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Old 11-11-2010, 08:08 PM
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Thumbs up Waicon Tri-Color Greys - initial thoughts

Hi all,

I've been wearing Freshlook Colorblends and I also purchased a pair of B&L Platinums. Then I contacted Daniel and got the Waicons.

I'm by no means an expert here (only been wearing cosmetic contacts for about 2-3 months) but I thought I'd give my first impressions.

And yes, I will take pics and post this weekend!

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1. The Waicons are a little smaller (14.2 vs. 14.5) and seem to slide into my eyes a bit easier

2. They are well made and did not suffer from the "stick-togetherness" that I found with the B&Ls

3. They have a very, very, very pale brown corona around the pupil opening. This helps it look like a softer gradation that going from grey to nothing

4. The way they are designed, they appear to have a bit more "sparkle" than the B&Ls. I happen to have a dark grey limbal ring around my iris to begin with, so these made it stand out more

5. Built-in "wrong way" indicator - if you put these in inside-out, they will SLIDE around like crazy!

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1. Not as comfortable. Not bad by any means, but I'm basing my (subjective) comfort level based on the B&Ls and Freshlooks. I let them soak for two days in my solution (Replenish), but it took a bit longer for them to warm up and settle in my eyes. The B&Ls and Freshlooks feel invisible about 5 minutes after they are in; one Waicon took about 20 minutes before I didn't feel it any longer - the other felt fine in 10 minutes.

2. Drier - maybe there is a lower water content in these, but I felt the need to use my rewetting drops more often with the Waicons.

With that said, absolutely no eye irritation, they looked great and I enjoyed them immensely! I have medium light green eyes with a grey limbal ring and a brown corona - I've only found the B&Ls and the Waicons actually change my eye color!
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:30 AM
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Hi all,

I've been wearing Freshlook Colorblends and I also purchased a pair of B&L Platinums. Then I contacted Daniel and got the Waicons.

I'm by no means an expert here (only been wearing cosmetic contacts for about 2-3 months) but I thought I'd give my first impressions.

And yes, I will take pics and post this weekend!

PROS
====

1. The Waicons are a little smaller (14.2 vs. 14.5) and seem to slide into my eyes a bit easier

2. They are well made and did not suffer from the "stick-togetherness" that I found with the B&Ls

3. They have a very, very, very pale brown corona around the pupil opening. This helps it look like a softer gradation that going from grey to nothing

4. The way they are designed, they appear to have a bit more "sparkle" than the B&Ls. I happen to have a dark grey limbal ring around my iris to begin with, so these made it stand out more

5. Built-in "wrong way" indicator - if you put these in inside-out, they will SLIDE around like crazy!

CONS
====
1. Not as comfortable. Not bad by any means, but I'm basing my (subjective) comfort level based on the B&Ls and Freshlooks. I let them soak for two days in my solution (Replenish), but it took a bit longer for them to warm up and settle in my eyes. The B&Ls and Freshlooks feel invisible about 5 minutes after they are in; one Waicon took about 20 minutes before I didn't feel it any longer - the other felt fine in 10 minutes.

2. Drier - maybe there is a lower water content in these, but I felt the need to use my rewetting drops more often with the Waicons.

With that said, absolutely no eye irritation, they looked great and I enjoyed them immensely! I have medium light green eyes with a grey limbal ring and a brown corona - I've only found the B&Ls and the Waicons actually change my eye color!
It sounds like you've got some nice lenses there, PB10016. My one biggest concern though is that--if I read your note correctly--the lenses have a diameter of 14.2, but you need a 14.5. Are you trying to wear contacts that you don't have a prescription for?
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:57 PM
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It sounds like you've got some nice lenses there, PB10016. My one biggest concern though is that--if I read your note correctly--the lenses have a diameter of 14.2, but you need a 14.5. Are you trying to wear contacts that you don't have a prescription for?
I really don't need a prescription - I take +0.00 in both eyes.

Waicons don't come in 14.5, so I figured I'd try them anyway. As long as my eyes aren't irritated, I think I'm good.
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:29 PM
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I really don't need a prescription - I take +0.00 in both eyes.

Waicons don't come in 14.5, so I figured I'd try them anyway. As long as my eyes aren't irritated, I think I'm good.
It may be different where you are, but I thought that even if your contacts are what they call "plano" (0.00 power) you still need a prescription for the base curve and diameter.

You might want to make an appointment with your eye doctor just to make sure those contacts fit properly. They may not irritate your eyes, but they doesn't mean they won't.
I think maybe you got lucky and found the right size, but your eyes are too valuable not to be sure. Please get their fit professionally checked.
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:02 PM
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It may be different where you are, but I thought that even if your contacts are what they call "plano" (0.00 power) you still need a prescription for the base curve and diameter.

