Focus N&D difficult to remove

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by carlos sanchez, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. I'm trying out a trial pair of Focus Night and Day contact lenses.
    For the few hours after putting them in they felt great, and my vision
    was as good as it has ever been. After awhile though my eyes became a
    bit irritated, nothing severe but enough to make me want to take them
    out for the night, I figured they would just take a little getting used

    I found that they were VERY hard to get out, it took several tries and I
    ended up irritating my eyes quite a bit trying to remove them, is this
    to be expected with this type of lens?
    I have been wearing soft lenses for over 10 years (accuvue) and have
    never had this problem.

    One thing I noticed is that the base curve for the N&D was a little
    different than my accuvue's; the AV's were BC 8.8, the N&D's are 8.6,
    could that have something to do with it?

    carlos sanchez, Apr 16, 2004
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  2. carlos sanchez

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    Maybe they are a little too steep for you. Are you sleeping in the lenses?
    If not, may I suggest the Acuvue Advance lenses as an alternative
    silicone/hydrogel. They are not approved for overnight wear, but have very
    high oxygen permeability, excellent wettability, and seem to have more
    elasticity than the Focus N&D product.

    Dr. Leukoma, Apr 16, 2004
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