What is a good material RGP lens for dry eye?

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Matt, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. Matt

    Matt Guest

    I've been wearing a Fluorperm 30 RGP lens for several months now. The
    vision & comfort is good but after several hours wear the lens tends to
    feel dry and fog up. My optician says the lens is good fitting but the
    tears are evaporating more quickly and causing slight 6 / 9 staining. I
    have had a punctal plug fitted which appears to have helped somewhat and
    my optician is making enquiries to see about a better wetability
    material lens. In the meantime I thought I'd ask here for any opinions
    on what is considered a good lens for dry eyes. Thanks.
    Matt, Dec 5, 2004
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  2. Matt

    LarryDoc Guest

    Two issues relating to RGP lens dryness and fogging: material wetting
    and lens care products. The Fluoroperm 30 that you have is one of the
    better material choices. Others include Menicon Z, Optimum, Alberta S,
    Hydro 2 and others, in no particular order. All of these materials have
    low wetting angles.

    The next issue is lens care. The product you use must be compatible with
    the lens material and must be used correctly. If the surface is not
    clean when you start off in the morning, it surely wont stay comfortable
    and clear for very long. Try using a cotton swab with cleaning solution
    to get the inside surface of the lens clean. Change lens care products
    (ask your practitioner) and always use the product-mate in the cleaning,
    storage and wetting products. Don't mix and match. Make sure you lens
    care is ultra clean. Clean it. Replace it monthly.

    Or, of course, you might be one of those people for whom RGP lenses is
    not the best choice in contact lenses.

    LB. O.D.
    LarryDoc, Dec 5, 2004
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  3. Matt

    Matt Guest

    Thank you Larry, I will pass that info on to my optician. Must admit
    the Fluoroperm is far better than the previous Boston lens I tried -
    can't remember exactly which make of Boston it was but it fogged up
    almost immediately. At least with the Fluoroperm I can go quite a few
    hours (and sometimes all day) before the dryness and fog occurs. If any
    of the others you mention will help then I will be very happy.

    I've tried various solutions and found the one that works best for me is
    Alcon's Unique-PH with a drop of Supraclens added to the case. I'm also
    trying out Clens100 drops and they do appear to be pretty good. Some of
    the other drops I tried were thicker viscosity and seemed to gunk up the
    eye and make the fogging worse.
    Thanks for that.
    Matt, Dec 6, 2004
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