Acuvue 2 Extended Wear Schedule?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Kimi, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. Kimi

    Kimi Guest

    Hi again.

    I know I've been asking way too many questions about my Acuvue 2s, but
    it is so exciting to wear contact lenses and questions keep popping into
    my mind.

    I would be interested in possibly wearing my Acuvue 2 lenses on the
    extended wear schedule. Should I ask my doctor about this when I go for
    my 1-week check-up? Are most doctors willing to try the extended wear
    schedule? What would he have me do? Wear them for 1 week continuous
    and then go back in for another check-up?

    Also, can I expect my one week check-up to be a quick appointment? What
    will they do? Simply look at my eyes with the contacts on?

    Thanks for the help.
    Kimi
     
    Kimi, Jul 14, 2003
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  2. Kimi

    Kimi Guest

    Oh yes. I'll definitely only do it if my doctor says it it something I
    can try. I realize the risks are greater with extended wear, but they
    are still relatively small in my opinion. I just think it would be
    awesome to wake-up on most mornings with 20/20 vision.

    Kimi
     
    Kimi, Jul 15, 2003
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  3. Kimi

    RM Guest

    It's good to have a real person with questions posting here rather than
    reading the flaming and voodoo that some people post about here.

    Yes, definitely.
    Most docs are "reserved" on the topic. Most feel that "a little" extended
    wear is OK but too much runs a risk of 1) serious infection that could scar
    the cornea and result in reduced acuity 2) hypoxic changes to the cornea. A
    new brand of contact lens, Focus Night and Day does a good job addressing
    risk #2 but hasn't proven any better than most other contacts for risk #1.
    It's up to him. That's what I would do.
    Yes. They will probably check your acuity, look at your eyes with your
    contacts on, and then ask you some questions.
     
    RM, Jul 15, 2003
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  4. Kimi

    Dr Judy Guest

    Do not wear overnight without asking your doctor. If you want to wear
    lenses 24 hrs a day full time, your doctor will likely recommend a different
    lens than Acuvue 2. Depending on the doctor, you may need to see him the
    first morning after sleeping and a week later. If using extended wear full
    time, you will need to see your doctor 2 to 4 times a year.
    Depends on the doctor. Likely 15 to 30 minutes. The lenses and your vision
    will be checked, then the lenses removed and the eye checked.
     
    Dr Judy, Jul 15, 2003
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  5. Er... you are using acuvue 2 for EW!? I don't think it's safe!
    Required DK/T for overnight is at least 80 (with some side effects like
    swelling) or 125 without side effects.

    Acuvue 2 is DK/L 33!
    http://www.freenetlens.com/users/freenetlens/p135.html

    Be careful...

    (Not a doc)
     
    Pipino Il Breve, Sep 4, 2003
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