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Old 08-22-2008, 11:31 AM
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Default Eye Drop Suggestions for Air Optix for Astigmatism

What's the best eye drop to use with Air Optix for Astigmatism contacts and dry eyes?
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:27 AM
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The guy (at my optometrist's office) who fitted me for my lenses (++ experience in both private practice and hospital setting) recommends a product called "Blink"

[url=http://www.amo-inc.com/products/eyecare/contact-lens-lubricating-and-rewetting-eye-drops/blink-contacts-lubricant-eye-drops]Blink Contacts Lubricant Eye Drops - Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (AMO) - Corporate Website[/url]

I've got 3 bottles of that stuff... a 2mL sample that he gave me and two bottles I bought at the local pharmacy... one for the car and one for my purse.

I've had 'em for about a week now and find that they do the trick.
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:20 PM
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The guy (at my optometrist's office) who fitted me for my lenses (++ experience in both private practice and hospital setting) recommends a product called "Blink"

I've got 3 bottles of that stuff... a 2mL sample that he gave me and two bottles I bought at the local pharmacy... one for the car and one for my purse.

I've had 'em for about a week now and find that they do the trick.
That great to know Westcoastcdngrl. I never thought about buying two bottles of eye drops. I'm curious, though. Are you having a lot of issues with burning and itching eyes so that you need two bottles of eye drops?
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The 'Intensive Tears' box pictured here is different to the Blink Contacts product. Blink Contacts I find to be a bit smoother and less stingy when contacts are in the eye. I've found Blink Contacts to be the best drops I've tried so far, hyaluronate ftw!
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:10 AM
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The 'Intensive Tears' box pictured here is different to the Blink Contacts product. Blink Contacts I find to be a bit smoother and less stingy when contacts are in the eye. I've found Blink Contacts to be the best drops I've tried so far, hyaluronate ftw!
Does this box look more familiar?
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:12 AM
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That great to know Westcoastcdngrl. I never thought about buying two bottles of eye drops. I'm curious, though. Are you having a lot of issues with burning and itching eyes so that you need two bottles of eye drops?
I believe Westcoastcdngrl sais that she has one bottle for her car and one for her purse, which I think is a good idea.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:58 PM
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Does this box look more familiar?
Yep that's the one
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That great to know Westcoastcdngrl. I never thought about buying two bottles of eye drops. I'm curious, though. Are you having a lot of issues with burning and itching eyes so that you need two bottles of eye drops?
I bet she just doesn't want to be without eye drops. We all know how badly your eyes can hurt and quick relief is most welcome.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:29 PM
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Default What's Up Westcoastcdngrl?

Where's Westcoastcdngrl? One post and that's it?

Oh, and just so you know, that incredibly long URL to the AMO website that (she?) left has gone bad.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:13 AM
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Where's Westcoastcdngrl? One post and that's it?

Oh, and just so you know, that incredibly long URL to the AMO website that (she?) left has gone bad.
Seems like we get people from time to time who ask a really good question and then disappear into the cyberspace void . . .
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Seems like we get people from time to time who ask a really good question and then disappear into the cyberspace void . . .
Ooooo . . . animation!

Do you suppose that Westcoastcdngrl is lost in the space-time vortex somewhere?

Or maybe just avoiding us . . .
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:27 PM
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The guy (at my optometrist's office) who fitted me for my lenses (++ experience in both private practice and hospital setting) recommends a product called "Blink"

[url=http://www.amo-inc.com/products/eyecare/contact-lens-lubricating-and-rewetting-eye-drops/blink-contacts-lubricant-eye-drops]Blink Contacts Lubricant Eye Drops - Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (AMO) - Corporate Website[/url]

I've got 3 bottles of that stuff... a 2mL sample that he gave me and two bottles I bought at the local pharmacy... one for the car and one for my purse.

I've had 'em for about a week now and find that they do the trick.
Three bottles, huh? You must really think this Blink stuff is great.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:29 PM
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Three bottles, huh? You must really think this Blink stuff is great.
I've heard a lot of good things, but some people may not like the name so much . . .
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:39 AM
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The 'Intensive Tears' box pictured here is different to the Blink Contacts product. Blink Contacts I find to be a bit smoother and less stingy when contacts are in the eye. I've found Blink Contacts to be the best drops I've tried so far, hyaluronate ftw!
Does Bensica have the right Blink box?
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:37 PM
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Does Bensica have the right Blink box?
Yes, hers is the right one.

