What is a good type of contacts for dry eyes?

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Guest, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I used to wear the 1-Day Acuvue lenses. But by afternoon/evening my
    eyes would always feel dry. So then they came out with the 1-Day
    Acuvue Moist lenses, which is supposed to keep your eyes wet all day.
    But I haven't really noticed a difference.

    Is there another brand of lenses that does a better job of keeping
    your eyes wet all day?
    Guest, Feb 25, 2008
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  2. Guest

    Colin B. Guest

    I suffer from dry eyes as well. I am wearing Purevision in one
    eye and Purevision Toric in the other and they both give
    excellent vision. My eyes are more comfortable with Purevision
    contacts, especially working on a computer than without. I have
    worn them for up to 24 hours with no problems. Although, your
    mileage may vary.

    Colin B., Feb 27, 2008
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Amazing. The Purevision that you recommend, as well as the Oasys,
    Proclear, and Focus Night and Day that the other guy recommends, are
    not available in my 9.0 base curve. I thought all contacts would be
    available in all sizes. But I guess not. I might have to stick with
    these Acuvue 1-Day contacts, if they are the only ones in my size.
    Guest, Feb 27, 2008
  4. Guest

    Ed Guest

    I have very dry eyes and have had difficulty keeping contact lenses in
    my eyes more than 4 hours. My eye doctor gave me Acuvue Oasys to try.
    They were more comfy than my previous Acuvue 2's, but felt "tight"
    after a while. Now I'm trying Oasys in the new 8.8 base curve. Today
    was my fist day, and they seem to fit better. I haven't tried wearing
    them over 6 hours yet. If these don't work out, my doc will let me try
    either Proclear or similar (but cheaper) Biomedics XC.lenses.

    Ed, Feb 28, 2008
  5. Guest

    Ed Guest

    On Feb 27, 10:46 am, ""
    My corneal "K" reading is 39. Several years ago, my previous eye
    doctor prescribed the original Acuvue lenses in a 9.3 base curve.
    Then when I started wearing Acuvue 2's, he gave me 8,7 base curve.
    I'm seeing a new eye doc now, and he gave me Acuvue Oasys in 8.4 BC,
    but they felt tight and somewhat stuck in place. Now he has me in the
    new 8.8 BC, which seem more comfy. My eye doc said that with the newer
    silicone lenses, the base curve isn't as critical and he "prefers" a
    tighter fit.

    In the past, my only problem with a flatter lens was that, when they'd
    get dry, they'd literally peel off my eyes during hard blinking, which
    I guess would be better than sticking to my corneas!

    Ed, Feb 28, 2008
  6. Guest

    Mike Ruskai Guest

    Base curve is not a precision fit with soft lenses.

    Oasys now comes in 8.8, which is close enough to 9.0 to probably not
    make a difference. If the lens moves when you blink, it's not too
    tight. Your OD can make sure.
    Mike Ruskai, Feb 29, 2008
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