(Closed) Bees with contacts

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have dry eyes and I wear Air Optix.  I never use drops or anything, but they do get dry after I’ve been wearing them like 12-14 hours.

My best experience is with those daily disposable contacts, but wayyy too expensive.

Post # 4
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2214 posts
Buzzing bee

That happened to me, and it turns out that I’m allergic to silica, which a ton of contacts are made from.  I switched to Dailies AquaComfort Plus, but I don’t know if they have ones for people with astigmatisms.

Post # 5
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2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I find Accuvue to bother my eyes. I just switched to a new brand Biofinity. My doctor said they allow more air into the eyes – that seems to be my experience so far! I also have astigmatism.

Post # 6
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2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We tried switching brands but that didn’t help. It turned out that I needed to switch solutions. I now use the Renu No-Rub and it works a lot better than the B&L I used before

What drops did you use? My mom does not produce tears (the ducts had to be cauterized  because of a complication of sjogrens ) and she uses something like “Real tears” or something like that.

Post # 7
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13070 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wear the acuvue oasys and I absolutely love them.  I’ve never had any problems and I tend to stretch them into 3 or 4 weeks instead of two, and they still don’t dry out.  I’ve tried other brands that I hated (biofinity is the absolute WORST).

Good luck!

Post # 8
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637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I just went for my annual eye check up/contact lens fitting and also have astigmatism. I got three months of Acuvue Oasys and I really like them so far. I don’t typically get dry eyes though, but they still feel pretty good after a long day of staring at the computer, etc. The ones I really really like are Focus Dailies. I think having a fresh contact every day or so really helps if you have dry eyes.

Post # 9
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have really sensitive eyes and I recently switched to daily contacts (acuvue one day moist) and love them.  They have made a huge difference in my overall comfortability, and I feel like a lot of my sensitive eye issues have decreased.  I used to wear Oasys, and I definitely prefer the daileys to them.  Worth the extra $ in my opinion.

Post # 11
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6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I use Biofinity. However, I do not have astimgatism or very dry eyes. My eye doctor recommened it for the dry Colorado winters.

My sister does use the astimatism version.

Post # 12
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2086 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I have Acuvue Oasis lenses for my astigmastism.  They’re great…and not too, too different from my last kind of contacts. 

I use AOSept (the solution that uses that star-shaped disc) to clean them each night.  The ReNu stuff scares me…it cleans and you can put it in your eye?

Post # 14
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I get really dry eyes and wear the Acuvue Oasys – love them! Like @abbie017, I tend to forget to change mine so I end up wearing them for longer than 2 weeks and still never get dry eyes. Also, if it helps, I’m in them from 7am to 11pm so about 16 hours daily without a problem.  Before the oasys came out I was wearing another type from Acuvue that I didn’t like as much and constantly needed eye drops but the only time I need them now is when I accidentally fall asleep in my lenses lol.

Post # 15
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1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i switched from Acuvue Advance to Oasys and LOVE the new ones. I also swear by Clear Care (which is made by the same company as AOSept but don’t require rinsing post soak). It makes my contacts feel like a new pair every morning even though they are bi-weekly disposables.

I usually get mine via 1800Contacts and they do pricematching so I use googleshopping to search for the cheapest and then ask 1800 to PM the price.

Post # 16
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4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Chiming in to say that my husband uses AOSEPT/Clear Care and SWEARS by it.  He started using it because of an eye infection and stuck with it. 

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