For what it's worth, I think my super sensitive eyes don't like the apparently 'disappearing' preservative in the Blink Contacts. I'd expect most people to be able to handle it fine though. So instead, I've found what seems to be a mostly equivalent product, hyabak, from the UK. It's a bit more expensive but it's completely preservative free due to the way the bottle is manufactured. More info here: http://www.hyabak-store.co.uk/acatalog/buy_Hyabak.html . Haven't received them yet but well let you guys know how they go.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:32 AM
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Yes, hers is the right one.

For what it's worth, I think my super sensitive eyes don't like the apparently 'disappearing' preservative in the Blink Contacts. I'd expect most people to be able to handle it fine though. So instead, I've found what seems to be a mostly equivalent product, hyabak, from the UK. It's a bit more expensive but it's completely preservative free due to the way the bottle is manufactured. More info here: http://www.hyabak-store.co.uk/acatalog/buy_Hyabak.html . Haven't received them yet but well let you guys know how they go.
Thanks for the tip about the Hyabak eye drops. Do you need a prescription for this? That bottle looks like it has a prescription label on it.

So do you wear contact lenses in your "super sensitive eyes"?
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:07 PM
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Thanks for the tip about the Hyabak eye drops. Do you need a prescription for this? That bottle looks like it has a prescription label on it.

So do you wear contact lenses in your "super sensitive eyes"?
They are not prescription drops, just boring packaging!

I am at the moment, yes, weating Air Optix for Astigmatism... it's going OK except it seems I have to make sure they are super clean before putting them in my eyes in the morning. It could also be that my eyes have a bit of dry gunk in them at that stage. If they feel scratchy on insertion I usually take them out straight away, rinse them in preservative-free saline and then try again. It's fine then. A bit of stuffing around - time will tell if I can be bothered with it on a regular basis .
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:29 AM
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They are not prescription drops, just boring packaging!

I am at the moment, yes, wearing Air Optix for Astigmatism... it's going OK except it seems I have to make sure they are super clean before putting them in my eyes in the morning. It could also be that my eyes have a bit of dry gunk in them at that stage. If they feel scratchy on insertion I usually take them out straight away, rinse them in preservative-free saline and then try again. It's fine then. A bit of stuffing around - time will tell if I can be bothered with it on a regular basis .
We should keep that in mind: Air Optix for Astigmatism contact lenses are suitable for super sensitive eyes. Let us know how those work out for you, okay?
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They are not prescription drops, just boring packaging!

I am at the moment, yes, weating Air Optix for Astigmatism... it's going OK except it seems I have to make sure they are super clean before putting them in my eyes in the morning. It could also be that my eyes have a bit of dry gunk in them at that stage. If they feel scratchy on insertion I usually take them out straight away, rinse them in preservative-free saline and then try again. It's fine then. A bit of stuffing around - time will tell if I can be bothered with it on a regular basis .
How have things been between you and your contact lenses closey? More than just "okay" now?
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Yes, hers is the right one.

For what it's worth, I think my super sensitive eyes don't like the apparently 'disappearing' preservative in the Blink Contacts. I'd expect most people to be able to handle it fine though. So instead, I've found what seems to be a mostly equivalent product, hyabak, from the UK. It's a bit more expensive but it's completely preservative free due to the way the bottle is manufactured. More info here: http://www.hyabak-store.co.uk/acatalog/buy_Hyabak.html . Haven't received them yet but well let you guys know how they go.
Thanks for answering my question, and for the Hybak recommendation. Do you still recommended it after you've been using it for a few more weeks?
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:39 PM
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The guy (at my optometrist's office) who fitted me for my lenses (++ experience in both private practice and hospital setting) recommends a product called "Blink"

[url=http://www.amo-inc.com/products/eyecare/contact-lens-lubricating-and-rewetting-eye-drops/blink-contacts-lubricant-eye-drops]Blink Contacts Lubricant Eye Drops - Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (AMO) - Corporate Website[/url]

I've got 3 bottles of that stuff... a 2mL sample that he gave me and two bottles I bought at the local pharmacy... one for the car and one for my purse.

