Acuvue Advance Lenses (don't last very long)

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by southwest66, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. southwest66

    southwest66 Guest

    I have been wearing Ac Adv since about March, and while the comfort
    and acuity achieved are OK, the lenses don't last very long. I can
    barely wear them for 2 weeks--more like a maximum of 10 days, and then
    they're uncomfortable and cloudy. Seems the least little thing causes
    them to degrade--although I'm never sure exactly what dirties them up.
    One week I think it's pollen, then all the dust in the air--who knows.
    I quit using re-wetting drops so often (thought that was clogging
    them); I tried not rubbing them for cleaning; I know that enzyming
    "dissolves" them, so that's out of the question. But really, ONE WEEK?
    Jeez, I expect a bit more than that!

    Anyone else out there experience the same problem?


    southwest66, Jun 20, 2004
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  2. southwest66

    RM Guest

    I have noticed in my patients that the silicone hydrogel lenses do seem to
    get deposits on them a little sooner. I recommend cleaning them with
    peroxide every 2-3 days. Get some ClearCare and use that-- it will extend
    the life of the lenses some. Also, there's nothing wrong with some good old
    rubbing to clean off mucous, etc.

    RM, Apr 27, 2005
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  3. southwest66

    ryoung8918 Guest

    I agree with the part about rubbing, even with so-called "no rub"
    solutions. I was finding that with my Advance lenses that they would
    get uncomfortable after 4-5 days. Once I started rubbing them gently
    using my solution before storing, no problems getting to two weeks with

    Doing a gentle cleaning before storing has worked well for me. YMMV.
    ryoung8918, Apr 27, 2005
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