You might want to make an appointment with your eye doctor just to make sure those contacts fit properly. They may not irritate your eyes, but they doesn't mean they won't.
I think maybe you got lucky and found the right size, but your eyes are too valuable not to be sure. Please get their fit professionally checked.
I actually needed to go for another eye exam (had my full one in June) just to get measured for contacts. That's when I found out my prescription for the base curve and diameter. I know I need a base curve of 8.6 to 8.7 and a diameter of 14.5. I figured that a 14.2 diameter with the same base curve would be okay.
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:19 PM
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I actually needed to go for another eye exam (had my full one in June) just to get measured for contacts. That's when I found out my prescription for the base curve and diameter. I know I need a base curve of 8.6 to 8.7 and a diameter of 14.5. I figured that a 14.2 diameter with the same base curve would be okay.
"You figured"? Is your eye doctor okay with you wearing contacts with a 14.2 diameter?
I don't know, I'm not an eye doctor, so maybe that's perfectly fine, but I get a little overprotective when I read about people doing things with their eyes without their doctor's approval or knowledge. I just don't want anyone to hurt their eyes.

You see, to go from one base curve to the next or one diameter to the next is a very small jump. That tells me that there's a significant difference between a 14.5 diameter and a 14.2. Otherwise it the diameters would just go from 14.0 to 14.5 or 15, right?
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:22 PM
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"You figured"? Is your eye doctor okay with you wearing contacts with a 14.2 diameter?
I don't know, I'm not an eye doctor, so maybe that's perfectly fine, but I get a little overprotective when I read about people doing things with their eyes without their doctor's approval or knowledge. I just don't want anyone to hurt their eyes.

You see, to go from one base curve to the next or one diameter to the next is a very small jump. That tells me that there's a significant difference between a 14.5 diameter and a 14.2. Otherwise it the diameters would just go from 14.0 to 14.5 or 15, right?
Diameters in the US do go from 14 to 14.5 to 15. 14.2 is a European/South American things - sort of like paper size 8.5x11 vs. A4.

Believe me, I'm very protective of my eyes too. Base curve is a far more important change than 0.3mm difference in diameter.
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:44 PM
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Diameters in the US do go from 14 to 14.5 to 15. 14.2 is a European/South American things - sort of like paper size 8.5x11 vs. A4.

Believe me, I'm very protective of my eyes too. Base curve is a far more important change than 0.3mm difference in diameter.
That was fast.

You know what? I checked random color contact lenses at Lens.com (A US company.) and it seems like most of them only come in 1 diameter. Either 14.0 or 14.5. So I guess I was thinking about all the different base curves that are out there. Does that mean that a contact lens with a 14.0 can fit anyone with a corneal diameter of 14.0 to 14.5? Or maybe 13.5 to 14.0 or something?

Hmmmmm . . . I might be wrong about this after all . . .
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:12 PM
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Waicons in the left, nothing in the right - up close and personal you can see much more of a difference. They also felt much more comfortable this time ... maybe they just need to "breathe" a bit more than the B&L's ...
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:58 AM
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That was fast.

You know what? I checked random color contact lenses at Lens.com (A US company.) and it seems like most of them only come in 1 diameter. Either 14.0 or 14.5. So I guess I was thinking about all the different base curves that are out there. Does that mean that a contact lens with a 14.0 can fit anyone with a corneal diameter of 14.0 to 14.5? Or maybe 13.5 to 14.0 or something?

Hmmmmm . . . I might be wrong about this after all . . .
I dunno hottchick. I still think if your eye doctor measures you as a 14.5 diameter, then that's what size contact lenses you should wear. Now, if you're in her office and she fits you with a different size, then that's fine, but I don't see why you would knowingly order a contact lens diameter that's the wrong size.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:43 AM
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I dunno hottchick. I still think if your eye doctor measures you as a 14.5 diameter, then that's what size contact lenses you should wear. Now, if you're in her office and she fits you with a different size, then that's fine, but I don't see why you would knowingly order a contact lens diameter that's the wrong size.
Waicon's don't come in a 14.5 diameter - only a 14.2. I did ask the eye doctor and the base curve measurement is more important than the diameter. I've tried Accuvues (with an 8.3 base curve) and they slide all over.

8.6/8.7 base curve seem to work fine for me.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:03 AM
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Waicon's don't come in a 14.5 diameter - only a 14.2. I did ask the eye doctor and the base curve measurement is more important than the diameter. I've tried Accuvues (with an 8.3 base curve) and they slide all over.

