Multifocal silicon hydrogels?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by MS, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. MS

    MS Guest

    Are the Purevisions still the only multifocal silicon hydrogel contact
    lenses? Or did some new models come out recently

    Thanks in advance for the info.
    MS, Nov 10, 2008
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    p.clarkii Guest

    thats all folks!
    p.clarkii, Nov 11, 2008
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  3. MS

    MS Guest

    That Bugs Bunny refrain meaning there are no new SIHY MF lenses out.
    Surprising. I recall reading on this board months ago that others were
    on their way.

    Any news?
    MS, Nov 15, 2008
  4. MS

    Marc Guest

    How does Ciba Focus Progressives compare to Purevisions? In any
    respect, from comfort to vision acuity.
    Marc, Nov 15, 2008
  5. MS

    MS Guest

    How does Ciba Focus Progressives compare to Purevisions? In any
    respect, from comfort to vision acuity.

    I don't know, as I never tried the Focus Progressives.

    However, that is off-topic, because the FPs are not Si-Hy (afaik).

    Sure wish Ciba would make a Night and Day Progressive!
    MS, Dec 1, 2008
  6. MS

    MS Guest

    PS- Since the silicon hydrogel materials are obviously so much superior to
    other soft lens materials, much better for eye health, etc., I'm surprised
    that the other materials are still made and prescribed.
    MS, Dec 1, 2008
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    Dan Abel Guest

    Speaking as a patient, I have definite opinions on this. I don't
    currently wear contacts, but I wore them for ten years. Over that time
    period, my OD switched me several times, as the industry went from vial
    contacts, to quarterly and then to monthly, discontinuing the ones I was
    currently wearing. I believe that I was an easy patient, tolerating
    most contacts well and finding them easy to adapt to. Still, if I had
    something that was working, I wasn't about to change without a good

    One factor, is that it appears that N&D is twice as expensive.
    Dan Abel, Dec 2, 2008
  8. MS

    MS Guest

    Of course, you could not make anyone switch!

    However, I'm still surprised that in 2009, there is still only one
    multifocal silicon hydrogel lens available, and no multifocal toric si-hy

    Anyone here know, if something new will be coming out soon?
    MS, Jan 23, 2009
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