Acuvue Oasys extremely comfortable but blurry

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by chipster, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. chipster

    chipster Guest

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    I am still in the trial period at lens center type place. Looking for
    soft contacts with -.1 in left eye only, the right eye is fine for
    reading and intermediate on its' own. Last prescribed contacts were two
    years ago, and were 1 day acuvue with base curve of 8.5, diameter of
    14.2. Before that, they were CSI with base curve of 14.8, diameter of
    8.6, -5. t

    Tried Purevision base curve of 8.7, diameter of 14. and vision is good,
    but it just feels too obvious. Soaked it overnight in Replenish and it
    did help, but still didn't solve the problem.

    Recently tried Biomedics 55 Premier which is aspheric. Vision was
    amazing the first day. Hazier the next. First tried soaking in Clear
    Care, and then with Replenish. Nothing really made it go back to great
    vision. Doing my own research,I found out about the new Biomedics XC,
    and was waiting for this center to get it in (after I asked them to
    look into it), but the rep hasn't even called them back about it.

    Tried the acuvue oasys, and it is like a dream. No problem with the
    lens getting dry, oily or protein deposits on it, which I have had
    problems with in the past. However, the vision is not crisp. I really
    want this lens to work, though.

    Walked into another contact lens center inquiring whether they had the
    XC in stock. They did, and there was a doc at the front counter, who
    was interested in my case. She said that I probably couldn't see as
    well out of the oasys because the base curve was too small: 8.4.
    She said that was the problem, and that I should try the Acuvue Advance
    because it comes in a base curve of 8.7. Having already looked into
    the advance on this forum, and seen that some of you doctors have sent
    it back, I don't think that is a good idea. I thought that I could just
    up the prescription in the oasys to -.125, or what ever the next step
    up is in the oasys, and that might solve the problem. She didn't think
    that would solve the problem, because she said Johnson & Johnson lenses
    were already generally stronger than other companies.

    What do you think? Can I wear the oasys? Should I hold out for the XC?
    Should I just get something now and wait for the Biofinity, which may
    be like the Biomedics Premier, but in silicone hydrogel, I saw
    somewhere that it is due to be realeased in July 2006?

    Sorry for the long winded post, but I tried to get all the facts for

    chipster, Feb 16, 2006
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  2. chipster

    chipster Guest

    Thanks for your reply Mike. Went back to doc and she said that the -1
    is right for me. It must not be as clear as some of the others because
    it has no aspheric optics. I can see well enough with it though, and it
    is worth the slight blurriness at this point, because the comfort of it
    is so high.

    chipster, Feb 20, 2006
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