Toric silicon contacts?

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Paula SIms, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. Paula SIms

    Paula SIms Guest

    Hello everyone,
    Although I haven't had any luck in the past, I'm going to give contacts
    another shot. My problem stems from very dry eyes. I was told that some
    of the newer silicon contacts should be more helpful but I'm wondering
    if they are available in toric.

    Paula SIms, Feb 15, 2004
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  2. Paula SIms

    LarryDoc Guest

    Not as of this writing. I hope to have some info later in the week about
    when they might be available, at least in the USA.

    I'd suggest contacting your eye doctor and ask him/her to call J&J (for
    Acuvue Advance) and Ciba (for Focus Night&Day) and ask the companies.
    The more they understand the need for the product (read: profitable),
    the sooner they will bring it to market.

    Meanwhile, there is another toric soft for dry eye option: Proclear
    Compatible Toric. I've had good luck with that. But if your eyes are
    truly "very dry", you should try to determine if there is a (fixable)
    underlying problem causing it and know that there are some new medical
    (including dietary and pharmaceutical) treatments for the condition.


    Dr. Larry Bickford, O.D.
    Family Practice Eye Health & Vision Care

    The Eyecare Connection
    larrydoc at eye-care-contacts dot com (remove -)
    LarryDoc, Feb 15, 2004
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  3. Paula SIms

    Dr Judy Guest

    It depends on where you live. PureVision lenses are available as toric as
    of this month, but a lawsuit prevents their sale in the US.

    Dr Judy
    Dr Judy, Feb 15, 2004
  4. It is not surprising that silicon contact lenses do not work. They are
    opaque to visible light.. Getting them would be a difficult task in itself.

    Could you mean silicone?

    Repeating Rifle, Feb 16, 2004
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