I've had 'em for about a week now and find that they do the trick.
Do you still have three bottles, Westcoastcdngrl, or have you finished off the sample by now?
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How have things been between you and your contact lenses closey? More than just "okay" now?
Hmmm not really... my eyes still don't like regular wear... so just for weekends.
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Old 09-09-2010, 05:48 PM
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Thanks for answering my question, and for the Hybak recommendation. Do you still recommended it after you've been using it for a few more weeks?
I only use the hyabak from time to time now... as I am only wearing contacts here and there. I'd still recommend it.
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I only use the hyabak from time to time now... as I am only wearing contacts here and there. I'd still recommend it.
Thanks for the product endorsement, closey.
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:26 PM
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I only use the hyabak from time to time now... as I am only wearing contacts here and there. I'd still recommend it.
Sorry . . . what is "the hyabak"? Looking back on this thread it's some kind of eye drops. Is it available in the US?
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Sorry . . . what is "the hyabak"? Looking back on this thread it's some kind of eye drops. Is it available in the US?
I had to order from the UK... they are hyaluronate eye drops for dry eyes and contact lens use: http://www.hyabak-store.co.uk/acatalog/buy_Hyabak.html
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:33 PM
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Sorry . . . what is "the hyabak"? Looking back on this thread it's some kind of eye drops. Is it available in the US?
If you scroll up a bit, Bensica, you will see a picture of a bottle of eye drops with a drop coming out. Inside the drop is picture of a cool, soothing waterfall. That's an eye drop with the brand name "Hyabak."

I checked the website and the contact address is in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

However, you might want to see if you can get some of these drops because the website says that they have visoelasticity and psuedoplasticity and mucoadhesivity.

Spell Check has never seen these words either.

Ya gotta love eye drops with pseudoplasticity.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:19 PM
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I also use Blink for Contacts. Make sure to by the box with "for Contacts" on it, as they sell regular eye drops as well.
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I also use Blink for Contacts. Make sure to by the box with "for Contacts" on it, as they sell regular eye drops as well.
Thanks for the tip, sajero2. Blink eye drops are very popular around here. Yes, it's a good idea to make sure the drops you're getting are specially formulated for contact lenses. There is a difference.
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I also use Blink for Contacts. Make sure to by the box with "for Contacts" on it, as they sell regular eye drops as well.
What is the difference between regular eye drops and eye drops for contacts?
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What is the difference between regular eye drops and eye drops for contacts?
Some eye drops have chemicals that can harm the lens material, distort the lens, or discolor it.
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Some eye drops have chemicals that can harm the lens material, distort the lens, or discolor it.
I'm guessing that those distorting, discoloring chemicals are perfectly safe to put in a naked eye, right?
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I'm guessing that those distorting, discoloring chemicals are perfectly safe to put in a naked eye, right?
Probably not, pathfinder. I don't imagine that the drops that Contact Lens Fitter was talking about are very popular . . .
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My O.D recomended complete Blink n Clean, very good plus they clean the lense... I havent tried air optix toric yet, waiting on a trial pair. I am happy with acuvue oasys toric but I want to see the difference. I wear the oasys for 12 hours now no problem.
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My O.D recommended complete Blink n Clean, very good plus they clean the lens... I haven't tried Air Optix Toric yet, waiting on a trial pair. I am happy with Acuvue Oasys Toric but I want to see the difference. I wear the Oasys for 12 hours now no problem.
Thanks for the recommendation and the snazzy picture. Let us know how you like those Air Optix Toric lenses and if you like them better than the Acuvue Oasys Toric lenses.
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Thanks. You got it K9, will defenitely let you know how the air optix are.
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Thanks. You got it K9, will defenitely let you know how the air optix are.
My dr recommended Systane. Works good for me.

BTW- I'm going to trial Air Optix this week. Tried Biofinity - comfortable but blurry. AcuVue Oasys. Not so comfortable but not blurry.

We'll see how Air Optix works for me.
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Awesome, Please let me know how the air optix work out. I'm still waiting on mine.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:26 AM
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Hey Grenb, I figured out why me left eye is uncomfortable. My right eye with the oasys is tottaly comfortable. My left is still a little uncomfortable, It feels like something is in my eye at the lower lid. I looked under my eyelid and can see like a little white head. I wonder what this is. I'm going to bring it to my doctors attention today, maybe you should check for something like that if one eye is umcomfortanle in that way. Does anyone know what this is? It was there before I started wearing contacts because I remember that feeling being there all along. I'm thinkng maybe the Air optix tri comfortablity technology will help. The 3 -6 -9 oclock thing.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:57 AM
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My dr recommended Systane. Works good for me.

