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    Hello everyone! very glad to have found this forum. Maybe you can help me to decide where to post my question.
    I am a veteran RGP contact lens wearer. I have had them for over 30 years (not saying how old I am!) and am on the whole happy except for of course when the weather is too windy whatever. Now I am moving to a rather polluted city and I am worried I will have problems there. A friend advised me to change to soft lenses (Bausch and Lomb high water content??)
    I am very unsure about this. Anyone have any advice? After two days visiting that city I was dying to get my lenses out and usually I can wear them all day no problem. Please advise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by piglet View Post
    Hello everyone! very glad to have found this forum. Maybe you can help me to decide where to post my question.
    I am a veteran RGP contact lens wearer. I have had them for over 30 years (not saying how old I am!) and am on the whole happy except for of course when the weather is too windy whatever. Now I am moving to a rather polluted city and I am worried I will have problems there. A friend advised me to change to soft lenses (Bausch and Lomb high water content??)
    I am very unsure about this. Anyone have any advice? After two days visiting that city I was dying to get my lenses out and usually I can wear them all day no problem. Please advise!
    Since your question deals with RGP lenses in general with no particular brand, this is the best place to post this question.

    Why don't you keep the RGP lenses for a while and see if you can get used to the new environment? If they're still uncomfortable after a week or so, try switching to soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piglet View Post
    Hello everyone! very glad to have found this forum. Maybe you can help me to decide where to post my question.
    I am a veteran RGP contact lens wearer. I have had them for over 30 years (not saying how old I am!) and am on the whole happy except for of course when the weather is too windy whatever. Now I am moving to a rather polluted city and I am worried I will have problems there. A friend advised me to change to soft lenses (Bausch and Lomb high water content??)
    I am very unsure about this. Anyone have any advice? After two days visiting that city I was dying to get my lenses out and usually I can wear them all day no problem. Please advise!
    Well as you know being a veteran RGP lens wearer, that particles can sneak underneath the lens causing irritation and pain right. Perhaps invest in a great pair of sunglasses and keep your eyes closed with those gusts of wind like standing on a subway platform and the train is pulling up.

    Also getting refitted for larger rgp lenses will help reduce the chance of particles getting underneath the lens as well....good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    Well as you know being a veteran RGP lens wearer, that particles can sneak underneath the lens causing irritation and pain right. Perhaps invest in a great pair of sunglasses and keep your eyes closed with those gusts of wind like standing on a subway platform and the train is pulling up.

    Also getting refitted for larger rgp lenses will help reduce the chance of particles getting underneath the lens as well....good luck.
    That's an even better idea than mine. I'm glad you showed up, luvbostonxo2's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutradude View Post
    That's an even better idea than mine. I'm glad you showed up, luvbostonxo2's.
    I have been reading a little on the larger lens. Has anyone tried them? And what would be a larger lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patresh View Post
    I have been reading a little on the larger lens. Has anyone tried them? And what would be a larger lens?
    RGP lenses are pretty small. If I'm not mistaken, any soft lens would have a larger diameter than a rigid lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim View Post
    RGP lenses are pretty small. If I'm not mistaken, any soft lens would have a larger diameter than a rigid lens.
    So when you go to get rgp lens would you just ask a for larger lens rather than the regular small lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patresh View Post
    So when you go to get rgp lens would you just ask a for larger lens rather than the regular small lens?
    You would have to get that prescription from your doctor. Tell you you want a larger RGP lens and see a) if she gives it to you and b) what size she would recommend. That would be better than just going to lenscrafters or whatever and saying "I want bigger lenses."

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    Quote Originally Posted by piglet View Post
    Hello everyone! very glad to have found this forum. Maybe you can help me to decide where to post my question.
    I am a veteran RGP contact lens wearer. I have had them for over 30 years (not saying how old I am!) and am on the whole happy except for of course when the weather is too windy whatever. Now I am moving to a rather polluted city and I am worried I will have problems there. A friend advised me to change to soft lenses (Bausch and Lomb high water content??)
    I am very unsure about this. Anyone have any advice? After two days visiting that city I was dying to get my lenses out and usually I can wear them all day no problem. Please advise!
    You won't like soft lenses. The visual clarity with rgp lenses cannot be matched or even compared. Your rgp lenses may be fitted larger and I have found that to be a good remedy for those of us that live in windy, dusty or polluted environments.

    The larger diameter tucks under the upper lid more reducing the chance of particles getting underneath the lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    You won't like soft lenses. The visual clarity with rgp lenses cannot be matched or even compared. Your rgp lenses may be fitted larger and I have found that to be a good remedy for those of us that live in windy, dusty or polluted environments.

    The larger diameter tucks under the upper lid more reducing the chance of particles getting underneath the lens.
    do you wear a larger diameter lens? And if so what size is yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patresh View Post
    do you wear a larger diameter lens? And if so what size is yours?
    9.9 mm is mine....Boston X02 material.

    Love the larger size and have never had issues with flare, halos, or blurring due to lens fittting underneath the upper lid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvbostonxo2's View Post
    9.9 mm is mine....Boston X02 material.

    Love the larger size and have never had issues with flare, halos, or blurring due to lens fittting underneath the upper lid.
    That is wonderful! So does the wind or dust get under your lens? and if not, why do they still prescribe smaller sizes in lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patresh View Post
    That is wonderful! So does the wind or dust get under your lens? and if not, why do they still prescribe smaller sizes in lens?
    The best way to describe the behaviour of these hyper gas permeable materials is that the surfaces behaves like the coating on teflon fry pans.

    They are so smooth so in order to stablize fit, they are typically prescibed larger than old now defunct PMMA lenses.

    I rarely get dust or particles underneath my lenses. I do have to watch out tho for like dust in the air or dirt sand etc.

    You learn real quick when to close your eyes quickly. Subway trains whooshing by, cars whooshing by, and sometimes a rain drop may dislodge my lenses but I can truly say that these incidents are rare.

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