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Acuvue Oasys -vs- Biofinity?

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Old 12-23-2010, 11:48 AM
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I suffer from dry eyes and have astigmatism. When I use drops or tear up, my eyes actually get more irritated. My dr has diagnosed me with chronic dry eyes. He's prescribed restaisis which seems to be helping.

I'm currently using Acuvue advance. And I am using them as mono-vision. I still can only get about 6-8 hours of use. When the weather is humid, I can sometimes wear them all day.

My dr is having me try Biofinity. They are the most comfortable lenses I've ever tried. But, we can't seem to get the prescription right. The fit is good. Separately the lenses are clear but together I cannot see clearly.
I'm pessimistic that we'll find the right prescription to solve this problem.

My dr want's be to try acuevue oasys. Anyone with dry eyes try Acuevue oasys and Biofinity? How do they compare?

Thanks in advance, greg
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I suffer from dry eyes and have astigmatism. When I use drops or tear up, my eyes actually get more irritated. My dr has diagnosed me with chronic dry eyes. He's prescribed Restaisis which seems to be helping.

I'm currently using Acuvue advance. And I am using them as mono-vision. I still can only get about 6-8 hours of use. When the weather is humid, I can sometimes wear them all day.

My dr is having me try Biofinity. They are the most comfortable lenses I've ever tried. But, we can't seem to get the prescription right. The fit is good. Separately the lenses are clear but together I cannot see clearly.
I'm pessimistic that we'll find the right prescription to solve this problem.

My dr want's be to try acuevue oasys. Anyone with dry eyes try Acuevue oasys and Biofinity? How do they compare?

Thanks in advance, greg
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Did you post this question twice, Greg?
I did, but I thought I deleted one. Apologies if both are present. I'll check again and try to remove again.
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No problem. That happens sometimes.
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I suffer from dry eyes and have astigmatism. When I use drops or tear up, my eyes actually get more irritated. My dr has diagnosed me with chronic dry eyes. He's prescribed restaisis which seems to be helping.

I'm currently using Acuvue advance. And I am using them as mono-vision. I still can only get about 6-8 hours of use. When the weather is humid, I can sometimes wear them all day.

My dr is having me try Biofinity. They are the most comfortable lenses I've ever tried. But, we can't seem to get the prescription right. The fit is good. Separately the lenses are clear but together I cannot see clearly.
I'm pessimistic that we'll find the right prescription to solve this problem.

My dr want's be to try acuevue oasys. Anyone with dry eyes try Acuevue oasys and Biofinity? How do they compare?

Thanks in advance, greg
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Hey Greg, I've had my little problems with Biofinity Toric's for the past year and will be trying Acuvue Oasis for Astigmatism next week due to dr not having my RX in stock.....My 2 concerns are dry eye/discomfort after 6-8 hours as well as Biofinity's actually getting very uncomfortable after only like 2 weeks use.....So I'll try and remember to post my feelings on them next week or so. Got a new dr and will have new contacts so we'll see.....
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Hey Greg, I've had my little problems with Biofinity Toric's for the past year and will be trying Acuvue Oasis for Astigmatism next week due to dr not having my RX in stock.....My 2 concerns are dry eye/discomfort after 6-8 hours as well as Biofinity's actually getting very uncomfortable after only like 2 weeks use.....So I'll try and remember to post my feelings on them next week or so. Got a new dr and will have new contacts so we'll see.....
Hey aggiedude...
Interesting that you experience discomfort with biofinity after a couple of weeks. I've found them to be very comfortable but since I've had problems with blurring, I haven't worn them consistently. So I can't say if I experience the same problem.

I am currently trying Acuvue Oasis. I'm not encouraged. I'm having problems getting more than 7 - 8 hours with them.

I'll be very interested to know how your trial goes.
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Looks like the duplicate post is gone now. Nice work.
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Hey aggiedude...

I am currently trying Acuvue Oasis. I'm not encouraged. I'm having problems getting more than 7 - 8 hours with them.
Hi gregnb. How long do you typically wear your contacts? It must be more than 8 hours. Maybe with a little practice you can stretch your wear time out a little. You might start by trying to wear them for 8 1/2 hours or something at first.
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Hey aggiedude...
Interesting that you experience discomfort with biofinity after a couple of weeks. I've found them to be very comfortable but since I've had problems with blurring, I haven't worn them consistently. So I can't say if I experience the same problem.

I am currently trying Acuvue Oasis. I'm not encouraged. I'm having problems getting more than 7 - 8 hours with them.

