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Anyone Using 1-Day Contact Lenses?  
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

Hello all,

It seems that I need to replace my contact lenses as soon as possible, they are a few years old now and my eyes turn red immediately every time I wear them a bit longer than usual (i.e. every weekend).

I am thinking of switching to one-day contact lenses. Does anyone have any experience with them? Are they any different (wearing comfort, etc.) compared to normal contacts?

Thanks for any info!

Patrick

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User currently offlineAC888YOW From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

I used Focus Dailies by CIBA Vision for a while. They were decent, but not nearly as comfortable as a longer-lasting lens. What's more is that they are expensive. I stopped using them recently in favour of Acuvue Oasys bi-weekly disposables. There is just no comparison between the two in terms of comfort. The Oasys is far superior.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

Quoting AC888YOW (Reply 1):
I stopped using them recently in favour of Acuvue Oasys bi-weekly disposables. There is just no comparison between the two in terms of comfort. The Oasys is far superior.

Interesting. Bi-weekly lenses sound also good. I just don't want to get permanent lenses again, one-day or bi-wekly lenses are definitely better because you don't have to fear to lose them (when you lose them you simply put a new one in) and I think that one-day or bi-wekly lenses are more hygienic than permanent ones because you replace them after 4 days at the latest.

Patrick


User currently offlineJamieD From UK - England, joined Apr 2002, 613 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
my eyes turn red

Sure that's not something else?  Wink

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
they are a few years old now

I've never heard of contacts that last that long. I wear monthly ones but they're perfectly comfortable right up until I throw them away at the end of the month. Although I know people who wear the daily type and they much prefer simply taking the contacts out of the packaging rather than cleaning them every morning/night.

Either way, I'd head down to the opticians and see what they have available.  Smile


User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

I use the Accuvue Bi-weekly lenses, and I think they're VERY comfortable. And as you say, losing a lens is no big deal--you just put in a new one. I've also heard good things about the Oasys lenses, but I tried a pair and don't like them as well as the ones I'm using. My suggestion would be to ask your optometrist for a sample pair of each before you decide, as well as any he recommends.

By the way, if your current lenses are that old, you're going to be absolutely stunned at how much better new ones feel.

Cheers,
Leanne


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

Quoting JamieD (Reply 3):
Either way, I'd head down to the opticians and see what they have available.

And have a proper eye exam while you're there. Sounds like you may have picked up a minor eye infection from what you've said.



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

Quoting JamieD (Reply 3):
Sure that's not something else?

No, smoking weed doesn't cause eye-infections.  Wink

Quoting JamieD (Reply 3):
I'd head down to the opticians and see what they have available.

I will do that tomorrow.

Quoting JamieD (Reply 3):
I've never heard of contacts that last that long.

They were friggin' expensive but I didn't care back then because I had a private health insurance via my parents as a student. Nowadays I have a general health insurance which means that I can pay the contacts by myself.  grumpy 

Patrick


User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
one-day contact lenses. Does anyone have any experience with them? Are they any different (wearing comfort, etc.) compared to normal contacts?

Well I used to use the hard contact lenses for around 8 years. Suddenly one day I started to have problems with them and I couldn't stand them for much longer. Until one day, I finally couldn't even wear them as I couldn't resist them for more than 5 minutes. Went to 3 different doctors and none found the problem. Only the last one told me that I was gained intolerance to them. Two weeks later I started to use soft contacts and my problem was more less solved (except for the right eye sometimes). So a change of contact lenses might really help you out, or probably it's just an infection as Kmh1956 said.

If the problem doesn't go away, then you'll have to stop wearing contacts...



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Sorry, I was writing my reply to JamieD while you guys posted.

Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 4):
I use the Accuvue Bi-weekly lenses, and I think they're VERY comfortable.

Noted the name down, I will definitely ask for them tomorrow.

Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 4):
By the way, if your current lenses are that old, you're going to be absolutely stunned at how much better new ones feel.

A friend told me the same last weekend. I can't wait to get new ones!

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 5):
And have a proper eye exam while you're there.

I will do that!

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 5):
Sounds like you may have picked up a minor eye infection from what you've said.

Yes, it is definitely an eye infection. My right eye is totally red and super light sensitive. I went to the pharmacy this afternoon to get some eye drops, it is a bit better now.

Thanks for all your tips!

Patrick


User currently offlineJamieD From UK - England, joined Apr 2002, 613 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 6):
No, smoking weed doesn't cause eye-infections.

 laughing  Thankfully not!