8.6/8.7 base curve seem to work fine for me.
If I understand this contact lens fitting thing correctly, if your contact lenses are the wrong diameter, they'll look funny, but if the base curve is off, they'll feel funny. I guess it's a matter of looking good or feeling good.

The best thing, of course, is to get contact lenses with the correct base curve and diameter.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:05 AM
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they look amazing on u that because u r green-eyed . the color looks so bright and light i really love it .
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:02 AM
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Waicons in the left, nothing in the right - up close and personal you can see much more of a difference. They also felt much more comfortable this time ... maybe they just need to "breathe" a bit more than the B&L's ...
Nice contacts PB. They look natural, and I don't see your eyes watering or turning red in the picture, so they look like they're comfortable, too. What more could you ask for?
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:06 AM
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Waicons in the left, nothing in the right - up close and personal you can see much more of a difference. They also felt much more comfortable this time ... maybe they just need to "breathe" a bit more than the B&L's ...
Those contact lenses look very similar to your natural eye color. I'm not trying to tell you what to do, but if you're going to wear color contact lenses, why not take the opportunity to make a change?
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:12 PM
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Those contact lenses look very similar to your natural eye color. I'm not trying to tell you what to do, but if you're going to wear color contact lenses, why not take the opportunity to make a change?
True ... but my eyes tend to change color depending on my mood. They can go from a deeper green to a lighter gray-green. This sort of "locks" the color in place.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:30 PM
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True ... but my eyes tend to change color depending on my mood. They can go from a deeper green to a lighter gray-green.
Is that really true? Can a person's eyes really change color with mood or is it just an illusion, like the moon looking bigger on the horizon?
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:25 PM
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Is that really true? Can a person's eyes really change color with mood or is it just an illusion, like the moon looking bigger on the horizon?
I don't know for sure, naturallygood. I suppose if a person becomes angry or excited, an increase in blood flow might make a person's eyes darker, but I have no idea if that's really true. I'm just guessing.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:45 PM
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You've heard that people's eyes "flash" when they get angry ... mine *do* change color.

Normally they are a medium green. When I'm very mellow and relaxed, they then to get a darker green-blue tint. When I'm angry (not even excited), they do tend to "wash out" and get gray-green or even light gray.

I noticed the gray thing last week. I was putting in my Waicons and I was having a devil of time getting the left one in. I was getting pretty exasperated and I noticed that the right and left eyes looked pretty much the same at one point, even though the lens wasn't in the left one yet. I took a couple of deep breaths, relaxed a bit and started over. When I looked in the mirror again, I could see the difference between the two eyes.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:20 PM
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You've heard that people's eyes "flash" when they get angry ... mine *do* change color.

Normally they are a medium green. When I'm very mellow and relaxed, they then to get a darker green-blue tint. When I'm angry (not even excited), they do tend to "wash out" and get gray-green or even light gray.

I noticed the gray thing last week. I was putting in my Waicons and I was having a devil of time getting the left one in. I was getting pretty exasperated and I noticed that the right and left eyes looked pretty much the same at one point, even though the lens wasn't in the left one yet. I took a couple of deep breaths, relaxed a bit and started over. When I looked in the mirror again, I could see the difference between the two eyes.
I saw a guy on TV whose eyes changed color when he got angry:
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:59 PM
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I saw a guy on TV whose eyes changed color when he got angry:
Yeah, I remember that guy. Everything changed color. Even his hair turned green.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:36 PM
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Yeah, I remember that guy. Everything changed color. Even his hair turned green.
Nah - with me, it's only my eyes
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:46 PM
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Nah - with me, it's only my eyes
Well, that's good to know.

Of course, if you really did turn green, you know that you have certain friends who would annoy you on purpose just to see you transform.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:47 PM
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Well, that's good to know.

Of course, if you really did turn green, you know that you have certain friends who would annoy you on purpose just to see you transform.
You have friends like that too, huh?
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:09 PM
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Nah - with me, it's only my eyes
Well, let's hope that things go well for you and no one needs to see your Angry Eyes.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:18 PM
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Those contacts look amazing on you! Basically, your eyes, but more detailed. I love the look!

Oh, and I am with the OP. My eyes change color drastically. They are any combination of blue, green and grey on any given day, depending on how I am feeling. They go completely grey when I'm sick. My mom says they have always done that. I wore a white night gown to bed when I was little and I guess my eyes would look a different color and certain mornings, even though I was wearing the same white night gown.

It's always caused people to ask me if I'm wearing colored contacts, when I'm not, because my eyes look different all the time. It has always bugged me.