I'll be very interested to know how your trial goes.
Hopefully I can at least get a full work shift of 10-12 hours with the Oasys but we'll see next week. This new Dr is really understanding about drier eyes and he can only wear his contacts ( Biofinity's) for 4-6 hrs due to his dry eye problems.......I can do it with the Bio's if I take them out once and hose them off with some MPS but still, my main thing is the long term comfort and the Bio's only hold up for 2-3 weeks max and I have to use another pair. He'll let me try as many as needed in 3 months but hoping these might work. Will see next week. Good luck to you Greg.
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Hopefully I can at least get a full work shift of 10-12 hours with the Oasys but we'll see next week. This new Dr is really understanding about drier eyes and he can only wear his contacts ( Biofinity's) for 4-6 hrs due to his dry eye problems.......I can do it with the Bio's if I take them out once and hose them off with some MPS but still, my main thing is the long term comfort and the Bio's only hold up for 2-3 weeks max and I have to use another pair. He'll let me try as many as needed in 3 months but hoping these might work. Will see next week. Good luck to you Greg.
Hi aggiedude. Thanks for the update. You say your Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism lenses las for "2-3 weeks max" and than you have to use another pair. How long would you like them to last? What's your target wear time?

By the way, I like the mental image of your "hosing off" your contact lenses.
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Hi aggiedude. Thanks for the update. You say your Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism lenses las for "2-3 weeks max" and than you have to use another pair. How long would you like them to last? What's your target wear time?

By the way, I like the mental image of your "hosing off" your contact lenses.
Love the image K9...... But no, it's the Biofinity's that are lasting 2-3 weeks when they should be lasting a month...Waiting for the Oasys and depending on comfort and stuff, believe they're only supposed to last like 2 weeks and that would be great...But Bio's just get really uncomfy after 2 weeks no matter how many times I use clear care, MPS, etc....
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Love the image K9...... But no, it's the Biofinity's that are lasting 2-3 weeks when they should be lasting a month...Waiting for the Oasys and depending on comfort and stuff, believe they're only supposed to last like 2 weeks and that would be great...But Bio's just get really uncomfy after 2 weeks no matter how many times I use clear care, MPS, etc....
Usually on this site I can tell how long the lenses are meant to be worn because of the section is usually called "Monthly Contact Lenses" or something, but this section is called "Toric Contact Lenses."
Are all toric lenses supposed to last like 2 weeks?
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Usually on this site I can tell how long the lenses are meant to be worn because of the section is usually called "Monthly Contact Lenses" or something, but this section is called "Toric Contact Lenses."
Are all toric lenses supposed to last like 2 weeks?

I think most of them are monthly but I know the Oasys are 2 weekers and I believe you can even buy daily ones. Check out the www.lens.com site and click on torics and they'll come up...Hope that helps
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I think most of them are monthly but I know the Oasys are 2 weekers and I believe you can even buy daily ones. Check out the www.lens.com site and click on torics and they'll come up...Hope that helps
Thanks aggiedude. I had the same question as AceofShades and when I saw your reply I checked Lens.com. When you click on the name of a particular brand of contact lenses, the next page usually has a description that tells you how long you can wear that brand. However, Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism does not have that description. Maybe someone from Lens.com will see this and respond.
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Thanks aggiedude. I had the same question as AceofShades and when I saw your reply I checked Lens.com. When you click on the name of a particular brand of contact lenses, the next page usually has a description that tells you how long you can wear that brand. However, Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism does not have that description. Maybe someone from Lens.com will see this and respond.

I already knew the Oasys were 2 week lenses just from studying for the past few weeks, but here's the actual site of the lens if you're interested in looking/learning about them. And I agree, lens.com should put that they're 2 week lenses on the description...Have a great one;

http://www.jnjvision.com/products-acuvue-oasys-for-astigmatism.htm#
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Hopefully I can at least get a full work shift of 10-12 hours with the Oasys but we'll see next week. This new Dr is really understanding about drier eyes and he can only wear his contacts ( Biofinity's) for 4-6 hrs due to his dry eye problems.......I can do it with the Bio's if I take them out once and hose them off with some MPS but still, my main thing is the long term comfort and the Bio's only hold up for 2-3 weeks max and I have to use another pair. He'll let me try as many as needed in 3 months but hoping these might work. Will see next week. Good luck to you Greg.
Trying Oasys for 2 weeks. Not much better, comfort wise, than advance. But, no blurring issue that I was getting with Biofinity. Eye doc is going to get me a set of Air Optix trials. After than, I'm going to choose between Oasys and Air Optix.
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I already knew the Oasys were 2 week lenses just from studying for the past few weeks, but here's the actual site of the lens if you're interested in looking/learning about them. And I agree, lens.com should put that they're 2 week lenses on the description...Have a great one;

