all being "about the same", which ones do I tend to
    > prescribe? The one whose parent companies are the nicest to me --
    > IOW, the ones who liberally supply me with samples to give patients to
    > try prior to me prescribing a system. I'm not gonna jump through
    > hoops to obtain samples. B&L (ReNu), AMO (Complete) and Alcon
    > (OptiFree) have been the easiest to deal with in the past.
    >
    > I avoid store-brand and generics because there is no guarantee of
    > consistency in formulations. I want to know what I am prescribing and
    > store-brand/generics can change formulations at the drop of a hat.
    >
    >>It's what my three opticians have recommended for three different
    >>kinds of softies.

    >
    > The reason ReNu was/is prescribed so much is its universal
    > availability and its (former) #1 most popular MPS status.


    I use either real Renu or the Costco/Kirkland clone -- I figure they're
    not going to sell crap. My last optician looked at the lenses I'd been
    wearing for several months under a microscope and pronounced them clean
    and untorn. I've used enzyme tablets a couple of times, but couldn't
    tell the difference between before and after. So far, so good.

    --
    Cheers, Bev
    ======================================================
    All the toilets were stolen out of the police station.
    The police have nothing to go on.
     
    The Real Bev, Sep 12, 2006
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