The only constant is an orange-ish ring around my pupils. That's why I like colored contacts, so that I can have a constant color that I really like instead of liking them one day and not the next.

I don't know......it makes sense to me somehow. LOL.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:32 PM
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You have a brown corona around your eyes too? Wow! Same with you, my eyes are a shifting combo of blue, green and gray - bluer when I'm relaxed and happy and gray when I am teed off.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:36 AM
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You have a brown corona around your eyes too? Wow! Same with you, my eyes are a shifting combo of blue, green and gray - bluer when I'm relaxed and happy and gray when I am teed off.
So how are you and your contact getting along these days, PB10016? Are your eyes still clear and bright?
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:43 AM
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So how are you and your contact getting along these days, PB10016? Are your eyes still clear and bright?
Doing well - bright eyed and bushy-tailed!!!
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:00 PM
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Doing well - bright eyed and bushy-tailed!!!
Awesome. Thanks for asking, JTKirk.

This morning I felt more bright tailed and bushy-eyed.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:15 AM
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Wow! Glad to know that I'm not the only one with multi-personality eyes. I didn't know that the orange ring is called a corona. I thought it was just part of the iris color. Does yours almost glow orange when the sun shines in your eyes? That freaks people out sometimes!

I'm glad to hear that you still love your contacts. They look great!
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:14 AM
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Wow! Glad to know that I'm not the only one with multi-personality eyes. I didn't know that the orange ring is called a corona. I thought it was just part of the iris color. Does yours almost glow orange when the sun shines in your eyes? That freaks people out sometimes!

I'm glad to hear that you still love your contacts. They look great!
Hey Wendi,

Funny you should mention that ... mine sort of gleams a molten gold in bright sunlight. Obviously this goes back a LOOONG time since the ancient Greeks spoke of "the glint of Helios" in certain people's eyes - supposedly those that had the blood of the sun god in their ancestry.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:57 AM
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Wow! Glad to know that I'm not the only one with multi-personality eyes. I didn't know that the orange ring is called a corona. I thought it was just part of the iris color. Does yours almost glow orange when the sun shines in your eyes? That freaks people out sometimes!

I'm glad to hear that you still love your contacts. They look great!
Hi WedniD. Who are you responding to? It makes your posts a little bit easier to understand when you use that "Quote" button."

I tried to find a picture of this "corona" you mentioned, but I got a bit distracted by pictures of girls who promote a certain alcoholic beverage.
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Awesome. Thanks for asking, JTKirk.

This morning I felt more bright tailed and bushy-eyed.
Yeah, I know how that goes, Enah. Like the movie where a girl tells her boyfriend to "rise and shine."

He responded with "I'm more likely to stoop and puke."

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Old 12-06-2011, 09:59 AM
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I have a problem with waicon, it's sliding over all the time and my eyes are so dry and itchy. i wear them with prescription and i cant see clearly during z night. i cant wear them even for an hr. i bought a comfort drops but z problem is still there.i have worn alot of corrective color contacts like adore,freshlook and classy and clear ones such as J&J,proclear and bausch and lomb and never had this problem before:'(
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:00 AM
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I have a problem with waicon, it's sliding over all the time and my eyes are so dry and itchy. i wear them with prescription and i cant see clearly during z night. i cant wear them even for an hr. i bought a comfort drops but z problem is still there.i have worn alot of corrective color contacts like adore,freshlook and classy and clear ones such as J&J,proclear and bausch and lomb and never had this problem before:'(
That's very odd for a veteran contact lens wearer such as yourself to have ill-fitting contact lenses now. Have you been back to your eye doctor to check the fit on those Waicon lenses yet?
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:12 AM
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No, i didn't go 2 see z doctor. i am new to Waicon and yesterday was my first wear and couldnt wear it for more than an hour eventhough i like the blue grey color of those lenses.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:50 AM
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No, I didn't go 2 see z doctor. I am new to Waicon and yesterday was my first wear and couldn't wear it for more than an hour even though I like the blue grey color of those lenses.
Have you ever had this kind of discomfort the first time you wore any of the other contact lenses? Did the others feel good in your eyes right away?
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:40 PM
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If I understand this contact lens fitting thing correctly, if your contact lenses are the wrong diameter, they'll look funny, but if the base curve is off, they'll feel funny. I guess it's a matter of looking good or feeling good.