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 6):
which means that I can pay the contacts by myself.

My monthlies are £6 (around €9) per month, so pretty damn cheap, though my opticians do charge for annual check-ups. But it's a pretty small price to pay for perfect vision.  Smile


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Quoting JamieD (Reply 9):
My monthlies are £6 (around €9) per month, so pretty damn cheap, though my opticians do charge for annual check-ups. But it's a pretty small price to pay for perfect vision.

Thanks for the info! Sounds very good!

Patrick


User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

Oh hey Sabena... do you have Costco stores in your region? If so, you can get disposable contacts REALLY cheap there. (I also go to their optometrist, and believe it or not, he's great!)

Do make sure you get to your doctor ASAP though, because using contact lenses *does* put us at increased risk for eye infections and cornea issues. You'll probably want to get in the habit of annual checkups, too--besides the vision test, they also screen for changes in the eye that are symptomatic of more serious health concerns.

Best,
Leanne


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 11):
Oh hey Sabena... do you have Costco stores in your region?

No, never heard of them.

Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 11):
Do make sure you get to your doctor ASAP though, because using contact lenses *does* put us at increased risk for eye infections and cornea issues.

Good idea! I had two serious eye infections already and they were hell, something I wish nobody. The worst one I got in Copenhagen some years ago, I had to fly back home to Germany instead of continuing to Stockholm.  grumpy 

Patrick


User currently offlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1006 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

I use "Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus for Astigmatism". Boy, that's a mouthful. They are to be replaced every month, and I'm not having any problems with them as it stands. I as well would use dailies but because of the astigmatism they are not available. My brother uses Acuvue Focus Dailes because he does not have the condition. Both of us are -7.00 in both eyes, both of us under the age of 20. I expect to be blind by the age of 30 at this rate.  Sad

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 8):
Yes, it is definitely an eye infection. My right eye is totally red and super light sensitive. I went to the pharmacy this afternoon to get some eye drops, it is a bit better now.

That happens to me every few months, in either one or the other, or both. Miserable, isn't it?



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Quoting Acey (Reply 13):
Both of us are -7.00 in both eyes, both of us under the age of 20. I expect to be blind by the age of 30 at this rate.

No worries, my right eye has -6.25 since birth and it is still at -6.25 thirty years later.

Quoting Acey (Reply 13):
That happens to me every few months, in either one or the other, or both. Miserable, isn't it?

Oh, another one who knows how it feels. An eye infection is really miserable, I stayed at home with the roller shutter closed the whole day because my eyes (especially the right one) is totally light sensitive. It was impossible for me to drive this evening. I even had to cancel my appearance at the band's practise room today because of that shit!.  Angry

Patrick


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

Quoting Acey (Reply 13):
Both of us are -7.00 in both eyes, both of us under the age of 20.

In a few years, once your eyes have stopped changing, find out if you're a good candidate for LASIK. I had it done two years ago in Toronto, and it's the best thing I ever did.



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User currently offlineAcey From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 1006 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 14):
No worries, my right eye has -6.25 since birth and it is still at -6.25 thirty years later.



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 15):
In a few years, once your eyes have stopped changing, find out if you're a good candidate for LASIK. I had it done two years ago in Toronto, and it's the best thing I ever did.

I only mention it because at age 12 I was -4.50, at age 14 I was -5.00, and now at age 16 I'm -7.00. I'm hoping to get into aviation and LASIK was indeed mentioned to be by my optometrist. Thanks for the comments guys, I too hope it doesn't get any worse.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 14):
Oh, another one who knows how it feels. An eye infection is really miserable, I stayed at home with the roller shutter closed the whole day because my eyes (especially the right one) is totally light sensitive. It was impossible for me to drive this evening. I even had to cancel my appearance at the band's practise room today because of that shit!.

It sucks, bad. And for me, I've tried to up the sanitary level of my contact lenses so to speak, even reducing the 30 day lens allowance to 20 in every effort to save my eyes. I only wear them about 8 hours a day maximum, as opposed to the allowed 12. To no avail.



If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21092 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

Quoting AC888YOW (Reply 1):
I used Focus Dailies by CIBA Vision for a while.

I do as well, though I use them only for situations where my regular glasses would be a pain (athletic stuff) or where I really need sunglasses (like flying). They are comfortable, but they are expensive, and my eye doctor told me that if I was planning on wearing them more than four times a week I should just go with weekly lenses.

