Having problems adjusting to my new Menicon Z Gas Permeable lens

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Rich, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    I just started wearing Gas Permeable lens by Menicon Z brand lens and
    have been wearing PMMA regular hard lens for 30 years and I cannot wear
    my new GP lens for more then 8 hours without them feeling like they
    have a grain of sand in the upper corner of my eye. I have not had any
    problems with wearing hard lens and my eyes are usually a little dry
    all of the time. I have taken them out and will try to talk to my eye
    doctor after the holidays but I will definatly not be putting them back
    into my eyes until someone can give me an answer as to what might be
    causing this problem. If there is anyone else out there who is having
    the same problem as me with these type of lens can reply back to me I
    would appreciate it. It is only happening to my right lens only and not
    the left one which is really driving me crazy. Thank You in dvance for
    any help and to anyone else who is having the same type of problem I am
    having. .
     
    Rich, Jan 1, 2007
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  2. Rich

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    I've been fitting those lenses ever since they were available in the
    U.S., and I still use them. I've not ever had an experience like the
    one you describe. Perhaps there has been a change in one or more of
    the lens parameters, i.e. diameter, base curve, etc. I think that PMMA
    lenses may have a more wettable surface, but the Menicon lense are
    plasma treated to improve wettability. Perhaps the one lens giving you
    the problem did not get the plasma treatment..... I'm sure you'll
    raise those issues with your eye doc.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Jan 2, 2007
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