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Frustrations using Biofinity- Insight?

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Old 12-29-2012, 12:49 AM
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Default Frustrations using Biofinity- Insight?

I am hoping I can gain some insight from other Biofinity users. With my eye doctor's blessing, I made the transition to Biofinity lenses from Proclear. I loved Proclear, but really wanted the flexibility of sleeping in my contacts from time to time.

I've encountered two issues with the Biofinity- first, I find them nearly impossible to remove, both with my fingers and with a DMV soft lens remover. I poke and blink at my eyeball until they're red.

The second issue is making me rethink the switch entirely- on both occasions I have worn the Biofinity lenses to bed I have woke up with my eyes burning and weepy.

I think I need to just switch back to Proclear, suck it up and make it a point to remove them at the end of the day... but if anyone else out there has had a similar experience and found a solution to either problem I'm experiencing, I'd love to hear it!

Best, A.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:09 PM
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Thank you for your feedback. Your satisfaction is important to us. Please bring these lenses back to your eye care practitioner and we will be happy to replace them with Proclear if you wish. Should you have any other questions or comments, we welcome your feedback. You can call us directly at 855-526-6737, or send an email to: CC@CVLens.com.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:37 PM
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Wow, that's pretty awesome. I might just do that, but first (and this is why I came here) I am hoping to get some feedback from others who may have had the same experience and successfully worked past them.

Obviously I don't need to sleep in my lenses (although that's a perk). My ECP said the fit is great, and I like the idea of high oxygen permeability in the long run. Maybe someone will read this and clue me in to some little-known trick to getting these puppies out without much hassle.

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:06 PM
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I had the same problem with the biofinity lens...I am new to wearing 1 contact in an injured eye..had a terrible time removing the biofinity...My Doc switched me to the Air Optix for ast. and it solved the problem..

I don't wear a lens overnight and don't plan to, but it sounds like you have a good offer to replace your lenses from CooperVision and I think that's a good thing for their customer relations..

Good luck..

I was amused by a post on here where this member said that she felt like she was pushing her eyeball into her brain to get the lens out...that's a bit more pressure than I want to exert on my eyeball..
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:38 PM
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Default latex or vinyl gloves

I remove my multifocal Proclears with vinyl gloves. I can't swear it's OK for Biofinity though I don't see why not. After I found they were too slippery even if thumb and finger are dry, first the Dr.'s office gave me the rubber tweezer (DMV Soft Lens Handler) and that still didn't work for me. So the Dr's medical technician recommended latex gloves - later I checked with her and she said vinyl gloves are OK too. I hope you know the kind I mean. They're cheap but form fitting and you could pick up a sesame seed if you had to - not like dish gloves.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:17 PM
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Yeah, I do know exactly what you mean. I think I'll give that a shot... I think I have a box of cheapy first aid gloves around here. Thanks for the suggestion.
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I remove my multifocal Proclears with vinyl gloves. I can't swear it's OK for Biofinity though I don't see why not. After I found they were too slippery even if thumb and finger are dry, first the Dr.'s office gave me the rubber tweezer (DMV Soft Lens Handler) and that still didn't work for me. So the Dr's medical technician recommended latex gloves - later I checked with her and she said vinyl gloves are OK too. I hope you know the kind I mean. They're cheap but form fitting and you could pick up a sesame seed if you had to - not like dish gloves.
I've been on this forum a long time, and that's the first time I read that someone recommended gloves for inserting contact lenses. It sounds like a good idea.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:09 AM
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I've been on this forum a long time, and that's the first time I read that someone recommended gloves for inserting contact lenses. It sounds like a good idea.
Just to confirm - my eye Dr. switched me from Proclear to Biofinity last weekend - and I asked the medical technician if the same instructions apply - she said latex or vinyl gloves were OK for removing both brands of lens.

As for /inserting/ lenses with gloves - never tried that - OP evelynsmomma was inquiring about removing lenses.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:38 AM
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My problem with Biofinity was that i got a redness around cornea (on the white part). Something that was pretty bad with Airoptix Night&Day Aqua even after just 10 hours and without any night wear. With Biofinity i got less redness but it was still visible. Again no night wear. But with PureVision 2, i never get any redness around cornea.

I really loved how soft Biofinity was and how moist it remained and comfort was also very good but this redness was really annoying me.
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My problem with Biofinity was that i got a redness around cornea (on the white part)...

