Focus Dailies

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Diana Lin, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. Diana Lin

    Diana Lin Guest

    Has anybody use Focus Dailies before? I have got so much problem taking the
    contact lens out. I resorted to opening my eyes infront of the fan, to blow
    dry the contact lens so that the contact lens become dry and ist easier to
    take it out. Even so, I often end up with red swollen eyes because I can get
    it out of my eyes. Any advice on how to remove focus dailies? And is there a
    better brand of 1 day contact lens that are much easier to remove. Thanks
    Diana Lin, Jan 22, 2004
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  2. Diana Lin

    Dr Judy Guest

    Discuss this with your fitter, your technique need modification or you may
    need more instruction in how to remove lenses.

    The lens may not be fitting properly if you cannot remove it. Return to
    your fitter for assessment and refit if needed.

    Dr Judy
    Dr Judy, Jan 22, 2004
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  3. Diana Lin

    Mary Guest

    I had the same problem with my left eye only which was a -10 taking it out
    but my right eye which was a -1, I had no problem taking it out. I asked my
    Doc about it and she said yes, the Focus Dailies are more of a problem to
    get out. The other daily type lens I had before (a daily disposable) was no
    problem at all taking out. It was called SofLens, Bausch and Lomb..

    I had cataract surgery in left eye so no more contact lenses. I wear
    glasses now.

    Mary, Jan 22, 2004
  4. Diana Lin

    Diana Lin Guest

    My base curve is 7.6 and focus dailies is that of 8.6, do you think that
    focus dailies might be too flat for my eyes? What better brand is there for
    tighter fit?
    Diana Lin, Jan 23, 2004
  5. Diana Lin

    Mac Guest

    Diana, I don't use dailies, but I do use Focus monthly lenses. I had
    great difficulty getting them out until I dicovered if I first slide
    the lens down onto the white of my eye, I can then get it out without
    too much difficulty.

    These are *very* slippery lenses - hope this help.

    Mac, Jan 23, 2004
  6. Diana Lin

    Diana Lin Guest

    I tried that as well, but they wouldn't slip down at all. I tried pushing
    them to a side, they wouldn't budge.
    I think I'll try your method once more...
    Thanks.. =>
    Diana Lin, Jan 23, 2004
  7. Diana Lin

    Diana Lin Guest

    Thanks so much for your advice! I will try add a drop of solution to my eyes
    and see if it works.. =>

    I think I'll switch over to Acuvue if I still have problems with focus
    "Jacob M. McDonald"
    Diana Lin, Jan 23, 2004
  8. Diana Lin

    Dan Abel Guest

    I'm not a vision professional, but this sounds very bad. The contacts
    should move easily when pushed. I suspect that your contacts are "glued"
    to your eye. This would account for your difficulty in removing them. If
    you can't push them to the side, then you can't slide them off either. I
    normally put a drop of saline in my eye and wait a minute or two before
    removing contacts. I would recommend that you wet your eyes during the
    day to keep them moist. I would also recommend contacting your eyecare
    person for advice.
    Dan Abel, Jan 23, 2004
  9. Now I have been an idiot with contacts for three and a half years, from
    1986 to 1989-90.

    I have still them in the drawer: a light blue color, "semi-rigid" type.

    I remember the optician who sold the contacts. He was a nice man, had
    normal sight, and the girl who was working with hime, the "nurse", was
    very nice and pretty, green eyes and semi.blond hair.

    I remember how she taught me how to put and un-put the contacs, how to
    wash them...

    I remember that I had to use them progressively, that is, half an hour
    the first day, prolonging the time any day.

    I remember it was summer and we were soon on vacation with my family,
    and I remember during the trip in the car I had to put them off, on
    schedule. I remember the problems: the towel, where to place it, the
    strange movement of the index finger at the outside corner end of the
    eye, to have the lenses be spit off from the eye, the eye itself now
    completely "blind" after the contacs was removed...

    Is there a more stupid thing?

    And when playing basket, it was a nuisance: once in a while, the lens
    would just fell down, and the the game had to be stopped and everybody
    searching for this ugly piece of plastic on the ground...

    And when there was wind, it was really a tragedy! Any second you felt
    sand in the eyes, but there was no sand at all! Just the sensitivity of
    the cornea was so high, that a breath of air seemed like a sand storm!!!

    Not to mention the sun and the problem of the strong light.

    Is there a more stupid thing to do than wearing contacts???

    Please visit
    and you can buy a replica of the Original Dr. Bates book
    "Perfect Sight Without Glasses"
    and if you are interested, join the group
    Rishi Giovanni Gatti, Jan 23, 2004
  10. It has continued for the subsequent 12 years, when I was not aware of
    the 1920 book of Dr. Bates and the thousands of pages of his magazines.
    The question is about how to drop contacts and regain normal or perfect
    sight naturally.

    That is the TRUE question.
    Nobody is denied the right to show he is intelligent!

    Please visit
    and you can buy a replica of the Original Dr. Bates book
    "Perfect Sight Without Glasses"
    and if you are interested, join the group
    Rishi Giovanni Gatti, Jan 23, 2004
  11. Diana Lin

    Dr Judy Guest

    If you have trouble getting the lens out it is likely to be too tight rather
    than too flat.

    The best brand for you is the brand that fits you. The K-reading of your
    eyes has a minimal predictive power for judging which lens fits best. Fit
    also depends upon the diameter of your eye, the diameter of the lens, the
    peripheral curves of your cornea, the peripheral design of the lens, your
    tear quality, lid configuration, and the lens material. The only way to
    determine if the fit is right or wrong is to observe the lens on the eye, in
    your case, observation later in the day would be useful.

    Return to your fitter, part of the fee you paid for fitting covers follow up
    and modification including changing brand of lens if needed.

    Dr Judy
    Dr Judy, Jan 24, 2004
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