Soft lens in -6.25 power?

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by southwest66, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. southwest66

    southwest66 Guest

    I've found out that most manufacturers don't make quarter diopter
    increments after -6.00, but I need that quarter difference between
    eyes (and I need the -6.25 in my r. eye). I'm open to wearing whatever
    soft lens works--doesn't have to be weekly disposables. I wonder if
    there are companies that will make custom powers.

    Problem is: I have a tiny scar on my sclera (r. eye) which becomes
    irritated very easily by contacts. Not sure if it's due to lens edge
    design or what. So my lens options are more limited. So far, I can
    wear ProClears and Extreme H2O's in r. eye, but they don't come in
    -6.25. I don't have astigmatism. My eye doctor gave me trial lenses of
    Focus Monthly in -6.00 and -6.25, but after 3 hours my r. eye got
    irritated, congested, etc. The l. eye could barely tolerate FM for 6-8

    I noticed that the 2 lens brands I CAN wear are both 14.2 mm diam and
    the ones I CAN'T wear are 14.0 and 14.1 mm (Acuvue, Hydrogenic 60's,
    Focus Monthly). Could the smaller diameter be causing the irritation?
    (I'm thinking maybe the smaller lens hits the edge of the scar, and
    the larger lens covers the edge of the scar). With the FM I had
    continual "edge sensation" in both eyes after 3 hours. Do FM's just
    have a bad edge design? What's their reputation?

    My eye doctor is working with me on this, but I thought I'd post and
    get some feedback. Seems like it's really hard to get information on
    the www that compares contact lens design.


    southwest66, Jan 17, 2004
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  2. southwest66

    southwest66 Guest

    Thanks for the reply.
    I really DO need that slight difference of .25 diopter. I used to wear
    both the same power and never liked it. While there is very little
    difference in the office as you say, there is greater diff outside in
    bright light. This is especialy true for me because my r. eye pupil
    does not constrict as much as the l. eye pupil. So my left eye really
    gets too clear and then just dominates.

    I'm really hoping to find just one -6.25 that actually fits my r. eye!

    southwest66, Jan 18, 2004
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