...with PureVision 2, i never get any redness around cornea
OP EvelynsMomma also wrote she had the issue of waking up with eyes "eyes burning and weepy"

I have minor problems with irritation with any lens, lenses getting stuck in eyelid, and now that I have the Biofinity now and I really like the Rx, my solution (I hope it solves it) is to use eyedrops a few times a day whether I think I need them or not. I'm buying Clerz Plus online.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:22 AM
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The reason why i'd like to use Biofinity is because the vision is clearer at all distances where i can notice that PureVision 2 doesn't offer as sharp vision at specific distances.
They are both great lenses but Biofinity is slightly better vision wise for my eyes.
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OP EvelynsMomma also wrote she had the issue of waking up with eyes "eyes burning and weepy"

I have minor problems with irritation with any lens, lenses getting stuck in eyelid, and now that I have the Biofinity now and I really like the Rx, my solution (I hope it solves it) is to use eyedrops a few times a day whether I think I need them or not. I'm buying Clerz Plus online.
I hope you'll return and tell us about your experience with Clerz Plus.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:19 PM
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I found an interesting "solution" to my "burning eye" issue (mine were at the end of the day). I was was using Pure Moist solution and found that I needed eye drops pretty much all day long. My doc recommended changing solutions and I found a lot of people saying good things about Clear Care -- this is the cleaning solution that uses Peroxide to do the cleaning overnight. Since changing solutions (I use RevitaLens for the times when I need a saline for rinsing, etc), I have found that I need eyedrops much less frequently -- maybe once a week as opposed to several times a day. It may be all "in my head" (but then again, so are my eyes) but it works for me.

As to sleeping in contacts, I use Biofinity Multifocals and have found that these as well as Air Optix cause my eyes to hurt when I wake up even from a short catnap so have learned to take out my contacts even if I think I might nod off watching TV... perhaps sleeping in contacts is something I have to get used to or something? I just try to avoid it...
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:30 AM
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Default Clerz Plus still working

(I like this "old" thread more than starting a new one - hope that works)

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I hope you'll return and tell us about your experience with Clerz Plus.
I'm still on Biofinity and Clerz Plus. That combination held though I'm hypoallergenic and gradually had to make quite a number of other changes to get more reliable vision. Like rarely sleeping in lenses, preservative-free cleaning (Purilens), and even having to change sunscreen and shampoo.
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:49 AM
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(as I said elsewhere I like this "old" thread better than starting a new one)

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I found an interesting "solution" to my "burning eye" issue (mine were at the end of the day). I was was using Pure Moist solution and found that I needed eye drops pretty much all day long. My doc recommended changing solutions and I found a lot of people saying good things about Clear Care -- this is the cleaning solution that uses Peroxide to do the cleaning overnight. Since changing solutions (I use RevitaLens for the times when I need a saline for rinsing, etc), I have found that I need eyedrops much less frequently -- maybe once a week as opposed to several times a day. It may be all "in my head" (but then again, so are my eyes) but it works for me.

As to sleeping in contacts, I use Biofinity Multifocals and have found that these as well as Air Optix cause my eyes to hurt when I wake up even from a short catnap so have learned to take out my contacts even if I think I might nod off watching TV... perhaps sleeping in contacts is something I have to get used to or something? I just try to avoid it...
When I read it in January and a complete newbie to contacts, I don't think I understood a word of the above. It's all understandable now. I had to go off lenses for a month this summer due to red eye symptoms - definitely dust and some household products, maybe pollen, we'll see next spring. Now I've stopped sleeping in contacts except occasionally - naps OK. I'm very interested in Clear Care but Doc's plan for sensitive eyes led to Purilens, which works for me. I find I can get away with using eye drops a lot less, similar to your case with Clear Care.

Doc thinks, use multipurpose weekly, maybe he's right, but it made some Monday mornings worse. I still use Puremoist occasionally as a pre-clean or for emergencies - Maybe you use Rivitalens occasionally in a similar way. As for peroxide, Doc steers people away from trying it, worried about hazards - but I think I might prefer using Clear Care as my backup & pre-clean instead of a multipurpose.

