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    Default Broken Focus Monthly Visitint

    Have you ever had a Focus Monthly Visitint contact lens break in your eye? I've read that it happens from time to time with these? So when it did, could you get the pieces out yourself or did you have to seek medical attention?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zana View Post
    Have you ever had a Focus Monthly Visitint contact lens break in your eye? I've read that it happens from time to time with these? So when it did, could you get the pieces out yourself or did you have to seek medical attention?
    Boy I hope that never happens to me. I would imagine that if it did I would need to seek some medical attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddikitty View Post
    Boy I hope that never happens to me. I would imagine that if it did I would need to seek some medical attention.
    I would think so too, Teddikitty. I haven't gotten any responses in a while. Maybe Focus Monthly Visitints just never break.

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    The trouble with this forum is that each section is specific to a particular make and type of lenses. So you ask a question about one type of lens that applies to lots of other types, but only those interested in precisely the same type of lens as you are will see the question, and this reduces the chances of getting an answer.

    Anyway, rant over...

    I don't wear Focus Monthlies; I wear Focus Dailies, and I honestly can't say how similar they might be, but...

    I've had Focus Dailies break up in my eye on a few occasions, when I've been a bit rough rubbing my eyes. It also seems more likely to happen when I've been wearing the lenses for a long time (but never more than a day, obviously).

    It's not that bad; in fact, I've had a fragment floating around in my eye for at least a day on one occasion; it didn't bother me much and I was wearing an intact lens as well.

    Getting the bits out is a pain, because they don't float onto the centre of your eye like the whole lens does. They hide in the corners, and they're really hard to see. Once you've found one, with a good light and a magnifying mirror, moving it to a part of your eye where you can lift it off isn't too hard.

    A good flush with some eyewash or wetting solution helps too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda View Post
    The trouble with this forum is that each section is specific to a particular make and type of lenses. So you ask a question about one type of lens that applies to lots of other types, but only those interested in precisely the same type of lens as you are will see the question, and this reduces the chances of getting an answer.

    Anyway, rant over...

    I don't wear Focus Monthlies; I wear Focus Dailies, and I honestly can't say how similar they might be, but...

    I've had Focus Dailies break up in my eye on a few occasions, when I've been a bit rough rubbing my eyes. It also seems more likely to happen when I've been wearing the lenses for a long time (but never more than a day, obviously).

    It's not that bad; in fact, I've had a fragment floating around in my eye for at least a day on one occasion; it didn't bother me much and I was wearing an intact lens as well.

    Getting the bits out is a pain, because they don't float onto the centre of your eye like the whole lens does. They hide in the corners, and they're really hard to see. Once you've found one, with a good light and a magnifying mirror, moving it to a part of your eye where you can lift it off isn't too hard.

    A good flush with some eyewash or wetting solution helps too.
    Thanks for sharing your experience with broken lenses. I'm glad you decided to cross the brand lines to tell us about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda View Post
    The trouble with this forum is that each section is specific to a particular make and type of lenses. So you ask a question about one type of lens that applies to lots of other types, but only those interested in precisely the same type of lens as you are will see the question, and this reduces the chances of getting an answer.

    Anyway, rant over...
    You make a very good rant--er . . . point, Amanda. Sometimes the questions are very specific. I think it would be more constructive to say "have you ever had a contact lens break in your eye?" rather than "have you ever had a Focus Monthly Visitint contact lens break in your eye?" The reason I asked that question is that I wanted to find people that were searching the they words "broken contact lenses" and the brand name "Focus Monthly Visitint." I wanted to the best chance of getting an answer. Plus, as you said this forum is divided up into brand names, and that makes sense for most things, but as I said, you have a valid point.

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    Default Lens Breakage

    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda View Post
    I've had Focus Dailies break up in my eye on a few occasions, when I've been a bit rough rubbing my eyes. It also seems more likely to happen when I've been wearing the lenses for a long time (but never more than a day, obviously).
    Would you say that it's easy to accidentally break a lens? Have you learned how much pressure is safe when rubbing your eye by now or does it just fall apart no matter how gentle you try to be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddikitty View Post
    Would you say that it's easy to accidentally break a lens? Have you learned how much pressure is safe when rubbing your eye by now or does it just fall apart no matter how gentle you try to be?
    Well, first let me repeat that I don't wear Focus Monthlies; I wear Focus Dailies. They may be different (or they may not).

    I wouldn't say it was easy to break a lens. I think when I've broken one, I've been rubbing pretty hard - probably way too hard. Typically, it's been when a fly or something has gone in my eye, but my hands are too dirty at the time to do anything other than rub and hope.

    A gentle rub, more like a massage of the eyelids, is no problem.

