disposable toric lenses and dry eyes

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by KBGummy, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. KBGummy

    KBGummy Guest

    hi! i'm in the philippines where disposable toric lenses are hard to
    find. at present, i use frequency 55 toric from cooper vision, which i
    have to import from the USA. as of a year ago, my prescription was pwr
    -1.00 cyl -1.25 ax 90 on both eyes. having dry eyes, i can only wear my
    lenses for about 4 to 5 hours before i feel like ripping them out. i've
    been told to try lenses with lower water content so i tried preference
    toric with the same BC and DIA (8.7/14.4) but they did not fit the
    same. they were actually uncomfortable. why is that?

    any recommendations? other brands seem to have different BC and DIA.
    how would i know which way to go? higher BC/DIA or lower? i recall
    trying a pair of freshlook toric lenses that were median/14.5 but the
    lenses did not stay centered on the eye - they kept moving towards my
    nose. unfortunately, i can't seem to find a doctor in manila who can
    help me.
     
    KBGummy, Mar 27, 2006
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  2. KBGummy

    Dom Guest

    Not sure if you can get Purevision Toric (Bausch & Lomb) there but they
    might be worth a try if you can.

    Dom
     
    Dom, Mar 27, 2006
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  3. KBGummy

    acemanvx Guest

    I cant seem to tolerate any contacts either. However since you have a
    very low pescription, you are lucky. Do a little natural vision
    improvement and you will get better than 20/40 uncorrected vision.
     
    acemanvx, Mar 27, 2006
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  4. KBGummy

    KBGummy Guest

    what do you mean by natural vision correction?
     
    KBGummy, Mar 28, 2006
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  5. KBGummy

    serebel Guest

    Please don't ask that idiot for advice. BTW, "natural vision
    correction" is a scam.
    Trial and error is the way for you to find comfortable lenses.
     
    serebel, Mar 28, 2006
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  6. KBGummy

    acemanvx Guest

    eye exercises to improve your vision. I improved my own vision a
    little. since your pescription is low, a small improvement will let you
    see enough to go without correction. Whats your UCVA now, how well do
    you see without correction
     
    acemanvx, Mar 28, 2006
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