Are there any daily disposable contact lenses made from Silicone Hydrogel?

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by omalik, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. omalik

    omalik Guest

    Just wondering if there any daily disposable contact lenses made from
    Silicone Hydrogel or if anyone knows that any company is working on
    introducing one.
    Thanks.
     
    omalik, Nov 3, 2006
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  2. omalik

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Highly doubtful.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Nov 3, 2006
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  3. omalik

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    In a perfect world people would be willing to pay for them. Perhaps in
    a few years, when the development costs have been amortized, first
    generation silicone-hydrogel materials will make their way into daily
    disposable lenses at a cost people would be willing to pay. As it is,
    people balk at paying the premium for the current daily disposables.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Nov 4, 2006
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  4. omalik

    beermonsta Guest

    Its not so much the high cost of the R&D, but the cost of goods of each
    lens. Both the Ciba and Bausch silicones require surface plasma
    treatment, and so are expensive to produce. The newer generation
    (Oasys, Advance and Biofinity) do not require surface treatments and so
    are cheaper to manufacture. It is this type of lens that will most
    likely make it as a daily disposable one day
     
    beermonsta, Nov 7, 2006
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  5. omalik

    beermonsta Guest

    Its not so much the high cost of the R&D, but the cost of goods of each
    lens. Both the Ciba and Bausch silicones require surface plasma
    treatment, and so are expensive to produce. The newer generation
    (Oasys, Advance and Biofinity) do not require surface treatments and so
    are cheaper to manufacture. It is this type of lens that will most
    likely make it as a daily disposable one day
     
    beermonsta, Nov 7, 2006
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  6. omalik

    Paco Guest

    This thread caught my eye(sorry), as this is exactly what I would use
    if available too. I've gone away from wearing contacts everyday to
    now only wearing occasionally(weekends, nites out, etc.). No matter
    how comfortable contacts have become, I still prefer to wear my
    glasses most of the time, so I would be willing to pay a bit more(not
    a ridiculous amount more) for the best feeling daily disposables.
    I think there are many more[now and then wearers], like me out there
    that would appreciate the silicone hydrogel daily disposables... and
    be willing to pay a bit more for them.

    KJ
     
    Paco, Nov 16, 2006
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  7. omalik

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Daily disposable sales are but a fraction of my practice. Many
    patients balk at the cost. Naturally, I would be perfectly happy to
    have si-hy dailies available, but I'm not going to be holding my
    breath.

    Why are you not wearing some brand of daily disposable now? The only
    logical reason for such a lens is some form of dry eye. The reasoning
    behind the development of si-hy lenses was for improved safety during
    overnight wear....the antithesis of daily disposables.

    DrG

     
    Dr. Leukoma, Nov 16, 2006
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  8. omalik

    xyzer Guest

    Dr. Leukomia,

    What do you think is the best daily disposable available right now?

    I have never been able to find contacts that don't make my eyes fairly
    red, so I am now looking for daily disposables.


     
    xyzer, Nov 17, 2006
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  9. omalik

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    What is the cause of your redness? Is it dry eye, or something else?

    DrG

     
    Dr. Leukoma, Nov 17, 2006
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  10. omalik

    p.clarkii Guest

    how about severe allergies. I have some patients who get deposits on
    their lenses so quick that within 3-4 days they are totally coated.
    daily disposables are good for them. also for "recovered" GPC
    sufferers. after you get them cleared up, if they stay clean they
    usually won't relapse.


    Dr. Leukoma wrote:

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    p.clarkii, Nov 19, 2006
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  11. omalik

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Well, my son wears Ciba Focus Dailies because of severe allergies. He
    might also benefit from a daily silicone-hydrogel lens because his
    lenses dry out.

    Daily disposables = good for allergies and GPC
    Silicone-hydrogels = good for *some* forms of dry eye
    Daily silicone-hydrogel disposables = good for allergies and some forms
    of dry eye

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Nov 19, 2006
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  12. omalik

    xyzer Guest

    I honestly have no idea. At my last eye exam, the eye doctor told me
    that the pressure in my eye was borderline high. I'm only 25 years
    old. He then said that even though it was high, he wasn't too worried
    about glaucoma because my nerves looked very pink and healthy. I'm not
    sure pressure would have anything to do with eye redness though. But,
    really I think perhaps sitting in front of a computer for hours
    everyday could have something to do with it. But, then again, maybe
    not. I have worn a silicone-hydrogel (Focus Night and Day) for the
    last 3-4 months or so, and I take them out every night. Honestly, I
    have not seen any noticeable improvement in comfort or redness with
    these lenses, although they haven't been any worse either.

    SOmetimes at night I'll be looking at the computer screen and just my
    eyes will start almost tearing up. I know then it's time to put on the
    glasses.


     
    xyzer, Nov 23, 2006
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