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How come only base curve 8.5?

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Old 05-22-2011, 09:13 AM
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Default How come only base curve 8.5?

I noticed most of the American based companies sell TruEye with base curve 8.5 only. Why is that? I need 9.0 because 8.5 is too tight for me.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:17 AM
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I noticed most of the American based companies sell TruEye with base curve 8.5 only. Why is that? I need 9.0 because 8.5 is too tight for me.
Have you asked your optician if they are able to get them in a 9.0? The European version of this lens is available in a 9.0 base curve.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:35 AM
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Have you asked your optician if they are able to get them in a 9.0? The European version of this lens is available in a 9.0 base curve.
That's probably not a bad idea.
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Have you asked your optician if they are able to get them in a 9.0? The European version of this lens is available in a 9.0 base curve.

Hi Kat, I can order them through my optometrist but will cost A$140 for 90pk which cost twice as much as the US version. The Australian version is exactly the same as the European version.
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Hi Kat, I can order them through my optometrist but will cost A$140 for 90pk which cost twice as much as the US version. The Australian version is exactly the same as the European version.
Are the US version not available at all in a 9.0 base curve then? I'm surprised they get away with calling them the same thing when they're available in different BCs and made from different materials!
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Are the US version not available at all in a 9.0 base curve then? I'm surprised they get away with calling them the same thing when they're available in different BCs and made from different materials!
Even the lens.com doesn't sell it plus few other Amercian sites don't sell it either. Have you tried Acuvue Moist, any good? I am getting some trial in this weekend and see how it goes. If it's good I might buy moist from a US company and save plenty because both AU and US version is exactly the same.
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Even the lens.com doesn't sell it plus few other Amercian sites don't sell it either. Have you tried Acuvue Moist, any good? I am getting some trial in this weekend and see how it goes. If it's good I might buy moist from a US company and save plenty because both AU and US version is exactly the same.
Let us know how your Acuvue Moist trial goes.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:57 AM
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Have you tried Acuvue Moist, any good? I am getting some trial in this weekend and see how it goes.
Personally I haven't tried Acuvue Moist but I know a couple of people that have (being a step down in price from TruEye) and they've found them to be very good. I hope the trial goes well.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:28 AM
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Even the lens.com doesn't sell it plus few other Amercian sites don't sell it either. Have you tried Acuvue Moist, any good? I am getting some trial in this weekend and see how it goes. If it's good I might buy moist from a US company and save plenty because both AU and US version is exactly the same.
What made you decide to try Acuvue Moist?
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:21 AM
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What made you decide to try Acuvue Moist?
Well, the price. Moist $80 vs TruEye $140.

Trueye is way better in terms of comfort and handling.
Won't wear another pair of Moist again.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:39 AM
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Well, the price. Moist $80 vs TruEye $140.

Trueye is way better in terms of comfort and handling.
Won't wear another pair of Moist again.
I guess you can't put a price on comfort and ease of handling. I hope you enjoy those TruEye contacts and if you have any questions, we'll do our best to help you find the answers.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:20 AM
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What made you decide to try Acuvue Moist?


Sorry, the Moist lens is a terrible lens. A bit like the thin Bausch & Lomb from years ago. I was so happy when i discovered Acuvue, but looks like they are discontinuing the core Acuvue and only flooding markets with

(a) Moist
(b) Overpriced TruEye

Which would be fine if they were kind enough to launch TruEye for the whole market. I am BC 9.0 as well, and apparently nothing above 8.5 is available. Why?

Moist is crap. Half way through the day in an office environment it becomes uncomfortable, makes me feel tired and sleepy, there's air bubbles in the eye which cause discomfort and even pain, and by the evening my vision is becoming distrated and I have to blink a lot. I use the Allergen tear drops for my eyes, but that's not a solution at all.

Highly disappointed in J&J.

If anyone has a solution, please let me know. It's hard to find regular Acuvue anymore. I am in Asia, and can be in any major city in Asia: HK, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul etc. Just let me know WHERE to buy TruEye in 9.0, or regular Acuvue in 9.0. Thanks.
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Sorry, the Moist lens is a terrible lens. A bit like the thin Bausch & Lomb from years ago. I was so happy when i discovered Acuvue, but looks like they are discontinuing the core Acuvue and only flooding markets with

(a) Moist
(b) Overpriced TruEye

Which would be fine if they were kind enough to launch TruEye for the whole market. I am BC 9.0 as well, and apparently nothing above 8.5 is available. Why?

Moist is crap. Half way through the day in an office environment it becomes uncomfortable, makes me feel tired and sleepy, there's air bubbles in the eye which cause discomfort and even pain, and by the evening my vision is becoming distrated and I have to blink a lot. I use the Allergen tear drops for my eyes, but that's not a solution at all.

Highly disappointed in J&J.

