RGP lenses Menicon V the others

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by HC, May 16, 2006.

  1. HC

    HC Guest


    As far as I can see, "state of the art" RGP technology that optometrists
    are used to is...

    Bausch and Lomb Maxim Ultra, ML210

    Meanwhile, I have seen on the Internet Bausch and Lomb XO lenses which
    on first inspection seem to have a much higher DK value, but on closer
    inspection it seems just to be a difference in measuring standard.

    I have also seen Menicon Z lenses which seem to be on a whole different
    world as far as DK values are concerned.

    Yes, I know that DK value isn't everything, but would it be worth
    pursuing the Menicon Z route? (even if I do force my optometrist to
    explore technology he has never heard of before).

    My prescription is about -15. On past experience (with old Maxim ML92
    lenses) I do get "tired eyes" at the end of the day which seems to
    indicate a need for a higher DK value.

    Also, I love the idea of occasionally being able to sleep with the
    lenses in (when I am away for the weekend etc.)

    So, is it worth hounding down some Menicon lenses, or should I just
    settle for ML210's
    HC, May 16, 2006
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