Post # 1
I have an astigmatism and had been wearing Acuvue advance for astigmastism but i also have really dry eyes. Ive been wearing my glasses for the last month or so because my contact will get so dry, even with drops they are extremely uncomfortable and make my eyes super blood shot.
Im thinking of trying the Acuvue Oasys for astigmatism….
Anyone else have dry eyes but wear contacts? if so what brand etc…
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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).
Post # 8
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
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 # 10
I use renu solution and have used GenTeal, BLINK, and Visine for contacts eye drops and none of them really helped with the dry eyes. I think its the brand of contacts im using.
Post # 11
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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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 # 13
My contacts are 14.5 diameter. Some of these brands dont offer that diameter size 🙁
Post # 14
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
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
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.