http://www.jnjvision.com/products-acuvue-oasys-for-astigmatism.htm#
Thank you for that explanation and the link, aggiedude. If you click on the "Lens Details" tab, it clearly says "Every 2 weeks (daily wear) OR six consecutive nights (extended wear)."
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Trying Oasys for 2 weeks. Not much better, comfort wise, than advance. But, no blurring issue that I was getting with Biofinity. Eye doc is going to get me a set of Air Optix trials. After than, I'm going to choose between Oasys and Air Optix.
Well folks, I'm kind of in the same boat.....Got a pair of Oasys for Astigmatism yesterday and do NOT like the comfort at all and I'm not seeing as well, but that could be the RX....But the lenses themselves just feel bigger and bulkier in the eye and much more noticeable than the Biofinity's...Not sure what the doc wants to do yet but will follow up when I do.
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Hi aggiedude. Thanks for the update. You say your Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism lenses las for "2-3 weeks max" and than you have to use another pair. How long would you like them to last? What's your target wear time?

By the way, I like the mental image of your "hosing off" your contact lenses.
Is that picture with the firefighters and the hose making anyone else thirsty or is it just me?
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Is that picture with the firefighters and the hose making anyone else thirsty or is it just me?
If Biofinity's were a 2 week lens this fella would be happier than heck....That's about the "comfortable" time I get with them....I just got done trying Air Optix which actually were "ok" but not as comfy as Biofinity's and yesterday I picked up a trial pair of Dailies Toric and hated those immediately.
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If Biofinity's were a 2 week lens this fella would be happier than heck....That's about the "comfortable" time I get with them....I just got done trying Air Optix which actually were "ok" but not as comfy as Biofinity's and yesterday I picked up a trial pair of Dailies Toric and hated those immediately.
Well, at least you have a brand you can cross off your list.
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Well, at least you have a brand you can cross off your list.
Got that right unclear....Those Focus Dailie Torics truly were nasty to me....Felt really "tight" and sticky sort of; just weird and not wanted in my eyes...
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Got that right unclear....Those Focus Dailie Torics truly were nasty to me....Felt really "tight" and sticky sort of; just weird and not wanted in my eyes...
I'm sorry to read that those Focus Dailies Toric were a no-go for you aggiedude. I was looking back at your previous posts and trying to figure out if you found a lens that you like. It looks like you're wearing Biofinity these days, right? And they're "OK"?
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I'm sorry to read that those Focus Dailies Toric were a no-go for you aggiedude. I was looking back at your previous posts and trying to figure out if you found a lens that you like. It looks like you're wearing Biofinity these days, right? And they're "OK"?
That's what's going on now K-9. The Biofinity's aren't the best I'm sure, but out of all the ones I've personally tried, they've won the overall race...Still hoping to find that "perfect" lens for me but until we can I think the Biofinity's will be my best bet.
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That's what's going on now K-9. The Biofinity's aren't the best I'm sure, but out of all the ones I've personally tried, they've won the overall race...Still hoping to find that "perfect" lens for me but until we can I think the Biofinity's will be my best bet.
Good. I guess it's like they say about women finding a husband: they may not have found "Mr. Right" yet, but maybe they can be happy with "Mr. Okay-For-Now."
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Good. I guess it's like they say about women finding a husband: they may not have found "Mr. Right" yet, but maybe they can be happy with "Mr. Okay-For-Now."
My wife seem sto be "ok" with Mr Ok so figger I can be ok with ok lenses, right ?? But you wait, there WILL BE a lens that is just perfect for me...But the wife has gotta stick with me..
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My wife seem sto be "ok" with Mr Ok so figger I can be ok with ok lenses, right ?? But you wait, there WILL BE a lens that is just perfect for me...But the wife has gotta stick with me..
That sounds like a reasonable plan. Does that mean you've found the Perfect Wife?
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That sounds like a reasonable plan. Does that mean you've found the Perfect Wife?
As I've been telling her....She'll do in a bind !!!! ha ha ha
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As I've been telling her....She'll do in a bind !!!! ha ha ha
Pardon me as I wipe a tear from my eye after hearing that beautiful sentiment. **Sniff!**
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Pardon me as I wipe a tear from my eye after hearing that beautiful sentiment. **Sniff!**
Thanx Xwing.....she's a wonderful woman who defiitelu will NOT be reading lens101....ha ha
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Thanx Xwing.....she's a wonderful woman who defiitely will NOT be reading lens101....ha ha
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I've been wearing Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism for the last 3 years, and I've found them to be alright. Acceptable vision, good comfort, but a little dry. I got a trial pair of the Biofinity from my optometrist, and they were torture. The top edge was constantly scratching against the inside of my eyelid or my eyeball, and my optometrist said she could actually see dry patches on my left eyeball when she examined me!!! :S Your mileage may vary.