If anyone has a solution, please let me know. It's hard to find regular Acuvue anymore. I am in Asia, and can be in any major city in Asia: HK, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul etc. Just let me know WHERE to buy TruEye in 9.0, or regular Acuvue in 9.0. Thanks.
I tried Lens.com and they have those lenses in minus 9 prescription, but not in plus 9. Sorry the Acuvue Moist lenses didn't work out for you. As for why TruEye doesn't come in powers higher than 8.5, my guess is that A) very few people would need that power or B) something happens to the lenses when they're made in that high a prescription. Maybe they become brittle or maybe they don't correct vision very well, I don't know.
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I tried Lens.com and they have those lenses in minus 9 prescription, but not in plus 9. Sorry the Acuvue Moist lenses didn't work out for you. As for why TruEye doesn't come in powers higher than 8.5, my guess is that A) very few people would need that power or B) something happens to the lenses when they're made in that high a prescription. Maybe they become brittle or maybe they don't correct vision very well, I don't know.


Thanks. I've ordered a 6 months quantity. My question however is that why would J&J be planning to stymie the presence of these core (classic?) Acuvue lenses, when it hasn't really cracked the science with the newer variants? Sounds money-minded to me.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:19 AM
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Thanks. I've ordered a 6 months quantity. My question however is that why would J&J be planning to stymie the presence of these core (classic?) Acuvue lenses, when it hasn't really cracked the science with the newer variants? Sounds money-minded to me.
The reason is very likely to be "money-minded." Either they don't think they'll make enough money with "newer variant" or that it will cost too much to develop them. Possibly both. It's probably not a bad idea to mind the money.

This coming from a guy with about a dollar in the bank and two weeks until payday.
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Thanks, yes quite likely what you say is true.

Question for those who have experienced Acuvue but also other brands: which others are similar in quality and performance? Ciba Vision come close? I do not want to go back to B&L again, but am open to other brands.

Would love to hear thoughts/pointers/experiences.
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Thanks, yes quite likely what you say is true.

Question for those who have experienced Acuvue but also other brands: which others are similar in quality and performance? Ciba Vision come close? I do not want to go back to B&L again, but am open to other brands.

Would love to hear thoughts/pointers/experiences.
I've been wondering about that in general: If one brand is unsuitable for whatever reason, how do you find another brand that's similar? Is there a website for that?
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I've been wondering about that in general: If one brand is unsuitable for whatever reason, how do you find another brand that's similar? Is there a website for that?
If there is, I've yet to find it.
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If there is, I've yet to find it.
Thanks, Bootz.

Can someone else be more helpful?
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I'm in a similar situation, I need a 9.0 BC, but I live in Europe so ordered the European version of Trueye.

I don't like them. I actually find them worse than Acuvue Moist which I found quite good overall. They seem to be quite sticky in terms of adhering to the cornea, at least with my eyes, and I think this is what is causing the discomfort/irritation.

I read a post somewhere about someone who was using the Australian/European Trueye and switched to the US Narafilcon B version and found them much better.

Unfortunately it seems like there is no sign of the 9.0 coming out in the US version.

I was thinking about switching to Acuvue Oasys, although max BC is 8.8.

In general the options for BC 9.0 seem very limited. There are some Precision UVs being sold which have 9.1 BC and high water content (Dk 39), so they look kinda interesting too. Was trying to get something that I can wear for a bit more of an extended time compared to the Moist where the Dk value seems kinda low at 28.

Wish I could use the Biofinity or something like that lol... I know I should go back to the opticians and get a lens checkup to see what they suggest. I'm not sure that a .2 or .3 difference in BC is that significant and I think it probably depends more on the specific lens itself, considering that many brands only seem to be available in a single BC which differs across the board.

pkhunter - you can get European Trueye (narafilcon A) BC 9.0 from somewhere like contactlenses . co . uk , they ship worldwide although I'm sure there should be a lot of other sites that do them.
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I noticed most of the American based companies sell TruEye with base curve 8.5 only. Why is that? I need 9.0 because 8.5 is too tight for me.
I wonder if it's a matter of Give the People What they Want. Maybe there's very little demand in the US for a 9.0 base curve. Is that size available for other brands?
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I wonder if it's a matter of Give the People What they Want. Maybe there's very little demand in the US for a 9.0 base curve. Is that size available for other brands?
I think that's pretty much it, I found a useful thread about base curve availability on this forum, post #20 especially:

www . lens101 . com/1-day-acuvue-moist/3482-1-day-acuvue-moist-compared-focus-dailies.html

(spaces added to address, silly forum won't let me direct link to itself )
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I think that's pretty much it, I found a useful thread about base curve availability on this forum, post #20 especially:

www . lens101 . com/1-day-acuvue-moist/3482-1-day-acuvue-moist-compared-focus-dailies.html

(spaces added to address, silly forum won't let me direct link to itself )
Interesting. The site won't even let you link to itself?
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Not with less than 15 posts... afraid that I might spam links to lens101 :-p
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Not with less than 15 posts... afraid that I might spam links to lens101 :-p
Well that's understandable.
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I think that's pretty much it, I found a useful thread about base curve availability on this forum, post #20 especially:

www . lens101 . com/1-day-acuvue-moist/3482-1-day-acuvue-moist-compared-focus-dailies.html

(spaces added to address, silly forum won't let me direct link to itself )
Thanks for providing that post, Peanut. I'm generally too lazy to do anything more than simply copying and pasting, but I don't think I'd minding deleting a few spaces. What's a few spaces among friends, right?
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