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.

    Thanks
     
    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.

    --LB

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

    The Eyecare Connection
    http//www.eyecarecontacts.com
    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
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  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?

    Bill
     
    Repeating Rifle, Feb 16, 2004
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