BTW- I'm going to trial Air Optix this week. Tried Biofinity - comfortable but blurry. AcuVue Oasys. Not so comfortable but not blurry.

We'll see how Air Optix works for me.
Hello Gregnb. I have a question about your reply. Would you be willing to wear lenses that were a bit uncomfortable if they gave you really good vision, or is comfort more important to you?
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:14 PM
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Hi Packman, I was waiting for gregnb's answer to your question. I am also a new contact lens wearer and am waiting for my trial of air optix toric. In my opinion I would expect that in this day and age they could make a lens for astigmatism that will correct any astigmatism and be as comfortable as the contacts that are not for astigmatism. I don't undertand why we have to go through such a hard time finding that when were at a point in time where humans are cloning and trying to bring back the wolly mamouth, ETC...
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:56 PM
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Hello Gregnb. I have a question about your reply. Would you be willing to wear lenses that were a bit uncomfortable if they gave you really good vision, or is comfort more important to you?
Oops, just now saw this question...

I guess I'd answer this way... of course, I'd want both comfort and good vision. But, next I'd want comfort and acceptable vision. Acceptable means good enough that I can function in all important areas of my life like work, play, driving, night or low light situations.

Life's too short to wear uncomfortable lenses. Clear or not. If some level of comfort is not present, I'll just wear glasses.

Hope this helps.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:44 AM
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Oops, just now saw this question...

I guess I'd answer this way... of course, I'd want both comfort and good vision. But, next I'd want comfort and acceptable vision. Acceptable means good enough that I can function in all important areas of my life like work, play, driving, night or low light situations.

Life's too short to wear uncomfortable lenses. Clear or not. If some level of comfort is not present, I'll just wear glasses.

Hope this helps.
Good question packman. Thanks, gregnb.
I agree with you that lenses that give you good clear vision don't help if they're uncomfortable. You can have contacts that give you x-ray vision, but if they hurt, you're not going to want to wear them.
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I'm glad I didn't give up!!! The Air optix torics lenses are sooooo much more comfortable than the Oasys. The vision in my left eye is even better in fact my over all vision is better. They are much better regarding anything digital asweell. Like the digital clock on my cable box, I could'nt stand how it looked with the Oasys, the computer aswell. I don't know if this is because of the lense or the 8.7 base curve as the Oasys has an 8.6 base curve. Does anyone know if the base curve would make such a differance? All and all I am very happy with the Air optix for astigmatism,I'm sticking with these babbies!
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:38 PM
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Ooooo . . . animation!

Do you suppose that Westcoastcdngrl is lost in the space-time vortex somewhere?

Or maybe just avoiding us . . .
I don't know, but we haven't heard anything from them in over two years.
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They are not prescription drops, just boring packaging!