Drifting back to where this thread started. When I tried Air Optix Night & Day as a newbie, they felt so floppy and slippery I couldn't handle them - especially taking them out. At that time I might have first tried the form-fitting rubber gloves to take them out, don't remember. I stopped having trouble taking lenses out and stopped needing gloves relatively soon after switching to Biofinity - might have been just getting more handy with contacts - hard to tell. A certain YouTube video on taking them out was very helpful. I would like to try my hand again with Air Optix Night & Day bec. more oxygen if I understand correctly.

The whole process of adjusting to contacts has definitely been all `in my head' just as you say. But I think I've learned how to control red eye symptoms, and anyone could see with their own eyes when I had those symptoms.
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Default Gloves & changing lens solution

I had issues initially with dexterity and using a latex glove to remove my Bioinfinity Mutifocals at the end of the day was a handy option. If you do use gloves, consider that some brands are powdered and that they are non-sterile. I wash and dry my gloved hand - making the tips of the fingers extra dry on a clean lint-free cloth.

As the weeks are going on, the muscle memory is kicking in & my clean, dry fingers can manipulate and remove the contact easily. If it is late & I am really tired, I will use a glove rather than over manipulating the lens and making my eye sore prior to bed.

The initial lens solution that I used - Complete easy rub, left me with dry eyes and a clogged up sensation, as if I had a cold. My optometrist recommended changing to one of the newer formulations Revita Lens & it made all the difference!
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I am hoping I can gain some insight from other Biofinity users. With my eye doctor's blessing, I made the transition to Biofinity lenses from Proclear. I loved Proclear, but really wanted the flexibility of sleeping in my contacts from time to time.

I've encountered two issues with the Biofinity- first, I find them nearly impossible to remove, both with my fingers and with a DMV soft lens remover. I poke and blink at my eyeball until they're red.

The second issue is making me rethink the switch entirely- on both occasions I have worn the Biofinity lenses to bed I have woke up with my eyes burning and weepy.

I think I need to just switch back to Proclear, suck it up and make it a point to remove them at the end of the day... but if anyone else out there has had a similar experience and found a solution to either problem I'm experiencing, I'd love to hear it!

Best, A.
Curious? Are they hard to remove because they are dtuck and non moving? Or is because of other issues like long nails? I'm just curious? The edge design is thin on both biofinity and proclear lenses. And because of this the lens edges hugs the limbal area and if you are finding them to be non moving, it's an easy solution just use one or two drops of moisturizing contact lens drops wait a few min slide the lens off the cornea onto the conjunctiva and pinch lightly to remove!
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luvbostonx02's, for myself of course the issue was, Biofinity is very slippery. Not stuck, not dry eyes, not a nail issue, none of that. Note that unlike me EvelynsMomma was already experienced with another type of soft lens, which suggests to me that maybe Biofinity is especially slippery. I have no rule for adding drops immediately before removal, depends on how they feel - yes it makes the eyeball more slippery for removal, but it also makes the lens more slippery for grasping, so "it's a wash" lol.

I confess I have more manual dexterity now and don't need gloves or finger cots anymore. I also changed my technique, sliding them down first before pinching. I watched a good number of how-to-remove-CL videos, none of which proved to be any use to me except the one at Howcast titled How to Put In and Remove Contact lenses, which is also not perfect...(I can't post the URL, I don't have enough seniority here yet)...but also somewhat entertaining, and memorable bec. the guy's over-the-top acting and general goofiness. In the segment where he removes the lens at about the 1'40"mark, he needs 3-4 tries which seems like a red flag but...I can now very often get it out that way on the 1st try and usually by the 2nd try.

Being fairly new to CLs (just about 1 year) the only other brand I recall ever trying was Air Optix Night & Day, which I found to be even more slippery than Biofinity, including Air Optix slipping away from proper position after some hours of use (though I might like to try Air Optix again for the higher? oxygen permeability to see if my eyes are maybe more acclimatized to soft lenses now).

I have a theory that slippery - still an annoyance - might also have something to do with remaining deposits...I'm planning to change cleaning methods.
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slide them down the eye
Slippery means low modulus which is good agains GPC
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OP EvelynsMomma also wrote she had the issue of waking up with eyes "eyes burning and weepy"

I have minor problems with irritation with any lens, lenses getting stuck in eyelid, and now that I have the Biofinity now and I really like the Rx, my solution (I hope it solves it) is to use eyedrops a few times a day whether I think I need them or not. I'm buying Clerz Plus online.

I have to use eye drops at the very least, by the end of the day if I don't want to rip them.

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