Focus Night & Day vs. Focus Dailies (and other issues)

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by David Seaman, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. David Seaman

    David Seaman Guest


    First of all, I've learned a lot from this newsgroup just reading
    through it and rarely participating. It's obvious that some of the
    professionals here take their careers seriously, take questions
    seriously, and enjoy their jobs.

    Now, onto my question(s)... After reading through here, I decided to
    try Focus N&D continuous wear lenses. I've worn them for a little less
    than two months now (about 24 days per set of new lenses), but
    recently quit and went back to wearing Focus Dailies. The N&D were
    great in terms of not irritating my eyes and allowing me to sleep in
    them for short periods of time (afternoon naps), but waking up in the
    morning became increasingly annoying. I started to experience the
    infamous "eye boogers" that other wearers have complained of --
    increased amounts of protein build up in the corners of the eyes.

    That, and I hated showering with the contacts in. The Focus Dailies
    I'm wearing now dry out before the end of the evening, leaving my eyes
    feeling a bit irritated -- it's obvious that the daily lenses are not
    made of a material as good as the N&D material.

    I would like to wear the N&D lenses on a daily wear basis, I think
    that would suit me best. That way, if I have to, I can sleep in them
    without worrying but otherwise I will take them out each evening.

    I've heard from some wearers that daily wear and nightly cleaning of
    N&D lenses is not preferred, since the lenses are quite "porous" and
    absorb whatever cleaning solution is used. Apparently, this causes
    discomfort throughout the course of the day. Is there any truth to
    this? And, if so, which lens cleaning solution would you recommend for
    the N&D lenses on a daily wear schedule?

    Thanks in advance,

    David Seaman, Aug 22, 2003
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  2. David Seaman

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    (David Seaman) wrote in
    I wear Focus N&D as daily wear, remove them at night, and soak them in a
    hydrogen peroxide disinfection system. I rub them with saline in the a.m.
    and put them in my eyes. Never had a problem and do not think that the
    life is shortened in any way.

    Dr. Leukoma, Aug 22, 2003
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