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One lens is feeling scratchy every day!

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Old 12-09-2010, 01:52 PM
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Default One lens is feeling scratchy every day!

I know they need to be thrown away and I need a new set, but I am waiting for them to come-- the Lens Crafters dr. office gave me the WRONG ones, so they had to get me new ones.

Is this possibly why one feels so scratchy?
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:24 PM
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I know they need to be thrown away and I need a new set, but I am waiting for them to come-- the Lens Crafters dr. office gave me the WRONG ones, so they had to get me new ones.

Is this possibly why one feels so scratchy?
I suppose if you have the wrong lenses in they could feel scratchy. Are they the correct prescription at least?
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:10 PM
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I suppose if you have the wrong lenses in they could feel scratchy. Are they the correct prescription at least?

I am wearing the correct ones...they just need to be replaced because the 'replacements' they sent were the WRONG lenses
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:03 PM
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I am wearing the correct ones...they just need to be replaced because the 'replacements' they sent were the WRONG lenses
So let me see if I understand correctly. You have "expired" lenses that you've already worn, and the new ones are the wrong brand, correct? Did they send you toric lenses or something?
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:10 AM
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So let me see if I understand correctly. You have "expired" lenses that you've already worn, and the new ones are the wrong brand, correct? Did they send you toric lenses or something?

No...just completely the wrong brand, so they are not correct. The point I am trying to get to is the old ones...could one have become scratchy because it is damaged or old? It is the last 1.5 weeks or so that same one feels scratchy no matter how I clean it, how many times I put it in and out etc.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:54 AM
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No...just completely the wrong brand, so they are not correct. The point I am trying to get to is the old ones...could one have become scratchy because it is damaged or old? It is the last 1.5 weeks or so that same one feels scratchy no matter how I clean it, how many times I put it in and out etc.
Yeah, contact lenses only last for so long. They get covered is deposits from your eyes, they become nicked and scratched, they start to dry out, they may start to lose their shape, coatings come off, the cleaning solution begins to break them down, and probably some other things that I didn't think of. If you have two week lenses that are two weeks old, they need to be thrown away. Hopefully you have a pair of back up glasses you can wear until you get your new contacts.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:11 AM
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Yeah, contact lenses only last for so long. They get covered is deposits from your eyes, they become nicked and scratched, they start to dry out, they may start to lose their shape, coatings come off, the cleaning solution begins to break them down, and probably some other things that I didn't think of. If you have two week lenses that are two weeks old, they need to be thrown away. Hopefully you have a pair of back up glasses you can wear until you get your new contacts.
I do...and my new lenses came today. I kind of thought that MIGHT be the case since the same one kept feeling bad...and yes, it seems harder to keep them moist now.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:16 AM
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I do...and my new lenses came today.
Great! Enjoy them in comfort and clarity.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:28 PM
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I do...and my new lenses came today. I kind of thought that MIGHT be the case since the same one kept feeling bad...and yes, it seems harder to keep them moist now.
I don't think we were very helpful to you on this one, were we lisa3girls?
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:33 AM
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I don't think we were very helpful to you on this one, were we lisa3girls?
Well, I suppose they gave lisa3girls a reason not to give up and give the new lenses a try. She feels better now, so we can take comfort in that. They done good, right?
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:26 AM
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Well, I suppose they gave lisa3girls a reason not to give up and give the new lenses a try. She feels better now, so we can take comfort in that. They done good, right?
Here's hoping we get a good report back from lisa3girls.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:45 PM
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Yeah, contact lenses only last for so long. They get covered is deposits from your eyes, they become nicked and scratched, they start to dry out, they may start to lose their shape, coatings come off, the cleaning solution begins to break them down, and probably some other things that I didn't think of. If you have two week lenses that are two weeks old, they need to be thrown away. Hopefully you have a pair of back up glasses you can wear until you get your new contacts.
Well that's a lot of good information for a newbie to know! I did not know that lenses dry out. I knew the solution is hard on them, but didn't know it made them less able to hold moisture.

I have never tried to extend the life of any contact lenses since I started a few weeks ago. So far, I've been trialing some that are for monthly wear and also some that last 2 weeks.

So, does it follow that if one is wearing lenses made for a whole month of wear, that during the 3rd and 4th week, they might not be as comfortable as when first taken out of packaging? Do they "age" a little even in the first 2 weeks of wearing?

Would love to know the answer on this one, since it would make a big difference, in which lenses to order.

"Do all the soft contacts lenses 'age' from the moment they're taken out of packaging, worn, then put into solution?" and so forth,

or "Are all soft contacts created equal?' (or is it a personal thing, to each his own?)

Sorry if it seems like I'm repeating myself

Thanks to everyone on the Forum who contributed this thread.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:13 PM
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Well that's a lot of good information for a newbie to know! I did not know that lenses dry out. I knew the solution is hard on them, but didn't know it made them less able to hold moisture.

I have never tried to extend the life of any contact lenses since I started a few weeks ago. So far, I've been trialing some that are for monthly wear and also some that last 2 weeks.

So, does it follow that if one is wearing lenses made for a whole month of wear, that during the 3rd and 4th week, they might not be as comfortable as when first taken out of packaging? Do they "age" a little even in the first 2 weeks of wearing?

Would love to know the answer on this one, since it would make a big difference, in which lenses to order.

"Do all the soft contacts lenses 'age' from the moment they're taken out of packaging, worn, then put into solution?" and so forth,

or "Are all soft contacts created equal?' (or is it a personal thing, to each his own?)

Sorry if it seems like I'm repeating myself

Thanks to everyone on the Forum who contributed this thread.
Those are some very good questions, CLSC. Let me see if I can help. If you're wearing lenses that are designed to last for a month, and you've worn them every day, then after three weeks or so you may begin to feel a little bit of discomfort.
Something else you may find interesting. I've heard on this site that monthly lenses are good for 30 wears, not necessarily 30 days. So if you skip a day now and then, you can wear your contacts a little longer.

As for all soft lenses being equal, they're not. They're made of different materials and that changes their properties. People's eyes are also different, and so that might affect their wear time as well.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:25 AM
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Those are some very good questions, CLSC. Let me see if I can help. If you're wearing lenses that are designed to last for a month, and you've worn them every day, then after three weeks or so you may begin to feel a little bit of discomfort.
Something else you may find interesting. I've heard on this site that monthly lenses are good for 30 wears, not necessarily 30 days. So if you skip a day now and then, you can wear your contacts a little longer.
I would imagine you'd have to mark your calendar or otherwise keep track of how many times you've worn a particular pair of lenses.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:37 PM
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I would imagine you'd have to mark your calendar or otherwise keep track of how many times you've worn a particular pair of lenses.
I think you're right, Ynot. I'm glad my monthly bus pass has the expiration date stamped on it. With all the things I have to think about every day, it would be nice to not have to think about the expiration date of my contact lenses. I'd write it down for sure.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:35 PM
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I have never tried to extend the life of any contact lenses since I started a few weeks ago. So far, I've been trialing some that are for monthly wear and also some that last 2 weeks.

So, does it follow that if one is wearing lenses made for a whole month of wear, that during the 3rd and 4th week, they might not be as comfortable as when first taken out of packaging? Do they "age" a little even in the first 2 weeks of wearing?
I think that depends on who's wearing the lenses, but in general I'd say yes, after about three weeks those monthly contacts are going to start letting you know they're getting ready to retire. The may sting or itch or feel dry, but your results my vary.
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