    I have the feeling that a lens is more likely to break up towards the end of a long day. This could be because my eyes are a bit dry, so rather than just slide around on my eye, part of the lens might stick a bit, while the rest slides - and the two parts separate: broken lens.

    Does that help?

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    Here's a thought. If you want to find out just how easy or difficult it is to break a lens, why not try with a used, discarded one, fresh out of your eye?

    Then you can pull it and mangle it between your fingers and get a feel for how tough it is (or isn't) without the risk of getting any of it stuck in your eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda View Post
    I wouldn't say it was easy to break a lens. I think when I've broken one, I've been rubbing pretty hard - probably way too hard. Typically, it's been when a fly or something has gone in my eye, but my hands are too dirty at the time to do anything other than rub and hope.

    A gentle rub, more like a massage of the eyelids, is no problem.

    I have the feeling that a lens is more likely to break up towards the end of a long day. This could be because my eyes are a bit dry, so rather than just slide around on my eye, part of the lens might stick a bit, while the rest slides - and the two parts separate: broken lens.

    Does that help?
    "Well, first let me repeat that I don't wear Focus Monthlies; I wear Focus Dailies. They may be different (or they may not)."

    I would think that daily lenses would be more fragile than monthly. It just makes sense.

    "Does that help?"

    Yes it does. Thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda View Post
    Well, first let me repeat that I don't wear Focus Monthlies; I wear Focus Dailies. They may be different (or they may not).

    I wouldn't say it was easy to break a lens. I think when I've broken one, I've been rubbing pretty hard - probably way too hard. Typically, it's been when a fly or something has gone in my eye, but my hands are too dirty at the time to do anything other than rub and hope.

    A gentle rub, more like a massage of the eyelids, is no problem.

    I have the feeling that a lens is more likely to break up towards the end of a long day. This could be because my eyes are a bit dry, so rather than just slide around on my eye, part of the lens might stick a bit, while the rest slides - and the two parts separate: broken lens.

    Does that help?
    That does help. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zana View Post
    Have you ever had a Focus Monthly Visitint contact lens break in your eye? I've read that it happens from time to time with these? So when it did, could you get the pieces out yourself or did you have to seek medical attention?
    SOft lenses of any kind don't "BREAK'' in the eye....thats a myth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    SOft lenses of any kind don't "BREAK'' in the eye....thats a myth!
    Well, Zana must have heard it from somewhere. I don't see how something so thin and soft can break in the eye, though. What about ripping? Can they rip while you're wearing them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendy94 View Post
    Well, Zana must have heard it from somewhere. I don't see how something so thin and soft can break in the eye, though. What about ripping? Can they rip while you're wearing them?
    Yes, they certainly can. Whether you'd call it breaking or ripping or tearing, they can come to pieces while in your eye. I've had it happen a few times - maybe I'm clumsy?

    (I've been wearing them virtually every day for a couple of years now, and it's only happened two or three times, so it's not that common - even if you're as clumsy as me).

    This can happen if you're heavy-handed when trying to remove them, or if you rub your eyes vigorously while wearing them. I suspect that, they dryer they become, the more easily broken/torn/damaged they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda View Post
    Yes, they certainly can. Whether you'd call it breaking or ripping or tearing, they can come to pieces while in your eye. I've had it happen a few times - maybe I'm clumsy?

    (I've been wearing them virtually every day for a couple of years now, and it's only happened two or three times, so it's not that common - even if you're as clumsy as me).

    This can happen if you're heavy-handed when trying to remove them, or if you rub your eyes vigorously while wearing them. I suspect that, they dryer they become, the more easily broken/torn/damaged they are.
    Thanks Amanda. It's good to know that those lenses can rip if you're not careful. There may be some folks out there who have ripped their Focus Monthly Visitint lenses and think they've done something that no one else has managed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zana View Post
    You make a very good rant--er . . . point, Amanda. Sometimes the questions are very specific.
    couldn't agree more

    and often the original poster comes back himself ranting about why he hasn't gotten any answer to that very specific question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DejaVu View Post
    couldn't agree more

    and often the original poster comes back himself ranting about why he hasn't gotten any answer to that very specific question!
    I'm glad that didn't happen in this thread. Happy New Year everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    SOft lenses of any kind don't "BREAK'' in the eye....thats a myth!
    Break, rip--whatever verb you want to use. The point is your contact lens is now in at least two pieces and it's still theoretically in your eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    SOft lenses of any kind don't "BREAK'' in the eye....thats a myth!
    Are we going to have to bring in the Mythbusters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddikitty View Post
    Are we going to have to bring in the Mythbusters?
    Oh, I hope so. Bring in the Mythbusters!

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