-Mir



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User currently offlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1718 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

I use one-days (Acuvue) and am pretty happy with them as I don't use them very often (just on weekends and whenever I go shooting or playing football, so a maximum 4 days a week). I used monthlies before, but swtiched to dailies once I started using them less and less in favour of glasses.

The downside is the cost (30 euro for 30 pairs) but a 30-day pack will usually last me for 2-3 months so it's not a big deal.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 6):
Nowadays I have a general health insurance which means that I can pay the contacts by myself.

Contacts aren't covered by the German government?

Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 11):
do you have Costco stores in your region?

No Costco in Germany

Quoting Acey (Reply 16):

I only mention it because at age 12 I was -4.50, at age 14 I was -5.00, and now at age 16 I'm -7.00. I'm hoping to get into aviation and LASIK was indeed mentioned to be by my optometrist. Thanks for the comments guys, I too hope it doesn't get any worse.

Luckily, I have excellent vision. However, from the friends I know who use corrective lenses, I hear you have to be at least 25 or so to get LASIK done.



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User currently offlineSv2008 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 19):
Luckily, I have excellent vision. However, from the friends I know who use corrective lenses, I hear you have to be at least 25 or so to get LASIK done.

I think you just have to wait until your eyes stop changing. I'm 23 and my eyesight is still getting worse (from -4/-5 to -5/-6 in a year!). Soon as I can I'll 'look' at laser treatment; now it's pointless, becasue they'll change again probably! (hopefully not much more!)


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

I've been using monthly disposables for about 5 years now and am supremely happy with them. I think the brand is acuvue, though I'm not too sure.


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User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1448 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Does anyone have any experience with them?

I don't but my son tried them - didn't work out very well. Went back to the bi-monthly, and he's happy now.


User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days ago) and read 1447 times:

make sure to verify your bc etc with your optician.
once you know the "mechanical data", i'd suggest ordering from an onlineshop a small package of the various types available in your size.
you will quickly notice that there can be vast differences in your personal comfort between lenses.
i would do this and not buy them in the shop, simply because the prices are way different.
on top of that, shops usually carry 1-2 brands, hence you will often not get to try the best ones for you.
once you found your own favourite lensebrand, take them to your optician so he can reconfirm your personal feeling and give you green lights on stocking up and finding the most appropiate prices for your lenses of choice.



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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days ago) and read 1439 times:

I use the dailies with absolutely no problem. I love the convenience of not having to carry around solution and a case when I travel. I switched from the once every two weeks to the dailies about 4 years ago and would never go back. My wife also uses them. Let me know if you have any specific questions.

25 IFEMaster : I use 2 - week toric lenses from Johnson & Johnson. I switched to them from daily contact lenses. They are very comfortable; I can't feel them at all
26 Post contains links ManuCH : Before you do the LASIK procedure, check out http://lasikdisaster.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LASIK#Complications - I know there's only a l
27 Sabena332 : You are only health insured via the government when you are welfare recipient or serving your military (or civil) service. I wasn't even when I did m
28 ManuCH : Interesting system you have in Germany. In Switzerland it works like this: everyone has basic health insurance, which costs about $150/month (dependi
29 Sabena332 : It's almost the same here, you get a single room in a hospital and you get better treatment at almost all doctors. Back then I had a full coverage pr
30 Acey : I've heard as low as age 18-19, but obviously there's a greater chance of complications at those younger ages.
31 VC10BOAC : I second that. You pop them in, forget about them and change them two weeks later. They are so comfortable, you forget that they are in there. I some
32 Jutes85 : I recently switched to the Oasis(sp?) aswell, much much better than my old Optix O2's.
33 Post contains images Sabena332 : I went to the optician today, a very competent guy. He recommended monthly lenses to me, they are cheaper than the 1-day ones and they are better for
34 Zak : wow wow just wow, generally its not good to wear lenses more than 6-8h in total per day, wearing them for weeks consecutively is just asking for ALOT
35 DeltaOwnsAll : i use 'focus dailies', and i really love them. they are extremely convenient, and they even correct my astigmatism. however, theyre pretty pricey (abo
36 Saxdiva : I should clarify that I remove my contacts every night; they just get all creepy-feeling if I fall asleep while wearing them, and I don't want to temp
37 Post contains images Sabena332 : I got the new lenses this afternoon, friggin' amazing! Simply not comparable to my old ones! Patrick
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