I'm currently trying out Air Optix for Astigmatism and I'm getting the same top edge scratching issue. I can't wait to rip these lenses out of my eyes when I get home. Think I'm going to stick with the Oasys. I'd rather use eye drops every now and then for the dryness, than have to feel the scratching all day long!
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I've been wearing Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism for the last 3 years, and I've found them to be alright. Acceptable vision, good comfort, but a little dry. I got a trial pair of the Biofinity from my optometrist, and they were torture. The top edge was constantly scratching against the inside of my eyelid or my eyeball, and my optometrist said she could actually see dry patches on my left eyeball when she examined me!!! :S Your mileage may vary.

I'm currently trying out Air Optix for Astigmatism and I'm getting the same top edge scratching issue. I can't wait to rip these lenses out of my eyes when I get home. Think I'm going to stick with the Oasys. I'd rather use eye drops every now and then for the dryness, than have to feel the scratching all day long!
You know, I'm pretty sure I read about someone else having issues like yours with their contact lenses. Maybe even with Biofinity lenses. Maybe you can do a search and see if that thread has anything helpful for you. At least you found Oasys lenses.
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You know, I'm pretty sure I read about someone else having issues like yours with their contact lenses. Maybe even with Biofinity lenses. Maybe you can do a search and see if that thread has anything helpful for you. At least you found Oasys lenses.
Yes, even had this experience. Bioinifnity and air optix can be felt in your eye throughout. And oasys does not feel so . however, oasys dries up easily.
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I suffer from dry eyes and have astigmatism. When I use drops or tear up, my eyes actually get more irritated. My dr has diagnosed me with chronic dry eyes. He's prescribed restaisis which seems to be helping.


Thanks in advance, greg
Hey, I don't get it. Why would tearing up cause dry eyes to burn? Wouldn't moisture make your eyes feel better?
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Hey, I don't get it. Why would tearing up cause dry eyes to burn? Wouldn't moisture make your eyes feel better?
I tried finding this answer online, and I found a lot of websites like this one where people throw out questions like this to the general public and--unlike this site--people who don't know what their talking about make useless contributions. This is the most helpful answer I found. The question was answered by Dr M S Ravindra, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Karthik Netralaya, Bangalore. (No idea why they had to go to Bangalore for the answer instead of, say, Wisconsin.)

Q. Why do my eyes burn whenever I cry? It almost as if my tears burn them. Please help.

A. This may be because you rub your eyes. The tears themselves do not burn the eye. They are produced by lacrimal glands, and are very much compatible with your eyes. Next time when you have to cry, try not to rub your eyes and may be you can apply a cold wet cloth on the closed eyes.

I can always wish that you will never a gain have a reason to shed tears, Jawa, but in this life, I'm afraid that's not very likely. At least now you know what to do to prevent that burning sensation.

Hey maybe some of you ladies and go see a chick flick and test this theory for us.
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I tried finding this answer online, and I found a lot of websites like this one where people throw out questions like this to the general public and--unlike this site--people who don't know what their talking about make useless contributions. This is the most helpful answer I found. The question was answered by Dr M S Ravindra, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Karthik Netralaya, Bangalore. (No idea why they had to go to Bangalore for the answer instead of, say, Wisconsin.)

Q. Why do my eyes burn whenever I cry? It almost as if my tears burn them. Please help.

A. This may be because you rub your eyes. The tears themselves do not burn the eye. They are produced by lacrimal glands, and are very much compatible with your eyes. Next time when you have to cry, try not to rub your eyes and may be you can apply a cold wet cloth on the closed eyes.

I can always wish that you will never a gain have a reason to shed tears, Jawa, but in this life, I'm afraid that's not very likely. At least now you know what to do to prevent that burning sensation.

Hey maybe some of you ladies and go see a chick flick and test this theory for us.
OK ladies, here's a list to get you started. MSN.com's Top 10 Chick Flicks. (Drum roll.)

10. "Steel Magnolias"
9. "The Women"
8. "When Harry Met Sally"
7. "Grey Gardens"
6. "Sabrina"
5. "The Valley of the Dolls"
4. "Thelma and Louise"
3. "White Oleander"
2. "Imitation of Life"

. . . and the Number One Chick FLick according to MSN.com,com is . . .