The best thing, of course, is to get contact lenses with the correct base curve and diameter.
larger diameter soft contact lenses can fit tighter and are better for stabilization. But if fitted incorrectly they can "vault" the cornea.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:51 PM
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Have you ever had this kind of discomfort the first time you wore any of the other contact lenses? Did the others feel good in your eyes right away?
this my first time 2 have that kind of irritation in my eyes. i always wear colored corrective contact and they r comfortable . i dnt know wt the problem is ?
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:53 PM
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larger diameter soft contact lenses can fit tighter and are better for stabilization. But if fitted incorrectly they can "vault" the cornea.

i read some ppl reviews abt waicon trikolor and i didnt read any real complaints. i dnt really know the real problem
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:28 PM
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larger diameter soft contact lenses can fit tighter and are better for stabilization. But if fitted incorrectly they can "vault" the cornea.
Did you say large diameter contact lenses can fit tight? How can that be?
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:54 PM
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Did you say large diameter contact lenses can fit tight? How can that be?
Now that's what I call a large diameter contact lens!
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:35 PM
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Waicons in the left, nothing in the right - up close and personal you can see much more of a difference. They also felt much more comfortable this time ... maybe they just need to "breathe" a bit more than the B&L's ...
lovely..enjoy them
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:15 PM
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Did you say large diameter contact lenses can fit tight? How can that be?
I like the look on that kid's face. It's like "Okay . . . I'll try . . . "
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:50 PM
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Did you say large diameter contact lenses can fit tight? How can that be?
We still don't know the answer to this question, do we?
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:29 PM
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We still don't know the answer to this question, do we?
Until we hear otherwise, I'm going to say that larger diameter lenses cannot have a tight fit.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:15 PM
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Wow, the number of remarkable things pictured in this thread is quite . . . remarkable.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:13 PM
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Wow, the number of remarkable things pictured in this thread is quite . . . remarkable.
Yeah, a giant contact lens, orange moon, girl with angry eyes and the Incredible Hulk--just to name a few.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:25 PM
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"You figured"? Is your eye doctor okay with you wearing contacts with a 14.2 diameter?
I don't know, I'm not an eye doctor, so maybe that's perfectly fine, but I get a little overprotective when I read about people doing things with their eyes without their doctor's approval or knowledge. I just don't want anyone to hurt their eyes.

You see, to go from one base curve to the next or one diameter to the next is a very small jump. That tells me that there's a significant difference between a 14.5 diameter and a 14.2. Otherwise it the diameters would just go from 14.0 to 14.5 or 15, right?
Diameter is not important, base curve is

Know what you're talking about before you attack people
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:38 PM
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Know what you're talking about before you attack people
I wouldn't exactly call that an "attack." "Hottchick" said "I don't know, I'm not an eye doctor, so maybe that's perfectly fine." In my opinion, an attack would say something like "boy are you dumb" or something.

We'll ask "PB10016." Did you feel "attacked" by "Hottchick's" reply?
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:47 PM
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I wouldn't exactly call that an "attack." "Hottchick" said "I don't know, I'm not an eye doctor, so maybe that's perfectly fine." In my opinion, an attack would say something like "boy are you dumb" or something.
Yeah, "Hotchick" also used the word "overprotective." How is that an "attack"?
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:46 PM
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Diameter is not important, base curve is
I don't get it. How is diameter not important? Why do they even bother offering different diameters?
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:56 PM
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I don't get it. How is diameter not important? Why do they even bother offering different diameters?
they usually don't, most contact lenses only come in one diameter

http://www.lens.com/contact-lenses/lens406.asp
http://www.lens.com/contact-lenses/lens254.asp
http://www.lens.com/contact-lenses/lens150.asp


Optometrists base the decision of what to prescribe you based on base curve, power, replacement schedule, materials, etc.

Diameter doesn't usually come into play
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:57 PM
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they usually don't, most contact lenses only come in one diameter

http://www.lens.com/contact-lenses/lens406.asp
http://www.lens.com/contact-lenses/lens254.asp
http://www.lens.com/contact-lenses/lens150.asp


Optometrists base the decision of what to prescribe you based on base curve, power, replacement schedule, materials, etc.

Diameter doesn't usually come into play
You're right. Some contact lenses do only come in one diameter.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:13 PM
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they usually don't, most contact lenses only come in one diameter

http://www.lens.com/contact-lenses/lens406.asp
http://www.lens.com/contact-lenses/lens254.asp
http://www.lens.com/contact-lenses/lens150.asp


Optometrists base the decision of what to prescribe you based on base curve, power, replacement schedule, materials, etc.

Diameter doesn't usually come into play
You used Lens.com as a reference. Good for you! It's always good to let the sponsor know that they're loved.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:54 PM
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You used Lens.com as a reference. Good for you! It's always good to let the sponsor know that they're loved.
Bonus points for sylvia for posting a link to Lens.com.
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