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Acuvue Stuck Together

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Old 03-13-2008, 09:07 AM
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Default Acuvue Stuck Together

Have you ever taken an Acuvue contact lens out of the package and discovered that there were two contacts stuck together? Do they get damaged when you pick them apart? What do you do with an odd contact lens?
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:25 AM
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Default Two lenses stuck together

I had that happen with a pair of plano colored lenses. And I wore them that way the first day. I thought it was odd that one lens was a little brighter than the other. When I took them out that evening, that's when I noticed that one of the lenses was actually two stuck together. I carefully slid them back and forth between my fingers until I got the edge of one of them up, but they were not easy to pull apart because I couldn't keep a grip on the edges. Finally, I got a pair of tweezers and pulled one of them off very carefully. One stayed intact and the other (the one I was handling with tweezers) ripped and came off in two pieces. It saved the pair of contacts. I didn't have to worry about what to do with the odd lens, since the extra one suffered death by tweezer. I cleaned them good before wearing again, and they were fine.

Another time, I got two lenses I had been wearing stuck together by accidentally putting them in the same side of the storage tray, and I really couldn't separate them at all with my fingers and didn't want to risk tearing one with tweezers, since they were expensive. That time, I soaked them overnight in Unizyme (the tablets that dissolve), and the next morning, they came apart pretty easily. Maybe the protein buildup that was on them might have caused them to stick together, and cleaning them seemed to do the trick.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:46 AM
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I had that happen with a pair of plano colored lenses. And I wore them that way the first day. I thought it was odd that one lens was a little brighter than the other. When I took them out that evening, that's when I noticed that one of the lenses was actually two stuck together. I carefully slid them back and forth between my fingers until I got the edge of one of them up, but they were not easy to pull apart because I couldn't keep a grip on the edges. Finally, I got a pair of tweezers and pulled one of them off very carefully. One stayed intact and the other (the one I was handling with tweezers) ripped and came off in two pieces. It saved the pair of contacts. I didn't have to worry about what to do with the odd lens, since the extra one suffered death by tweezer. I cleaned them good before wearing again, and they were fine.

Another time, I got two lenses I had been wearing stuck together by accidentally putting them in the same side of the storage tray, and I really couldn't separate them at all with my fingers and didn't want to risk tearing one with tweezers, since they were expensive. That time, I soaked them overnight in Unizyme (the tablets that dissolve), and the next morning, they came apart pretty easily. Maybe the protein buildup that was on them might have caused them to stick together, and cleaning them seemed to do the trick.
"Death by tweezer." Clever.

I also thought your Unizyme technique was clever. Hopefully it will work for others who have the misfortune of having their lenses stick together, and the good fortune of finding this post.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:35 AM
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Default me too!

That totally happened to me too! I too didn't notice until I took them out that night. But I knew something funky was going all day. the eye with the double contact really struggled that day. it kept sliding off the cornea and everything would get blurry, then I would blink and it would realign itself and then slowly start to slide down the other contact again. Ha. I think it is pretty funny now that it is all said and done. there's no problem with them and I think I just threw out the extra lens.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:43 PM
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Wait, some of you are saying the lenses actually came stuck together from the manufacturer?! That sounds like pretty shoddy quality control to me, and for people with super-sensitive eyes, the double-thickness might have caused problems. I wonder how often this happens.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:04 PM
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Wait, some of you are saying the lenses actually came stuck together from the manufacturer?! That sounds like pretty shoddy quality control to me, and for people with super-sensitive eyes, the double-thickness might have caused problems. I wonder how often this happens.
just so everyone is clear....if that ever happens you need to contact the manufacturer and report the lots.

sometimes but very rare there could be an issue with a bad batch.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:31 PM
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just so everyone is clear....if that ever happens you need to contact the manufacturer and report the lots.

sometimes but very rare there could be an issue with a bad batch.
Really? I didn't know that. I just thought it was one of those random rare things that happened and was no big deal. Thanks for the heads up. If that, for some very odd reason, happens to me again, I'll know what to do this time.

What happened to me (to make my first story more clear) was I had just thrown out the old pair of contacts and was starting a new pair. The left eye was the normal correct one contact per container, but my right had the 2 contacts stuck together as packaged at the plant. It was a brand new contact, but was actually two contacts stuck together.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:22 PM
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Really? I didn't know that. I just thought it was one of those random rare things that happened and was no big deal. Thanks for the heads up. If that, for some very odd reason, happens to me again, I'll know what to do this time.

What happened to me (to make my first story more clear) was I had just thrown out the old pair of contacts and was starting a new pair. The left eye was the normal correct one contact per container, but my right had the 2 contacts stuck together as packaged at the plant. It was a brand new contact, but was actually two contacts stuck together.
contact lenses are medical devices and yes that is definately no the norm. If you still contact lenses from that same box of lenses, it would be ideal for you to report it to the manufacturer.
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