I am at the moment, yes, weating Air Optix for Astigmatism... it's going OK except it seems I have to make sure they are super clean before putting them in my eyes in the morning. It could also be that my eyes have a bit of dry gunk in them at that stage. If they feel scratchy on insertion I usually take them out straight away, rinse them in preservative-free saline and then try again. It's fine then. A bit of stuffing around - time will tell if I can be bothered with it on a regular basis .
Thanks for your reply closey. How have you been doing lately?
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Well now I'm having another problem!!! I am getting irritated under my eyes from the drops. It seems like i can't win with these contacts plus i'm waking up in the morning with extremely dry eyes. I'm leaning more toward the oasys again if I can solve the problem of irritated bags under my eyes. I took a few days off from the contacts and am going to try again, I think. If not it's back to glasses!!!
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:18 PM
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Well now I'm having another problem!!! I am getting irritated under my eyes from the drops. It seems like i can't win with these contacts plus i'm waking up in the morning with extremely dry eyes. I'm leaning more toward the oasys again if I can solve the problem of irritated bags under my eyes. I took a few days off from the contacts and am going to try again, I think. If not it's back to glasses!!!
Wow. I'm sorry you're having so much trouble lately. Please keep us posted on how you're doing. You may want to see an eye doctor and make sure it's just the contacts that are making your eyes dry and irritated and not some other condition like conjunctivitis.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:58 PM
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Hey Grenb, I figured out why me left eye is uncomfortable. My right eye with the Oasys is totaly comfortable. My left is still a little uncomfortable, It feels like something is in my eye at the lower lid. I looked under my eyelid and can see like a little white head. I wonder what this is. I'm going to bring it to my doctors attention today . . .
Did you find out what that "white head" was?
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:14 PM
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Well now I'm having another problem!!! I am getting irritated under my eyes from the drops. It seems like i can't win with these contacts plus i'm waking up in the morning with extremely dry eyes. I'm leaning more toward the oasys again if I can solve the problem of irritated bags under my eyes. I took a few days off from the contacts and am going to try again, I think. If not it's back to glasses!!!
How are you doing Smanzi333? Are you still wearing some kind of contact lenses?
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:43 PM
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Yea, cutting back on the wear time though. I'm waiting for a new pair of glasses. I might just wear the contacts when going out.
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Yea, cutting back on the wear time though. I'm waiting for a new pair of glasses. I might just wear the contacts when going out.
It sounds like you're giving up on contact lenses. Have you tried going back to Oasys contact lenses again like you said before?
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I don't see well with the oasys plus my left eye feels weird in them. I'm increasing the wear time again, not giving up just yet! I got eye drops for night time after I take out my contacts, They seems to be helping.
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I don't see well with the oasys plus my left eye feels weird in them. I'm increasing the wear time again, not giving up just yet! I got eye drops for night time after I take out my contacts, They seems to be helping.
Hi Smanzi333. I hope you get your contact lens issues straightened out and that you tell us all about it.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:26 AM
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I use Blink for Contacts when I need them and it works great... I've been through it with contacts though... I started on Biofinity, made my eyes WAY to dry... and she gave me Acuvue Oasis, and now I wear AirOptix.
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I use Blink for Contacts when I need them and it works great... I've been through it with contacts though... I started on Biofinity, made my eyes WAY to dry... and she gave me Acuvue Oasis, and now I wear AirOptix.
So do you think you're going to stick with the Air Optix for a while?
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:28 PM
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That is correct. Airoptix is by far the best contacts I have ever worn.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:42 PM
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That is correct. Airoptix is by far the best contacts I have ever worn.
That's great, I'm glad that you're happy with the Air Optix. I hope you decide to use your experience to help answer some other people's questions here on Lens 101.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:53 PM
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Yep I will stick around for a while.

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Old 03-02-2011, 02:06 PM
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Yep I will stick around for a while.
Look at that. You can attach pictures, too. Very nice.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:09 PM
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pretty easy.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:01 PM
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I use Blink for Contacts when I need them and it works great... I've been through it with contacts though... I started on Biofinity, made my eyes WAY to dry... and she gave me Acuvue Oasis, and now I wear AirOptix.
I'm glad your eye doctor is willing to let you try different brands of contact lenses.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:22 PM
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Will yours not let you? If not I suggest finding a new eye doctor. My sister went through 19 trial pairs before finding a right combo that worked. She wears Air Optix in on eye and Acuvue in another eye
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:39 PM
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Will yours not let you? If not I suggest finding a new eye doctor. My sister went through 19 trial pairs before finding a right combo that worked. She wears Air Optix in on eye and Acuvue in another eye
Wow, 19 trial pairs? Is your sister difficult to fit for some reason? Were they trying to use the same brand of lenses in both eyes all that time?
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:45 PM
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Yeah, she has a real strong script, and real bad astigmatism, so they were going through and through... and one eye she keeps in for a month, and other eye she changes daily... its a bit weird.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:18 PM
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Yeah, she has a real strong script, and real bad astigmatism, so they were going through and through... and one eye she keeps in for a month, and other eye she changes daily... its a bit weird.
Okay, as often happens on this forum, it's Stupid Question time. Has your sister tried glasses? I think glasses are easier that contact lenses in most cases.

Oops. Should I say that on a contact lens forum?
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:20 PM
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She has both... glasses and contacts.
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She has both... glasses and contacts.
Woah, instant answer. Okay, so do the glasses correct her astigmatism better than the contacts?
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:37 PM
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im not sure i havent really asked her which work better for her.
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I don't see well with the oasys plus my left eye feels weird in them. I'm increasing the wear time again, not giving up just yet! I got eye drops for night time after I take out my contacts, They seems to be helping.
It's been a few weeks since we've heard from you. You've got a pretty colorful history and I'm hoping that things are settling down for you now and that you're wearing your contacts comfortably.
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im not sure i havent really asked her which work better for her.
Wow, a three post exchange taking place in the space of twenty minutes. This forum's on fire!
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