1."Gone with the Wind"

Let the bickering begin . . .
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:20 PM
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Is that picture with the firefighters and the hose making anyone else thirsty or is it just me?
That picture makes me thirty more than the one with the fire hose.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:25 PM
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I summer from extremely dry eyes. When you wrote that you can wear them for 6-8 hours, well, that's a dream for me! Within about an hour my eyes are red and sore and soooo dry. I can't even tell you how many times my contacts have dried out and STUCK to my eye. Even with the constant use of rewetting drops, and when I say "constant" I mean at least once an hour if not more often. The contacts still get stuck to my eye. Very very stuck. They turn bright red instantly. I wear Acuvue Oaysis and that's what happens to me personally. I'm about to switch to Preference Toric, because I've read a lot of reviews and heard they're one of the least drying, hopefully they work. I'm going to get them in a week or so and I'll let you know how those work out for me. They wanted to test Biofinity on me but I said "no" because I read too many reviews where they got stuck to people's eyes from them drying out. It's something I don't even want to risk, it's such a painful and scary experience getting on stuck to your eye, at least it was horrifying for me! But honestly, I don't think that any of acuvue's lenses for astigmatism work well with dry eyes, oasys in my personal opinion is mostly a marketing scam. I think a lot of people just buy acuvue because it's a popular brand and it's marketed more than any other brand so you know the name. Personally, I think there are much better options out there, because there's no way their lenses are the best when they're sooo uncomfortable for dry eyes.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:55 AM
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That picture makes me thirty more than the one with the fire hose.
Do you mean "thirsty" Eyerobot? That's one that Spell Check didn't catch.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:13 PM
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Is that picture with the firefighters and the hose making anyone else thirsty or is it just me?
That picture up there reminds me of a comment I heard on America's Funniest Home Videos: "No matter how much you try, you just can't wash the cute off this kid."
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:37 PM
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OK ladies, here's a list to get you started. MSN.com's Top 10 Chick Flicks. (Drum roll.)

10. "Steel Magnolias"
9. "The Women"
8. "When Harry Met Sally"
7. "Grey Gardens"
6. "Sabrina"
5. "The Valley of the Dolls"
4. "Thelma and Louise"
3. "White Oleander"
2. "Imitation of Life"

. . . and the Number One Chick Flick according to MSN.com,com is . . .

1."Gone with the Wind"

Let the bickering begin . . .
It would seem that everyone agrees with the list you posted there, Xwing. You don't seem to be getting any arguments from any of our female members, but I have to wonder if anyone still watches Gone With the Wind. How many of you have watched that movie with the help of your Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism contact lenses?
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:21 PM
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I have to wonder if anyone still watches Gone With the Wind. How many of you have watched that movie with the help of your Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism contact lenses?
Nah. I'm a dude. I need a movie with space ships.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:04 PM
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Nah. I'm a dude. I need a movie with space ships.
Awesome Star Destroyer picture, CousinMuscles! Do you wear Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism contacts?
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Awesome Star Destroyer picture, CousinMuscles! Do you wear Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism contacts?
No, I don't actually wear them myself, Georgiaonmymind.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:40 PM
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Nah. I'm a dude. I need a movie with space ships.
Make sure you're wearing your contact lenses when you go to the movies. You don't want to miss a spectacle like that.
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Default Still trying to decide.

Well, so far I've tried Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus, Air Optix for Astigmatism, B&L PureVision Toric and Biofinity Toric.

I guess the most comfortable ones are Acuvue, yet they are only good for 2 weeks. I couldn't wear Air Optix for more than 8 hours straight (yet, these were the first I ever used and it was winter so it was windy and dry, so I am not sure if it had something to do). B&L Pure Vision are the thickest of them all, so you do feel them, yet they do not get any more uncomfortable during the day. Currently I am wearing Biofinity ones. When you get a fresh pair they feel amazing, yet, by the last week of the month they never feel completely clean no matter how much you try. Oh also, once I left them for a week in the cleaning solution (forgot them at home on vacation) and when I tried to clean them one of them broke. I still haven't decided about Biofinity, since the first 3 weeks of the month they are really good, yet that last week is a little unpleasant.

I've found the cleaning solution does make a HUGE difference. I've used Opti Free Express, B&L Renu, B&L Bio True and Solo Care Aquafresh. These last two are the best.

I guess if Acuvue were good for the whole month I would use those, unfortunately they are not. So I am still deciding if spending double on Acuvue is worth it of if I'll stay wearing Biofinity.
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