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, 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
  4. KBGummy

    KBGummy Guest

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