Question About Ripping Contacts

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by KeithF40, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. KeithF40

    KeithF40 Guest

    Im wearing Acuvue Advanced in my left eye and Acuvue Advanced with
    Asthigmatism in my right eye. I have found that many, I would say
    maybe 10 of 24, have ripped where I would say only a couple of my AA
    for A have ripped. I went to the eye doctor today and I told her the
    problem and she gave me Acuvue Oasys for my left eye and told me to
    keep wearing the same lenses for my right eye. I asked her how much
    asthigmatism I had in my right eye and she said the least amount that
    AA for A would correct. She also said that she has not heard any
    complaints about AA in terms of ripping. Is giving me AO actually
    going to do anything about this. Also do you think that I could
    possibly wear AO in my right eye as having AO in my left eye really
    wont help that much since when my eyes get dried and tired or whatever
    it basically happens in both eyes at the same time. In addition to
    this is there anything that Acuvue might do for me in regards to all
    the ripping like send me a free box as I dont feel Im very hard on my
    lenses and the AA for A lenses are perfectly fine probably cause they
    are thicker or something along those lines.
     
    KeithF40, Aug 9, 2006
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  2. KeithF40

    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    It seems that your doctor did the reasonable thing, i.e. substituting a
    different lens for the one that kept ripping. Personally, I haven't
    noticed a trend for either of those lenses to tear. Perhaps you got
    into a bad batch. Typically, the manufacturer would replace the torn
    lenses without question under those circumstances, and you should make
    the request through your regular eye doctor.

    Now, having said that, dry eyes will predispose lenses to tear when the
    lenses dry out. Rewetting the lens prior to removal usually helps.
    Perhaps you need a dry eye workup and some aggressive treatment.

    DrG
     
    Dr. Leukoma, Aug 9, 2006
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  3. KeithF40

    KeithF40 Guest

    I notice that the lenses almost always rip when I put them in. Either
    Ill look down in my hand after I rinsed them and notice they are ripped
    or I will put them in my eye and after a few minutes of them feeling
    very wierd, I feel a distinct feeling when they are ripped, I take them
    out and find out they are ripped.
     
    KeithF40, Aug 10, 2006
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