Best daily contacts for people who hate contacts?

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by dry-aye, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. dry-aye

    dry-aye Guest

    Hi, this is my first post, so I apologize if this is not the proper
    forum for my question...

    I have been attempting to wear contacts on and off for the past 6
    years. However, I always give up within a month because I find the
    contacts to get very uncomfortable after 4-6 hours. I was never able
    to tell whether it was an issue of dryness or lack of
    oxygen...rewetting drops provided some temporary relief, but not enough
    to pull me through.

    I would like to try again, and am thinking that 1-day contacts might be
    a good idea--because I will likely only wear the contact every two or
    three days, because they'll suffer less build-up, and because i am very
    lazy in the morning.

    Can anyone recommend a comfortable daily lens for a finicky wearer?
    Are Focus Dailies better than Acuvue Dailies? Anything else better
    than those?

    Also--I've heard good things about Focus Night And Day. Might this be
    a better option, even if I'm not wearing them continuously?

    Thanks so much!
    dry-aye, Jun 26, 2005
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    dry-aye Guest

    PS. Just wanted to add that my most recent contacts were Acuvue 2 and
    a comparable model from Bausch and Lomb (and I found both to be
    uncomfortable after a few hours...)
    dry-aye, Jun 26, 2005
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  3. If you're uncomfortable in general contact lenses, going to a daily
    lens will most likely make this worse. I would try a lens with higher
    water content (eg menicon 72) or a silicone hydrogel (focus night & day
    or purevision).
    firebrandfaerie, Jun 26, 2005
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    It may be worth your while to work with your
    optometrist/ophthalmologist on a proper dry eye evaluation (Schirmer's
    testing, TBUT evaluation).

    If you have clinical "Dry Eye Syndrome," there are measures--some
    relatively simple--that might provide some relief and facilitate the
    comfortable wearing of contact lenses.
    Neil Brooks, Jun 26, 2005
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    LarryDoc Guest

    If you issue is dry eye , I'd doubt any of the daily disposables will
    work for you for more than a few hours. Better choices that provide
    higher levels of oxygen and experience no or less dehydration would be
    the silicone-hydrogels (Night&Day (Ciba), Purevision (B&L), Oasis, when
    and where it becomes available, (J&J Vistakon) or Advance (J&J Vistakon)
    or lenses made of hioxifilcon (Extreme H20, Satureyes and other brands)
    or omafilcon (Proclear).

    --Lb, O.D.
    LarryDoc, Jun 26, 2005
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    dry-aye Guest

    great--thanks so much everyone. it sounds like i should forego the
    dailies and talk to my optometrist about trying Focus Night and Day,
    Extreme H2O, Advance, Purevision, etc...

    much appreciated!
    dry-aye, Jun 27, 2005
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